The focus of the Department of Biosystems Engineering is to produce competent engineers that are able to develop sustainable and resilient solutions to global challenges and life’s essentials: food, water, energy, environment, and health. Students in the department are trained in a family-centered environment that enhances their learning and development, while preparing them to be future leaders.


There are approximately 204 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students in Biosystems Engineering at Auburn. Their well-rounded engineering experiences received here at Auburn enable them to function exceptionally well on the multidisciplinary teams in today's workforce. They receive personal attention from our 15 faculty members that have a diverse set of expertise including impressive research, outreach, and industry experiences.

Programs in Auburn University's Biosystems Engineering Department are centered around five major focus areas:

  • Bioenergy and Bioproducts Engineering
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Production and Process Engineering
  • Automation & Off-Highway Vehicles
  • Food and Biological Engineering

Since its origins in 1919, Auburn's Biosystems Engineering Department has been providing engineering solutions to improve our quality of life. With continued growth in faculty and students, we will continue to serve Alabama's beyond the 21st century.

Last Updated: 7/27/20 9:38 AM