University of Florida

Certificate in Biological Systems Modeling

The ABE graduate studies program now offers an opportunity for students to earn a certificate in biological systems modeling. Engineering and Science graduate students and professionals will be trained to model a wide range of biological and environmental systems. A tiered course structure introduces students to conceptual modeling, model development and design with high-level programing languages, and an overview of the model application to simulation of biological systems. All applicants to approved certificate programs on campus must use the centralized application located on the Office of Admissions’ website at http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/apply/more

IMPORTANT: NO MORE THAN 50% OF CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK CAN BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM!

PLEASE NOTIFY ROBIN SNYDER AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION SO SHE CAN PROCESS YOUR ADMISSION! rsnyder@ufl.edu

A 3-tier sequence of courses was devised based on current catalog of courses with emphasis on simulation/modeling. The 3-tier sequence consists of two required courses followed by electives that can be selected according to the student's area of focus or interest. The first two courses introduce students to conceptual modeling, model development and design with high-level languages and an overview of the application of these tools to simulation of agricultural and biological systems. After completion of the first two courses, the student can select 2 additional specialized courses (electives) selected according to the student's area of focus or interest across different disciplines (see below).

  • Tier 1
    ABE5643c- Biological Systems Modeling
  • Tier 2
    ABE5646- Agricultural and Biological Systems Simulation
  • Tier 3
    Choose 2 courses:
    ABE5015-Empirical Models of Crop Growth & Yield Response
    ABE5663-Applied Microbial Biotechnology,
    ABE6035-Advanced Remote Sensing: Science & Sensors
    ABE6037C-Remote Sensing in Hydrology
    ABE6254-Simulation of Agricultural Watershed Systems
    ABE6265-Vadose zone water and solute transport modeling
    ABE6644-Agricultural Decision Systems
    CWR6536-Stochastic Subsurface Hydrology
    PKG6100-Advanced Computer Tools for Packaging
    ABE6645c -Computer Simulation of Crop Growth and Management
    ABE6933-Math & Statistical Characteristics of Nonlinear Regression Models
  • For information contact Dr. Rafael Munoz-Carpena