Engineering for a sustainable world
A degree in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering prepares students to address society's growing demands for material, food, and energy using renewable resources. Develop engineering solutions that not only protect, but also enhance our environment.
The BBE degree has commonalities with chemical engineering and environmental engineering with the same scientific foundations, but BBE diverges from chemical engineering with a singular focus on renewable resources, like algae, wood, organic waste, etc.. Discover new technologies exploring renewable energy and bio-based materials and chemicals. BBE differs from environmental engineering by having a stronger focus on the protection and enhancement of natural systems, like rivers, lakes, and wetlands.
Check out our major featured in CSE's major viewbook. BBE is on page 11!
Bioproducts Engineering Specialization
Develop sustainable products and manufacturing processes to meet the world's growing material, chemical, and energy demands.
Environmental and Ecological Engineering Specialization
Explore, develop, and implement effective systems to reduce human impact on our planet.
Food Engineering Specialization
Design systems and processes to create affordable, nutritious, and safe food.
- Over 95% job placement rates
- $64,857 estimated starting salary of our graduates
- 4+1 Integrated Degree Program—earn two degrees (bachelor’s and master’s) with our 5-year integrated program
Download the Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major overview PDF!
Contact the major coordinator if you have questions about the program or applying
Professor Ulrike Tschirner
204 Kaufert Laboratory
2004 Folwell Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108
+1 612 624 8798
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