Agricultural Systems Management Minor

The Agricultural System Management minor covers the mechanical, structural, natural resource, processing, and electronic technologies applied in agriculture systems.


Students who graduate with this minor will have a solid understanding of how physical sciences and biological principles apply to real world problems in food and fiber industries. With industry teams often formed purposefully with many disciplines represented, this background of applied engineering basics and the focus on quantitative analysis has proven helpful to past graduates.

Integration of the applied technologies is addressed using a systems approach in each required course. Technologies addressed by courses in this minor include combustion engines, electric motors, mechanical and hydraulic power transmission systems, mobile equipment functions and operations, sensor and control systems, building structures, ventilation, drying, irrigation, drainage, food processing. The minor is targeted to students who will use these technologies or manage others who are responsible for systems utilizing these technologies. Most courses required for the minor are taught by engineering faculty, and nearly every course has a laboratory period.

Admission to the minor requires introductory calculus (MATH 110 or MATH 140) and introductory physics (PHYS 211 or PHYS 250).

A grade of C or better is required for all courses taken to satisfy the minor.

Students may declare the Off-Road Equipment minor through LionPATH.

Requirements:  18 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits) Students must select from the following to account for 18 or more credits:

A S M 307(3), A S M 310(3), A S M 320(3), A S M 327(3) A S M 420(3), 
A S M 424(3), A S M 425(3), BRS 221(3), BRS 422(3), BRS 426(3), BRS 428(3), BRS 429W(3)

A total of 3 credits in A S M 495(1-3), A S M 496(1-3) and/or A S M 497(1-3) may also be used.

Procedures for Enrollment

To discuss enrollment in the Agricultural Systems Management minor, contact the coordinator of the minor,

Dr. Jude Liu
227 Agricultural Engineering Building

Contact Information

Jude Liu, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Phone: 814-863-6844