BACHELORS AND MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING

UE Code : IM1-TECH-EXPE Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

First year of Master of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :

French

Studies organization

Credits :

1.00

Semester :

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Total Hours :

23.50 (Hours of teaching + individual study)

Details

Objectives :

To gain skills and knowledge in building experimental plans
To understand how to set up a zootechnology experiment
To understand the types of objectives and research tools used by experimental stations of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), chambers of agriculture and industrial manufacturers both for factorial experiments and systems

Contents :

Introduction: Positioning experimentation in livestock production experiments and presentation of debriefing topics (1.5 hrs)
Seminars (TD) on experimental plans (6 hrs)
Field trip to the experimental station of the poultry farming research unit of the INRA (3 hrs )
Field trip to the private Sourches research station (4 hrs)
Field trip to the private Trinottières research station (4 hrs)
Lectures (CM) on an example of experimentation systems – genetic-type experimentation of goats/pasture land in Luzignan (3 hrs )

Prerequisites :

Basic knowledge of physiology and zootechnology
Basic knowledge of statistics

Teaching methods :

Lectures (CM), Seminars (TD), Study Time (ED), Field Trips

Assessment :

Field trip debriefing in groups divided into 3 subjects (3 hrs):
-System Experiments: objectives, means, strengths, weaknesses, costs and human resource requirements ;
-Factorial Experimentation: objectives, means, strengths, weaknesses, costs and human resource requirements ;
-Experimental Plans: Pitfalls to avoid when designing an experiment.
Debate with professors regarding this debriefing

Bibliography :

1st year of Master of Science in Engineering

The 1st year of Master of Science in Engineering includes common core courses, majors and inter-major courses.

Majors: students will choose only one major according to his background

• Vine and Wine: sustainable productions and international market (ViVi)
• Food processing, food science, nutrition and quality (TAQ)
• Crop production and agroecology (PVA)
• Environmental and sustainable Engineering (IED)
• Animal production: livestock farming and livestock industry (PA)
• Business management, corporate consultancy and international trade and Markets (PCE/CMI)

Common core courses (CC) are engineering tools and Social Sciences. All of them are compulsory.

Inter-major modules (MIM): students will choose only one according to their major