Biological engineering

Biological engineering integrates engineering practice and quantitative biology, with a focus on food systems, life sciences, human health and the environment.

Environmental engineering

Environmental engineering is aimed at combining engineering and environmental sciences in a coordinated manner to include a balance of basic, developmental and applied investigative efforts. Once concerned primarily with the rural environment, the program now addresses a wide range of environmental issues in the private and public sectors.

BEE at a glance

Trailblazer in agricultural engineering

Our first department head was Howard W. Riley. His vision for the field – which included improving local roads and electrifying farm equipment – helped set the course of agricultural engineering around the world.

Top-ranked programs

​​​​​BEE is consistently ranked in the top 3 in the nation for graduate studies by U.S. News & World Report.

Founded 1907

As the Division of Rural Engineering and Architecture.