About Us

The UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering has existed for more than 100 years, teaching and discovering cutting edge biological and agricultural engineering research. Our vision is to be the global leader in the science and engineering of biological and agricultural systems through excellence in teaching, research, and outreach.

After completing coursework in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) department, undergraduates will be awarded a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Systems Engineering.

Biological Systems Engineering graduates take jobs in the biotech, food, and medical industries; work for state and federal agencies; or pursue graduate work.  Industries in bioenergy, bioprocessing, biotechnology, food processing, aquaculture, agriculture, plant production, animal production, and forest production all need engineers with strong training in biology. Students can also use the program as a pathway to professional schools in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, or business.

We offer BS, MS, and PhD degrees as well as the Masters of Engineering (ME) and the Doctor of Engineering (DE) in three areas: Biotechnology Engineering, Agricultural and Natural Resource Engineering, and Food Engineering.