BS BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors 
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts 
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives 
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions 
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper-division courses
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No Major or Support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

BRAE 128Careers in Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering2
BRAE 129Laboratory Skills and Safety1
BRAE 150Design Graphics and CAD for Agricultural Engineering2
BRAE 1523-D Solids Modeling1
BRAE 216Fundamentals of Electricity4
BRAE 232Agricultural Structures Planning4
BRAE 234Introduction to Mechanical Systems in Agriculture4
BRAE 236Principles of Irrigation4
BRAE 239Engineering Surveying4
BRAE 312Hydraulics4
BRAE 320Principles of Bioresource Engineering4
BRAE 328Measurements and Computer Interfacing4
BRAE 331Irrigation Theory3
BRAE 332Environmental Controls for Agricultural Structures4
BRAE 403Agricultural Systems Engineering4
BRAE 414Irrigation Engineering4
BRAE 421Equipment Engineering I4
BRAE 422Equipment Engineering II4
BRAE 428Agricultural Robotics and Automation4
BRAE 433Agricultural Structures Design4
BRAE 460Senior Project Organization1
BRAE 465Senior Project Operation, Testing, and Safety2
Approved Electives 1
Select from the following:6-8
Servo Hydraulics
Aquacultural Engineering
Internal Combustion Engines
Aerial Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Energy for a Sustainable Society
Water for a Sustainable Society
Special Problems (4 units maximum)
Automotive Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Food and Agriculture Process Water Engineering
Advanced Surveying with GIS Applications
Solar Photovoltaic System Engineering
Water Wells and Pumps
Irrigation Project Design
Organic Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications
Human Factors Engineering
Food Microbiology
any upper-division CE course
any upper-division EE course
any upper-division ENVE course
any upper-division ME course
BRAE 220Introduction to Biological Systems (B2) 24
or MCRO 221 Microbiology
CE 204Mechanics of Materials I3
CE 207Mechanics of Materials II2
CHEM 124General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B1 & B3) 24
CHEM 125General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II (Area B Electives) 24
Select from the following:2-3
Programming for Engineering Students
Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
C and Unix
ECON 201Survey of Economics (Area D Elective) 24
or ECON 222 Macroeconomics
EE 321
EE 361
and Electronics Laboratory
ENGL 147Writing Arguments about STEM (A3) 24
MATH 141Calculus I (B4) 24
MATH 142Calculus II (B4) 24
MATH 143Calculus III (Area B Electives) 24
MATH 241Calculus IV4
MATH 244Linear Analysis I4
ME 211Engineering Statics3
ME 212Engineering Dynamics3
PHYS 141General Physics I4
PHYS 142General Physics II4
PHYS 143General Physics III4
STAT 312Statistical Methods for Engineers (Upper-Division B) 24
(See GE program requirements below.)36
Free Electives0
Total units187-190

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 36 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 36 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). 
Area AEnglish Language Communication and Critical Thinking
A1Oral Communication4
A2Written Communication4
A3Critical Thinking (4 units in Support) 10
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science (4 units in Support) 10
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (8 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division B (4 units in Support) 10
Area B Electives (8 units in Support) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
Lower-division courses in Area C must come from three different subject prefixes.
C1Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater4
C2Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English4
Lower-Division C Elective - Select a course from either C1 or C2.4
Upper-Division C4
Area DSocial Sciences
D1American Institutions (Title 5, Section 40404 Requirement)4
Area D Elective - Select either a lower-division D2 or upper-division D course. (4 units in Support) 10
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
Lower-Division E4
Area FEthnic Studies
F Ethnic Studies4
Total units36