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Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Engineering/Physics Building
Phone: (208) 885-6182
Fax: (208) 885-7908

Mailing Address:
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904

Idaho Falls

College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Dr., Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho  83402
phone: (208) 282-7900
fax: (208) 282-7929



Academic Programs

BAE offers five engineering, one technology and three graduate program options. Select from the programs below to review a description and coursework.

Agricultural Systems Management ASM B.S. (Agricultural Systems Management) will prepare you to apply biological, physical, mechanical and business knowledge to the production, service, sales, application and management of agriculture equipment and processes.

Agricultural Engineering BAE B.S. Agricultural Engineering Option bridges the two fields of applied science – engineering and agriculture. It is oriented to the design and control of equipment and systems for the production, processing and transportation of food, feed, natural raw fiber, and forest products - as well as the effective use of natural resources. 

Biological Systems Engineering BAE B.S. Biological Systems Engineering Option will prepare you to solve technological problems in systems that involve plants, animals, microorganisms and biological materials. This option will also prepare you for graduate studies in the biomedical profession.

Soil and Water Engineering BAE B.S. Ecohydrological Engineering Option will teach you to solve technological problems related to soil, water use, water conservation, water quality, soil conservation, irrigation/drainage, water management and soil-plant-water relationships of practical importance to the western United States.

Environmental Engineering BAE B.S. Environmental Engineering Option will teach you how to design and management of systems that use or impact natural resources. Study in this program prepares you to work in natural resource conservation and environmental quality enhancement. 

Food and Bioprocess EnBAE B.S. Bioenergy Engineering Option will prepare you for a career in bioenergy plant design and production. This rapidly growing field includes ethanol from starchy crops like corn and wheat, and from grassy and woody crops like switchgrass and hybrid poplar. The University of Idaho is known internationally for its biodiesel research program. In addition to biodiesel, this degree option also includes renewable diesel, Fischer Tropsch fuels, gasification, and other thermal conversion processes.

Biological and Agricultural Engineering M.S., M.E., Ph.D.BAE M.S., M.E and Ph.D. Graduate Degrees will allow you to specialize in water resources, bioremediation or bioenergy areas of expertise.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and coursework common to all options in the B.S. in Biological & Agricultural Engineering degree. A grade of C or better is required in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division engineering courses: BAE 143, BAE 242, Chem 111, Engr 210, Math 275, and Phys 211.

Students are required to submit a course plan and a statement of how the humanities and social science course requirements complement the technical content of the curriculum and are consistent with the program and institution objectives.