Advancing technology for a cleaner, safer world.
Biosystems engineers work to ensure our communities have safe and plentiful food to eat, pure water to drink, clean fuel and energy sources, and a safe, healthy environment in which to live. As a student in biosystems engineering, you’ll use principles of engineering and biology to solve problems in biological systems, agriculture, natural resources and the environment. Auburn offers the only accredited biosystems engineering program in Alabama, and the forest engineering option is the only one of its kind in the South.
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The biosystems engineering option will give you a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering mechanics that is common to all engineers. You’ll combine this engineering knowledge with biological expertise related to environmental protection and the production, processing and distribution of food and fiber and off-highway vehicle engineering.
The focus of the Bioprocess Engineering option is to produce engineers that seamlessly combine engineering and natural sciences to designing and developing systems, processes and equipment that convert biological and agricultural materials to value-added products such as food, nutraceuticals, polymers and pharmaceuticals. Bioprocess engineers provide a bridge between the research lab and the economic, large-scale implementation of technologies used to convert these biological materials to value-added products.
The ecological engineering option meets a growing demand for engineers with the ability to solve environmental problems using knowledge of natural ecological and biological principles. Learning areas include non-point source pollution, watershed modeling, stream and river restoration and natural resource conservation.
The forest engineering option — the only one of its kind in the South — will provide you with engineering fundamentals along with a knowledge of forest resources, which are among our most precious natural resources.
|Equipment design and development||Industrial engineering|
|Production engineering||Quality control engineering and management|
|Biofuel development||Irrigation engineering|
|Natural resources protection and management||Ecosystems restoration|
|Green and renewable product development||Water resources management|