B.S. Biological Engineering

Biological Engineering at N.C. A&T is the science of applying engineering design to living systems. When you major in Biological Engineering, you will learn how to apply physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to natural products and systems to make a cleaner, more productive and sustainable world. 

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biological Engineering major offers two tracks: 

• B.S. Biological Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering track The Bioprocess Engineering track is based in lab chemistry. It teaches students how to transform biological materials into products such as biodegradable plastics, hydrogen fuel, ethanol and biodiesel fuel. When you see the word “ethanol” at the gas pump, most likely the company making that product is employing professionals with bioprocessing skills. For more information, please see the curriculum

• B. S. Biological Engineering, Natural Resources Engineering track The Natural Resources Engineering track is concerned with water, soil, and biodiversity conservation. It focuses in designing biological systems that utilize conserve, and restore natural resources for a safe, functional, and sustainable living environment. When you see a healthy stream, a vibrant wetland, or a rain garden in an urban area, it’s likely that a natural resources engineering professional designed it.  For more information, please see the curriculum

Find out more about what biological engineers do by reading about Biomass and Bioenergy Research or by visiting our Facebook page  for the N.C. A&T chapter of the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Please contact us to request a tour of our facilities and to find out which track in Biological Engineering is the best fit for your career goals:

Dr. Ghasem Shahbazi

Dr. Ghasem Shahbazi

Director, Biological Engineering Program
Room 107 Sockwell Hall
336-285- 3830 (or) 3836 (or) 4836

Please see Educational Objectives and Outcomes of the Biological Engineering Program.