The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) applies principles of engineering and biology to improve quality of life in the areas of food, energy, environment and health.
Since 1906, BAE has responded to the changing needs of society by integrating and applying principles of engineering and biology in a systems context.
Today, biosystems engineers at MSU solve complex, rapidly-changing problems related to food quality and safety, ecosystems protection, homeland security and health protection, biomass utilization, and renewable energy development.
- Major in Biosystems Engineering
- Minor in Technology Systems Management
- Certificate program in Electrical Technology
- Master's and doctoral programs in Biosystems Engineering
BAE faculty researchers span across the colleges of Engineering and Agriculture and Natural Resources with main focus areas of:
- Food: Food safety and quality.
- Environment: Sustainable ecosystems and resource conservation.
- Energy: Bioenergy and bioproduct solutions.
- Health: Diagnostics, systems models and risk assessment tools to enhance public health.
Read more on BAE Research.
Faculty and MSU Extension educators are connected with several BAE topical areas supporting community education.
- Water Research Groups
- Farm Energy Audit
- Electrical Wiring and Code Courses
- Decision Support and Informatics
- Michigan Waste Biomass Energy Inventory
- Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program