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BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Biosystems engineers ensure that we have the necessities of life: a safe and plentiful supply of food and fiber, clean water to drink, renewable fuels, alternative energy sources, and a safe and healthy environment. They apply engineering to the challenges and opportunities presented by living ecosystems and the natural environment.

Auburn Department of Biosystems Engineering

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

Environmental Engineer
Minimum Education: B.S.
Entry Level Salary Range: $51K - $86K
Average Entry Level Salary: $67K

Manufacturing Process Engineer
Minimum Education: B.S.
Entry Level Salary Range: $48K - $75K
Average Entry Level Salary: $63K

Biochemical Engineer
Minimum Education: B.S.
Entry Level Salary Range: $45K - $103K
Average Entry Level Salary: $67K

Other Sample Job Titles

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Forest Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Storm Water Engineer
  • Utility Planning and Design
  • Water Resources Engineer

Salary ranges and averages refer to entry level roles in the United States provided by Glassdoor.com and PayScale.com.

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RECRUITING COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Engineering Consultant Firms

  • AMEC
  • Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood
  • Krebs
  • SCS Engineering

Off Highway Vehicle

  • Caterpillar
  • John Deere
  • Bush Hog
  • Kershaw

Local and State Regulators

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

Municipalities

  • Auburn, AL
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Montgomery, AL

Federal and State Civil Services

  • Department of Transportation
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Forest Service

Food Companies

  • Frito Lay
  • Pepsi Co
  • Cargill

Manufacturing

  • Altec
  • Ecotec
  • WestRock

Forestry and Bioproducts

  • Georgia Pacific
  • International Paper
  • Packaging Corporation
  • Weyerhaeuser

*This list is a sampling of companies, not reflective of all organizations who recruit AU Biosystems Engineers.

 

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

ALUMNI

BUILD YOUR RESUME

Your Career Roadmap

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Develop key Career Readiness skills
  • Explore Biosystems Engineering opportunities such as the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) student chapter; international engineering competitions for design, undergraduate research, essay competition and video production, and War Eagle Pullers – the ¼ scale tractor team
  • Attend Career Fairs such as the Engineering and Technology Career Fair, Civil and Biosystems Engineering Fair, Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Fair, and/or the Graduate and Professional School Fair
  • Get to know alumni and professionals in your area of career interest
  • Gain experience through internships, co-op, volunteer opportunities, and/or part-time jobs
  • Gain research experience by working on faculty projects or as a student employee