Major Requirements
Common Requirements53
Specialization & Technical Electives43
Capstone5
Total Credits101

Common Requirements

See Major Requirements.

Food & Bioprocess Engineering Specialization

This is a named option that will appear on the student's transcript upon completion.

CHEM 341 Elementary Organic Chemistry (preferred)3
or CHEM 343 Introductory Organic Chemistry
M E 361 Thermodynamics 13
or CBE 310 Chemical Process Thermodynamics
M E 363 Fluid Dynamics 13-4
or CBE 320 Introductory Transport Phenomena
BSE 464 Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Systems3
Select one of the following:18-20
Food Engineering Track
Bioprocess Engineering Track
Total Credits30-33

Food Engineering Track

FOOD SCI 301 Introduction to the Science and Technology of Food3
FOOD SCI/MICROBIO 325 Food Microbiology3
FOOD SCI 532 Integrated Food Manufacturing4
BSE 364 Engineering Properties of Food and Biological Materials3
BSE 461 Food and Bioprocessing Operations3
Select one of the following BSE breadth courses:2-3
Renewable Energy Systems
On-Site Waste Water Treatment and Dispersal
Biorefining: Energy and Products from Renewable Resources
Sediment and Bio-Nutrient Engineering and Management
Water Management Systems
Engineering Principles of Agricultural Machinery
Engineering Principles of Off-Road Vehicles
Small Watershed Engineering
Total Credits18-19

Bioprocess Engineering Track

MICROBIO 102 General Microbiology Laboratory2
or MICROBIO 304 Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory
BIOCHEM 501 Introduction to Biochemistry3
BSE 364 Engineering Properties of Food and Biological Materials3
BSE/​ENVIR ST  367 Renewable Energy Systems3
BSE 460 Biorefining: Energy and Products from Renewable Resources3
BSE 461 Food and Bioprocessing Operations3
Select one of the following BSE breadth courses:2-3
On-Site Waste Water Treatment and Dispersal
Rheology of Foods and Biomaterials
Sediment and Bio-Nutrient Engineering and Management
Water Management Systems
Engineering Principles of Agricultural Machinery
Engineering Principles of Off-Road Vehicles
Small Watershed Engineering
Total Credits19-20

Technical Electives

See Major Requirements.

Capstone

See Major Requirements.

Sample Biological Systems Engineering Four-Year Plan—Food and Bioprocess Engineering Specialization–BioProcess Engineering Track

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MATH 2215MATH 2224
CHEM 10915BSE 3803
LSC 100 (or other Comm A)3BSE 170 or INTEREGR 1702-3
General Education Course3MICROBIO 101
MICROBIO 102
5
 16 14-15
Total Credits 30-31
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BSE 249 or CBE 2503BSE 3493
MATH 2344MATH 3203
CHEM 3413INTEREGR 397 (or other COMM B)3
E M A 2013PHYSICS 2025
BSE 2703BSE 3081
 16 15
Total Credits 31
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
M E 3613BSE 5082
BSE/​ENVIR ST  3673BSE 3643
BIOCHEM 5013M E 363 or CBE 3203-4
STAT 3243Technical Electives3
General Education Course3BSE 3653
 General Education Courses3
 15 17-18
Total Credits 32-33
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BSE 4613BSE 4643
BSE 5093General Education Courses6
BSE 4603BSE Breadth Requirement3
BSE 3103Free Elective Course3
Technical Electives2-3 
General Education Course3 
 17-18 15
Total Credits 32-33

Sample Biological Systems Engineering Four-Year Plan—Food and Bioprocess Engineering Specialization–Food Engineering Track

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MATH 2215MICROBIO 1013
CHEM 10915BSE 170 or INTEREGR 1702-3
LSC 100 (or other Comm A)3BSE 3103
General Education Course3BSE 3803
 MATH 2224
 16 15-16
Total Credits 31-32
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BSE 249 or CBE 2503BSE 3493
MATH 2344General Education Course3
E M A 2013MATH 3203
BSE 2703PHYSICS 2025
CHEM 3413BSE 3081
 16 15
Total Credits 31
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FOOD SCI 3013BSE 3653
MICROBIO/​FOOD SCI  3253BSE 5082
M E 361 or CBE 3103M E 363 or CBE 3203-4
INTEREGR 397 (or other COMM B)3BSE 3643
STAT 3243Technical Electives3
 15 14-15
Total Credits 29-30
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FOOD SCI 5324General Education Courses6
BSE 5093BSE Breadth Requirement3
General Education Course3BSE 4643
BSE 4613Technical Elective3
Technical Electives3-4Free Elective Course3
 16-17 18
Total Credits 34-35