Biological Systems Engineering; Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering

(College of Engineering and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Bryan M. Jenkins, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2030 Bainer Hall 530-752-0102; http://bae.engineering.ucdavis.edu

(College of Engineering and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Bryan M. Jenkins, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2030 Bainer Hall; 530-752-0102; http://bae.engineering.ucdavis.eduhttp://bae.engineering.ucdavis.ed

Mission. The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is dedicated to the advancement of the discipline of biological engineering and to the conduct of research under its many diverse areas of application. Biological engineering or biological systems engineering is the biology-based engineering discipline that integrates life sciences with engineering in the advancement and application of fundamental concepts of biological systems from molecular to ecosystem levels. Within this discipline, our faculty members work in a range of research areas including biotechnology engineering, agricultural and natural resources engineering, and food engineering.

The mission of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is to discover, develop, apply, and disseminate knowledge for the sustainable production, management, and use of biological materials, and to educate students for this work.

Objectives. We educate students in the fundamentals of mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering, balanced with the application of principles to practical problems. We teach students to develop skills for solving engineering problems in biological systems through use of appropriate analysis, synthesis, and engineering design techniques. We prepare students for entry into engineering practice and graduate education, as well as for engagement in life-long learning. We foster the ability of our students to collaborate and communicate effectively, and provide an awareness of the importance of economics, professional responsibility, and the environment.

Students graduating with a B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering from UC Davis are prepared to:

  • Apply life sciences in engineering at the biochemical, cellular, organism, and ecosystem levels,
  • Solve biological systems engineering problems while employed in the private or public sector,
  • Consider the environmental and social consequences of their engineering activities,
  • Communicate effectively with professional colleagues and public constituencies,
  • Act in an ethical manner, and
  • Continue their education in a changing professional world.

The Biological Systems Engineering Undergraduate Program

Biological Systems Engineering is an engineering major that uses biology as its main scientific base. With rapid advances in biology and biotechnology, engineers are needed to work side by side with life scientists to bring laboratory developments into commercial production or field application. Industries in bioenergy, bioprocessing, biotechnology, food processing, aquaculture, agriculture, plant production, animal production, and forest production all need engineers with strong training in biology. The heightened concern for environmental resources and their preservation generates many engineering opportunities as society strives to maintain balance within the biosphere.

In the freshman and sophomore years, the Biological Systems Engineering major requires sequences of courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering science, and humanities, similar to all accredited engineering programs. In addition to these course sequences, the Biological Systems Engineering major also requires courses in the biological sciences. Exclusive of General Education units, the Biological Systems Engineering major requires a minimum of 161 units (90 units in the lower division; 71 units in the upper division).

Biological Systems Engineering graduates take jobs in the biotechnology, energy, food, and medical industries; work for state and federal agencies; or pursue graduate work. Students also can use the program as a pathway to professional schools in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, or business.

The Biological Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; see http://www.abet.orghttp://www.abet.org.

Students are encouraged to adhere carefully to all prerequisite requirements. The instructor is authorized to drop students from a course for which stated prerequisites have not been completed.

Lower Division Required Courses

See the Degree Requirements section, below.

Upper Division Requirements

If your career objective is a professional degree in the health sciences (e.g., medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry), you should consult with advisors from the appropriate school to plan for successful admission and to ensure that you take specific courses that may be required and that you have the necessary experience. The upper division requirements are listed following the areas of specialization:

  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Agricultural and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Food Engineering

Areas of Specialization

Biotechnology Engineering. Biotechnology involves the handling and manipulation of living organisms or their components to produce useful products. Students specializing in biotechnology engineering integrate analysis and design with applied biology to solve problems in renewable energy production, large-scale biotechnical production, control of biological systems, and bio-based materials production.

Students may focus on the mechanisms and processes for the sustainable production and use of energy from renewable biological sources. Students may also focus on the challenges in scaling up laboratory developments to industrial production, including production, packaging, and application of biocontrol agents for plant pests and diseases; genetically altered plants; plant materials and food products; and microbial production of biological products, tissue culture, and bioremediation. Students may also focus on the development of biosensors to detect microorganisms and specific substances, useful in the development of products based on biological processes and materials.

Biotechnical engineers work in the biotech industries on process design and operation, scale-up, and instrumentation and control.

Recommended biological science electives:

  • Biological Sciences 101, 102, 103
  • Microbiology 102
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology 120L
  • Plant Biology 113

Recommended engineering electives:

  • Biological Systems Engineering 161
  • Chemical Engineering 161B, 161C, 161L
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 143, 148A, 149, 150, 153
  • Engineering 180
  • Mechanical Engineering 161, 162, 163

Suggested Advisors. J. Fan, K. Giles, M. Grismer, B. Jenkins, T. Jeoh, N. Nitin, N. Pan, D. Slaughter, J. VanderGheynst, R. Zhang

Agricultural and Natural Resources Engineering. With the world population expected to grow over the next several decades, major concerns lie with meeting the needs of agriculture and with the sustainable use of limited natural resources. Students specializing in agricultural and natural resources engineering combine analysis and design with applied biology to solve problems in producing, transporting, and processing biological products leading to food, fiber, energy, pharmaceuticals, and other human needs.

Students may focus on automation and control of field operations and engineered systems, robotics, and on the biomechanics of humans and animals. They may also focus on engineering issues related to the sustainable use of natural resources, particularly energy and water, but also land and air. Agricultural and natural resources engineers design machinery, processes, and systems for productive plant and animal culture, while improving overall sustainability.

Agricultural and natural resources engineers are employed as practicing professionals and managers with agricultural producers, equipment manufacturers, irrigation districts, food processors, consulting engineering firms, start-up companies, and government agencies. Graduates with interest in biomechanics work in industry on the design, evaluation, and application of human-centered devices and systems, as well as on improving worker health and safety.

Recommended biological science electives:

Animal Emphasis

  • Avian Sciences 100
  • Animal Science 143, 144, 146
  • Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior 101
  • Soil Science 100

Aquaculture Emphasis

  • Animal Science 118, 131, 136A
  • Applied Biological Systems Technology 163
  • Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120, 121

Biomechanics Emphasis

  • Biological Sciences 102
  • Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior 101
  • Exercise Biology 103
  • Cell Biology and Human Anatomy 101

Plant Emphasis

  • Entomology 100
  • Environmental Horticulture 102
  • Environmental Science and Policy 100
  • Environmental Toxicology 101
  • Hydrologic Sciences 124
  • Microbiology 120
  • Plant Biology 111
  • Soil Science 100
  • Plant Sciences 101, 110A, 114, 142

Recommended engineering electives:

  • Biological Systems Engineering 128, 145
  • Biomedical Engineering 109, 116, 126
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 140, 141, 142, 144, 145, 148A, 171
  • Engineering 111, 121, 180

Additional recommended electives:

  • Applied Biological Systems Technology 150, 161, 165

Suggested Advisors. A. Daccache, J. Fan, F. Fathallah, K. Giles, M. Grismer, T-C. Hung, B. Jenkins, I. Kisekka, K. Kornbluth, D. Slaughter, S. Upadhyaya, S. Vougioukas, J. VanderGheynst, R. Zhang

Food Engineering. Producing the food we eat every day constitutes the largest industrial sector of the U.S. economy, and this production involves the work of engineers in a wide variety of food industries, both at home and around the world. Students specializing in food engineering design food processes and operate equipment and facilities for production of high quality, safe, and nutritious food with minimal impact of these operations on the environment.

Students learn to apply engineering principles and concepts to handle, store, process, package, and distribute food and related products. In addition to engineering principles, the food engineering specialization provides an understanding of the chemical, biochemical, microbiological, and physical characteristics of food. Students study concepts of food refrigeration, freezing, thermal processing, drying, and other food operations, food digestion, and health and nutrition in food system design.

Food engineers work as practicing engineers, scientists, and managers in the food industry.

Recommended biological science electives:

  • Biological Sciences 101, 102, 103
  • Environmental Science and Policy 110
  • Environmental Toxicology 101
  • Food Science and Technology 104, 104L, 119, 128
  • Plant Sciences 172

Recommended engineering electives:

  • Biological Systems Engineering 161
  • Chemical Engineering 157
  • Mechanical Engineering 171, 172

Suggested Advisors. G. Bornhorst, J. de Moura Bell, T. Jeoh, M. McCarthy, N. Nitin, Z. Pan, D. Slaughter

Master Undergraduate Advisor. T. Jeoh

Lower Division Required Courses
Units: 82-84
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021D
Vector Analysis (Active)
4
MAT 022A
Linear Algebra (Active)
3
MAT 022B
Differential Equations (Active)
3
PHY 009A
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009B
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009C
Classical Physics (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
or
CHE 118A
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
or
CHE 118B
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
ENG 006
Engineering Problem Solving (Active)
4
ENG 035
Statics (Active)
4
ENG 017
Circuits I (Active)
4
EBS 001
Foundations of Biological Systems Engineering (Active)
4
EBS 075
Properties of Materials in Biological Systems (Active)
4
Choose one; a grade of C- or better is required:
4
UWP 001
Introduction to Academic Literacies (Active)
4
UWP 001V
Introduction to Academic Literacies: Online (Active)
4
UWP 001Y
Introduction to Academic Literacies (Active)
4
Choose one:
 
ENG 003
Introduction to Engineering Design (Active)
4
CMN 001
Introduction to Public Speaking (Active)
4
CMN 003
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
Upper Division Required Courses
Units: 65
ENG 100
Electronic Circuits and Systems (Active)
3
ENG 102
Dynamics (Active)
4
ENG 104
Mechanics of Materials (Active)
4
ENG 105
Thermodynamics (Active)
4
ENG 106
Engineering Economics (Active)
3
EBS 103
Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals (Active)
4
or
ENG 103
Fluid Mechanics (Active)
4
EBS 125
Heat Transfer in Biological Systems (Active)
4
EBS 127
Mass Transfer and Kinetics in Biological Systems (Active)
4
EBS 130
Modeling of Dynamic Processes in Biological Systems (Active)
4
EBS 165
Bioinstrumentation and Control (Active)
4
EBS 170A
Engineering Design and Professional Responsibilities (Active)
3
EBS 170B
Engineering Projects: Design (Active)
2
EBS 170BL
Engineering Projects: Design Laboratory (Active)
1
EBS 170C
Engineering Projects: Design Evaluation (Active)
1
EBS 170CL
Engineering Projects: Design Evaluation (Active)
2
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
Biological Systems Engineering Electives
4
Choose a minimum of four units from all upper division Biological Systems Engineering courses not otherwise required, with the exception of:
 
EBS 189 series
1-5
EBS 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
Engineering Electives
3
Choose a minimum of three units; all upper division courses offered by the College of Engineering may be taken as engineering electives with the exception of the following:
 
ECI 123
Urban Systems and Sustainability (Active)
4
ECS 188
Ethics in an Age of Technology (Active)
4
ENG 103
Fluid Mechanics (Active)
4
ENG 160
Environmental Physics and Society (Active)
3
All courses 190-197, 199; except ENG 190, may be taken for 2 units of engineering elective credit.
 
Biological Science Electives
3
All upper division courses in the College of Biological Sciences may be used as biological science electives; with the exception of:
 
BIS 132
Introduction to Dynamic Models in Modern Biology (Active)
4
EVE 175
Computational Genetics (Active)
3
EXB 102
Introduction to Motor Learning and the Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Active)
4
EXB 112
Clinical Exercise Physiology (Active)
4
EXB 115
Biomechanical Bases of Movement (Active)
3
EXB 120
Sport in American Society (Active)
3
EXB 121
Advanced Sport Psychology (Active)
3
EXB 124
Physiology of Maximal Human Performance (Active)
4
EXB 125
Neuromuscular and Behavioral Aspects of Motor Control (Active)
3
EXB 148
Theory and Practice of Exercise Testing (Active)
1
All 190-199.
 
May also be taken as biological science electives:
 
ABT 161
Water Quality Management for Aquaculture (Active)
3
ANS 118
Fish Production (Active)
4
ANS 143
Pig and Poultry Care and Management (Active)
4
ANS 144
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production (Active)
4
ANS 146
Dairy Cattle Production (Active)
5
ATM 133
Biometeorology (Active)
4
AVS 100
Avian Biology (Active)
3
CHA 101
Human Gross Anatomy (Active)
4
CHA 101L
Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory (Active)
3
ENT 100
General Entomology (Active)
4
ENH 102
Physiological Principles in Environmental Horticulture (Active)
4
ESM 120
Global Environmental Interactions (Active)
4
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 110
Principles of Environmental Science (Active)
4
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
ETX 101
Principles of Environmental Toxicology (Active)
4
ETX 131
Environmental Toxicology of Air Pollutants (Active)
3
FST 102A
Malting and Brewing Science (Active)
4
FST 104L
Food Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
4
FST 119
Chemistry and Technology of Milk and Dairy Products (Active)
4
FST 128
Food Toxicology (Active)
3
FST 159
New Food Product Ideas (Active)
3
IDI 141
Infectious Diseases of Humans (Active)
1
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
WFC 121
Physiology of Fishes (Active)
4
Students may choose other upper division courses with substantial biological content offered by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; consultation with a faculty advisor and approval by petition is required.
 
Upper Division Composition Requirement
4
Choose one; a grade of C- or better is required:
 
UWP 101
Advanced Composition (Active)
4
UWP 102B
Writing in the Disciplines: Biology (Active)
4
UWP 102E
Writing in the Disciplines: Engineering (Active)
4
UWP 102F
Writing in the Disciplines: Food Science and Technology (Active)
4
UWP 102G
Writing in the Disciplines: Environmental Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104A
Writing in the Professions: Business Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104E
Writing in the Professions: Science (Active)
4
UWP 104F
Writing in the Professions: Health (Active)
4
UWP 104T
Writing in the Professions: Technical Writing (Active)
4
The Upper-Division composition exam administered by the College of Letters and Sciences cannot be used to satisfy the upper-division composition requirement for students in the Biological Systems Engineering program.
 
Total: 147-149

The Graduate Program in Biological Systems Engineering

Integrated B.S./M.S, M.S., M.Engr., D.Engr., and Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering
Designated Ph.D. emphasis available in Biotechnology

http://bae.engineering.ucdavis.edu; 530-752-0102

Graduate students in Biological Systems Engineering focus on finding economically and environmentally sustainable solutions to many of the most important global issues of our time-the safety, security and abundance of our food, detection of pathogens, development of bioenergy and other sustainable energy systems, control of insect-borne disease and damage, as well as the preservation of our land, air and water resources.

We enjoy the strategic advantage of being located in California, the national leader in agricultural production and crop diversity, and a major center for biotechnology. With the unique status of belonging to both the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the program benefits from a wide diversity of collaborations across multiple disciplines. We interact with colleagues in both engineering and the life sciences to create multidisciplinary approaches to our teaching and research. Students benefit from this dynamic environment that combines the strengths of nationally ranked engineering, agricultural and environmental programs.

Financial support is available in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and financial aid.

Research Highlights:

  • Automation and Control
  • Bioenvironmental engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Food safety
  • Biosensors
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Ergonomics, health and safety
  • Aquacultural engineering
  • Ecological systems engineering
  • Food engineering
  • Forest and fiber engineering
  • Postharvest engineering
  • Remote sensing
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Soil and water engineering
  • Machine systems and precision agriculture

Research Facilities and Partnerships:

  • Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center
  • Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory
  • GIS Visualization Lab
  • Energy Institute
  • Bodega Marine Lab
  • Western Center for Agricultural Equipment

Complete information is available on the departmental website.

The Graduate Program in Biological Systems Engineering

Integrated B.S./M.S, M.S., M.Engr., D.Engr., and Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering
Designated Ph.D. emphasis available in Biotechnology

http://bae.engineering.ucdavis.edu; 530-752-0102

Graduate students in Biological Systems Engineering focus on finding economically and environmentally sustainable solutions to many of the most important global issues of our time-the safety, security and abundance of our food, detection of pathogens, development of bioenergy and other sustainable energy systems, control of insect-borne disease and damage, as well as the preservation of our land, air and water resources.

We enjoy the strategic advantage of being located in California, the national leader in agricultural production and crop diversity, and a major center for biotechnology. With the unique status of belonging to both the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the program benefits from a wide diversity of collaborations across multiple disciplines. We interact with colleagues in both engineering and the life sciences to create multidisciplinary approaches to our teaching and research. Students benefit from this dynamic environment that combines the strengths of nationally ranked engineering, agricultural and environmental programs.

Financial support is available in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and financial aid.

Research Highlights:

  • Automation and Control
  • Bioenvironmental engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Food safety
  • Biosensors
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Ergonomics, health and safety
  • Aquacultural engineering
  • Ecological systems engineering
  • Food engineering
  • Forest and fiber engineering
  • Postharvest engineering
  • Remote sensing
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Soil and water engineering
  • Machine systems and precision agriculture

Research Facilities and Partnerships:

  • Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center
  • Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory
  • GIS Visualization Lab
  • Energy Institute
  • Bodega Marine Lab
  • Western Center for Agricultural Equipment

Complete information is available on the departmental website.

The Graduate Program in Biological Systems Engineering

Integrated B.S./M.S, M.S., M.Engr., D.Engr., and Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering
Designated Ph.D. emphasis available in Biotechnology

http://bae.engineering.ucdavis.edu; 530-752-0102

Graduate students in Biological Systems Engineering focus on finding economically and environmentally sustainable solutions to many of the most important global issues of our time-the safety, security and abundance of our food, detection of pathogens, development of bioenergy and other sustainable energy systems, control of insect-borne disease and damage, as well as the preservation of our land, air and water resources.

We enjoy the strategic advantage of being located in California, the national leader in agricultural production and crop diversity, and a major center for biotechnology. With the unique status of belonging to both the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the program benefits from a wide diversity of collaborations across multiple disciplines. We interact with colleagues in both engineering and the life sciences to create multidisciplinary approaches to our teaching and research. Students benefit from this dynamic environment that combines the strengths of nationally ranked engineering, agricultural and environmental programs.

Financial support is available in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and financial aid.

Research Highlights:

  • Automation and Control
  • Bioenvironmental engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Food safety
  • Biosensors
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Ergonomics, health and safety
  • Aquacultural engineering
  • Ecological systems engineering
  • Food engineering
  • Forest and fiber engineering
  • Postharvest engineering
  • Remote sensing
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Soil and water engineering
  • Machine systems and precision agriculture

Research Facilities and Partnerships:

  • Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center
  • Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory
  • GIS Visualization Lab
  • Energy Institute
  • Bodega Marine Lab
  • Western Center for Agricultural Equipment

Complete information is available on the departmental website.

The Graduate Program in Biological Systems Engineering

Integrated B.S./M.S, M.S., M.Engr., D.Engr., and Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering
Designated Ph.D. emphasis available in Biotechnology

http://bae.engineering.ucdavis.edu; 530-752-0102

Graduate students in Biological Systems Engineering focus on finding economically and environmentally sustainable solutions to many of the most important global issues of our time-the safety, security and abundance of our food, detection of pathogens, development of bioenergy and other sustainable energy systems, control of insect-borne disease and damage, as well as the preservation of our land, air and water resources.

We enjoy the strategic advantage of being located in California, the national leader in agricultural production and crop diversity, and a major center for biotechnology. With the unique status of belonging to both the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the program benefits from a wide diversity of collaborations across multiple disciplines. We interact with colleagues in both engineering and the life sciences to create multidisciplinary approaches to our teaching and research. Students benefit from this dynamic environment that combines the strengths of nationally ranked engineering, agricultural and environmental programs.

Financial support is available in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and financial aid.

Research Highlights:

  • Automation and Control
  • Bioenvironmental engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Food safety
  • Biosensors
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Ergonomics, health and safety
  • Aquacultural engineering
  • Ecological systems engineering
  • Food engineering
  • Forest and fiber engineering
  • Postharvest engineering
  • Remote sensing
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Soil and water engineering
  • Machine systems and precision agriculture

Research Facilities and Partnerships:

  • Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center
  • Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory
  • GIS Visualization Lab
  • Energy Institute
  • Bodega Marine Lab
  • Western Center for Agricultural Equipment

Complete information is available on the departmental website.

The Graduate Program in Biological Systems Engineering

Integrated B.S./M.S, M.S., M.Engr., D.Engr., and Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering
Designated Ph.D. emphasis available in Biotechnology

http://bae.engineering.ucdavis.edu; 530-752-0102

Graduate students in Biological Systems Engineering focus on finding economically and environmentally sustainable solutions to many of the most important global issues of our time-the safety, security and abundance of our food, detection of pathogens, development of bioenergy and other sustainable energy systems, control of insect-borne disease and damage, as well as the preservation of our land, air and water resources.

We enjoy the strategic advantage of being located in California, the national leader in agricultural production and crop diversity, and a major center for biotechnology. With the unique status of belonging to both the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the program benefits from a wide diversity of collaborations across multiple disciplines. We interact with colleagues in both engineering and the life sciences to create multidisciplinary approaches to our teaching and research. Students benefit from this dynamic environment that combines the strengths of nationally ranked engineering, agricultural and environmental programs.

Financial support is available in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and financial aid.

Research Highlights:

  • Automation and Control
  • Bioenvironmental engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Food safety
  • Biosensors
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Ergonomics, health and safety
  • Aquacultural engineering
  • Ecological systems engineering
  • Food engineering
  • Forest and fiber engineering
  • Postharvest engineering
  • Remote sensing
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Soil and water engineering
  • Machine systems and precision agriculture

Research Facilities and Partnerships:

  • Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center
  • Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory
  • GIS Visualization Lab
  • Energy Institute
  • Bodega Marine Lab
  • Western Center for Agricultural Equipment

Complete information is available on the departmental website.

Courses in EBS:
EBS 001Foundations of Biological Systems Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Open only to students in Biological Systems Engineering. Introduction to engineering and the engineering design process with examples drawn from the field of biological systems engineering. Introduction to computer-aided design and mechanical fabrication of designs. Students work on a quarter-long group design project. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2009 Fall Quarter.
EBS 075Properties of Materials in Biological Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002A; PHY 009C (can be concurrent). Properties of typical biological materials; composition and structure with emphasis on the effects of physical and biochemical properties on design of engineered systems; interactions of biological materials with typical engineering materials. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
EBS 090CResearch Group Conference in Biological Systems Engineering (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing in Biological Systems Engineering or Food Engineering. Research group conference. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 092Internship in Biological Systems Engineering (1-5) Active
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing; project approval prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in biological systems engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Group study of selected topics; restricted to lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 099Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 103Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PHY 009B. Fluid mechanics axioms, fluid statics, kinematics, velocity fields for one-dimensional incompressible flow and boundary layers, turbulent flow time averaging, potential flow, dimensional analysis, and macroscopic balances to solve a range of practical problems. (Same course as HYD 103N.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
EBS 114Principles of Field Machinery Design (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102; ENG 104. Traction and stability of vehicles with wheels or tracks. Operating principles of field machines and basic mechanisms used in their design. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Spring Quarter.
EBS 115Forest Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104. Applications of engineering principles to problems in forestry including those in forest regeneration, harvesting, residue utilization, and transportation. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
EBS 120Power Systems Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 017; ENG 102; ENG 103; ENG 105. Design and performance of power devices and systems including combustion engines, electric generators and motors, fluid power systems, fuels, and emerging technologies. Selection of units for power matching and optimum performance. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
EBS 125Heat Transfer in Biological Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 075; ENG 105; BIS 002A; BIS 002B; BIS 002C. Fundamentals of heat transfer with application to biological systems. Steady and transient heat transfer. Analysis and simulation of heat conduction, convection and radiation. Heat transfer operations. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
EBS 127Mass Transfer and Kinetics in Biological Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 125. Fundamentals of mass transfer and kinetics in biological systems. Molecular diffusion and convection. Thermodynamics and bioenergetics. Biological and chemical rate equations. Heterogeneous kinetics. Batch and continuous reaction processes. Mass transfer operations. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2009 Fall Quarter.
EBS 128Biomechanics and Ergonomics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 100; ENG 102. Limited enrollment. Anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical bases of physical ergonomics. Human motor capabilities, body mechanics, kinematics and anthropometry. Use of bioinstrumentation, industrial surveillance techniques and the NIOSH lifting guide. Cumulative trauma disorders. Static and dynamic biomechanical modeling. Emphasis on low back, shoulder and hand/wrist biomechanics. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
EBS 130Modeling of Dynamic Processes in Biological Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 075; (ENG 006 or ECS 030); MAT 022B C- or better. Techniques for modeling processes through mass and energy balance, rate equations, and equations of state. Computer problem solution of models. Example models include package design, evaporation, respiration heating, thermal processing of foods, and plant growth. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
EBS 135Bioenvironmental Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 125; EBS 130. Biological responses to environmental conditions. Principles and engineering design of environmental control systems. Overview of environmental pollution problems and legal restrictions for biological systems, introduction of environmental quality assessment techniques, and environmental pollution control technologies. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Spring Quarter.
EBS 144Groundwater Hydrology (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016B or MAT 021A; HYD 103 or ENG 103 recommended. Fundamentals of groundwater flow and contaminant hydrology. Occurrence, distribution, and movement of groundwater. Well-flow systems. Aquifer tests. Well construction operation and maintenance. Groundwater exploration and quality assessment. Agricultural threats to groundwater quality: fertilizers, pesticides, and salts. (Same course as HYD 144.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
EBS 145Irrigation and Drainage Systems (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 103 or HYD 103N. Engineering and scientific principles applied to the design of surface, sprinkle and micro irrigation systems and drainage systems within economic, biological, and environmental constraints. Interaction between irrigation and drainage. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
EBS 147Runoff, Erosion and Water Quality Management (3) Active
Lecture/Lab—3 hour(s); Fieldwork. Prerequisite(s): (PHY 007B or PHY 009B); (MAT 016C or MAT 017C or MAT 021C); (ECI 142 or HYD 141 or ESM 100); or equivalent. Practical hydrology and runoff water quality management from disturbed watersheds. Development of hillslope and soils restoration concepts and practice, modeling and application. (Same course as HYD 147.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
EBS 161Kinetics and Bioreactor Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 127. Provide the basic principles of reactor design for bioprocess applications. This course emphasizes the following topics: 1) kinetics and reactor engineering principles; 2) bio-reaction kinetics; and 3) bioreactor design. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2012 Spring Quarter.
EBS 165Bioinstrumentation and Control (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100. Instrumentation and control for biological production systems. Measurement system concepts, instrumentation and transducers for sensing physical and biological parameters, data acquisition and control. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
EBS 170AEngineering Design and Professional Responsibilities (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 001; ENG 102; ENG 104. Engineering design including professional responsibilities. Emphasis on project selection, data sources, specifications, human factors, biological materials, safety systems, and professionalism. Detailed design proposals will be developed for courses 170B and 170BL. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Spring Quarter.
EBS 170BEngineering Projects: Design (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 170A; EBS 170BL (can be concurrent); EBS 170BL required concurrently. Individual or group projects involving the design of devices, structures, or systems to solve specific engineering problems in biological systems. Project for study is jointly selected by student and instructor. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2006 Spring Quarter.
EBS 170BLEngineering Projects: Design Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 170B (can be concurrent); EBS 170B required concurrently. Individual or group projects involving the design of devices, structures, or systems to solve specific engineering problems in biological systems. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2006 Spring Quarter.
EBS 170CEngineering Projects: Design Evaluation (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 170B; EBS 170CL (can be concurrent); EBS 170CL required concurrently. Individual or group projects involving the fabrication, assembly and testing of components, devices, structures, or systems designed to solve specific engineering problems in biological systems. Project for study previously selected by student and instructor in course 170B. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.
EBS 170CLEngineering Projects: Design Evaluation (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 170C (can be concurrent); EBS 170C required concurrently. Individual or group projects involving the fabrication, assembly and testing of components, devices, structures, or systems designed to solve specific engineering problems in biological systems. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.
EBS 175Rheology of Biological Materials (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 103 or ENG 103. Fluid and solid rheology, viscoelastic behavior of foods and other biological materials, and application of rheological properties to food and biological systems (i.e., pipeline design, extrusion, mixing, coating). (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
EBS 189ASpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Agricultural Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Agricultural Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
EBS 189BSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Aquacultural Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Aquacultural Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
EBS 189CSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Biomedical Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Biomedical Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
EBS 189DSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Biotechnical Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Biotechnical Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
EBS 189ESpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Ecological Systems Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Ecological Systems Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
EBS 189FSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Food Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Food Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
EBS 189GSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Forest Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Forest Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
EBS 190CResearch Group Conference in Biological Systems Engineering (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Biological Systems Engineering of Food Engineering. Research group conference. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 192Internship in Biological Systems Engineering (1-5) Active
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in biological systems engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 197TTutoring in Biological Systems Engineering (1-5) Active
Tutorial—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Tutoring individual students, leading small voluntary discussion groups, or assisting the instructor in laboratories affiliated with one of the department's regular courses. May be repeated for credit topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
EBS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 200Research Methods in Biological Systems Engineering (2) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Spring Quarter.
EBS 205Continuum Mechanics of Natural Systems (4) Active
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.) (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
EBS 215Soil-Machine Relations in Tillage and Traction (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 216Energy Systems (4) Active
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.) (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
EBS 218Solar Thermal Engineering (4) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Spring Quarter.
EBS 220Pilot Plant Operations in Aquacultural Engineering (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 228Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
EBS 231Mass Transfer in Food and Biological Systems (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Spring Quarter.
EBS 233Analysis of Processing Operations: Drying and Evaporation (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 235Advanced Analysis of Unit Operations in Food and Biological Engineering (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 237Thermal Process Design (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Spring Quarter.
EBS 239Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Biological Systems (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 240Infiltration and Drainage (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
EBS 241Sprinkle and Trickle Irrigation Systems (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 242Hydraulics of Surface Irrigation (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 243Water Resource Planning and Management (3) Active
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.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
EBS 245Waste Management for Biological Production Systems (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Spring Quarter.
EBS 260Analog Instrumentation (4) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 262Computer Interfacing and Control (4) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
EBS 265Design and Analysis of Engineering Experiments (5) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
EBS 267Renewable Bioprocessing (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.
EBS 268Polysaccharides Surface Interactions (3) Active
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.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EBS 270Modeling and Analysis of Biological and Physical Systems (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 2001 Spring Quarter.
EBS 275Physical Properties of Biological Materials (3) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289ASelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Animal Systems Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Animal Systems Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289BSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Aquacultural Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Aquacultural Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289CSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Biological Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Biological Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289DSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Energy Systems (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Energy Systems. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289ESelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Environmental Quality (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topic in Environmental Quality. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289FSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Food Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Food Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289GSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Forest Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Forest Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289HSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Irrigation and Drainage (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Irrigation and Drainage. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289ISelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Plant Production and Harvest (1-5) Active
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. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289JSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Postharvest Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Postharvest Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 289KSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Sensors and Actuators (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Sensors and Actuators. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 290Seminar (1) Active
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.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 290CGraduate Research Conference (1) Active
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.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EBS 390Supervised Teaching in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (1-3) Active
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.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.