Careers in Food Engineering

Bioprocessing and food engineers design and develop systems for processing, distributing, and storing food and agricultural materials. Applications include food safety and quality, biorefining, pharmaceuticals, and environmentally-friendly packaging.

Graduates are employed by industry and consulting companies such as the companies listed below. For students who take advantage of the many internship, co-op, or research assistantships available in the department, and who do not limit their job search geographically, job placement is nearly 100%.

Starting salaries for recent graduates ranged between $45,000-$60,000.

Job Titles

  • Apprentice Researcher
  • Bioprocess Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Food Engineer
  • Food and Process Engineer
  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Manufacturing Plant Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Safety Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Research Engineer
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Research and Process Engineer
  • Research Scientist
  • Systems Engineer