Engineering for Life

Biological Systems Engineering


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Your Educational Experience

In the Field

Ag Irrigation Research


The Future Learns From History

Professional Development

Vital Student Experience

Engineering for Life

Dynamic in the Northwest

We discover and apply scientific engineering
principles and methods to the processes of
our natural world and provide advanced
graduate education to engineering professionals.

BSysE offers the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Biological and Agricultural Engineering with four areas of emphasis:

From solar drying and pasteurization research in the 1970’s to today’s emphasis on biological waste analysis and treatment, chemical transport through soils, food engineering, bioenergy, bioproducts, and more, our department has a long history of technical environmental stewardship, research and education.

The researchers and graduate students of this department come from all corners of the United States and the world. Because of this diversity, our students leave here with the global awareness, the advanced education and the technical expertise to become the key players in the economic, technical, and environmental challenges that face us all.

These are exciting and challenging times for engineering professionals. These can be exciting and challenging times for you!

Call (509) 335-1578 to arrange a tour and meet our faculty!

See Also:

College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
College of Engineering and Architecture



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Seligman APV Travel Bursary Recipient, Ellen Bornhorst, Reports from Quebec

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