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Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The program educational objectives of the biosystems engineering program are based on the intellectual and professional development of our students. Graduates of the biosystems engineering program are expected within a few years of graduation to have:

  • Established themselves as practicing professionals or engaged in advanced study in agricultural, biological, environmental engineering or related areas.
  • Demonstrated their ability to work successfully as a responsible professional and function effectively on a professional team.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The biosystems and agricultural engineering faculty members have adopted the engineering criteria “1” through “7” student outcomes. In order to fulfill the Program Education Objectives, the student graduating from BAE should have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduation

AY Fall Enrollment* Spring Enrollment* Graduates**
  BSE College BSE College BSE College
2021-22 81 3,095        
2020-21 106 3,192 87 2,858 28 616
2019-20 130 3,336 124 2,999 24 601
2018-19 157 3,398 128 2,986 41 652
2017-18 152 3,382 152 3,102 40 624
2016-17 195 3,393 177 3,126 26 603

*Some of our first-year students enter undeclared and are not included in Fall and Spring enrollments for the individual programs but are included in the College numbers.

**Graduates include December, May and August. For example, 2016-17 graduates are December 2016, May 2017 and August 2017.