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Get a degree in Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineering
University of Saskatchewan

Biological Engineering: Protecting people, animals and the environment

Biological engineers ensure that we have the necessities of life: safe and plentiful food to eat, safe water to drink, clean fuel and energy sources, and a safe, healthy environment in which to live. More specifically, biological engineering is the application of engineering principles to address challenges in the natural resource sciences, which include the fields of agriculture, food, biotechnology, ecology and biomedical.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers a thesis-based M.Sc. program that can typically be completed within 24 months, and a thesis-based Ph.D. program that is typically completed in 36-48 months. Specialization of research areas in Biological Engineering include: 

  • Value-added Processing and Bio-Products
  • Food, Feed and Fibre process Engineering
  • Agricultural Machinery Design
  • Sensors for Agriculture and Biological Systems
  • Post-harvest Technology
  • Agricultural Building Environments
  • Soil and Water Management
  • Food Quality, Safety and Security
  • Cold-regions Hydrology
  • Biomass, Biofuels and Bioenergy
  • Crop Flow Modeling
  • Livestock air quality, HVAC, CFD Modeling
  • Waste Reduction and Utilization, Water Treatment


Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dr. Yen-Han Lin (interim Head)

Venkatesh Meda, Ph.D., P.Eng. Graduate Chair
1C 116 Eng.
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A9
Phone:  (306) 966-4762
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