Biosystems engineering

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In Europe, biosystems engineering is a field of engineering which integrates engineering science and design with applied biological and environmental sciences. It represents an evolution of engineering disciplines applied to all living organisms not including biomedical applications. Therefore, biosystems engineering is 'the branch of engineering that applies engineering sciences to solve problems involving biological systems' (according to Erabee Network).

In the US, biosystems engineering (see also biological systems engineering) is a field of engineering which integrates engineering science and design with applied biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. It represents an evolution of the agricultural engineering discipline applied to all living organisms (but generally not including biomedical applications, which is the realm of biomedical engineering).

In many institutions in the US, biosystems engineering is synonymous with biological engineering. In some institutions, biosystems engineering is considered a broader term which includes agricultural engineering and biological engineering also agricultural and biosystems engineering.

Typical programmatic areas include: production of bioenergy; development of biosensors; environmental and ecological engineering; controlled-environment agriculture; food processing and food safety; agricultural engineering (machinery, irrigation, storage), water quality, water quantity, and water recycle (including measurements of pathogens, chemicals, and other contaminants).

ABET,[1] the US-based accreditation board for engineering considers B.S. level academic programs to reside under the requirements for biological engineering. Professional societies which support biosystems engineering include: ASABE,[2] American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and IBE,[3] Institute of Biological Engineering.

Academic programs in agricultural and biosystems engineering[edit]

Below is a listing of known academic programs that offer bachelor's degrees (B.S. or B.S.E.) in what ABET terms "Agricultural Engineering", "Biosystems Engineering", "Biological Engineering", or similarly named programs. ABET accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

North America

Institution Department
Auburn University Biosystems Engineering
CalPoly San Louis Obispo BioResource and Agricultural Engineering
Clemson University Biosystems Engineering
Cornell University Biological and Environmental Engineering
Dalhousie University Department of Engineering (Agricultural Campus)
Florida A&M University Biological Systems Engineering
Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Kansas State University Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Louisiana State University Biological and Agricultural Engineering
McGill University Department of Bioresource Engineering
Michigan State University Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Mississippi State University Agricultural and Biological Engineering
North Carolina State University Biological and Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering Department
North Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Ohio State University Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Oklahoma State University Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Oregon State University Biological and Ecological Engineering Department
Penn State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering
South Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Texas A&M University Biological and Agricultural Engineering
University of Arizona Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
University of Arkansas Biological and Agricultural Engineering
University of California, Davis Biological and Agricultural Engineering
University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering
University of Georgia Biological and Agricultural Engineering
University of Illinois Agricultural and Biological Engineering
University of Kentucky Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Biological Systems Engineering
University of Manitoba Biosystems Engineering
University of Minnesota Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
University of Missouri Biological Engineering
University of Saskatchewan Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
University of Tennessee Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science
University of Wisconsin Biological Systems Engineering
Utah State University Biological Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic University Biological Systems Engineering

Central and South America

Institution Department
Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico Irrigation Department
Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
National University of Colombia Agricultural Engineering
University of Campinas, Brazil Agricultural Engineering
University of São Paulo, Brazil Biosystems Engineering
University of São Paulo (Campus de Pirassununga), Brazil Biosystems Engineering

Europe

Institution Department
Technological Institute Of Larissa, Greece biosystems engineering mechanics, Agricultural, Food Science and Engineering,Biorobotics
Ankara University, Turkey Agricultural Machinery
Atatürk University, Turkey Agricultural Structures and Irrigation
Harran University, Turkey Agricultural Machinery
Harran University, Turkey Agricultural Structures and Irrigation
Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany Biosystems Engineering
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany Biosystems and Horticultural Engineering,
KU Leuven, Belgium Department of Biosystems
University College Dublin, Ireland Biosystems Engineering
University of Hohenheim, Germany Institute of Agricultural Engineering
Technical University of Madrid, Spain Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering
University of Liege, Belgium Biosystem engineering
UPC-BarcelonaTech, Spain Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering
Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands Biosystems Engineering MSc

Asia

Institution Department
China Agricultural University Agricultural Engineering
Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China Agricultural Soil and Water Engineering
Shanghai Jiatong University, China Biological Engineering; Food Science and Engineering
Xi’an Jiaotong University, China Energy and Power Engineering
Yunnan Agricultural University, China Agricultural Water-Soil Engineering
Zhejiang University, China Biosystems Engineering and Food Science
National Taiwan University Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering
Bogor Agricultural University Mechanical dan Biosystem Engineering
University of Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran Mechanical Engineering of Biosystems
University of Tabriz, Islamic Republic of Iran Biosystems Engineering
Gorgan University of agricultural sciences and natural resources, Islamic Republic of Iran Biosystems Engineering Department
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Biosystems Engineering Department

Africa

Institution Department
Hawassa University, Ethiopia Biosystems Engineering
Ambo University, Ethiopia Agricultural and Bioprocess Engineering
Haramaya University, Ethiopia Agricultural Engineering
Adama University, Ethiopia Agricultural Engineering
University of Nairobi, Kenya Environmental and Biosystems Engineering
Gulu University, Uganda Faculty of Agriculture and Environment

References[edit]

  1. ^ ABET. "ACCREDITATION POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-03-26. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  2. ^ ASABE official website
  3. ^ IBE official website

CIGR - International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

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