The bioprocessing and food processing engineering option merges engineering principles
with life sciences, primarily microbiology and biochemistry, to make products such
as vaccines, antibiotics, processed foods and food supplements, and renewable energy.
Why bioprocessing and food processing?
If you enjoy the complexity of living systems and are intrigued by how we can effectively
design equipment, operations and methodologies to transform biological materials into
useful everyday products, this degree option would be a good fit for you. Best practices
for product development and testing, food safety and quality, packaging, storage and
handling, and system optimization are central to the curriculum.
Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:
Research and development
Biosystems engineering students are part of both the Ferguson College of Agriculture
and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.
Each student in the biosystems engineering program will complete the two-semester
senior design capstone course. The capstone provides you a team driven, open-ended
design experience, and your final projects are evaluated by an external professional
Hands-on from the Start
Freshman and transfer students design a portion of a capstone senior design project.
Award-Winning Student Organizations
The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is home to multiple student organizations, including Cowboy Motorsports and Cowboy Waterworks.
Biosystems engineering graduates have the benefit of embracing the interdisciplinary
features of the degree and representation of two colleges, the Ferguson College of
Agriculture and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, rooted in
STEM and the founding of our land grant institution.
Nationally Accredited Program
The bachelor of science degree in biosystems engineering is accredited, along with
the other engineering programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology,
through the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and its faculty are administered
through the Ferguson College of Agriculture.