The Biosystems Engineering (BE) undergraduate program prepares graduates who will integrate and apply principles of engineering and biology to a wide variety of globally important problems. To achieve that purpose, the primary objectives of the BE program are to prepare graduates to:

  • identify and solve problems at the interface of biology and engineering,
  • use modern engineering techniques and the systems approach, and
  • analyze, design, and control components, systems, and processes that involve critical biological components.

Additionally, the Biosystems Engineering program is designed to help graduates succeed in diverse careers by developing a professional foundation that includes vision, adaptability, creativity, a practical mindset, effective communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences, the ability to work in diverse, cross-disciplinary teams, and a commitment to sustainability, continuing professional growth, and ethical conduct.

For a list of projects, see Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Projects.

If you are interested in sponsoring a BE 485/487 capstone project, please contact Dr. Dana Kirk or Dr. Luke Reese.

More information can be found at Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering.