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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
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SAMPLE JOB TITLES

  • Associate District Representative
  • CAD Drafter
  • Civil Engineer
  • Division Officer
  • Entry Level Airfield Civil Engineering Associate
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Lab Technician
  • Quality Control Team Member
  • Research Engineer
  • Research Technician
  • Staff Engineer
  • Supply Chain Associate
  • Systems Engineering Associate

Sample job titles based on 2019-20 and 2020-21 Biosystems Engineering graduates responses to the Auburn University First Destinations Survey.

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AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

$62,085

Salary Range
Minimum | $47,500
Maximum | $77,000

The salary range and average starting salary for 2020-2021 Biosystems Engineering graduates is based on responses to the Auburn University First Destinations Survey.

RECRUITING COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Engineering Consultant Firms

Off Highway Vehicle

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

Food Companies

Manufacturing

Forestry and Bioproducts

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

TOP CITIES

With 2 or more 2020-2021 graduates locating to cities

  • Auburn, AL
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Nasvhille, TN
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Memphis, TN

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

STUDENT STORIES

ALUMNI

  • Alexus Brown, ’15 | Project Engineer |  Columbia Engineering and Services Inc
  • Andy Young, ‘15 | Project Analyst | Foresite Group
  • Cassie Atchley, '21 | Project Development Manager | Schneider Electric
  • Glen Morgan, ’87 | Chairman of the Board | Poly, Inc
  • Johnny Grace, PhD, ’94 and ’96 | Coordinating Lead Engineering and Program Manager |  S. Forest Service
  • Katelyn Rheinlander, '13  | GES Assistant Department Manager  |  Frito Lay
  • Lori Montgomery, ’00 | Principal Engineer  | City of Durham NC Water Management
  • Mack and Amy Moncus, ’06 & ’06 | Project Manager & Agricultural Engineer  | TTL, Inc. & USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Mark Ivey, ’92 | Vice President  | Dirt Dog Manufacturing
  • Mark Plyler, ’97 | Senior Manager  |  Madix Inc
  • Rachel Helm, ’09 | Clinical Specialist | Johnson & Johnson
  • Troy Ephriam, ’17 | Environmental Engineer | US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Will McCartney, ’13 } Project Engineer  | Lendlease Corporation

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