Agricultural & Biological Engineering Majors

Agricultural & Biological Engineering offers three majors;  two are in the College of Engineering and one in the College of Agriculture.

College of Agriculture - Agricultural Systems Management prepares individuals to organize and manage environmentally sound technology-based businesses.  The emphasis is on planning and directing an industry or business project with responsibility for results.

ASM Undergraduate Student Handbook


College of Engineering - Agricultural Engineering trains professional engineers for rewarding careers in the Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering specialization or the Machine Systems Engineering specialization.  Both curricula include a combination of courses in biology, life sciences and engineering that provide the essential skills needed to design and/or manage biologically based production and processing systems and machines.

Agricultural Engineers with a focus on Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering work in industries and organizations focused on effective environmental and natural resource management, sources of clean energy, maintaining water and air quality.

Agricultural Engineers with a focus on Machine Systems Engineering work on developing machines and processes to support the environmentally friendly production and efficient use of energy, food and water promoting health and safety.

AE Undergraduate Student Handbook


Biological Engineering emphasizes the processing and chemistry of biological materials, the development of food, pharmaceuticals, and industrial products or cellular and bio=molecular engineering.  This curriculum includes a combination of courses in biology, life sciences and engineering that provide the essential skills needed to design and/or manage biologically based production and processing systems and machines.

Dual Degree programs are available in Biological Engineering/Biochemistry or Biological Engineering/Pharmaceutical Sciences.  These programs require an additional year of courses leading to two degrees.

BE Undergraduate Student Handbook

For additional information contact: 
Dan Taylor ABE Academic Coordinator at 765-494-1181 or Yvonne Hardebeck ABE Student Services Coordinator at 765-494-1172
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
225 South University Street
West Lafayette, IN  7907-2093