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4.4 Biosystems Engineering - 4.4 Biosystems Engineering

General Office: E2-376 EITC

Telephone: 204 474 6033

Fax: 204 474 7512


Head: Dr. D. Mann, P.Eng.

Associate Head: Dr. N. Cicek, P.Eng.

Admin. Assistant: Ms. D. (Debby) Watson

Office Assistant: Ms. E. (Evelyn) Fehr

For a complete listing of academic staff, please refer to the following website:

The Department of Biosystems Engineering offers an accredited degree program in Biosystems Engineering. Biosystems Engineering emphasizes the application of engineering principles to biologically-based systems (plants, animals, humans, and microorganisms). The program is designed to give students knowledge of the fundamental principles of engineering and to introduce biological concepts to enable these engineers to successfully interact with relevant professionals when solving engineering problems involving biological systems. The program is offered in both a traditional and a co-operative education format.  The department offers five Specializations (Agricultural, Biomedical, Bioprocessing, Environmental, and Sustainable Building Systems) and one Minor (Agribusiness). With the appropriate selection of elective courses, the bachelor’s degree in Biosystems Engineering meets the requirements for admission to the Faculty of Medicine.

The undergraduate curriculum in Biosystems Engineering is an academic program in the Faculty of Engineering. Students wishing to study in Biosystems Engineering must be admitted to the Faculty of Engineering. They are required to complete the Preliminary Engineering Program as a prerequisite to the courses in Biosystems Engineering.