FTE-12803 Introduction Biosystems Engineering part 2


Studiepunten 3.00

Course coordinator(s)drs. APHM Janssen
Lecturer(s)drs. AMP Kersten
dr LW Kiewidt
dr. KGJ Pauls-Worm
prof. dr. JH Bitter
prof. dr. ir. PWG Groot Koerkamp
drs. MR Kramer
dr. M Derks
dr. PPJ van der Tol
A Pachuau MSc
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. PWG Groot Koerkamp

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

FTE-12303 Introduction Biosystems Engineering part 1. 


The course is the second part of the introductory course for the BSc Biosystems Engineering (Agrotechnologie in Dutch). The focus of this second part is on application of knowledge, both new and acquired in the first part. You will work on different cases. Each case is introduced with a lecture and is followed by a tutorial or practical in which the theory is exercised. Each case will take one or two half days. In the first week the focus is on challenges and systems analysis. There are many challenges for biosystems engineering for the coming ten year. You will get an overview of some of these challenges and you have to define your own challenges. Systems analysis is an important topic within biosystems engineering. You will become acquainted with the most important aspects of systems analysis; there is also a practical in which systems analysis is exercised. In the second week the focus is on farm relevant side stream valorization. The main question is what would be needed to make more valuable and sustainable products from side streams. The focus here is on (chemical)conversion i.e. the so called ‘farm chemistry’. In the last week the focus is on the use of information technology and operations research and logistics. There are some lectures connected to this and a practical in which the theory is exercised. Integrated in the course is also a module presentation skills. You get the basics for giving a good oral presentation and have to exercise this by preparing and giving several oral presentations. The module Information Literacy started in period 1 (in the course FTE-12303 Introduction biosystems engineering part 1). In this course there will be an exam on this. The last part of the course is that you have to gain more in-depth knowledge of the technology of a specific biosystem (e.g. crop, animal) and you have to prepare a poster. 

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of the course students are expected to be able to:
- apply knowledge to solve typical problems in the domain;
- apply a systems analysis on a case in the domain;
- give a proper oral presentation and reflect on it;
- retrieve proper information on a technology aspect in the domain.


- lectures:
- tutorials;
- practicals;
- excursions.


The course will be assessed in the following way:
- written exam (minimum mark 5.50; 70%);
- oral presenting (presentation and reflection report; minimum mark 5.50; 10%);
- information literacy (minimum mark 5.50; 10%);
- presentation technical topic (poster; 10%)
- pass required for specific assignments (challenges for biosystems engineering, two assignments for systems analysis).

Attending the practicals is mandatory. Being present at the lecture on study skills is required too. Your presence will be registered. Being absent without a valid reason will lead to that you cannot complete the course this academic year.

In the written exam you will get questions on each part of the course (challenges, systems analysis, automation, systems and control, information engineering and operation research and logistics).

All part marks will be valid until the end of the next academic year. 


Course information and relevant literature is available in Brightspace. 

Verplicht voor: BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc2AF