Graduate Coursework

Graduate Coursework

EBS 200—Research Methods in Biological Systems Engineering (2)
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Planning, execution and reporting of research projects. Literature review techniques and proposal preparation. Record keeping and patents. Uncertainty analysis in experiments and computations. Graphic analysis. Oral and written presentation of research results, manuscript preparation, submission and review.

EBS 205—Continuum Mechanics of Natural Systems (4)
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021D; MAT 022B; PHY 009B. Continuum mechanics of static and dynamic air, water, earth and biological systems using hydraulic, heat and electrical conductivity; diffusivity; dispersion; strain; stress; deformation gradient; velocity gradient; stretch and spin tensors. (Same course as HYD 205.)

EBS 215—Soil-Machine Relations in Tillage and Traction (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Planning, execution and reporting of research projects. Literature review techniques and proposal preparation. Record keeping and patents. Uncertainty analysis in experiments and computations. Graphic analysis. Oral and written presentation of research results, manuscript preparation, submission and review.

EBS 200—Research Methods in Biological Systems Engineering (2)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 114. Mechanics of interactions between agricultural soils and tillage and traction devices; determination of relevant physical properties of soil; analyses of stress and strains in soil due to machine-applied loads; experimental and analytical methods for synthesizing characteristics of overall systems.

EBS 216—Energy Systems (4)
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 105; or equivalent. Theory and application of energy systems. Systems analysis, energy conversion technologies, environmental considerations, economics and system optimization. (Same course as EGG 200.)

EBS 218—Solar Thermal Engineering (4)
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Course in heat transfer. Analysis and design of solar energy collection systems. Sun-earth geometry and estimation of solar radiation. Steady-state and dynamic models of solar collectors. Modeling of thermal energy storage devices. Computer simulation.

EBS 200—Research Methods in Biological Systems Engineering (2)
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Planning, execution and reporting of research projects. Literature review techniques and proposal preparation. Record keeping and patents. Uncertainty analysis in experiments and computations. Graphic analysis. Oral and written presentation of research results, manuscript preparation, submission and review.

EBS 220—Pilot Plant Operations in Aquacultural Engineering (3)
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECI 243A, ECI 243B) or (ABT 161, ABT 163). Topics in water treatment as they apply to aquaculture operations. Laboratory study of unit operations in aquaculture.

EBS 228—Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Epidemiology and etiology of occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) with focus on low back and upper extremities disorders; anatomical and biomechanical functions of lower back and upper extremities; MSDs risk factors assessment and control; research opportunities related to MSDs.

EBS 231—Mass Transfer in Food and Biological Systems (3)
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Application of mass transfer principles to food and biological systems. Study of mass transfer affecting food quality and shelf life. Analysis of mass transfer in polymer films used for coating and packaging foods and controlling release of biologically active compounds.

EBS 233—Analysis of Processing Operations: Drying and Evaporation (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Course in food or process engineering, familiarity with FORTRAN. Diffusion theory in drying of solids. Analysis of fixed-bed and continuous-flow dryers. Steady-state and dynamic models to predict performance evaporators: multiple effects, mechanical and thermal recompression, control systems.

EBS 235—Advanced Analysis of Unit Operations in Food and Biological Engineering (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 132. Analysis and design of food processing operations. Steady state and dynamic heat and mass transfer models for operations involving phase change such as freezing and frying. Separation processes including membrane applications in food and fermentation systems.

EBS 237—Thermal Process Design (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Course in heat transfer. Heat transfer and biological basis for design of heat sterilization of foods and other biological materials in containers or in bulk.

EBS 239—Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Biological Systems (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Theory and applications of magnetic resonance imaging to biological systems. Classical Bloch model of magnetic resonance. Applications to be studied are drying of fruits, flow of food suspensions, diffusion of moisture, and structure of foods.

EBS 240—Infiltration and Drainage (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SSC 107; ENG 103. Aspects of multi-phase flow in soils and their application to infiltration and immiscible displacement problems. Gas phase transport and entrapment during infiltration, and oil-water-gas displacement will be considered.

EBS 241—Sprinkle and Trickle Irrigation Systems (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 145; HYD 115. Computerized design of sprinkle and trickle irrigation systems. Consideration of emitter mechanics, distribution functions and water yield functions.

EBS 242—Hydraulics of Surface Irrigation (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 145; HYD 115. Mathematical models of surfaceirrigation systems for prediction of the ultimate disposition of water flowing onto a field. Quantity of runoff and distribution of infiltrated water over field length as a function of slope, roughness, infiltration and inflow rates.

EBS 243—Water Resource Planning and Management (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HYD 141; Or equivalent. Applications of deterministic and stochastic mathematical programming techniques to water resource planning, analysis, design, and management. Water allocation, capacity expansion, and reservoir operation. Conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater. Water quality management. Irrigation planning and operation models. (Same course as HYD 243.)

EBS 245—Waste Management for Biological Production Systems (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Characterization of solid and liquid wastes from animal, crop, and food production systems. Study of methods and system design for handling, treatment, and disposal/utilization of these materials.

EBS 260—Analog Instrumentation (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100. Instrument characteristics: generalized instrument models, calibration, and frequency response. Signal conditioning: operational amplifier circuits, filtering, and noise. Transducers: motion, force, pressure, flow, temperature, and photoelectric.

EBS 262—Computer Interfacing and Control (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100; EBS 165. Procedural and object-oriented programming in C++, analog and digital signal conversion, data acquisition and computer control.

EBS 265—Design and Analysis of Engineering Experiments (5)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 100; ASE 120; or an introductory course in statistics. Simple linear, multiple, and polynomial regression, correlation, residuals, model selection, one-way ANOVA, fixed and random effect models, sample size, multiple comparisons, randomized block, repeated measures, and Latin square designs, factorial experiments, nested design and subsampling, split-plot design, statistical software packages.

EBS 267—Renewable Bioprocessing (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 160; (BIS 101 or MIC 102). Applications of biotechnology and bioprocess engineering toward the use of agricultural and renewable feedstocks for the production of biochemicals. Design and modeling of microbial- and plant-based production systems including associated fermentation, extraction, and purification processes.

EBS 268—Polysaccharides Surface Interactions (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in science or engineering. Study of fundamental surface science theories as applied to physical and chemical interactions of carbohydrates and polysaccharides. (Same course as ECH 268.)

EBS 270—Modeling and Analysis of Biological and Physical Systems (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Familiarity with a programming language. Mathematical modeling of biological systems: model development; analytical and numerical solutions. Case studies from various specializations within Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

EBS 275—Physical Properties of Biological Materials (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Selected topics on physical properties, such as mechanical, optical, rheological, and aerodynamic properties, as related to the design of harvesting, handling, sorting, and processing equipment. Techniques for measuring and recording physical properties of biological materials.

EBS 289A—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Animal Systems Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Animal Systems Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289B—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Aquacultural Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Aquacultural Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289C—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Biological Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Biological Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289D—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Energy Systems (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Energy Systems. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289E—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Environmental Quality (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topic in Environmental Quality. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289F—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Food Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Food Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289G—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Forest Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Forest Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289H—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Irrigation and Drainage (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Irrigation and Drainage. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289I—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Plant Production and Harvest (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Plant Production and Harvest. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289J—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Postharvest Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Postharvest Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 289K—Selected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Sensors and Actuators (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Sensors and Actuators. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

EBS 290—Seminar (1)
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Weekly seminars on recent advances and selected topics in biological systems engineering. Course theme will change from quarter to quarter. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)

EBS 290C—Graduate Research Conference (1)
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Research problems, progress and techniques in biological systems engineering. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)

EBS 298—Group Study (1-5)
Variable. (S/U grading only.)

EBS 299—Research (1-12)
Variable. (S/U grading only.)

EBS 390—Supervised Teaching in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (1-3)
Laboratory—3 hour(s); Tutorial—3-9 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Tutoring and teaching students in undergraduate courses offered in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Weekly conferences with instructor; evaluation of teaching. Preparing for and conducting demonstrations, laboratories and discussions. Preparing and grading exams. May be repeated up to 6 Unit(s). (S/U grading only.)