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ABET Accreditation

The NC State Biological Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Mission:

We create engineering solutions for sustainable agricultural, biological, and natural systems.


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

Within the first three to five years following graduation, Biological Engineering graduates will:

  1. excel in their careers by applying their engineering knowledge, critical-thinking skills, systematic approach to problem-solving, and innovativeness in to improve biological and agricultural systems;
  2. work effectively both independently and as part of professional teams and demonstrate leadership potential in project management;
  3. display professionalism, ethics, equity, and inclusivity in the practice of engineering to safeguard life, health, and public welfare;
  4. communicate effectively in a professional environment; and
  5. be engaged in lifelong learning and professional development.


Student Outcomes:

Upon graduation, Biological Engineering program students will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Enrollment and Graduation Data in Biological Engineering (BE):

  • 2021-2022 – 135 enrolled/39 graduates
  • 2020-2021 – 133 enrolled/29 graduates
  • 2019-2020 – 139 enrolled/47 graduates
  • 2018-2019 – 151 enrolled/39 graduates
  • 2017-2018 – 169 enrolled/43 graduates
  • 2016-2017 – 185 enrolled/56 graduates
  • 2015-2016 – 193 enrolled/55 graduates
  • 2014-2015 – 229 enrolled/58 graduates
  • 2013-2014 – 235 enrolled/51 graduates
  • 2012-2013 – 244 enrolled/54 graduates
  • 2011-2012 – 233 enrolled/58 graduates