The TSM program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the management, marketing, operations, maintenance, and application of agricultural and biological engineering technologies in the realms of agriculture, food, energy, water, and the environment. Graduates are expected to understand problems and concerns in engineering technologies from production to processing through distribution and their social and cultural implications.
Provide the academic and technical knowledge and experiences needed for success in an increasingly technological agricultural industry and world.
Enhance students’’ abilities to formulate questions and find solutions both individually and as a part of a team.
Improve students’ abilities to communication both written and oral forms.
Enhance the use and understanding of mathematics and calculation for analysis in technology and business.
Provide opportunities to learn and enhance professional and ethical values and leadership skills.
Understand their role in society and the social and cultural implications of practice in their profession.
Recognize the need for and develop the abilities to engage in life-long learning.
Understand the global nature of agriculture and business.
Engineering technologies, teamwork, communication, and hands-on training are integrated throughout the curriculum. By choice of electives, students not only meet all the outcomes listed below but are also provided with the opportunity to specialize in career-oriented areas that include construction management, environmental systems, mechanization, marketing, and technology management, processing systems, and renewable energy systems. The curriculum requires 126 hours for graduation.
The Technical Systems Management degree program includes coursework to promote the following competencies and abilities among:
- obtain subject matter expertise;
- problem identification and problem solving abilities/critical thinking;
- function on teams in their area and as a member of a multidisciplinary team;
- demonstrate professional and ethical values;
- communicate effectively in written and oral forms;
- engage in life-long learning skills;
- develop leadership and interpersonal skills;
- analyze and interpret data;
- understand social and cultural contexts;
- develop global perspective.