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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Online Masters Non-Thesis Program

The University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering Online Non-Thesis Graduate Program seeks to break digital barriers in an effort to connect everyone with the opportunity to join the Gator Nation, regardless of their location. Through our fully online program, students will advance their knowledge and skillset all while earning a degree that will help them reach their professional goals.

The Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) offer a self-supporting non-thesis MS degree for distance learners. Students looking to obtain a non-thesis MS will gain additional knowledge and skills in the discipline of their choosing. Specific strengths for the CALS nonthesis MS are in food production systems, operations management, and SmartAg technologies. Strengths for the HWCOE non-thesis MS are in biological modeling, design and instrumentation, SmartAg engineering, and bioprocessing.

This program is 100% online and students will recieve the same degree as those in the in-resident program. The Agricultural and Biological Engineering department ranks #5 as the best graduate programs in the nation, and this program is determined to provide credentials and education to everyone all over the world, giving the opportunity for students to "Be a Gator Anywhere."

Degrees Offered

  • COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES (CALS) NON - THESIS MS DEGREE

    Specifically the strengths for the CALS non - thesis MS degree are in food production systems, operations management, and SmartAg technologies. Each plan of study in CALS must include a minimum of 9 credit hours of quantitative courses including mathematics at the 5000 level or above; engineering, modeling, simulation, and optimization methods; and statistics and/or probability. These quantitative courses must include 3 credits selected from the approved list of math or data analytics courses in Appendix C. A student’s plan of study in CALS must also include a minimum of 15 hours of ABE, AOM or PKG departmental coursework.

    Please note that admission into the Master’s of Science program in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences requires a B.S. degree in Agricultural Operations Management or an equivalent undergraduate program. Students who do not have an undergraduate Agricultural Operations Management degree or equivalent and desire a Master’s of Science degree in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences must complete equivalent requirements.

  • HERBERT WERTHEIM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (HWCOE) NON - THESIS MS DEGREE

    Strengths for the HWCOE non-thesis MS degree are in biological modeling, design and instrumentation, SmartAg engineering, and bioprocessing. Each plan of study in Engineering must include a minimum of 15 hours of ABE, AOM or PKG departmental coursework. The plan also must include a minimum of 3 credits of mathematics at the 5000 level or higher.

    Please note that admission into the MS of HWCOE program generally requires a B.S. degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, or related engineering specialty, from an undergraduate program accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). If a student desires a master’s degree with a major in Agricultural and Biological Engineering but does not have an undergraduate degree that has an ABET-equivalency, then articulation course work should be completed prior to or as early as possible in the student's graduate program.

List of Courses

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    Course Number

    Course Title

    Semester

    Year

    Last Taught

    ABE4655C/ABE6654

    Bio-based Products

    Fall

    All

    Fall 2023

    ABE5643C

    Biological Systems Modeling

    Fall

    All

    Fall 2023

    ABE6254

    Simulation of Agricultural Watershed Systems

    ???

    ???

    ???

    ABE6644

    Agricultural Decision Systems

    Spring

    Odd

    Spring 2023

    ABE6645C

    Computer Simulation of Crop Growth and Management Responses

    Summer C

    All

    Summer C 2023

    ABE6649C

    Advanced Biosystems Modeling

    Spring

    All

    Spring 2023

    ABE6933

    Agent Based Modeling for Biological Systems

    Summer B

    All

    Summer B 2023

    ABE6933

    Decision Analysis for Complex

    Summer B

    All

    Summer B 2023

    ABE6933

    Landscape-Scale Modeling Biosystem

    Summer B Summer C

    All

    Summer B 2023

    Summer C 2023

    ABE6986

    Applied Math in Ag & Life Sciences

    Spring

    All

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AOM4521/AOM6932

    Introduction to Biofuels

    Summer C

    All

    Summer C 2023

    AOM6061

    Adv. Agri-food Systems Innovation

    Spring

    All

    Spring 2023

    AOM6735

    Irrigation Principles and Management

    Fall

    All

    Fall 2023

    AOM6736

    Principles and Issues in Environmental Hydrology

    Fall

    All

    Fall 2023

    AOM6932

    Adv. Controlled Environment Plant Production

    Fall

    All

    Fall 2023

    AOM6932

    Advanced Introduction to Biofuels

    Summer A

    All

    Summer A 2023

    *Each plan of study in Engineering must include a minimum of 15 hours of ABE, AOM or PKG departmental coursework. The plan also must include a minimum of 3 credits of mathematics at the 5000 level or higher.

    **CALS MS includes a minimum of 9 credit hours of quantitative courses including mathematics at the 5000 level or above; engineering, modeling, simulation, and optimization methods; and statistics and/or probability. These quantitative courses must include 3 credits selected from the approved list of math or data analytics courses. A student’s plan of study in CALS must also include a minimum of 15 hours of ABE, AOM or PKG departmental coursework.

Cost

Florida residents in this online non-thesis MS would be enrolled with the standard Florida resident tuition rate. Non-residents of Florida would pay a different out of state rate. Rates are subject to change but as of Fall 2021:

  • IN-STATE TUITION COST

    Per credit hour: $448.73
    Total Cost: $14,534.40
  • OUT-OF-STATE TUITION COST

    Per credit hour: $530
    Total Cost: $16,972.50

To see side-by-side tuition and fee comparisons for Florida and non-Florida residents, visit https://ufedge.ufl.edu/online-graduate-programs/tuition-fees/.


Contact

Dr. Greg Kiker
Graduate Coordinator
291 Frazier Rogers Hall
352-294-6749
gkiker@ufl.edu

Daphne Flournoy
Academic Adviser
111 Frazier Rogers Hall
352-294-6709
dflournoy@ufl.edu