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 

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

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