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Biological Engineering

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Biological Engineering (BE) integrates living systems with modern engineering principles and design to develop sustainable technologies promoting healthy people, communities, and ecosystems.

Biological engineers employ a multidisciplinary approach that produces novel solutions to local and global challenges in the areas of food, energy, environmental sustainability, and health. Biological Engineering (BE) integrates modern life sciences including biochemistry, synthetic biology, and biotechnology, with engineering disciplines such as process engineering, electronics, programming, metabolic modeling, machine learning/AI, mechanics, and economics. Important responsibilities of a biological engineer include biomanufacturing, design of microbial cell factories for producing useful bioproducts and biomaterials, resource usage minimization, detection and mitigation of environmental hazards, conversion or recycling of waste, and bioprocess automation.


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Meaningful Career Opportunities


  • Biofuels and Bioconversion/Bioprocess Engineer 
  • Bioinformatics Analyst 
  • Bioproducts and Pharmaceutical Production Engineer 
  • Biomanufacturing Engineer 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Environmental Engineer 
  • Environment and Invasive Species Monitor 
  • Food Process Engineer 
  • Project Manager 
  • Research & Development Engineer 
  • Water Quality Monitor


Visit the Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering Department for more information.


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