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Biosystems Engineering

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the biosystems engineering program will 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)

  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
2023-24 90 3136        
2022-23 76 3,085 83 2,812 19 667
2021-22 80 3,079 80 2,768 22 587
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 41 653
2017-18 152 3,382 152 3,102 40 623

*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, 2017-18 graduates are December 2017, May 2018 and August 2018.