Course Requirements

Graduate-level courses are offered by the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and may be used to fulfill a portion of a student's Graduate Program degree course requirements.

500-Level Courses

  • BRS 500 Research Methods in BioRenewable Systems (3): Intro. to research philosophies, methodologies, issues and policies; measures of research quality; research report writing; research ethics.
  • BRS 501 Bio-based Polymers (3): The chemistry, structure-property relationships, and industrial applications of biobased polymers from plant and agricultural feedstocks.
  • BRS 502 Biobehavioral Science in Management and Technology (1): Develop an understanding of the relationship between human behavior and professional activities including management, leadership, and ethical decision making.
  • BRS 511 Advanced Structural BioComposites (3): Manufacture and practices related to the production of engineered biocomposites processed from lignocellulosic materials.
  • BRS 550 Applied Bioproducts Marketing(3): Marketing applications for solid and engineered wood products and biorefinery value chain outputs (environmental services, energy, fuels, & co-products).
  • BRS 551 Sustainable Business Strategies (2): Coverage of business strategies that relate to sustainability and environmental issues.
  • BRS 590 Colloquium (1-3): Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
  • BRS 594 Research Topics (1-9): Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
  • BRS 595 Internship (1-6): Supervised, research-oriented, off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships.
  • BRS 596 Individual Studies (1-9): Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
  • BRS 597 Special Topics (1-9): Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
  • BRS 600 Thesis Research (1-15): No description.
  • BRS 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester / maximum of 6): Provides an opportunity for supervised and graded teaching experience in biorenewable systems courses