AFSD Undergraduate courses

Service Course

ABE 1. Fundamentals of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering I

Weather elements; crop and livestock environment; soil and water management in agricultural production systems; institutional and legal aspects of water utilization. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). Credit 3 units. Offered 1st and 2nd semesters only. Prerequisite: PHYS 3 and SOIL 1.

Core Courses

ABE 11. Agricultural Structures I

Engineering Principles of farm structure design; design criteria for construction of farm structures with emphasis on farm buildings; cost estimation and specification. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 computation). Credit 3 units. Offered 1st and 2nd semesters only. Prerequisite: ENSC 18.

ABE 12. Environmental Control Engineering

Analysis and design of environmental control in agriculture with emphasis on tropical condition. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 computation). Credit 3 units. Offered 1st and 2nd semesters only. Prerequisite: ABE 11.

ABE 71. Field Hydrology

Hydrology processes and their interaction with the earth and atmosphere; stream flow hydrographs; hydrologic routing; probability in hydrology and water quality; mathematical models. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). Credit 3 units. Offered 2nd semester only. Prerequisite: ENSC 16 and STAT 1.

Undergraduate Specialized Courses

ABE 110. Plant Climate

Heat exchange near the ground; relation to topography and plant cover to the micro-climate; modification of micro-climate by agricultural operation. 3 hrs (class). Credit 3 units. Offered 1st semester only. Prerequisite: PHYS 3 and COI.

ABE 111. Agricultural Structures II

Design methods and codes for timber, steel and reinforced concrete structures; design and construction of farm structures; agricultural infrastructure development; work engineering and contracts. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 computation). Credit 3 units. Offered 1st semester only. Prerequisite: ABE 12.

ABE 112. Agricultural Waste Management

Principle of agricultural waste management; collection, storage, transport, treatment and utilization of agricultural wastes. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 computation). Credit 3 units. Offered 2nd semester only. Prerequisite: ABE 12.

ABE 113. Farmstead Planning

Basic concepts and fundamentals of farmstead planning; layout and organization of farmstead systems. 3 hrs (class). Credit 3 units. Offered 2nd semester only. Prerequisite: ABE 12.

ABE 114. Spatial Analysis in Hydrometeorology 

Spatial distribution of climatic elements and soil moisture; digital terrain analysis; spatial interpolation. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab).  Credit 3 units. Offered 1st semester only. Prerequisite: ABE 71.

ABE 115. Agricultural Structures III

Design of agricultural structures; preparation of agricultural drawings; estimation of construction cost. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). Credit 3 units. Offered 2nd semester only. Prerequisite: ABE 111.

AGME 150. Geometeorology

Atmospheric environment; chemical quality circulation and variability of meteorological factors; surface energy budget; earth materials and processes. 3 hrs (class). Credit 3 units. Offered 2nd semester only. Prerequisite: COI.

ABE 190. Special Problems

May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student's program will not exceed 4 units. Credit 1 to 3 units. Offered 1st and 2nd semester only. Prerequisite: COI.

ABE 191. Special Topics

May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student's program will not exceed 4 units. Credit 1 to 3 units. Offered 1st and 2nd semester only. Prerequisite: COI.

ABE 200. Undergraduate Thesis

Credit 6 units. Offered 1st semester, 2nd semester and Summer. Prerequisite: COI.

ABE 200a. Practicum

Credit 6 units. Offered 1st semester, 2nd semester and Summer. Prerequisite: COI.

Institute of Agricultural Engineering

University of the Philippines Los Baños
College of Engineering & Agro-Industrial Technology
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Laguna 4031
Telefax No. +63 (49) 536-8745, 536-2686, 536-3291, 536-3606