Food, agricultural and biological engineers strive to serve society and to improve our environment. They identify and solve engineering problems related to renewable energy; environmental issues; producing safe, healthy, nutritional-value-added food products; and other areas where natural earth systems can be engineered to be more productive for humanity, yet protected for a sustained and secure future.
Graduates of the Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering program from The Ohio State University interested in engineering solutions for environmental issues in agriculture may find careers at environmental agencies, consulting firms, and manufacturers and suppliers of drainage and irrigation equipment. Graduates of the food engineering specialization use their skills to design sustainable and environmentally responsible food processes for manufacturing safe, tasty, healthy, convenient food products.
Graduates of the biological engineering specialization have opportunities for careers in biotechnology, bio-energy, bio-products, biomedical applications, biochemical processing, pharmaceuticals and bio-instrumentation. These students may also choose to prepare themselves for admission to either veterinary or medical school. The department has a strong positive record of admissions to such professional schools.
Graduates of the ecological engineering specialization will have career opportunities designing and restoring natural ecosystems like streams, wetlands and coastal systems. Graduates may work for the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Army Corps of Engineers and environmental consulting firms.
Some employers of food, agricultural and biological engineering graduates include Air Force Research Lab, Caterpillar Inc., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Cummins Inc., John Dreere, Kroger, Marathon Petroleum Corp., Nestle, and Tetra Tech.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Engineering Math
- Fundamentals of Engineering
- Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves
- General Chemistry
- Intro to Ohio State & Engineering
- 48 months
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DisciplinesGeneral Engineering & Technology Food Sciences Agriculture View 228 other Masters in Food Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of university preparatory courses
- High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA
- Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores
- Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
- Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service)
- Status as a first-generation university student
- High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
International36430 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National33502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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