The science component of the TSM program is comprised of coursework in the major. A total of 32 semester hours is required.

Specific courses are selected in consultation with the program’s faculty coordinator. Prospective students and those admitted to the program should talk with the faculty coordinator well in advance of the first semester of study to identify a course of study best suited to their individual needs.

REQUIRED COURSES

All students are required to complete the following:

  • TSM 501 – Graduate Research I (1 hour)
  • TSM 502 – Graduate Research II (1 hour)
  • TSM 594 – Graduate Seminar (0 hours; enrollment required each semester)
  • One course in statistics (3-5 hours)
  • One course in research methods including experimental design (3-5 hours)
  • One 500-level course from the departmental elective list (3-5 hours)

Subtotal: 11-17 hours

ELECTIVES

In consultation with the program’s faculty coordinator, students select additional courses in one or more of the following areas of specialization:

  • construction management;
  • environmental systems;
  • mechanization, marketing, and technology management systems;
  • production systems, or
  • renewable energy systems.

Courses for the specializations may be taken in agricultural and consumer economics, agricultural communications, agricultural education, animal sciences, business administration, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, crop sciences, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, labor and employment relations, mathematics, mechanical engineering, natural resource and environmental sciences, and statistics. The mix of courses will be approved by the program’s faculty coordinator.

Subtotal: 15-21 hours

Total science required: 32 hours

SAMPLE PROGRAM OF STUDY

Semester 1: Fall
Science ABE 440 Applied Statistical Methods I
TSM 435 Electrical Computer Control Systems
TSM 501 Graduate Research I
TSM 594 Graduate Seminar
TSM 598 Foundations of TSM
Business Two 2-hour courses; varies by cohort
PSM 501 - PSM Industry Seminar (all semester)
Semester 2: Spring
Science AGED 545 Research Methods and Design
TSM 464 Engine and Tractor Power
TSM 502 Graduate Research II
TSM 594 Graduate Seminar
TSM 596 Independent Study
Business Two 2-hour courses; varies by cohort
PSM 502 - PSM Industry Seminar II (all semester)
Summer Internship
PSM 555 - PSM Internship
Semester 3: Fall
Science ABE 459 Drainage and Water Management 
ACE 435 Global Agribusiness Management
TSM 467 Precision Agriculture Technology
TSM 594 Graduate Seminar
TSM 596 Independent Study
Business One 2-hour course; varies by cohort
PSM 503 - PSM Industry Seminar III (all semester)
December Graduation

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 12 hours of the program’s 42-hour total must be earned in 500-level courses
  • At least 8 hours must be earned in 500-level “TSM” rubric courses

*Course numbers and titles are subject to change.  Please note that some courses are only offered in select terms. For more information, please reference the Illinois Course Catalog.

 

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