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

  • Bioprocess Engineer
  • Bioprocess Technician
  • Control Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Lab Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Permit Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Plant Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Product Performance Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Public Health Engineer
  • Regional Sales Engineer
  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Research Technician
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Technical Services