Program Objectives for Biosystems

The educational objectives of the BSEN undergraduate program is to produce graduates who will:

  • Utilize systems approach as a result of their biosystems engineering training to identify, develop and implement resilient, safe and practical solutions to current and future societal challenges especially those associated with food, water, energy, environment and health.
  • Provide leadership in professional, societal and global issues; make progress towards achieving professional registration and other appropriate certifications; collaborate with other professionals, and evolve into other careers such as management, research and business.

The Biosystems Engineering degree program promotes the competencies and abilities, within the context defined by the Biosystems Engineering program objectives, that allow students to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


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