Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Why Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering?

Outcomes.  Over 93% of FABE students have secured a job or have entered graduate school within six months of graduation.

  • FABE graduates’ annual starting salary is $52,000.

Scholarships. Each year our department awards approximately $95,000 in scholarships to current and incoming students. Students in FABE can also apply for scholarships through both the College of Engineering and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Each college awards $1.4 million and $2.2 million, respectively, in scholarships each year. 


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

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.