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Biological Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Biological Engineering students take mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, agricultural, and engineering courses during their matriculation at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University to satisfy the basic requirements in life sciences and engineering principles for this degree. 

Graduates will:

Biological Engineering graduates are expected to attain the following within a few years of graduation.

  • Have disciplinary knowledge and skills to conduct engineering practice, or pursue post-bachelor studies.
  • Work effectively, inclusively and ethically in teams.
  • Be active in professional societies, continuing education through lifelong learning, and progress towards professional registration.
  • Be competent in creative engineering designs that consider environmental sustainability, human health, and safety.

Student outcomes are:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Accreditation

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The BIOE program at N.C. A&T has two concentrations: Bioprocess Engineering and Natural Resources Engineering:

  • B.S. Biological Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering track − Bioprocess Engineering focuses on plant and microbial cell biology, and biomanufacturing techniques to produce biofuels (e.g., ethanol and biodiesel), bioproducts (e.g., proteins and biodegradable polymers), biochemicals (e.g., biodetergents and adhesives) and pharmaceuticals (e.g., vaccines and antibiotics). 
  • B. S. Biological Engineering, Natural Resources Engineering track − Natural Resources Engineeringinvolves soil and water conservation engineering; water resources management which includes drainage, irrigation, natural resources management, or environmental/ecological restoration; water quality, surface and sub-surface hydrology, and land management. Graduates are trained to design and evaluate biological systems to enhance human well-being and environmental health.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • International students must meet all criteria for unconditional acceptance into a degree program of study at North Carolina A&T and provide documented proof of ability to meet financial responsibilities associated with enrollment and living expenses.
  • Standardized Testing Scores (ACT, SAT) must be officially reported to N.C. A&T by the testing agency.
  • Submit Official Transcripts. Transcripts should be sent officially to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, signed and sealed, via postal mail. 
  • Submit Application Fee. A non-refundable application fee payment of $60 is required to complete your admissions application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8525 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1770 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greensboro

  • 1001 - 1540 USD/month
    Living Costs

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