Biosystems Engineering

Biosystems Engineering combines engineering with biology, using engineering expertise to solve problems in biological systems, agriculture, natural resources and the environment. Auburn offers the only accredited Biosystems Engineering program in Alabama, and the Forest Engineering option is the only one of its kind in the South.

Students in Biosystems Engineering are rewarded with a diverse educational experience and great career opportunities.

Quick facts

According to, of the top 10 careers in engineering, biosystems engineering was rated number one.

Auburn's Biosystems Engineering program has experienced a 47% growth in female students over the last 5 years.


Two degree options are available in our department: Biosystems Engineering and Forest Engineering.

The Biosystems Engineering option gives students a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering mechanics that is common to all engineers. They combine that engineering knowledge with biological expertise related to environmental protection, the production, processing and distribution of food and fiber and off-highway vehicle engineering.

The Forest Engineering option—the only one of its kind in the South—provides students with engineering fundamentals along with a knowledge of forest resources—one of our most precious natural resources.


  • Engineer
  • Sanitary/Waste Handler
  • Consultant
  • Product Manager
  • Plant Supervisor
  • Sales Representative
  • Service Representative


  • Machinery Manufacturers
  • Food Processors
  • Agricultural and Commercial Builders
  • Grain Companies
  • Farm Supply Companies
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Federal, State and Local Governments
  • Federal, State and Local Agencies
  • Conservation Groups


To learn more about Biosystems Engineering, contact Student Services or visit the Biosystems Engineering website.

Last Updated: May 14, 2013

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