BAE Undergraduate Programs

Combining biology with engineering, biosystems engineers work in critical areas such as bioenergy, food safety, ecosystems protection, and human health.

BAE offers a Bachelor of Science degree program through the College of Engineering, Biosystems Engineering (BE), an undergraduate minor through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and a certificate program through the Institute of Agricultural Technology, Electrical Technology (ET).

Biosystems engineering integrates biology with engineering principles to address complex issues in areas such as bioenergy, ecosystems protection, food safety and biosecurity, and human health. Biosystems engineers are responsible for designing resourceful solutions to technical problems involving biological components. For example, they design systems to transform biological waste products from ecological hazards to bio-based; energy solutions. They also design sensors and processes to detect and/or eliminate human pathogens from food products. Potential employers include food processing companies, pharmaceutical/health companies, environmental consulting firms, bioenergy companies, and government agencies.

BAE faculty and instructors are part of the the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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BE Major (BS, Biosystems Engineering)

The current program can be found on the registrar's site.

The Biosystems Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Biological and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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Objectives and Outcomes

See BE program objectives and outcomes to learn more about what you can expect to gain from a biosystems engineering degree from MSU.


Biosystems Engineering Graduates

See placement data and reports for MSU Biosystems Engineering graduates, including salaries, top employers, and employment locations.


Career Experiences

Biosystems Engineering students participate in Senior Design, a two-semester biosystems design capstone experience. Students also experience poster presentations, internships, and undergraduate research as part of their undergraduate experience



Scholarships are available to students on a competitive basis


Student Life

In addition to student jobs and internships, there are study abroad and professional organization opportunities through the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

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TSM Minor

The current program can be found on the registrar's site.


Electrical Technology Certificate

The current program can be found on the registrar's site.




BE Academic Advising

John Denny, BE Academic AdvisorJohn Denny, M.A.
Academic Specialist, College of Engineering
Biosystems Engineering
103B Farrall Hall & G62 Wilson




Scheduled appointments (in 103B Farrall Agricultural Engineering (FAE) Building and G66 Wilson)

Advisor Calendar Website (For BE Engineering Majors)