First class PSM in TSM

First class PSM in TSM

Jan 4
K.C. Ting, Head, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  

One of my exciting tasks as a department head is to take part in recognizing and celebrating the degree completion of our students. Many graduates from our Technical Systems Management (TSM) undergraduate and graduate programs participated in the College of ACES graduate reception in the Illini Union on December 14, 2012. It was a historical event for our department. We graduated the first group of students from our new TSM graduate program. Four students completed their degree requirements for Professional Science Masters (PSM) in TSM.

Our TSM undergraduate program has been very successful in educating technically competent managers for agriculture, mechanization, construction, food, environment, and energy systems. As of fall 2012, we had 201 students enrolled in the undergraduate program. The development of a graduate program in TSM was initiated over 10 years ago. In fall 2011, the brand new master degree program in TSM enrolled seven students for the first time. Three students were pursuing their master of science degrees and four were in the PSM degree option. The degree completion of the four TSM graduate students marked a new era of the graduate education in our department. Dr. Joe Harper has been providing outstanding leadership in developing and coordinating of the TSM graduate program. Congratulations to our first class PSM in TSM!