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College of Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Degree Requirements for Agicultural Engineering

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

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 131

Courses Credit Hours
Mathematics and Basic Sciences
Calculus: MA 16500, 16600, 26100, 26200 16
Chemistry: CHM 11500, 11600 8
Physics: PHYS 17200, 24100 7
Biological Sciences 8
Agricultural Sciences
AGRY 25500 3
Elective 3
Computing
CS 15900 3
Students specializing in Machine Systems have the option of taking CS 15900 and an
additional hour of a free elective instead of CHM 11600.
Professional Development
ABE 29000, 49000 3
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, 3 must be an additional communication
elective and 3 must be economics. Six credit hours must be taken to fulfill the College of
Agriculture international understanding requirement; these credits may be taken as
humanities/social sciences, free elective or agriculture elective — depending on the
chosen courses.

Core Engineering Courses
Computations: ABE 20500 3
Basic Mechanics of Materials: NUCL 27300, ME 27000 and 27400 9
Thermodynamics: ABE 21000 3
Physical Properties: ABE 30500 3
Soil and Water Conservation: ABE 32500 4
Basic Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics: ME 30900, or CE 34000 and 34300 4
Machine Design: ABE 33000 3
Electronics: ECE 20100 3
Hydraulics for Mobile Equipment: ABE 43500 3
Numerical Methods/Modeling: ABE 45000 3
Capstone Design: ABE 48400, 49500 4
Technical Electives 6
Free Electives 7