Careers in Bioproducts Engineering

Bioproducts engineers design and develop engineering solutions for sustainable manufacturing and end-use applications of “green” products, including biofuels, bioenergy, biodegradable plastics, building materials, paper, and chemicals.

The career outlook for engineers trained in bio-based products, biological/biochemical processes and bioresources is outstanding. 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 close to 100%.

Starting salaries for recent graduates ranged between $55,000-$70,000.


Job titles

  • Process engineer
  • Bioprocess engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Plant engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Research and development engineer
  • Technical sales engineer
  • Technical sales and service representative
  • Bioprocess technician
  • Control engineer
  • Engineering consultant
  • Lab technician
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Operations supervisor
  • Permit engineer
  • Plant manager
  • Product design engineer
  • Product performance engineer
  • Public health engineer
  • Regional sales engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Research technician
  • Systems engineer
  • Technical services