From biofuels, renewable energy, and bioplastics to paper products and "green" building materials such as bio-based composites. Bioproducts engineers are developing sustainable solutions to meet the world's growing materials and energy demand.
The curriculum covers all aspects of the design process, including communication, teamwork, economics, ethics, and safety. During your first two years you'll learn the basics of bioproducts and acquire advanced skills in math and science as well as training in communication. In the junior and senior years you'll focus your learning on the structure, properties, processing, and performance of bioproducts.
As a freshman you may enroll in the Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE), or you can enter the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) as a Pre-Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering student and then transfer to CSE at the start of your junior year. Contact the Office of Admissions for information about the application process.
For more information about our programs or to schedule a visit, please contact Tracy Fallon at 612-624-9603 or via email.
"I like the mixture of chemistry, biology, engineering, and environmental consciousness."
- Stephanie, BPE Senior
"Whether my contribution is in biofuels, plastics, reinventing how we use our available materials, or increasing the efficiency in which we use our natural resources, I am excited to begin and learn."
- BPE Junior