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Biological Systems Engineering (including biological engineering, environmental engineering, and machinery systems)

Biological systems 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. They can also emphasize in environmental protection to improve water quality, control air pollution and clean up contaminated soils.

With their creative problem solving skills, biological systems engineers apply engineering and biological principles to a diverse world of opportunities. They can design better agricultural machinery, improve the living environments of animals, and consult companies in implementing more efficient agricultural operations and processes. Biological system engineers can also impact the medical field by developing chemical products, sensors, and life-saving medical equipment. Ultimately, in this field you can enhance the sustainability and vitality of society.

Possible Career Paths and Specializations

Biomedical Engineering

Environmental Engineering
Biological, Environmental, and Health Care Opportunities

Resources available at the Career Center*

Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment
Career Opportunities in Engineering 
Careers for Nature Lovers and Other Outdoor Types
Careers in Engineering
Careers in the Environment
Engineering Your Future

Opportunities in Biological Science Careers  
Opportunities in Engineering
Opportunities in Farming and Agriculture Careers

*Books are available for checkout.

Related biological and agricultural engineering links

K-State Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department

K-State Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Program

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers


National Society of Professional Engineers

Engineering Career Opportunities

Engineering Career Resources

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center

Society of Women Engineers

American Society for Engineering Education

K-State's Biological Systems Engineering program is accredited under the General Criteria by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.