Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering program administers the major of Biological Systems Engineering, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives
A BS degree in Biological Systems Engineering should prepare students to do the following:
  1. Apply life sciences in engineering at the biochemical, cellular, organismal, and macro levels.
  2. Solve biological systems engineering problems while employed in the private or public sector.
  3. Consider the environmental consequences of their engineering activities.
  4. Communicate effectively with professional colleagues and public constituencies.
  5. Act in an ethical manner.
  6. Continue education to adapt and thrive in a changing professional world

Undergraduate Enrollment

Academic YearType Total Undergrad
2018-19FT161
2018-19PT0
2017-18 FT 178
2017-18 PT 3
2016-17 FT 183
2016-17 PT 3
2015-16FT 172
2015-16PT 2
2014-15FT 149
2014-15PT 1
2013-14FT 144
2013-14PT 6
2012-13FT 139
2012-13PT 2
2011-12FT 144
2011-12PT 1
FT = Full Time, PT = Part Time.
Enrollment data is based on Fall Quarter 3rd week census.

Undergraduate Degrees

Academic YearBachelor's Degrees Awarded
2017-18 23
2016-17 25
2015-16 34
2014-15 15
2013-14 19
2012-13 25
2011-12 21

Student Outcomes

Our teaching is designed to impart a strong foundation in mathematics, life sciences, and engineering. Students completing the program will have the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice