The Biological and Agricultural Engineering program administers the major of Biological Systems Engineering, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
A BS degree in Biological Systems Engineering should prepare students to do the following:
- Apply life sciences in engineering at the biochemical, cellular, organismal, and macro levels.
- Solve biological systems engineering problems while employed in the private or public sector.
- Consider the environmental consequences of their engineering activities.
- Communicate effectively with professional colleagues and public constituencies.
- Act in an ethical manner.
- Continue education to adapt and thrive in a changing professional world
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Our teaching is designed to impart a strong foundation in mathematics, life sciences, and engineering. Students completing the program will have the following:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice