Graduate Programs

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Advance your career through nationally-ranked graduate programs offered by the Biological Systems Engineering department. We welcome an expansive range of academic interests: agricultural technology, robotics and automation, watershed protection, ecosystem restoration, irrigation engineering, precision animal management, biofuels, biomaterials and biomedical engineering.

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Experienced faculty

As a graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to work on labs and make significant contributions to research. Connections with industry partners also offer real-world experience. BSE faculty collectively have research experience in areas including precision agriculture, irrigation, water resources, biomedical engineering, food engineering, and bioprocessing.

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Contact Information

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Christel Burgason

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Career opportunities:

  • Research & Development
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Consulting firms
  • Academic faculty
  • Manufacturing