Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering - Agricultural Production Engineering Program By University of Florida |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering - Agricultural Production Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering - Agricultural Production Engineering

  • QS World University Rankings
    =173
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Biological engineering (BE) applies engineering principles to the biological sciences to produce biofuels, food and fiber products and other agricultural products from renewable bio-resources. It also aims to protect the environment and conserve and replenish our natural resources. Biological engineers pioneer new designs and techniques in such areas as agricultural robotics, remote sensing, bioprocessing, biofuels, precision agriculture, plant space biology, sustainability of our natural resources, and packaging development and systems. Graduates are educated in the biological and environmental sciences as well as in engineering. They will address critical problems involving land and water resources, biological systems, production agriculture and innovations in packaging. Students can choose a focus area based on their courses of concentration and individual selection of electives. Areas of concentration are biosystems engineering, land and water resources engineering, packaging engineering, and agricultural production engineering. In addition to abundant job opportunities in Florida's agricultural industry, graduates have career opportunities in biotechnology and in fields related to Florida's water quality and water resources, including water management districts, environmental companies, consulting firms, equipment manufacturers, bio-energy, food engineering and the packaging industry. This program is focused on Agricultural Production Engineering. Educational Objectives Graduates from the University of Florida's undergraduate degree program in biological engineering will be prepared for at least one of the following: Successful careers in the profession of biological engineering or other related fields. Gaining admission to a graduate and/or professional degree program. Goals To develop biological engineering professionals with technical proficiency and societal responsibility. Mission The department will develop professionals, create and disseminate knowledge, and promote the application of engineering and management principles to meet societal needs with respect to agriculture, packaging, land and water resources, and biological systems.