Bringing Engineering to Life
B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering
Biological Systems Engineering brings engineering to life—by working with living systems using engineering, biology, and mathematics to improve peoples' lives and our world!
This major leads to rewarding careers in Biomedical Engineering, Bioenergy & Food Engineering, and Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. We provide students with a broad, flexible engineering background with a biological emphasis. A high percentage of graduates go to work immediately in well-paid positions. Many of our students go on to professional careers in engineering, law, medicine, food research, and academia.
Examples of topics addressed in the curriculum include watershed preotection, ecosystem restoration, nonpoint source pollution control, bioremediation, and pollution prevention; extrucion and bioreactor design, pharmaceutical and animal health product production, and plant and animal protection; surgical and prosthetic device development, biomechanics, biosignal and image processing, andbiomedical imaging and tissue engineering. The curriculum emphasizes report writing, speaking, and teamwork, as well as computer-aided design.
The B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of.