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Biosystems Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Knoxville, TN, United States
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Tickle College of Engineering, offers a four-year curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering at University of Tennessee Knoxville. The curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,.
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Overview

The curriculum provides instruction in the analytical and design skills needed to solve engineering problems related to biological and agricultural systems. Comprehensive design of systems and their components is emphasized in the senior year. In addition to the standard biosystems engineering curriculum, a pre-professional concentration is available.

 The degree program has provisions for elective courses to be taken in specified subject areas. Proper scheduling of courses is very important since prerequisite requirements must be met. Students must consult with their advisors each semester to review their scheduling plan.

The Biosystems Engineering program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, has specific program educational objectives that follow the objectives of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. In order to meet the objectives of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, program graduates will receive the educational tools necessary to perform as entry-level engineering professionals or to be successful in graduate or professional schools. Recent graduates are prepared to:

  • be successful in securing employment in the profession or a position in graduate or professional school,
  • continue developing as professionals,
  • demonstrate success in their chosen career paths,
  • perform in a manner that reflects positively on the program and institution’s reputation.

Career options:

Career opportunities for graduates include the design, development, or management of practices that produce biofuels, minimize soil erosion, and conserve water resources and manage stormwater; biological waste treatment systems; safer machinery systems with lower environmental impact; and improved food and bio-processing systems. Employment opportunities are available in a wide variety of industries, government agencies, research and testing organizations, and educational and non-profit institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    129 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design Apprenticeship
  • Career Opportunities
  • Mass and Energy in Biosystems
  • Biochemistry for Engineers
  • Biothermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Design Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    523

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General Requirements

  • Step 1: Complete and submit an application: Apply to UT beginning August 1 by becoming a VIP (Vol in Progress) or through the Common Application.
  • Step 2: Have your high school/or college send us official transcripts electronically (PDF) or mail them: If you have completed any high school course work outside the United States, it might be necessary to have an evaluation of your transcript 
  • Demonstrate English proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Submit financial documentation (F-1 or J-1 visa status).
  • Submit a copy of the photo page of your international passport.
  • Apply for an appropriate US visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13264 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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