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College of Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Degree Requirements for Biological Engineering

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 135

CoursesCredit Hours
Mathematics and Basic Sciences
Calculus: MA 16500, 16600, 26100, 26500, 26600 18
Chemistry: CHM 11500, 11600, 25700 12
Physics: PHYS 17200, 24100 7
Biological and Food Sciences
Biological Sciences: BIOL 22100, 23000, IT 22600 9
BCHM 22100 or FN 20500 3
Biological or Food Science electives 7
Engineering Tools and Skills
ENGR 13100, 13200, CHE 32000 7
Professional Development
ABE 29000, 49000 2
Communication
English Composition: ENGL 10600 4
Speech: COM 11400 3

Humanities and Social Sciences General Education

18
Courses must be chosen in accordance with the approved general education list and with the help of a faculty advisor. Of the 18 credit hours, 6 must meet College of Agriculture international understanding requirements, 3 must be an additional communication elective and 3 must be economics. Designated humanities or social sciences courses may be used to fulfill the international understanding requirements.
Core Engineering Courses
Thermodynamics: ABE 20100, 20200, 30100, 30300 13
Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer: CHE 37700, 37800 8
Kinetics and Reaction Engineering: ABE 37000 3
Sensors and Process Control: ABE 46000 3
Transport Processes: ABE 45400 4
Unit Operations: ABE 55500 4
Plant Design and Economics: ABE 55600 4
Process Engineering: ABE 58000 3
Technical Electives 3