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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biosystems Engineering Technology Major, MS


Requirements

Thesis Option
Applicants accepted into the program must complete at least 30 hours to earn a degree. Of these 30 hours, 20 must be in courses numbered 500 or above (6 hours of thesis plus 14 hours of other courses). BSET 503  must be taken three times during the course of the program, the last of which must be in the student’s final semester before graduation. Other specific requirements for the 30 hours are listed below.

  Hours Credit
BSET 503  (3 times -1 hour ), BSET 506  and other major subject course work 12
1Course work in computational methods 6
Program electives 6
Thesis BSET 500  6
  Total 30
   
1 Mathematics, computer science, statistics, or any course containing appropriate computational components that may be approved by the department.

In addition to completing the 30 hours, master’s students must pass a final oral examination covering the thesis, related areas, and graduate course work.

Non-Thesis Option
A non-thesis option in biosystems engineering technology is available to qualified students. Applicants accepted into the program must complete at least 33 hours to earn a degree. Of these 33 hours, 22 must be in courses numbered above 500. BSET 503  must be taken three times during the course of the program, the last of which must be in the student’s final semester before graduation. BSET 504  may be substituted for 503 with prior approval of the department, and may be taken during any three semesters. Other specific requirements for the 33 hours are listed below.

  Hours Credit
BSET 503  (3 times -1 hour) or BSET 504  (maximum repeat 2), BSET 506 , and other major subject course work 12
1Course work in computational methods 6
Program electives 6
Course work in special emphasis area 6
Capstone Experience (project and report, typically BSET 508 ) 3
   Total 33
 
1 Mathematics, computer science, statistics, or any course containing appropriate computational components that may be approved by the department.

In addition to completing the 33 hours, non-thesis students must pass a comprehensive written final examination covering the graduate program, including the capstone experience. At the discretion of the candidate’s committee, an oral examination may also be required.