Certificate in Biological Systems Modeling

The Agricultural and Biological Engineering graduate studies program 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.

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IMPORTANT: No more than 50% of certificate coursework can be completed prior to submitting an application for the certificate program.

Please notify Robin Snyder (rsnyder@ufl.edu) after you complete the application so she can process your admission.

A three-tier sequence of courses was devised based on current catalog of courses with emphasis on simulation/modeling. The three-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 two additional specialized courses (electives) selected according to the student's area of focus or interest across different disciplines (see below).

3-Tier Sequence of Courses

  • 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