College of EngineeringBiosystems EngineeringAcademics

Academic Programs

The vision of the Biosystems Engineering department (BSEN) is to offer high-quality and exceptional educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Our teaching philosophy is to provide a student-centered environment that will enhance learning for each student. We emphasize a broad education that considers the societal impacts of engineering and technology, communication skills, ethics, lifelong learning, and leadership. Biosystems Engineering produces undergraduate and graduate students that are competent in solving engineering and technological problems associated with major global challenges; food, water, energy, environment, climate, and health.

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Biosystems Engineering offers undergraduate programs in Biosystems Engineering (Engineering Major) and Biological and Agricultural Technology Management (Non-Engineering Major).

  • The Biosystems Engineering (BSEN) program is offered through the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering with cooperation from the College of Agriculture and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. 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.
  • The Biological and Agricultural Technology Management (BATM) program is offered through the College of Agriculture. 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 about the Biosystems Engineering undergraduate program contact Dr. Oladiran Fasina (Department Head) or Genta Mills (Academic Advisor).


Graduate Program

Graduate study in the department of Biosystems Engineering may lead to a 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
  • Production and Process Engineering

For more information about requirements, assistantships, and policies for graduate studies, contact Dr. Jasmeet Lamba.