Biological Systems Engineering

About the Program

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The Biological Systems Engineering Graduate Program aims to enhance the capacity for teaching and research in biological systems engineering, and train the future generation of professionals to address challenges associated with the sustainable production, management, and use of biological materials. Students gain advanced knowledge of the use of engineering to efficiently produce, distribute and process biological products, such as food, feed and fiber, while conserving natural resources, preserving environmental quality, and ensuring the health and safety of people.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I / B.S. Integrated
M.S. Plan II / B.S. Integrated
M.Engr. Plan II
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
D.Engr. Plan B
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Engineering

Major Code

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
Priority: Jan 15, 2023
General: Apr 1, 2023
Space Available: Jun 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Corwin Green

Graduate Program Chair

Department Chair
Fadi Fathallah

Graduate Program Chair
Tina Zicari
(530) 752-1020 |

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Gail Bornhorst
Biological & Ag Engineering
(530) 752-9329 |

Advisor: General
Zhiliang Fan
Biological & Ag Engineering
(530) 754-0317 |

Advisor: Admissions Only
Isaya Kisekka
Land Air & Water Resources

Advisor: General
Stavros Vougioukas
Biological & Ag Engineering
(530) 752-1890 |

Advisor: Primary Contact
Tina Zicari
Biological & Ag Engineering
(530) 752-1020 |