UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BIOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERINGBiosystems engineers are trained in biological, environmental, and engineering sciences and challenged to improvethe sustainability of production systems, decrease or eliminate environmental hazards, and preserve natural resources.About Your MajorBiosystems Engineers Devise practical, efficient solutions for producing, storing,transporting, processing, and packaging biological and agriculturalproducts.Solve problems related to systems, processes, and machines thatinteract with humans, plants, animals, microorganisms, andbiological materials.Develop solutions for responsible, alternative uses of biologicalproducts, byproducts and wastes and of our natural resources –soil, water, air, and energy.BIOENVIRONMENTALImproves conservation, preserves water andreduces run-off by understanding the complexinteractions and mechanics of soil and watersystems.CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTEngineers a healthy environment for living things;an essential component of animal housing,greenhouse production, aquaculture and humanhousing.FOOD & BIOPROCESS ENGINEERINGUses microbiological processes to develop usefulproducts; treat municipal, industrial andagricultural wastes; and improve food safety.MACHINE SYSTEMS AUTOMATIONIncreases efficiency and conservation inagricultural, food and biological systems withadvanced control systems and mechanical design.PRE-MED/PRE-VETBrings a problem-solving approach to health andmedicine. Students gain an engineering degreewhile fulfilling the admissions requirements forvet/med school.PRE-BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERINGApplies engineering practice to problems andopportunities related to medicine and humanhealth.BAE Design ElectivesBAE 417 Design of Machine Systems (3 hr Fall)BAE 427 Structures and Environment Engineering (3 hr Spring)BAE 437 Land and Water Resources Engineering (3 hr Spring)BAE 447 Bioprocess Engineering Fundamentals (3 hr Fall)What classes do you take?BAE 200 Principles of Biosystems Engineering (3 hr Fall)The engineering problem-solving approach will be practiced to analyzeengineering problems within biological systems and to demonstrate theapplication of mathematical and scientific principles to engineering design.Prereq: MA 113; prereq or concur with CHE 105; PHY 231; and EGR 103 orEGR 215.BAE 202 Probability and Statistics for Biosystems (3 hr Spring)Introduction to statistics and statistical inference reasoning. Evaluation ofcommon claims based on statistical constructs, hypothesis tests, margins oferror, confidence intervals, and analysis of variation. Identification of possiblestatistical obstacles, such as confounding, missing data, and inappropriaterandomness. Conceptual statistics will be emphasized. Special attention willbe given to include biosystems engineering problems. Prereq: MA 114.BAE 301 Economic Analysis of Biosystems (2 hr Fall)The financial and managerial aspects of biosystems in evaluating designalternatives. Typical topics included are: concepts of present and future value,techniques of managerial economics, and biosystem design analysis in theevaluation of alternatives. Retirement/replacement policies and risk analysis.Prereq: BAE 202.BAE 305 DC Circuits and Microelectronics (3 hr Spring)An introduction to the use of digital electronics and integrated circuits insolving biosystems engineering problems. Digital circuits, microprocessorconcepts, computer interfacing, transducers, signal conditioning and controlapplications are discussed. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours perweek. Prereq: EGR 102, EE 305 and engineering standing.BAE 310 Heat and Mass Transfer in Biosystems Engineering (3 hr Spring)Fundamental principles of steady state and transient heat and mass transfer inbiosystems engineering. Heat transfer will include conduction, convection,and radiation. Mass transfer will include liquid-gas, solid-gas, and solid-liquidequilibrium scenarios, as well as convective, diffusive, and osmotic masstransfer. Governing equations and boundary conditions for both heat andmass transfer will be included with special attention to industrial, biological,and bioenvironmental problems. Prereq: MA 214, ME 220, and engineeringstanding; prereq or concur with CE 341 or ME 330.BAE 400 Senior Seminar (1 hr Fall)A course for senior students in biosystems engineering with emphasis on oralcommunications skills. Students will do literature searches on topics related tothe biosystems engineering profession and present oral and written reports.Prereq or concur: BAE 402 and engineering standing.BAE 402 Biosystems Engineering Design I (2 hr Fall)A design course for seniors in BAE requiring students to solve open-endedproblems. Students will use previously learned engineering principles toproduce actual designs which will be built and analyzed in BAE 403. Prereq:engineering standing; BIO 148; BIO 152; ME 330 or CE 341; EM 302; prereqor concur with EM 313; BAE 310 or ME 325.BAE 403 Biosystems Engineering Design II (2 hr Spring)Student design teams evaluate and enhance design solutions, fabricateprototypes, execute performance tests, analyze results, and develop finaldesign specifications. Oral and written reports are required. Prereq:Engineering standing; BAE 402; EM 313; BAE 310 or ME 325.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BIOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERINGExplore opportunities beyond the classroom, connectwith others with similar interests and passions, andlearn from a network of peersGet Involved, Stay EngagedAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological EngineersBAE Student Branch is a chapter of the ASABE which holdsbiweekly meetings that focus on a variety of topics such as areas ofspecialization, career opportunities, and social events. Studentscan visit other schools as part of the Southern and MidwestRegional Rallies. An annual lawnmower clinic serves as the group’sfundraiser and allows students to get hands-on experience in theAgricultural Machinery Research Lab.Wildcat Pulling TeamThe Quarter Scale Tractor Team provides a 360 engineeringexperience: The team is responsible for design, manufacturing andtesting of its tractor. Each year the team travels to Peoria, Ill., for aweek-long ASABE-sponsored competition, during which a panel ofindustry experts evaluate design and performance. UK’s team hasplaced in the top 3 since 2012, including three nationalchampionship wins in 2012, 2014 and 2015.Alpha Epsilon Honor SocietyAlpha Epsilon is an honor society for outstanding agricultural,biological and food engineers. The objectives of the honor societyare to promote the high ideals of the engineering profession, togive recognition to those who manifest worthy qualities ofcharacter, scholarship and professional attainment, and toencourage and support the profession. Graduate students in theUK chapter sponsor a peer mentoring program for undergraduatestudents.Connect with [email protected]@uk 3000uky.edu/baeWater Professionals Student ChapterThe Water Professionals student chapter meets and hosts eventsthroughout the academic year for the combined AWWA/WEAstudent chapter and the EWRI student chapter. The WaterProfessionals is a great opportunity to meet other students andlocal water professionals interested in sustainability and waterresources engineering, a career in the water or wastewaterindustries, environmental engineering and related professions.This chapter is dedicated to helping students approach the waterindustry, promotes the common professional interests of itsmembers, and participates in not-for-profit activities including, butnot limited to, education, training, meetings, and philanthropicwork.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BIOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERINGImproves conservation, preserves water, and reducesrun-off by understanding the complex interactions andmechanics of soil and water systemsAbout Your SpecializationWhat classes do you take?BAE FacultyDr. Carmen AgouridisExtension Professor,Associate Dean for Instruction in CAFEEcosystem Restoration, Stormwater ManagementBAE FacultyFirst YearEGR 101EGR 102CHE 105MA 113WRD 110Dr. Bill FordAssistant ProfessorWater Quality, Nutrient TransportBAE FacultyDr. Tiffany MesserAssistant ProfessorEGR 103MA 114PHY 231PHY 241WRD 111UK CoreBAE 301CE 341EE 305EM 302BIO 152UK CoreOur alumni work locally and globally solving challenges related toensuring we have clean water and a healthy environment.Potential Careers Civil EngineeringConservationEcosystem DesignEnvironmental AffairsConsultantsEnvironmental EngineeringHydrologyIrrigation Low-Impact DevelopmentMine ReclamationStormwater ManagementStream RestorationSustainabilityWaste WaterWater ResourcesWetlands ProtectionPotential Employers Hall EnvironmentalConsultantsLexington Fayette UrbanCounty GovernmentPalmer Engineering StantecStrand AssociatesU.S. Army Corps ofEngineersBAE 202MA 214PHY 232PHY 242ME 220EM 221Fourth YearBAE 305BAE 310BAE Design 1EM 313Bio Sci ElectWRD 204BAE 400BAE 402BAE Design 2Tech Elec 1Tech Elec 2UK CoreBAE 403BAE 502BAE Design 3Tech Elec 3UK CoreTech ElectivesBAE 532 Intro to StreamRestorationWhat can you do?BAE 200MA 213BIO 148CHE 107CE 106Third YearNutrient Transport, Environmental Impact,Emerging Sensor Technologies Second YearBAE 536 Fluvial HydraulicsBAE 538 GIS for WaterResourcesCE 525 CE Applications ofGeographical InformationSystemsCE 551 Water and WastewaterTreatmentBAE 541 Intermediate FluidMechanicsEES 530 Low TemperatureGeochemistryCE 211 SurveyingEES 585 HydrogeologyCE 303 Intro to ConstructionEngineeringCE 351 Intro EnvironmentalEngineeringCE 461G Water ResourceEngineeringCE 471G Soil MechanicsGEO 309 Intro to GISGEO 451G Fluvial Forms andProcessesNRE 556 ContemporaryGeospatial Applications for LandAnalysisEnrolled students, scan forfull list of tech electives
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BIOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERINGEngineers a healthy environment for living things; anessential component of animal housing, greenhouseproduction, aquaculture and human housingAbout Your SpecializationWhat classes do you take?BAE FacultyDr. Donald ColliverProfessorEnvironmental DesignBAE FacultyFirst YearEGR 101EGR 102CHE 105MA 113WRD 110Dr. Morgan HayesAssistant Extension ProfessorDr. Josh JacksonAssistant Extension ProfessorLivestock SystemsWhat can you do?Our alumni work locally and globally solving challenges related toenergy demands and control systems for indoor environments.Potential Careers Air QualityEnergy EngineeringGeothermal EnergyGreenhouseHVACLivestockNet Zero EmissionsPower Engineering Alpha Energy SolutionsBig Ass SolutionsCMTA, Inc.Duke Energy BAE 200MA 213BIO 148CHE 107CE 106BAE 301CE 341EE 305EM 302BIO 152UK CoreBAE 202MA 214PHY 232PHY 242ME 220EM 221Fourth YearBAE 305BAE 310BAE Design 1EM 313Bio Sci ElectWRD 204BAE 400BAE 402BAE Design 2Tech Elec 1Tech Elec 2UK CoreBAE 403BAE 502BAE Design 3Tech Elec 3UK CoreTech ElectivesBAE 580 Heating, Ventilating &Air ConditioningEGR 542 Electric PowerGeneration TechnologiesBAE 583 Industrial EnergyUtilization and AssessmentEGR 546 Electric Power SystemFundamentalsEGR 540 Power Economics andPublic PolicyME 440 Design Control SystemsSolar PowerStructural DesignWater QualityPotential Employers EGR 103MA 114PHY 231PHY 241WRD 111UK CoreThird YearLivestock SystemsBAE FacultySecond YearKentucky Division of AirQualityTraneUSDAEnrolled students, scan for full list of tech electives
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BIOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERINGUses microbiological processes to develop usefulproducts; treat municipal, industrial and agriculturalwastes; and improve food safetyAbout Your SpecializationBAE FacultyBAE FacultyDr. Akinbode AdedejiAssociate ProfessorDr. Tyler BarzeeAssistant ProfessorFood ProcessEngineeringFermentationBAE FacultyBAE FacultyDr. Czarena CrofcheckProfessorDr. Michael MontrossProfessor, ChairDownstream ProcessingGrain and BiomassBAE FacultyBAE FacultyDr. Jian ShiAssociate ProfessorDr. Sue NokesProfessor, AssociateDean for Faculty Affairsand FacilitiesLignocelluloseConversionMicrobial SystemsWhat can you do?Our alumni work locally and globally identifying opportunities forsustainable solutions related to food, energy, and water demands.Potential Careers ymes FermentationFood EngineerMicrobiologyPacking EngineerProcess EngineerQuality Control Raw MaterialsSanitationStorageSystemsModelingWhat classes do you take?First YearEGR 101EGR 102CHE 105MA 113WRD 110EGR 103MA 114PHY 231PHY 241WRD 111UK Core AlltechChiquitaHaskell KraftNestleNovozymesBAE 200MA 213BIO 148CHE 107CE 106Third YearBAE 301CE 341EE 305EM 302BIO 152UK CoreBAE 202MA 214PHY 232PHY 242ME 220EM 221Fourth YearBAE 305BAE 310BAE Design 1EM 313Bio Sci ElectWRD 204BAE 400BAE 402BAE Design 2BAE Design 3Tech Elec 1UK CoreBAE 403BAE 502Tech Elec 2Tech Elec 3UK CoreTech ElectivesABT 360 GeneticsABT 495 Experimental MethodsCME 599 Topics in ChemicalEngineeringAEN 341 Brewing Science andTechnologyFSC 434G Food ChemistryFSC 530 Food MicrobiologyBAE 542 Biofuels andBioproductsFSC 536 Advanced FoodTechnologyBAE 549 Biological ProcessEngineeringFSC 538 Food FermentationBCH 401G Fundamentals ofBiochemistryCHE 230 Organic Chemistry ICHE 236 Survey of OrganicChemEnrolled students, scan for full list of tech electivesPotential Employers Second Year USDAYum!Certificate in Distillation,Wine and Brewing Studies
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BIOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERINGIncreases efficiency and conservation in agricultural,food and biological systems with advanced controlsystems and mechanical designAbout Your SpecializationWhat classes do you take?BAE FacultyDr. Joe DvorakAssociate ProfessorMachinery ControlsBAE FacultyFirst YearEGR 101EGR 102CHE 105MA 113WRD 110Dr. Mike SamaAssociate ProfessorControl SystemsBAE FacultyDr. Tim StombaughExtension ProfessorSecond YearEGR 103MA 114PHY 231PHY 241WRD 111UK CoreThird YearBAE 301CE 341EE 305EM 302BIO 152UK CoreBAE 515 Fluid Power SystemsOur alumni work locally and globally identifying opportunities toapply new technologies to improve agricultural production systems.BAE 516 Control of Off-RoadVehiclesPotential CareersEE 402G ElectricalInstrumentation & Measurement AgricultureAutomationConstructionDesign EngineerHeavy EquipmentHydraulicsMachinery ManufacturingMechanical EngineerOff-RoadProduct EngineerQuality EngineerSales EngineerTest EngineerBAE 400BAE 402BAE Design 1BAE Design 2Tech Elec 1UK CoreBAE 403BAE 502BAE Design 3Tech Elec 2Tech Elec 3Tech ElectivesBAE 514 Component Design BAE 202MA 214PHY 232PHY 242ME 220EM 221Fourth YearBAE 305BAE 310EM 313Bio Sci ElectWRD 204UK CorePrecision AgricultureWhat can you do?BAE 200MA 213BIO 148CHE 107CE 106ME 440 Design of ControlSystemsME 501 Mechanical Design withFinite Element MethodsME 503 Lean ManufacturingPrinciples and PracticesGEO 309 Intro to GISME 513 Mechanical VibrationsME 321 EngineeringThermodynamics IIME 532 ADV Strength MaterialsME 344 Mechanical DesignME 395 Independent Researchin MEPotential Employers AgcoAltecBoeingClarkCNH CumminsJohn DeereLink-BeltToyotaEnrolled students, scan for full list of tech electives
Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NCUNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BIOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERINGBrings a problem-solving approach to health andmedicine. Students gain an engineering degree whilefulfilling the admissions requirements for med/vet schoolAbout Your SpecializationWhat classes do you take?First YearEGR 101EGR 102CHE 105CHE 111*MA 113WRD 110Second YearEGR 103MA 114PHY 231PHY 241CHE 107CHE 113*BAE 200MA 213BIO 148WRD 111PHY 232PHY 242BAE 202MA 214EM 221BIO 152BIO 155*CHE 230CHE 231*Pre-Med & Pre-Vet RequirementsIn addition to one year of General and Organic Chemistry andBiology, most medical schools recommend that students have anadditional background in: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology,and AnatomyAll Pre-Med and Pre-Vet students are encouraged to speak with aPre-Professional advisor for current trends and updates.Third YearBAE 301CE 341EE 305ME 220CHE 232*CHE 233*Fourth YearEM 313WRD 204BAE 305BAE 310Bio Sci ElectCE 106EM 302Tech ElectivesABT 360 - GeneticsBME 472 - Human BiomechanicsABT 495 - Experimental MethodsBME 473 - Fundamentals ofBiofluid MechanicsASC 364 - ReproductivePhysiologyOur alumni work in medical facilities and healthcare-relatedindustries, as well as veterinary clinics and animal care facilities.Potential CareersAnesthesiologyCardiologyEmergency MedicineGeneral PracticeHealthcare Administrationand ManagementInternal MedicineOncology PediatricsSports Medicine Animal WelfareEquine IndustryLarge or Small Animal VetClinicsVeterinary Lab Technician Mayo ClinicMedical CentersPrivate PracticesUniversities Veterinary Clinics andDiagnostic LabsBME 488 - Introduction toBiomaterialsBCH 401G - Fundamentals ofBiochemistryBME 491 - Tops in BiomedicalEgrBIO 302 - Intro to NeuroscienceBME 540 - BiomedicalInstrumentationBIO 303 - Intro to EvolutionBIO 304 - Principles of GeneticsBIO 305 - Intro to NeuroscienceTechniquesBIO 315 - Cell BiologyBIO 350 - Animal PhysiologyBIO 395 - Research In BiologyBME 301 - Fundamentals ofBiomedical EngineeringPotential EmployersBAE 403BAE 502BAE Design 3Tech Elec 3UK CoreUK Core*These courses do not fulfill any graduation requirements for theBiosystems Engineering program.ASC 325 - Animal PhysiologyWhat can you do?BAE 400BAE 402BAE Design 1BAE Design 2Tech Elec 2UK CoreUK CoreBME 395 - IndependentResearch in BMEBME 550 - Intro to BiomedicalImagingBME 571 - Mechanical Modelingof Human MotionBME 579 - Neural EngineeringBME 599 - Topics in BMECHE 230 - Organic Chemistry ICHE 236 - Survey of OrganicChemPGY 412G - Principles of HumanPhysiologyEnrolled students, scan for full list of tech electives
Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BYUNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BIOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERINGApplies engineering practice to problems andopportunities related to medicine, human health, andhealthcareAbout Your SpecializationWhat classes do you take?Most biomedical engineers pursue advanced degrees, consideringboth medicine and engineering are highly specialized.Biosystems Engineering students take all the classes they need forbiomedical engineering graduate school as part of theirundergraduate program – meaning no extra classes!First YearEGR 101EGR 102CHE 105MA 113WRD 110The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a BME minor. TheBME minor requires 3 additional classes beyond the BAErequirements.Undergraduate research opportunities are available and are highlyencouraged! Research areas at UK in the Biomedical EngineeringGraduate Program include biomaterials, tissue engineering,biophotonics, cardiovascular and neural control, and biomechanics.Second YearEGR 103MA 114PHY 231PHY 241WRD 111UK CoreBAE 200MA 213BIO 148CHE 107CE 106Third YearBAE 301CE 341EE 305EM 302BIO 152UK CoreBAE 202MA 214PHY 232PHY 242ME 220EM 221Fourth YearBAE 305BAE 310BAE Design 1EM 313Bio Sci ElectWRD 204BAE 400BAE 402BAE Design 2Tech Elec 1Tech Elec 2UK CoreBAE 403BAE 502BAE Design 3Tech Elec 3UK CoreTech ElectivesWhat can you do?ABT 360 - GeneticsOur alumni work locally and globally solving healthcare-relatedchallenges or pursue advanced degrees in biomedical engineeringprograms.Potential Careers Artificial JointsBiomaterialsBiomechanicsBiometricsDrug DeliveryMedical DevicesMedical ImplantsNanotechnology NeurosciencePharmaceuticalsPolymer ScienceProduct DevelopmentProstheticsQuality AssuranceRegulatory AffairsResearchPotential Employers HangarIntegra LifeSciencesJohnson & JohnsonPfizerSmith & Nephew United TherapeuticsCorporationU.S. Air ForceABT 495 - ExperimentalMethodsBCH 401G - Fundamentals ofBiochemistryBIO 302 - Intro to NeuroscienceBME 491 - Tops in BiomedicalEgrBME 540 - BiomedicalInstrumentationBME 550 - Intro to BiomedicalImagingBME 301 - Fundamentals ofBiomedical EngineeringBME 571 - Mechanical Modelingof Human MotionBME 395 - IndependentResearch in BMEBME 579 - Neural EngineeringBME 599 - Topics in BMEBME 472 - Human BiomechanicsCHE 230 - Organic Chemistry IBME 473 - Fundamentals ofBiofluid MechanicsCHE 236 - Survey of OrganicChemBME 488 - Introduction toBiomaterialsPGY 412G - Principles of HumanPhysiologyEnrolled students, scan for full list of tech electives
BAE 400 Senior Seminar (1 hr Fall) A course for senior students in biosystems engineering with emphasis on oral communications skills. Students will do literature searches on topics related to the biosystems engineering profession and present oral and written reports. Prereq or concur: BAE 402 and engineering standing.