Academic Programs

The educational vision of the Biosystems Engineering department (BSEN) is to offer high-quality and exceptional education experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Therefore, our teaching philosophy is to provide a high quality student-centered environment that will enhance learning for each undergraduate and graduate student in the department, and prepare them to solve engineering and technological problems associated with major global challenges (food, water, energy, environment, climate and health). In addition, as part of the BSEN teaching philosophy, we emphasize a broad education that considers societal impacts of engineering and technology, communication skills, ethics, lifelong learning, and leadership.

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Biosystems Engineering offers undergraduate programs in biosystems engineering42888054632_d1177b8749_o.jpg and in technology management (Biological and Agricultural Technology Management – BATM). The department also offers graduate programs in biosystems engineering. The undergraduate and graduate programs in biosystems engineering are offered through the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering with cooperation from the College of Agriculture and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, while the technology management program is offered through the College of Agriculture. 

Students who complete the undergraduate biosystems engineering program receive a Bachelor of Biosystems Engineering degree. Within the Biosystems Engineering degree program, students select from four pathways: Biosystems Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering option, Ecological Engineering option, or Forest Engineering option.

Students who complete the undergraduate technology management program receive a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Technology Management degree through the College of Agriculture. 

For more information contact Genta Stanfield .

Graduate Program

Graduate study in the department of Biosystems Engineering may lead to the Master of Science(M.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.). At the graduate level, students can specialize in the following: Bioenergy


and Bioproducts Engineering, Food and Biological Engineering, Precision Agriculture and Forestry, Off-Highway Vehicle Engineering, Ecological Engineering, or Production and Process Engineering. Details about requirements, assistantships, and policies for graduate study in Biosystems Engineering department are available by contacting Dr. Sushil Adhikari at .

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