About Biological Systems Engineering

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Biological Systems Engineering brings engineering to life--working with living systems and the environment, using engineering, biology, and mathematics to improve peoples' lives. One of three academic programs in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, this major leads to rewarding careers in Biomedical Engineering, Food and Bioproducts Engineering, and Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. The program provides a broad, flexible engineering background with a biological emphasis. A high percentage of our students graduate and go to work immediately in well-paid positions. BSEN info sheet.

Possible Engineering Career Areas:

  • Prosthetic design
  • Environmental conservation
  • Bioremediation
  • Bioprocessing
  • Wetlands restoration
  • Biofuels and bioenergy
  • Water treatment
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biosensors
  • Bioproducts
  • Flood mitigation
  • Food quality and safety
  • Value-added products
  • Tissue engineering and gene delivery