Curriculum & Options

Biosystems Engineers ensure that we have the necessities of life: healthy food to eat, clean water to drink, renewable fuel and energy sources, and a healthy environment in which to live. Therefore, the mission of the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University is to develop and disseminate engineering knowledge to solve problems in biological systems, natural resources and the environment. It meets the resident instruction portion of that mission through the offering of a degree program which leads to a Bachelor of Biosystems Engineering. Options in Bioprocess Engineering, Options in Ecological Engineering and Forest Engineering are also available under the Biosystems Engineering degree program. 
 

Biosystems Engineering

The Department of Biosystems Engineering offers the only accredited degree in Biosystems Engineering in Alabama. It is committed to preparing students for productive professional careers in the biosystems industries and related natural resource and environmental systems sectors. Take a look at the program objectives and educational objectives of the Biosystems Engineering degree program. The Biosystems Engineering program curriculum is coordinated by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Students should apply for admission to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and complete the Pre-Biosystems Engineering program.

Bioprocess Engineering Option

The focus of the Bioprocess Engineering option is to produce engineers that seamlessly combine engineering and natural sciences to designing and developing systems, processes and equipment that convert biological and agricultural materials to value-added products such as food, nutraceuticals, polymers and pharmaceuticals. Bioprocess engineers provide a bridge between the research lab and the economic, large-scale implementation of technologies used to convert these biological materials to value-added products. The bioprocess engineering option is coordinated by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Students should apply for admission to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and complete the Bioprocess Engineering option portion of the Pre-Biosystems Engineering program.

Ecological Engineering Option

The Department of Biosystems Engineering offers an option in Ecological Engineering as part of the Bachelor of Biosystems Engineering degree. This option prepares students to solve environmental problems by combining engineering principles with life sciences to design and manage sustainable systems that are of value and that benefit humans, nature, ecology, and the environment.Examples of design projects that ecological engineers work on include wetland, stream and riparian restorations, green building/infrastructure that increases water and energy use efficiencies, managing and redesigning watersheds due to global climate change and human impacts, urban stormwater management, improving agricultural and urban water quality, aquaculture/aquaponics, hydroponics engineering, and optimizing sensor arrays for ecological monitoring. The ecological engineering option is coordinated by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Students should apply for admission to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and complete the Ecological Engineering option portion of the Pre-Biosystems Engineering program.

Forest Engineering Option

The Department of Biosystems Engineering in conjunction with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences offers an option in Forest Engineering as part of the Bachelor of Biosystems Engineering degree. This option prepares students for productive professional careers in the forest products industry and related natural resource and environmental systems sector. The Forest Engineering option is coordinated by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, and is administered by the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Students can become registered foresters upon completion of a minor in forest resources. Beginning students should apply to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and complete the Forest Engineering option portion of the Pre-Biosystems Engineering program. Students pursuing the Forest Engineering option must meet School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences requirements for admission to the Forestry Summer Field Practicum.

 

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