The graduate programs in the Department of Biosystems Engineering focus on applications of engineering in biological systems. The M.Sc. is a research degree consisting of coursework and a thesis based on original research conducted by the student. The M.Eng. is a course-based degree consisting of coursework and an engineering project.
These programs place a strong emphasis on assisting graduate students to gain a broad range of skills and experience in conducting interdisciplinary research, in understanding the interrelationships among physical and biological factors, and in written and oral communication.
Fields of Research include:
Post-harvest Preservation of Grains
Power and Machinery
Graduates have obtained jobs throughout the world in industry, government, research, education, consulting, and self-employment. The range of their work includes: farm equipment design, structural design, environmental engineering, nuclear-engineering research and management, bioprocessing (pharmaceutical and food), and biomedical engineering.