Engineering

Biological Systems Engineering Graduate Program

Graduate students in Biological Systems Engineering focus on finding economically and environmentally sustainable solutions to some of the most important global issues of our time – the safety, security and abundance of our food supply, the detection of pathogens through biosensors, development of bio-energy alternatives, the control of insect-borne disease and damage, as well as the preservation of our land, air and water resources.

UC Davis Biological Systems Engineering is ranked in the top 10. (U.S. News & World Report, Best Graduate Schools, 2015)

UC Davis Biological Systems Engineering is ranked in the top 10. (U.S. News & World Report, Best Graduate Schools, 2015)

Graduate Program Coordinator

Lauren Mendoza
Biological Systems Engineering
Student Affairs Officer
2038 Bainer Hall
Davis, CA 95616

Email Lauren Mendoza

Degree Offerings

Program Highlights

  • Strategic geographic location in California
  • Collaboration between engineering and biological sciences
  • Multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research
  • Nationally ranked engineering, agricultural and environmental programs
  • Generous financial support

Research Focus Areas

  • Agricultural and Natural Resources Engineering
    • Agricultural Ergonomics, Health and Safety
    • Aquacultural Engineering
    • Agricultural Robotics and Automation
    • Air Quality and Environmental Engineering
    • Ecological Systems Engineering
    • Energy and Industrial Feed Stock
    • High Throughput Field Phenotyping
    • Intelligent Machine Systems
    • Precision Agriculture and Sensor Technologies
    • Nano Structured Energy Storage
    • Precision Chemical and Water Application
    • Soil and Water Engineering
    • Thermal and Thermochemical Systems
    • Soft and Fibrous Materials
    • Smart Textiles and Wearable Technologies
    • System Optimization
  • Biotechnology Engineering
    • Biobased Materials
    • Bioenvironmental Engineering
    • Biosensors and Instrumentation
    • Bioprocess Engineering
    • Bioconversion
    • Bioseparation
    • Metabolic Engineering
    • Waste Management
    • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Food Engineering 

Research Facilities & Collaborations