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What is bioprocessing and food processing?

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.

Career paths

Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:

STRONG PARTNERSHIP

Biosystems engineering students are part of both the Ferguson College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.

Highlights

Real-World Projects

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 advisory panel.

 

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.

 

A strong partnership

Biosystems engineering students are part of both the Ferguson College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology which enables them to benefit from the strengths of both academic colleges. Students receive communication from both colleges and are able to take advantage of the services, scholarships and award recognition programs available in both.

 

One Degree, Two Colleges

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.

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