Faculty of Engineering - Biosystems Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Program description

Biosystems Engineering brings engineering to life by integrating life sciences with engineering, from the molecular to the ecosystem. Biosystems engineers help to create new technologies for the well-being of humans and animals, and the preservation and enhancement of natural resources and the environment. The main areas of study are environmental engineering, bio-processing (food and pharmaceutical), bio-environmental control, bio-medical engineering, soil and water engineering, agricultural equipment, and light structures. Biosystems Engineering also provides an excellent pathway to the Faculty of Medicine.


Program options 

Degree options

B.Sc. Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering - 4 years
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering (Environmental Option) - 4 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Bio-processing (food and pharmaceutical)
  • Bio-environmental control
  • Soil and water engineering
  • Air pollution control
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Assistive technologies for physically challenged persons
  • Structural design
  • Animal and plant environment

Co-op options
Co-op opportunities are available to all Biosystems Engineering students


 Professional opportunities

  • Environmental organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Research companies
  • Food and pharmaceutical industries
  • Agricultural equipment manufacturers
  • Oil and gas companies

Admission Requirements

Visit the Engineering Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.


What is unique about this program at the U of M?

The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board has fully accredited the program, and it is recognized as equivalent in seven countries outside Canada. Students have access to dedicated computer labs, state-of-the-art facilities, and participate in international competitions.


Important links

Faculty of Engineering 
Biosystems Engineering
Biosystems Graduate Studies