Biological Systems Engineering
Students gain advanced knowledge of the use of engineering to efficiently produce, distribute, and process biological products, such as food, feed, and fiber, while conserving natural resources, preserving environmental quality, and ensuring the health and safety of people. Programs of study include aquacultural engineering, bioprocess engineering, ecological systems engineering, energy systems engineering, environmental engineering, food engineering, forest and fiber engineering, health and safety engineering, machine systems engineering, post-harvest engineering, sensor and control engineering, and soil and water engineering. With the unique status of belonging to both the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the program benefits from a wide diversity of collaborations across multiple disciplines. The program interacts with colleagues in both engineering and the life sciences to create multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and research.