Biological & Environmental Engineering (BEE)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

BEE 2510

This course introduces students to the chemistry, ecology, biology, geology, ethics and environmental legislation relevant to addressing environmental problems as an engineer. Students learn to apply basic ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1237BEE 2510  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Aristilde, L

  • Prerequisite: CHEM 2070, 2090 or AP CHEM. Pre- or co-requisite: MATH 2930.

BEE 2600

Focuses on the integration of biological principles with engineering, math, and physical principles. Students learn how to formulate equations for biological systems in class and practice in homework sets. ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1238BEE 2600  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Wu, M

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 2930, 2 semesters of core biology major classes and the investigative lab or BIOG 1445.

BEE 3299

Sustainable development is the dominant economic, environmental, and social issue of the 21st century. This course develops the concepts of sustainable development as an evolutionary process, demanding ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5024BEE 3299  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Walter, T

  • Enrollment limited to: at least sophomore standing. Course is web based.

BEE 3310

Properties of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids; hydrostatic and dynamic forces; principles of continuity, conservations of mass, energy and momentum and their applications; laminar and turbulent flows ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1274BEE 3310  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Gebremedhin, K

  • Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020 and engineernig math sequence.

BEE 3500

Focuses on understanding the principles of heat and mass transfer in the context of biological (biomedical/bioprocessing/bioenvironmental) systems. Emphasizes physical understanding of transport processes ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4000BEE 3500  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Datta, A

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: Math 2930 and fluid mechanics.

BEE 4270

Get wet and muddy learning how to monitor and characterize water and soil management problems in the natural environment. This is a field-based lab course that integrates science and engineering technologies, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3409BEE 4270  LEC 001

    • T
    • Geohring, L

  • Prerequisite: CEE 3310 or hydrology course.

BEE 4730

Teaches basic design and analysis as practiced for water control and nonpoint source pollution prevention. Discusses the origins of design approaches, including their theoretical bases, but this is not ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1459BEE 4730  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Walter, T

  • Prerequisite: CEE 3310 or hydrology course.

BEE 4750

Applications of mathematical modeling, simulation, and optimization to environmental-quality management. Fate and transport models for contaminants in air, water, and soil. Optimization methods (search ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16829BEE 4750  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Anderson, C

  • Prerequisite: BEE 2510 or BEE 2600 or permission of instructor.

BEE 4870

Offers a systems approach to understanding renewable bioenergy systems (biomass) and their conversion processes, from various aspects of biology, engineering, environmental impacts, economics, and sustainable ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16830BEE 4870  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hunter, J

  • Prerequisite: BEE 2220 or an equivalent thermodynamics course.

BEE 4890

Focuses on how to start a new company centered on engineering or biological technologies. The course covers entrepreneurship principles, fund raising, negotiation, financial calculations (internal rate ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4192BEE 4890  LEC 001

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    • Timmons, M

  • Prerequisite: junior standing or higher. Co-requisite: students must enroll in ENGRC 4890.

BEE 4940

The department teaches trial courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and will be advertised by the department. Courses offered under this number will be approved by the department curriculum ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Hydrologic Engineering in a Changing Climate

  • 16938BEE 4940  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Steinschneider, S

  • Pre or co-reqs: introduction to probability and statistics (e.g., CEE 3040 or ENGRD 2700), one hydrology course (e.g., BEE 3710) or climate course (e.g., EAS 3050) at the 2000 level or higher.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Cross Scales Biogeochem Model

  • 17222BEE 4940  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Hess, P

  • Prereq: graduate standing; junior or senior with MATH 2930 and PHYS 1112, or permission of instructor.

BEE 4970

Special work in any area of biological and environmental engineering on problems under investigation by the department or of special interest to the student, provided, in the latter case, that adequate ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

BEE 4971

The course content must relate directly to goals of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and can be taken for 1 to 4 credits under supervision of a College of Engineering faculty member with approval of the ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

BEE 4980

The student assists in teaching a biological and environmental engineering course appropriate to his or her previous training. The student meets with a discussion or laboratory section, prepares course ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

BEE 4990

Research in any area of biological or environmental engineering on problems under investigation by the department or of special interest to the student, provided that adequate facilities can be obtained. ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

BEE 4993

Intended for students pursuing the research honors program in BEE. This course is the culmination of the program's honors project requirement. Students enrolled in the BEE Honors program will prepare an ... view course details

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  • 3-6 Credits Graded

BEE 4994

Research in any area of biological and environmental engineering on problems under investigation by the department or of special interest to the student, provided that adequate facilities can be obtained. ... view course details

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BEE 5400

A web-based course that is an in-depth treatment of the ethical issues facing an engineer practicing in today's business and cultural environment. Course will present the engineering code of ethics and ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5004BEE 5400  LEC 001

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    • Evans, R

      Timmons, M

  • Prerequisites: Graduate level or senior standing.

BEE 5901

Comprehensive project emphasizing the application of agricultural technology to the solution of a real problem. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Multi-Term

  •  1037BEE 5901  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Requirement for: M.P.S. candidates in field.

BEE 5951

Comprehensive engineering design projects relating to the candidate's area of specialization. Projects are supervised by a BEE faculty member on an individual basis. A formal project report and ... view course details

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BEE 5980

The student assists in teaching a biological and environmental engineering course appropriate to his/her previous training. The student meets with a discussion or laboratory section, prepares course materials, ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  5063BEE 5980  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • March, J

  • Reserved for MEng and MPS students.

BEE 6400

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BEE 6970

Topics are arranged by the faculty at the beginning of the semester. view course details

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BEE 7710

Study and discussion of research or design procedures related to selected topics in watershed management, erosion control, hydrology, colloid transport, and water quality. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  1063BEE 7710  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Steenhuis, T

      Walter, T

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students or permission of instructor. Meeting time will be announced prior to the start of the semester.

BEE 8900

M.S. research. view course details

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BEE 9900

Ph.D. research. view course details

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