B.S. Biological Engineering

Biological Engineering (BIOE) is the application of sciences, mathematics and biological principles to advance human health and environmental sustainability. Biological Engineering students take mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, agricultural, and engineering courses, during their matriculation at North Carolina A&T State University to satisfy the basic requirements in life sciences and engineering principles for this degree. The BIOE program at N.C. A&T has two concentrations: Bioprocess Engineering and Natural Resources Engineering

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

• B.S. Biological Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering focuses on plant and microbial cell biology, and biomanufacturing techniques to produce biofuels (e.g., ethanol and biodiesel), bioproducts (e.g., proteins and biodegradable polymers), biochemicals (e.g., biodetergents and adhesives) and pharmaceuticals (e.g., vaccine and antibiotics. The BIOE program meets all pre-academic requirements for attending medical school. To review the Bioprocess Engineering curriculum guide click here.

• B. S. Biological Engineering, Natural Resources Engineering track  The Natural Resources Engineering involves soil and water conservation engineering; water resources management which includes drainage, irrigation, natural resources management, or environmental/ecological restoration; water quality, surface and sub-surface hydrology, and land management. Graduates are trained to design and evaluate biological systems to enhance human well-being and environmental health. Our graduates are trained to embrace lifelong learning so that they can continue to be productive long after graduation, to meet the needs of an ever-changing global society. To review Natural Resources Engineering curriculum guide click here.

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.