ERT 147/3 FUNDAMENTAL OF BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
This course will introduce students to the basic concept of biosystems engineering and its application in the biosphere, the ecosystem and the biological systems involving microbes, plants and animals. Students will learn the systems methodologies, life cycle assessment, growth and feedback, biological models and data measurement and analysis. The application of conservation of mass and energy in determining the input, process and output components in agrosystems are also covered.
Ability to define and explain the scope of Biosystems engineering, the responsibilities to the society, cultural, global and environment towards sustainable development.
Ability to identify and describe systemic properties of biological systems; apply the system methodologies and engineering principles and the productivity of the biosystems.
Ability to calculate the integration the physical and biological information for engineering analytical framework.
Ability to evaluate the interfacing effect of bio and physical systems in terms of production efficiency by considering the sustainability of the biosystems.
Alocilja, E. C. Principle of Biosystems Engineering. Erudition Books. 2002.
Saterbak, K. Y. Sen; L. V. McIntire. Bioengineering Fundamentals. 2007.
Konopka,A.K. Systems Biology. Principles, Methods, and Concepts. CRC Press 2007.
AhindraNag .Biosystem Engineering: McGraw Hill. 2009.
Briassoulis, D. Panagakis, and P. Nikopoulos, E. Education and Research in Biosystems Engineering in Europe. Agricultural University of Athens, 2008.
Barbara S. Hutchinson, Antoinette Paris-Greider. Using the Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Literature. CRC Press. 2002.