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