Earn a degree in Biological and Bioenergy Engineering at the University of Idaho

B.S. Biological & Agricultural Engineering: Bioenergy Engineering

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Blending Biology with Engineering

Combine biology, chemistry and math to learn how to develop equipment and methods to produce energy and fuels. Explore topics related to biodiesel, renewable diesel, Fischer Tropsch fuels, and gasification and other thermal conversion processes. Students in this program have opportunities to participate in the university’s internationally recognized biodiesel research program.

Fast Facts

  • A UI senior was a paid consultant in the building of a biodiesel plant
  • Our seniors created French Fry Fuel - biodiesel made from cooking oil waste
  • Access state-of-the-art labs, like the biodiesel and biofuels lab
  • Intern with Gorge Analytical or Technochem
  • Participate in UI Engineering Expo, with industry reps from around the Inland NW
  • Design Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Project Engineer


Potential salary is based
upon national averages.
Degree Roadmap
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in BAE: Bioenergy Engineering, we recommend you: 
  • participate in 4-H activities
  • volunteer at a biodiesel operation
  • make your own biodiesel
Lab Fees


Approximate lab fees for required courses.
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Power lab
  • Computing lab
  • Biodiesel and biofuel lab
  • Study abroad in Mexico, India, France, or Germany
  • Gorge Analytical
  • Caterpillar
  • Technochem 
  • RK Mechanical, Inc. 
  • Tillamook
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Society of Women Engineers