Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Technology Systems Management

The Minor in Technology Systems Management, which is administered by the Departments of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, serves students interested in technology for management decision support who are pursuing careers in agriculture and natural resources. The minor provides an opportunity to gain a working knowledge of technologies necessary to monitor and manage aspects of food, agriculture, and natural resource systems.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering to have their program of study approved in advance and in writing.

Requirements for the Minor in Technology Systems Management

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:

                 
1. Four of the following courses (12 credits):  
  TSM 130 Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Agricultural Systems 3
  TSM 222 Fundamentals of Automation and Controls 3
  TSM 226 Renewable Energy Systems Management 3
  TSM 251 Information Technology in Agricultural Systems 3
  TSM 331 Water Management in Agriculture and Food Systems 3
  TSM 343 Principles of Precision Agriculture 3
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  ABM 222 Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W) 3
  ANS 418 Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning 3
  CSS 424 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Integration and Synthesis 3
  CSUS 354 Water Resources Management 3
  FSC 325 Food Processing: Unit Operations 3
  FW 419 Applications of Geographic Information Systems to Natural Resources Management 4
  GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
  TSM 493 Professional Internship in Technology Systems Management 3