The Threads of Biosystems Engineering

Briassoulis, Demetres and Gallego Vázquez, Eutiquio and Pantaleo, Antonio Marco and Holden, Nicholas and Owende, Philip and Ting, K.C. and Mallikarjunan, Kumar (2012). The Threads of Biosystems Engineering. In: "American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012", 29/07/2012 - 01/08/2012, Dallas, Texas (Estados Unidos). pp. 3978-4019.

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Title: The Threads of Biosystems Engineering
Author/s:
  • Briassoulis, Demetres
  • Gallego Vázquez, Eutiquio
  • Pantaleo, Antonio Marco
  • Holden, Nicholas
  • Owende, Philip
  • Ting, K.C.
  • Mallikarjunan, Kumar
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012
Event Dates: 29/07/2012 - 01/08/2012
Event Location: Dallas, Texas (Estados Unidos)
Title of Book: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012
Date: 2012
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Agrícolas (UPM)
Department: Ciencia y Tecnología Aplicadas a la Ingeniería Técnica Agrícola [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The core concepts, or threads, of Biosystems Engineering (BSEN) are variously understood by those within the discipline, but have never been unequivocally defined due to its early stage of development. This makes communication and teaching difficult compared to other well established engineering subjects. Biosystems Engineering is a field of Engineering which int egrates engineering science and design with applied biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. It represents an evolution of the Agricultural Engineering discipline applied to all living organisms not including biomedical applications. The basic key element for the emerging EU Biosystems Engineering program of studies is to ensure that it offers essential minimum fundamental engine ering knowledge and competences . A core curriculum developed by Erasmus Thematic Networks is used as benchmark for Agr icultural and Biosystems Engineering studies in Europe. The common basis of the core curriculum for the discipline across the Atlantic , including a minimum of competences comprising the Biosystems Engineering core competencies, has been defined by an Atlan tis project , but this needs to be taken further by defining the threads linking courses together. This paper presents a structured approach to define the Threads of BSEN . The definition of the mid-level competences and the associated learning outcomes has been one of the objectives of the Atlantis programme TABE.NET. The mid-level competences and learning outcomes for each of six specializations of BSEN are defined while the domain-specific knowledge to be acquired for each outcome is proposed. Once the proposed definitions are adopted, these threads will be available for global development of the BSEN.

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Item ID: 19482
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/19482/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19482
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Sep 2013 09:02
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 19:36
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