Careers in Food Engineering
Food engineers design and develop systems for production, 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. 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.
- What Can I Do With A Major in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering? (PDF)
Useful information and websites compiled by the CSE Career Center
- Careers in Food Engineering (PDF)
Information to help highlight your skills and qualifications when you meet with prospective employers
- 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