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Top BEE 101 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING I (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to engineering at OSU and the emerging field of ecological engineering. Topics include engineering analysis and problem solving, professional ethics, the design process and teamwork.

Top BEE 102 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING II (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to common problems and solutions in ecological engineering, emphasizing the multiplicity of approaches to constraining, analyzing, and resolving challenges of ecosystem management. Two overnight field trips to local ecological monitoring and engineering sites will be required.

Top BEE 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 221 FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the concepts and practice of ecological engineering including characteristics, classification, and modeling of ecosystems; ecosystem protection; and sustainable uses of ecosystems, including treatment wetlands, land treatment systems, and ecologically sensitive stormwater management, to meet the needs of human societies. PREREQS: (BI 211 [C] or BI 211H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] )

Top BEE 222 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING COMPUTATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Programming methods relevant to ecological engineering, including hardware/software integration. PREREQS: Sophomore standing, consent of instructor.

Top BEE 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 311 ECOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid motion, conservation of mass, momentum and energy for incompressible fluids, dimensional analysis, ecological engineering applications. Lec/rec. PREREQS: Consent of instructor.

Top BEE 312 ECOHYDRAULICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Theory and design of hydraulic systems for ecological engineering applications. Lec/rec. PREREQS: BEE 311 [C] or CE 311 [C] or CHE 331 [C] or CHE 331H [C]

Top BEE 313 ECOHYDROLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides quantitative description of fundamental hydrologic processes and the hydrologic cycle, the interactions of water between atmosphere, soils, and plants, and models for estimating the generation and transport of water in the environment. Lec/rec. PREREQS: BEE 312 [C]

Top BEE 320 BIOSYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND MODELING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to simulation modeling and analysis of a variety of biological and ecological systems. Systems approaches to describing ecological systems. PREREQS: MTH 256 and consent of instructor.

Top BEE 322 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS AND TRANSFER PROCESS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A study of the transport processes of fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer applied to biological organisms and ecological systems. PREREQS: BEE 320 [C]

Top BEE 361 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to modern measurement methods for ecological and environmental applications includes sensors and systems for measuring soil, water and atmospheric properties. No final exam; field trip required. Lec/lab. PREREQS: Professional engineering program standing.

Top BEE 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Departmental seminars. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 407H SEMINAR (1-16) 
Departmental seminars. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top BEE 410 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP (1-12)  Offered in current or future terms
Internship in ecological engineering to provide students with an opportunity to apply course work and theory to the real world. Requires internship opportunity identification by student. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top BEE 415 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Preparation for student professional careers. Students will interact with and hear seminars from professionals working in the ecological engineering field to learn from their experiences. PREREQS: Junior or senior standing.

Top BEE 433 IRRIGATION SYSTEM DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles of soil physics and plant water use applied to irrigation system design. Design of gravity, pressurized, and trickle irrigation systems, improving on-farm water management, performance characteristics of pumps and other irrigation equipment. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years.

Top BEE 439 IRRIGATION PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES (4) 
Survey of irrigation systems, system configurations, factors that influence irrigation efficiency, crop water requirements, energy requirements, pumps, irrigation scheduling. For non-engineers. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: MTH 111 [C]

Top BEE 446 RIVER ENGINEERING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Multipurpose river use; natural physical processes in alluvial rivers; channel modification practices; river structures; design practices; impact of river modification; problem analysis; and impact minimization. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: CE 313

Top BEE 458 NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL (3) 
Problem solving in nonpoint source pollution. Methods for evaluating the extent, rate, timing, and fate of Non-Point Source (NPS) pollutants in agricultural and urban environments.

Top BEE 461 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY (3) 
Introduction to modern measurement methods for ecological applications, includes sensors and systems for measuring soil, water and atmospheric properties. Lec/lab. PREREQS: One year college physics.

Top BEE 468 BIOREMEDIATION ENGINEERING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines strategies for using a variety of biological processes for treating municipal, agricultural and industrial contaminants. Lec/lab. PREREQS: Must be a pro-school engineering student or graduate student.

Top BEE 469 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course Has Extra Fees
Engineering design processes for ecological engineering applications, including specifications, performance criteria, timelines, and project logistics, principles and practices of working in engineering teams. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: BEE 322 [C] and (ENGR 391 or ENGR 391H), senior standing or consent of instructor.

Top BEE 470 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Engineering design processes for ecological engineering applications, including specifications, performance criteria, timelines, and project logistics, principles and practices of working in engineering teams.

Top BEE 472 INTRODUCTION TO FOOD ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES (5)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamental engineering principles for scientists and non-process engineers. Topics include fluid flow, mass and energy transfer, and material and energy balances. Directed at food scientists and other majors who need or would like a working knowledge of food engineering principles. PREREQS: MTH 112 [C-] and (MTH 241 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-] ) and PH 201 [C-]

Top BEE 473 INTRODUCTION TO FOOD ENGINEERING PROCESS DESIGN (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamental engineering process design principles for food scientists and non-process engineers. Directed at those who need or would like a working knowledge of applied food engineering process design. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (BEE 472 or BEE 572) and consent of instructor.

Top BEE 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 499H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top BEE 501 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top BEE 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 506 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 507 SEMINAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Section 1: Graduate Student Orientation Seminar to acquaint new graduate students with graduate school and departmental requirements, policies and expectations, and departmental research programs. Section 2: Graduate Research Publication Seminar to expose students to requirements for successful proposals and publication of research results. Section 3: Oral Presentation Improvement--A highly participatory educational effort designed to improve performance in presenting research reports, technical papers and in responding to oral examination questions. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top BEE 512 PHYSICAL HYDROLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles of hydrologic processes and the integration of these processes into the hydrologic cycle. Topics include atmospheric processes, precipitation and runoff, storm response in streamflow on a watershed scale, and major concepts in groundwater systems. PREREQS: One year of calculus.

Top BEE 525 STOCHASTIC HYDROLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Study the elements of randomness embedded in the hydrological processes with emphasis on time series analysis, stationarity, periodic/trend component, stochastic component, time series synthesis, ARMA model, spatial sampling and scale variability. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BEE 512

Top BEE 529 BIOSYS MODELING TECHNIQUES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Development of mathematical models of biological and ecological systems; linear and nonlinear systems analysis; stochastic modeling and random processes; model solution and analysis techniques.

Top BEE 533 IRRIGATION SYSTEM DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles of soil and plant water use applied to irrigation system design. Design of gravity, pressurized, and trickle irrigation systems, improving on-farm water management, performance characteristics of pumps and other irrigation equipment. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: ENGR 332

Top BEE 542 VADOSE ZONE TRANSPORT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the physical and hydraulic properties involved in flow from the soil surface to groundwater. Classical infiltration equations will be derived and presented with exact and approximate solutions. Attention is focused on application to pollutant transport and recent advances in non-ideal flow. PREREQS: MTH 254

Top BEE 544 OPEN CHANNEL HYDRAULICS (4) 
Steady, uniform, and nonuniform flow in natural and artificial open channels; unsteady flow; interaction of flow with river structures; and computational methods. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: CE 313

Top BEE 545 SEDIMENT TRANSPORT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles of sediment erosion, transportation and deposition in rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries; measurement, analysis, and computational techniques. Offered even years in winter term. CROSSLISTED as FE 545. PREREQS: CE 313 or FE 330

Top BEE 546 RIVER ENGINEERING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Multipurpose river use; natural physical processes in alluvial rivers; channel modification practices; river structures; design practices; impact of river modification; problem analysis; and impact minimization. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: CE 313

Top BEE 549 REGIONAL HYDROLOGIC MODELING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Challenges in regional-scale water resource analysis and management with emphasis on application to production agriculture. Application of geostatistical techniques to spatially variable systems and remote sensing to large-scale water resource systems. Development of soil-water-atmosphere-plant models. Analysis of evapotranspiration estimating methods. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BEE 512 and MTH 256

Top BEE 558 NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL (3) 
Problem solving in nonpoint source pollution. Methods for evaluating the extent, rate, timing, and fate of Non-Point Source (NPS) pollutants in agricultural and urban environments.

Top BEE 568 BIOREMEDIATION ENGINEERING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines strategies for using a variety of biological processes for treating municipal, agricultural and industrial contaminants. Lec/lab. PREREQS: Must be a pro-school engineering student or graduate student.

Top BEE 572 INTRODUCTION TO FOOD ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES (5)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamental engineering principles for scientists and non-process engineers. Topics include fluid flow, mass and energy transfer, and material and energy balances. Directed at food scientists and other majors who need or would like a working knowledge of process engineering principles. PREREQS: MTH 112 and (MTH 241 or MTH 251 or MTH 251H) and PH 201

Top BEE 573 INTRODUCTION TO FOOD ENGINEERING PROCESS DESIGN (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamental engineering process design principles for food scientists and non-process engineers. Directed at those who need or would like a working knowledge of applied food engineering process design. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (BEE 472 or BEE 572) and consent of instructor.

Top BEE 585 METABOLIC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (3) 
Quantitative and experimental approaches for describing and engineering biological networks and an introduction to the principles and methodologies of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology. PREREQS: Statistics, biology, biochemistry or microbiology.

Top BEE 586 PROBLEM SOLVING FOR METABOLIC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (1) 
Matrix algebra and linear optimization for engineers and life scientists who lack linear algebra, linear optimization, and differential equations. Real-world analysis and optimization problems applied to the design and engineering of biological networks. Lab. PREREQS: Graduate standing. MTH 251 and MTH 252 or equivalent. COREQS: BEE 585

Top BEE 590 BIOPROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS (3) 
Analysis and control of biological and biochemical systems. Stability, observability, controllability, pole-placement methods. Introduction to optimal control and feed back systems. PREREQS: MTH 251 and MTH 306 and BEE 571 or equivalent.

Top BEE 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 601 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 603 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top BEE 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 606 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 607 SEMINAR (1-16) 
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BEE 691 MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS (2) 
Fundamentals of microbial fuel cells. MFC reactor configuration. Potential applications of MFC. Comparison with other H2 generation technologies.

Top BEE 699 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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