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Biosystems Engineering

Shorelight - Auburn University, United States

biosystems-engineering

Next enrollment cycle

April 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 32,246

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Biosystems Engineers ensure that we have the necessities of life: healthy food to eat, clean water to drink, renewable fuel and energy sources, and a healthy environment in which to live.
  • The mission of the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University is to develop and disseminate engineering knowledge to solve problems in biological systems, natural resources, and the environment. It meets the resident instruction portion of that mission through the offering of a degree program which leads to a Bachelor of Biosystems Engineering (BSEN), and another degree that leads to Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Technology Management (BATM). The four pathways to the BSEN degree program (Biosystems Engineering pathway, Bioprocess Engineering Option, Ecological Engineering Option, and Forest Engineering Option), and the BATM degree program are described below

Biosystems Engineering

  • The Department of Biosystems Engineering offers the only accredited degree in Biosystems Engineering in Alabama. It is committed to preparing students for productive professional careers in the biosystems industries and related natural resource and environmental systems sectors. Specific program educational objectives of the Biosystems Engineering degree program

Enrollment Cycles

  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirement Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

Freshman

FALL

  • CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory
  • ENGR 1100 Engineering Orientation
  • MATH 1610 Calculus I
  • HIST 1210 Technology and Civilization I or 1010 World History I1
  • COMP 1200 Introduction to Computing for Engineers and Scientists
  • ENGL 1100 English Composition I

SPRING

  • PHYS 1600 Engineering Physics I
  • ENGL 1120 English Composition II
  • ENGR 1110 Introduction to Engineering
  • HIST 1220 Technology And Civilization II or 1020 World History II1
  • MATH 1620 Calculus II

Sophomore

FALL

  • BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
  • BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory
  • ENGR 2010 Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 2050 Statics
  • MATH 2630 Calculus III
  • BSEN 2210 Engineering Methods for Biological Systems

SPRING

  • BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology
  • BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory
  • ENGR 2070 Mechanics of Materials
  • ENGR 2350 Dynamics
  • MATH 2650 Linear Differential Equations
  • BSEN 2240 Biological and Bioenvironmental Heat and Mass Transfer

Junior

FALL

  • CSES 2040 Basic Soil Science
  • CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II
  • BSEN 3310 Hydraulic Transport in Biological Systems
  • BIOL 3200 General Microbiology
  • BIOL 3201 General Microbiology Laboratory

SPRING

  • Social Science Core2
  • STAT 3010 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
  • BSEN 3230 Natural Resource Conservation Engineering
  • BSEN 3240 Process Engineering in Biosystems
  • BSEN 3610 Instrumentation and Controls for Biological Systems

Senior

FALL

  • BSEN 3210 Mechanical Power for Biosystems
  • BSEN 4210 Irrigation System Design
  • BSEN 4300 Professional Practice in Biosystems Engineering
  • PHIL 1040 Business Ethics or 1020 Introduction to Ethics
  • BSEN 5220 Geospatial Technologies in Biosystems
  • Biosystems Engr Elective

SPRING

  • Literature Core1
  • Fine Arts Core
  • BSEN 4310 Engineering Design for Biosystems
  • BSEN 5230 Waste Management and Utilization for Biosystems
  • Biosystems Engr Elective
  • UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed

  • The AU Bulletin lists the University Core Curriculum requirements for students in the College of Engineering. Students must complete a sequence in either Literature or History. Biosystems Engineering should complete the World History or Technology and Civilization Course sequence to ensure that all SLOs are met by students by the time of graduation.

  • ECON 2020 preferred.
  • Biosystems Electives: see adviser for approved course listing.

Freshman

FALL

  • CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory
  • ENGR 1100 Engineering Orientation
  • MATH 1610 Calculus I
  • HIST 1210 Technology and Civilization I or 1010 World History I1
  • COMP 1200 Introduction to Computing for Engineers and Scientists
  • ENGL 1100 English Composition I

SPRING

  • PHYS 1600 Engineering Physics I
  • ENGL 1120 English Composition II
  • ENGR 1110 Introduction to Engineering
  • HIST 1220 Technology And Civilization II or 1020 World History II1
  • MATH 1620 Calculus II

Sophomore

FALL

  • BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
  • BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory
  • ENGR 2010 Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 2050 Statics
  • MATH 2630 Calculus III
  • BSEN 2210 Engineering Methods for Biological Systems

SPRING

  • BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology
  • BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory
  • ENGR 2070 Mechanics of Materials
  • ENGR 2350 Dynamics
  • MATH 2650 Linear Differential Equations
  • BSEN 2240 Biological and Bioenvironmental Heat and Mass Transfer

Junior

FALL

  • CSES 2040 Basic Soil Science
  • CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II
  • BSEN 3310 Hydraulic Transport in Biological Systems
  • BIOL 3200 General Microbiology
  • BIOL 3201 General Microbiology Laboratory

SPRING

  • Social Science Core2
  • STAT 3010 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
  • BSEN 3230 Natural Resource Conservation Engineering
  • BSEN 3240 Process Engineering in Biosystems
  • BSEN 3610 Instrumentation and Controls for Biological Systems

Senior

FALL

  • BSEN 3210 Mechanical Power for Biosystems
  • BSEN 4210 Irrigation System Design
  • BSEN 4300 Professional Practice in Biosystems Engineering
  • PHIL 1040 Business Ethics or 1020 Introduction to Ethics
  • BSEN 5220 Geospatial Technologies in Biosystems
  • Biosystems Engr Elective

SPRING

  • Literature Core1
  • Fine Arts Core
  • BSEN 4310 Engineering Design for Biosystems
  • BSEN 5230 Waste Management and Utilization for Biosystems
  • Biosystems Engr Elective
  • UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed

  • The AU Bulletin lists the University Core Curriculum requirements for students in the College of Engineering. Students must complete a sequence in either Literature or History. Biosystems Engineering should complete the World History or Technology and Civilization Course sequence to ensure that all SLOs are met by students by the time of graduation.

  • ECON 2020 preferred. 
  • Biosystems Electives: see adviser for approved course listing.

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