Food and Biological Processes Option
Description of the major
This major helps students prepare for careers involving the application of engineering principles to biological and agricultural production systems, processing systems, and conservation of land and water resources. Education in mathematics, physics, and engineering sciences common to all engineering disciplines is provided along with specialized training in biological and agricultural sciences. The curriculum covers agricultural and biological engineering, including food engineering, postharvest handling and processing of commodities, power and machinery development and applications, resource management and utilization, soil and water management structures and their environmental modifications, product synthesis using microbiological organisms, and food safety. A student can select the Agricultural Engineering option, Food and Biological Engineering option or the Natural Resources Engineering option.
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