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BEE 1200

Forum covering the career opportunities for engineering students and the activities and curricula that lead to these opportunities. A series of seminars are given by practicing engineers, Cornell faculty ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  1343BEE 1200  SEM 101

  • Enrollment limited to: Requirement for CALS BEE freshman. Not required for students who have completed an ENGRI course. Prerequisite: BEE majors or permission of instructor.

BEE 2000

This university-wide seminar series provides critically important perspectives on the grand challenge of climate change. Speakers from Cornell University and other institutions and will cover a range of ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

BEE 2220

Living systems rely on chemical and phase equilibria, precise coordination of biochemical pathways, and the release of chemical energy as heat, all of which are governed by the laws of thermodynamics and ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1344BEE 2220  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: MATH 1920, PHYS 2213, and a chemistry course completed or concurrent.

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

  • 16449BEE 3299  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Walter, T

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

BEE 3400

Covers the analysis of different types of biomaterials, synthetic or bio-derived, their synthesis, characterization and applications. The fundamental understanding of biomaterials chemistry and physics ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4802BEE 3400  LEC 001

  • Satisfies BE capstone design requirement. Pre-requisites: Thermodynamics. Pre or co-req: mass transport.

BEE 3600

Biotechnology viewed at the cellular and molecular level. Advances in biotechnology are broken down to their functional parts using the tools of biological engineering (thermodynamics, transport, kinetics, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1345BEE 3600  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BEE 2600, biochemistry, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, or permission of instructor.

BEE 3710

Introduction to physical hydrology with an emphasis on roles and interactions between hydrological processes and ecological, biogeochemical, and human systems. For a complete description, see ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded

BEE 3800

This course is offered as part of the CALS Signature Semester: Toward a Sustainable Future and Emerging Technologies Important to China on site in Shanghai, China. The major challenge facing our society ... view course details

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    Seven Week - First.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

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BEE 3801

This course is offered as part of the CALS Signature Semester: Toward a Sustainable Future and Emerging Technologies Important to China on site in Shanghai, China. Nanobiotechnology strides at the interface ... view course details

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    Seven Week - Second.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

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BEE 4010

Introduces energy systems with emphasis on quantifying costs and designing/optimizing renewable energy systems to convert environmental inputs into useful forms of energy. Covers solar energy, small-scale ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

BEE 4200

Natural particles such as clay minerals, mineral oxides, and organo-mineral composites facilitate the cycling of elements in the environment, transport and degradation of contaminants, and physico-chemical ... view course details

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    Combined with: BEE 6200

  • 3 Credits Graded

BEE 4350

An in-depth treatment of the principles of aquacultural engineering: mass balances, waste treatment design, gas conditioning, production economics and system design. Some coverage of fish processing, nutrition ... view course details

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    Combined with: FDSC 4350

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3735BEE 4350  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: at least junior standing and one semester of physics and chemistry.

BEE 4500

Bioinstrumentation applications are emphasized in this laboratory-based course. Electronic instruments from sensor to computer are considered. Static and dynamic characteristics of components and systems ... view course details

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  • 3-4 Credits Graded

  •  1346BEE 4500  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: MATH 2940, introductory computing, two semesters of physics, statistics or permission of instructor. Satisfies both BE laboratory experience and BE capstone design requirement when enrolled for 4 credits.

BEE 4530

Introduction to simulation-based design as an alternative to prototype-based design; analysis and optimization of complex real-life processes for design and research, using industry-standard physics-based ... view course details

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    Combined with: MAE 4530

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3559BEE 4530  LEC 001

  • Satisfies BE capstone design requirement. Satisfies College of Engineeing technical writing requirement, must enroll in ENGRC 4530. Prerequisite/Corequisites: heat and mass transfer (BEE 3500 or equivalent).

BEE 4550

Covers fundamental mechanisms that nature uses to build and control living systems at micro- and nano-meter length scales; engineering principles for fabricating micro/nano-meter scale devices; examples ... view course details

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    Combined with: BEE 4550BEE 6550

  • 2-3 Credits Graded

  • 16603BEE 4550  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: One year of biology, thermodynamics course, or co-registration in BEE 3500 or permission of instructor.

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    Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BEE 4550BEE 6550

  • 2-3 Credits Graded

  • 16604BEE 4550  LEC 002

  • Prerequisite: One year of biology, thermodynamics course, or co-registration in BEE 3500 or permission of instructor.

BEE 4740

Focuses on how water moves in soil and the implications for design of drainage and irrigation systems in the landscape. The course addresses aspects of soil physics, flow in porous media, water quality, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1349BEE 4740  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BEE 3310, CEE 3310 or hydrology course or permission of instructor. Satisfies BE and EnvE capstone design requirement.

BEE 4760

Planning and design of processes and facilities for management of municipal solid wastes. Source characterization and reduction; collection and transport systems; waste-toenergy combustion; sanitary landfills; ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

BEE 4800

This course investigates the science behind changes in our atmosphere's composition and its relation to global change. Students examine the chemistry and physics that determines atmospheric composition ... view course details

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    Combined with: EAS 4800

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4972BEE 4800  LEC 001

  • Pre-requisites: CHEM 2070 or 2090, MATH 1920, PHYS 1112 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

BEE 4810

Computer-aided and manual computation procedures of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)-based engineering of wood structures. National design codes and standards; estimation of factored design loads ... view course details

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    Combined with: CEE 4810CEE 6075

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4077BEE 4810  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020. Satisfies BE capstone design requirement when co-registered in BEE 4960. CEE 6075 includes an exam project and is for CEE MEng students.

BEE 4880

This course will provide an applied introduction to modeling, simulation and optimization techniques for various renewable energy systems. The course will be modular in nature. Each module will focus on ... view course details

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    Combined with: BEE 6880

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4968BEE 4880  LEC 001

  • Pre-requisite: senior in engineering, graduate standing or permission of instructor.

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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    Combined with: EAS 4940

  • 3 Credits Graded

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    Combined with: BEE 6940

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Social Entrepreneurship for Engineers

  • 18371BEE 4940  LEC 002

    • TBA
    • Evans, R

      Timmons, M

  • Prerequisite: BEE 4890.

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

BEE 4960

Involves capstone design experience, including a team project incorporating analysis, design, evaluation, synthesis, and a written and oral report of the end product. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  1351BEE 4960  DIS 201

    • TBA
    • Gebremedhin, K

  • Co-register: BEE 4810.

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 18759BEE 4990  RSC 732

    • TBA
    • Richards, B

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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  • 1-12 Credits Sat/Unsat

BEE 5330

Course prepares the student for the general national FE Examination. FE review homework addresses FE exam preparation, and students complete a formal comprehensive review of engineering subjects associated ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  1356BEE 5330  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students with accredited engineering degree or senior who will graduate with accredited engineering degree.

BEE 5902

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 Graded

  •  2743BEE 5902  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisite: requirement of each M.P.S. candidate in the field.

BEE 5952

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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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2629BEE 5952  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Ahner, B

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2630BEE 5952  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Aneshansley, D

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2631BEE 5952  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Angenent, L

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2632BEE 5952  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Baeumner, A

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2633BEE 5952  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Bartsch, J

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2634BEE 5952  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Datta, A

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2635BEE 5952  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Gebremedhin, K

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2636BEE 5952  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Haith, D

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2637BEE 5952  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Hunter, J

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2638BEE 5952  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Luo, D

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2639BEE 5952  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • March, J

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2640BEE 5952  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Scott, N

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2641BEE 5952  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Steenhuis, T

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2642BEE 5952  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • Timmons, M

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2643BEE 5952  RSC 719

    • TBA
    • Walter, T

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2644BEE 5952  RSC 720

    • TBA
    • Walter, M

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  2645BEE 5952  RSC 721

    • TBA
    • Hess, P

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  3301BEE 5952  RSC 722

    • TBA
    • Anderson, C

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

  •  3302BEE 5952  RSC 723

    • TBA
    • Wu, M

  • Enrollment limited to: students in M.Eng. degree program.

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

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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

  •  5223BEE 5980  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • March, J

  • This class is reserved for MEng and MPS students.

BEE 6200

Natural particles such as clay minerals, mineral oxides, and organo-mineral composites facilitate the cycling of elements in the environment, transport and degradation of contaminants, and physico-chemical ... view course details

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    Combined with: BEE 4200

  • 4 Credits Graded

BEE 6430

In-depth look at the management of pathogens in animal manures. Reviews the pathogens involved, the role of governing agencies, the survival of pathogens in the field, and methods of pathogen destruction. ... view course details

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    Combined with: BIOMI 6430VTMED 6430

  • 2 Credits Graded

BEE 6550

Covers fundamental mechanisms that nature uses to build and control living systems at micro- and nano-meter length scales; engineering principles for fabricating micro/nano-meter scale devices; examples ... view course details

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    Combined with: BEE 4550BEE 6550

  • 2-3 Credits Graded

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    Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BEE 4550BEE 6550

  • 2-3 Credits Graded

BEE 6880

This course will provide an applied introduction to modeling, simulation and optimization techniques for various renewable energy systems. The course will be modular in nature. Each module will focus on ... view course details

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    Combined with: BEE 4880

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4969BEE 6880  LEC 001

  • Pre-requisite: senior in engineering, graduate standing or permission of instructor.

BEE 6940

The department teaches trial courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are 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: Applied Multivariate Analysis

  •  5129BEE 6940  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: multivariable calculus, linear algebra, introductory statistics, graduate standing.

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  • Topic: Social Entrepreneurship for Engineers

  • 18370BEE 6940  LEC 002

    • TBA
    • Evans, R

      Timmons, M

  • Prerequisite: BEE 4890.

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

  •  1359BEE 7710  SEM 101

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students or permission of instructor. Co-meets with EAS 7990.

BEE 8900

M.S. research. view course details

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BEE 9900

Ph.D. research. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

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