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Combines biology with engineering.  Biosystems engineers ensure safe food, healthy ecosystems, bioenergy and human health. 

Biosystems engineering integrates biology with engineering principles to address complex issues in areas such as bioenergy, ecosystems protection, food safety and biosecurity, and human health.  Biosystems engineers are responsible for designing resourceful solutions to technical problems involving biological components.  For example, they design systems to transform biological waste products from ecological hazards to bio-based; energy solutions.  They also design sensors and processes to detect and/or eliminate human pathogens from food products. Potential employers include food processing companies, pharmaceutical/health companies, environmental consulting firms, bioenergy companies, and government agencies.


  • Bioenergy
  • Biomedical
  • Ecosystems
  • Food Safety


  • Bioenergy companies
  • Food manufacturing
  • Health/medical industries
  • Environmental consulting
  • Government agencies
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Michigan State University
Farrall Hall
524 S. Shaw Lane, Room 216
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 355-4720
Fax: (517) 432-2892

For more information please follow this link to the Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Undergraduate Program Information.