Bioproducts and biosystems engineering prepares you to create sustainable solutions that address societal needs while protecting our environment. You will focus on biological, renewable, natural resources, and systems to address our growing global need for clean energy, water and air, green materials, and safe and secure food. Closely aligned with employer demand, this degree has excellent career opportunities in industry, government agencies, consulting, and engineering firms.


  • Process engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Food engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Ecological engineer
  • Bioprocessing engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Water resources engineer
  • Engineering consultant

What you’ll study

As an accredited engineering program, bioproducts and biosystems engineering provides a strong science and engineering background with a special emphasis on biological systems, bioprocessing, biobased products, and food. The curriculum integrates engineering, biology, and chemistry in a variety of applications that will prepare you to design, develop, and implement sustainable solutions that promote the use of renewable resources and enhance our ecosystems.

You may specialize in one of three areas:

• Bioproducts engineering—designing and implementing sustainable products and processes including renewable and clean energy, renewable materials, and biochemical

• Environmental and ecological engineering—exploring engineering, environmental, and ecological principles to develop sustainable solutions to address human impact while protecting and enhancing the environment

• Food engineering—creating important processes, systems, and solutions to address the world’s growing need for food security, food safety, and healthy lives.

The Bachelor of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.