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Biological Systems Engineering

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. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in biological systems engineering.


Program Address

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
2030 Bainer Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0102
(530) 752-2640

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Engineering
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 15, 2019
Apr 1, 2019
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2019
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2019
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2019

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


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department Chair
  • Biological & Ag Engineering
  • 07/01/2013
  • Graduate Program Chair
  • Biological & Ag Engineering
  • 09/01/2016

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions Only
  • Biological & Ag Engineering
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Biological & Ag Engineering
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2020

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies

  • (Backup)
  • Graduate Studies Dean's Office
  • 03/05/2019