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From biofuels, renewable energy, and bio-based plastics to systems for improving water and air quality, bioproducts and biosystems engineers create solutions in all stages of design, development, and manufacturing that promote sustainable utilization of renewable resources and enhancement of the environment. Bioproducts and biosystems engineers design products and systems to meet the world’s growing needs for materials, energy, and food and to address environmental sustainability. This degree is closely aligned with employers’ needs and will make you a strong candidate for positions in industry, agencies, and consulting firms.
The University’s bioproducts and biosystems engineering program is offered by the College of Science and Engineering in association with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. It is accredited as a program in biological engineering. The program provides a strong foundation in science and engineering, which will prepare students to successfully solve problems and develop solutions that promote sustainable use of renewable resources and enhancement of the environment.
Students can specialize in three areas within this major: