Biosystems Engineering

  • BSEN 3230 NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. BSEN 3310. Departmental approval.
    Engineering analysis applied to natural resource systems. Design principles and practices in rainfall-runoff relationships, soil erosion and its prediction and control, hydraulic structures, and open channel hydraulics.
  • BSEN 3310 HYDRAULIC TRANSPORT IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. ENGR 2050 and MATH 2650 or Departmental approval.
    Fluid properties, Non-Newtonian fluids and biological systems, Fluid statics, Energy equation, mass and momentum balance, pipe flow for Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, dimensional analysis, compressible flows.
  • BSEN 3500 NATURAL RESOURCE SYSTEMS CONSERVATION (3) 2. LAB. 3. Pr. MATH 1130.
    Natural resource conservation technologies including rainfall-runoff relationships, sediment transport capacity, runoff control structures, water supply development, surveying techniques including GPS methods.
  • BSEN 3560 TURF SYSTEMS IRRIGATION DESIGN (3) 3. Pr. MATH 1130.
    Irrigation system design for turf-based systems including residential lawns, commercial properties, athletic fields, and golf courses. Irrigation scheduling and water demand are presented to provide management capabilities.
  • BSEN 4210 IRRIGATION SYSTEM DESIGN (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. BSEN 3230. Departmental approval.
    Theory and design of irrigation systems for the application of water and wastewater including surveying techniques for system design. Systems include solid-set, traveler, center-pivot, and trickle. Fall.
  • BSEN 5230 WASTE MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION FOR BIOSYSTEMS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. CHEM 1040 and BIOL 3200 and P/C BSEN 3230.
    Introduction to animal waste management problems of confined production systems, and characterization of animal waste types. Design of biological treatment and processing systems. Departmental approval. May count either BSEN 5230 or BSEN 6230.
  • BSEN 5510 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BSEN 3230.
    Ecological engineering non-point source transport of nutrients, sediment, pesticides, pathogens, and chemicals from agricultural, forestry, and urban activities. Departmental approval. May count either BSEN 5510 or BSEN 6510.
  • BSEN 5520 WATERSHED MODELING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BSEN 5510.
    Modeling of non-point source pollution at watershed scale using Soil and Water Assessment Tool model including underlying processes that control movement of pollutants. Departmental approval. May count either BSEN 5520 or BSEN 6520.
  • BSEN 5560 SITE DESIGN FOR BIOSYSTEMS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. BSEN 3230.
    Development of student skills in computer-aided site design and restoration by using rural and urban best management practices to reduce environmental impacts. Departmental approval. May count either BSEN 5560 or BSEN 6560.
  • BSEN 6230 WASTE MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION FOR BIOSYSTEMS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. CHEM 1040 or CHEM 1041. Departmental approval. Coreq. BSEN 3230.
    Introduction to the animal waste management problems of confined production systems and characterization of animal waste types. Design of biological treatment and processing systems.
  • BSEN 6510 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BSEN 3230. Departmental approval.
    The course introduces students to ecological engineering non-point source transport of nutrients, sediment, pesticides, pathogens, and chemicals from agricultural, forestry, and urban activities.
  • BSEN 6520 WATERSHED MODELING (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval.
    The course covers modeling of non-point source pollution at the watershed scale using Soil and Water Assessment Tool model including underlying processes that control movement of pollutants.
  • BSEN 6560 SITE DESIGN FOR BIOSYSTEMS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. BSEN 3230. Departmental approval.
    The course is designed to develop student skills in computer-aided site design and restoration by using rural and urban best management practices to reduce environmental impacts.
  • BSEN 7310 NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval.
    Non-point source (NPS) transport of nutrients, sediment, pesticides, and pathogens from agricultural, forestry, and urban activities. Basic concepts of pollutant transport through soils and with overland flow. Evaluation, management, and prevention of non-point pollution of surface and groundwater.
  • BSEN 7320 NON-POINT SOURCE POLLUTION MODELING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BSEN 7310 or Departmental approval.
    Non-point source (NPS) modeling of nutrients, sediment, pesticides, and pathogens from agricultural, forestry, and urban activities. Underlying processes (climate, hydrology, nutrients and pesticides, erosion, channel), land cover/plants best management practices. Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses
  • BSEN 7376 WATERSHED MONITORING & ASSESS (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval.
    Water measurement and structure sizing. Identification of water quality problems and water quality variable selection. Monitoring design, water quality sampling equipment, and sample collection.
  • BSEN 7516 INTRODUCTION TO LAND AND WATER ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3.
    This course aims at equipping students with the engineering tools and knowledge needed for advanced courses in land and water engineering.
  • BSEN 7526 INTRODUCTION TO FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BSEN 3230.
    This course provides an overview of stream geomorphology as it relates to natural stream physical processes.
  • BSEN 7536 DRAINMOD (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BSEN 3230.
    This course presents the principles of water movement and fate in shallow water table systems and application of the drainage water management model DRAINMOD to a wide variety of problems.
  • BSEN 7616 AGRICULTURAL WASTE MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3.
    This course covers principles of managing, handling, treating and applying animal and poultry manures and organic byproducts from an engineering perspective. Departmental approval
  • BSEN 7626 STORMWATER BMP DESIGN (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BSEN 3230. Departmental approval.
    This course is designed to introduce students to several innovative stormwater practices including stormwater wetlands, bioretention, green roofs, permeable pavement, cisterns, and others.
  • BSEN 7636 STREAM RESTORATION STRUCTURE RISK AND FAILURE ASSESS (1) LEC. 1. Pr. BSEN 3230. Departmental approval.
    Critical thinking about the use of various stream restoration structures and providing the tools needed to investigate further into failure analysis and risk assessment.
  • BSEN 7646 OPEN CHANNEL HYDRAULICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BSEN 3310. Departmental approval.
    Theory and application of hydraulics in open channels with an emphasis on natural systems (natural streams and rivers).
  • BSEN 7666 WETLANDS DESIGN AND RESTORATION (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval.
    Fundamental understanding of hydrology, soils and ecology of natural wetland systems to serve as the basis of designing wetland systems for water treatment and restoring degraded natural wetlands.