WHAT IS BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING?
Biosystems Engineering is an integration of engineering with biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. Biosystems engineers develop the techniques and processes to work with living systems, including microbes, plants and animals. They provide engineering input to produce and process food, fiber, energy, and pharmaceuticals.
WHAT DOES A BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEER DO?
Biosystems Engineers work in a wide variety of industries. Some common tasks include:
Creating solutions for systems used in distribution of goods and services and broader operations
Improving agricultural machinery design
Developing chemical products, sensors, and life-saving medical equipment
Creating environmental protection solutions to improve water quality and control air pollution
Designing and creating equipment and devices to detect and treat illnesses and conditions
Improving sustainability of production systems to decrease environmental hazards and preserve natural resources
Developing systems that convert biological waste into energy
Designing manufacturing processes to improve safe and sanitary food production
Although not required, MSU Biosystems Engineering majors can add a concentration to align with a specific academic or career interest. Concentrations include:
Bioenergy & Bioproduct Engineering Biomedical Engineering
Explore the most common industries associated with MSU Biosystems Engineering graduates. Determine which industries fit you best in order to guide your search for job titles and companies you may want to work for!
Food & Beverage
Biotech & Life Sciences
Utilities and Renewable Energy
Number of BE graduates placed per industry from 2018-2020.
COMMON JOB TITLES
Learn about some of the most common job titles among MSU Biosystems Engineering graduates. Utilize Handshake to search for the specific job titles that interest you the most and see the specific skills and experiences employers are looking for so that you can start developing them now!
Operations Management Trainee
Continuous Improvement Specialist
Number of BE graduates placed for each of the top job titles from 2007-2020. Descriptions via The Center
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Hormel Foods Corporation
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Learn about the specific data associated with Biosystems Engineering graduates so that you can better understand the average compensation and placement rates within the major.
Connect with other engineering students by joining a student organization! Some of the organizations related to the BE major include:
Biosystem Engineering Club
Engineers Without Borders
Environmental Engineering Student Society