Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering

About the Major

A Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major prepares you for a career in developing a plan to restore a wetland or contaminated site; developing an instrumentation system to improve quality control in a food processing line; designing a process and equipment to convert biomass into energy and polymers; or working as a sales engineer to develop technical solutions to meet a client's needs. The curriculum provides an education in engineering with a focus on renewable resources, biological systems, and the environment including issues affecting soil, water, and air. Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Design Engineer
  • Plant Manager
  • Project Engineer 
  • Environmental Consultant 
  • Research Engineer
  • Sales Representative 
  • Process Engineer 

Types of Employers

  • Biotechnology laboratories
  • Chemical engineering firms
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Food manufacturers
  • Government agencies
  • Paper and fiber products companies
  • Recycling and waste management companies
  • Universities and colleges
  • Wood products manufacturers 
  • Biofuel industry 

Salary and Employment Statistics

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