Biosystems Engineering, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours

Required Courses
BAE 5501Seminar1
BAE 6101Teaching Practicum in Biosystems Engineering1
Advanced Math (if the student didn't take any advanced math in the Master's program)3
Hours Subtotal5
Specialization and Dissertation
Combination of Dissertation and Specialization to total 55 hours.55
Core Courses (By Specialty Area)
Biomechanical Systems
Advanced Instrumentation and Control Systems for Biological Applications
Prob Farm Power & Mach
Environment and Natural Resources
Stochastic Methods in Hydrology 1
Fluvial Hydraulics 2
Ground Water Contaminant Transport 3
Problems in Soil and Water Engineering 4
Bioprocessing and Biotechnology
Renewable Energy Engineering
Advanced Bioprocess Engineering
Advanced Instrumentation and Control Systems for Biological Applications
Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering
Process Simulation
Chemical Engineering Process Modeling
Experimental Designs
Food Processing
No Required Core Courses
Research and Additional Requirements
BAE 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-10 credit hours, maximum of 42 credit hours.)
Hours Subtotal55
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval