About Us

 About Us


To improve quality of life by integrating and applying principles of engineering and biology to systems involving food, environment, energy, and health.

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Since 1906, the Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering (BAE) has responded to the changing needs of society by integrating and applying principles of engineering and biology in a systems context. Today, biosystems engineers at MSU solve complex, rapidly-changing problems related to food quality and safety, ecosystems protection, homeland security and health protection, biomass utilization, and renewable energy development.

Farrall Hall in the Spring

The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biosystems Engineering (BE).  A second undergraduate degree Technology Systems Management (TSM) through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  A third undergraduate option is a two-year certificate program in Electrical Technology (ET) leading to licensed journeyman electrician and master electrician.   Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in biosystems engineering may elect a minor in Plant, Animal and Microbial Biotechnolody. The department also offers an M.S. and Ph.D. program in Biosystems Engineering. With approximately 250 students enrolled in various programs, we take pride in knowing every student's name.

In addition to teaching, the faculty is actively involved in leading-edge research and in extension.

Please use this web site to learn more about the MSU BAE Department.

Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
524 S. Shaw Lane
216 Farrall Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone (517) 355-4720
Fax (517) 432-2892

Dr. Darrell Donahue
Department Chair