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Biosystems Engineering

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Interested in a biosystems engineering degree?

People who have biosystems engineering jobs design solutions to technical problems that involve a critical biological component. They apply qualitative skills to create products, processes and systems that improve life. Working at the link between engineering and biology, biosystems engineers are engaged in solving some of today’s most challenging problems. Biosystems engineering students develop skill sets that encompass biological sciences and engineering and take on issues that affect human health and well-being.


Graduates in biosystems engineering choose from a wide variety of job functions and application areas, including ecosystems protection, food safety, bioenergy, biosecurity and human health. Each year, nearly all biosystems engineering students secure jobs. In fact, 90% of graduates are employed within 90 days of graduation.

Alumni work at: 

  • Biogenic Reagents
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Nestle USA
  • Procter & Gamble
  • United Therapeutics
  • Waisman Biomanufacturing

Alumni work as: 

  • Food safety engineers
  • Biosecurity technicians
  • Biosystems engineers
  • Governmental aides
  • Consultants
  • Ecosystem engineers

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