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Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering


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Students who major in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) specialize in one of four areas. Click on the specializations below to learn more.


Agricultural engineering

Biological engineering

Ecological engineering




Food, agricultural, biological, and ecological engineers strive to serve society and to improve our environment. Graduates use their skills to identify and solve engineering problems related to renewable energy; environmental issues; production of safe, healthy, nutritious, value-added food products; and other areas where natural earth systems can be engineered to be more productive for humanity, while protecting these resources for a sustained and secure future.

Job Outcomes
2021-2022 FABE graduates secured jobs with an average starting salary of $62,986. 

Why else should you join FABE? Click here to find out. 

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