Biosystems Engineering Department (formerly Farm Machinery) started its activity in 1982 to train students capable of applying engineering concepts to solve problems involving biological systems. This field of science integrates engineering and design with applied biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences. It represents an evolution of the Agricultural Engineering discipline applied to all living organisms excluding biomedical fields. The department is mostly involved in agricultural machinery systems planning and management, farm machinery design, development and performance evaluation, post-harvest technology, food processing, food safety, bio-processing, nondestructive quality evaluation techniques, precision farming, production of bioenergy, development of biosensors, environmental and ecological engineering and biological treatment of wastes.
The Department of Biosystems Engineering offers an undergraduate program that integrates biological sciences into engineering, and graduate programs leading to MSc and PhD levels. About 10 faculty and staff members supports a body of about 100 students at different graduate levels.
- Undergraduate Program: Undergraduate students must take a total of 138-140 credits of which 20 credits are the general courses, 37 credits are the basic courses, 74 credits the core courses and 7-9 credits the elective ones for B.Sc. degree in Biosystems Engineering. You can download the curriculum for undergraduate programs from here and the course description from here.