2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 27, 2020  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) Major


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Van Kelley, Department Head
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Agricultural Engineering 107
605-688-5141
e-mail: van.kelley@sdstate.edu
http://abe.sdstate.edu

Requirements for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Major


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

(Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology)

Freshman Year:


Sophomore Year:


Junior Year:


Senior Year:


Notes:


Note one:
You must receive a “C” or better in ENGL 277.

Note Two:
Technical Electives permit you to concentrate on your applied technical area of interest.

Note Three:
You must take these courses, with the exception that you may choose to replace one of
these 4 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering courses with 4 additional technical
elective credits (300 or higher in the College of Engineering) in addition to the basic
technical elective requirements described below.

Technical Electives:


Accordingly, the elective program for each student must be approved by your adviser. This will include 10 credit hours of technical electives, of which at least 6 credits are 300 or above level courses in the College of Engineering.

Electives in all emphases:

Note:


Technical elective credit not given for both CEE 475 and EE 422.

Note:


Technical elective credit not given for both CEE 475 and EE 422.

Environmental Science and Engineering Specialization:


The Environmental Science and Engineering Specialization is an interdisciplinary specialization with faculty and courses from the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Systems Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Management programs. The specialization is open to students with majors in any of the aforementioned programs and its goal is to incorporate the biological and ecological features of the involved programs to provide students with an interdisciplinary experience. Students from this specialization will be well prepared to apply the engineering, science, and environmental management aspects of each of these existing programs to engineer environmentally sustainable systems. Students graduating from the specialization will have that distinction noted on their transcript. Every student in this specialization is required to take four classes that are unique to the specialization. In addition to the required classes, restrictive prerequisites on selected technical electives in the various participating programs will be relaxed allowing students in this specialization access that was formerly not available.

Food and Biological Materials Engineering Specialization:


Requirements for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Major – Food and Biological Materials Engineering Specialization Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

 

Freshman Year:


Sophomore Year:


Junior Year:


Senior Year:


Suggested Technical Elective Courses


Accordingly, the elective program must be approved by your adviser. This will include 11 credit hours of technical electives of which at least 6 credits are 300 or above level courses in the College of Engineering and 5 additional credits are from the suggested Technical Elective Courses.

Curriculum Notes:


* The 30 credit Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGRs) must be completed as part of a student’s first 64 credits.

** South Dakota State University has an 8-9 credit Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGRs).

(G) Globalization Requirement.

(AW) Advanced Writing Requirement.

Students must take the proficiency examination after completing 48 credits. English 101, and a course in each of the General Education areas of social science, mathematics, natural science, and humanities and arts must be taken prior to taking this exam.

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