Biosystems Engineering (BAT) / BSc


Graduates of the Biosystems Engineering programme are academic professionals who, with their knowledge of technology, living systems, exact and social sciences and with their experience in integral thinking and systems approach, are capable of solving technology-related problems in the field of production of food and non food.
The three years of the BSc programme focus on understanding the basic disciplines of Biosystems Engineering, and on awareness of multidisciplinary approaches. The focus of the programme is on design.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this BSc programme graduates are expected to be able to:
- explain the different functions and the underlying engineering aspects of these functions which the technology has to fulfil for a biosystem used for the production of food and non-food;
- explain the biology of the biosystem, with emphasis on the factors that influence the growth or behaviour of the biosystem (and can be controlled or affected by technological solutions);
- explain the position and the interactions with stakeholders of the biosystem in the production chain;
- apply the relevant knowledge and methods from basic sciences mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology in cases related to biosystems engineering;
- apply the relevant knowledge and methods from general and biosystems engineering in cases related to biosystems engineering;
- apply measuring, data analysis and control techniques and methods for sensing, control, and management of biosystems;
- make a model of the technology and the biosystem;
- evaluate the technology for the biosystem with respect to the requirements set;
- design new technology and/or systems for bioproduction by integrating knowledge, calculations, models, simulations and evaluation (under supervision);
- do research in the field of biosystems engineering (under supervision);
- communicate orally and in writing in an adequate way on the results of learning, experiments, and project work with colleagues and non-colleagues, in Dutch and in English where relevant;
- work adequately in a team, including multidisciplinary teams, on a pre-defined biosystems engineering related case (research or development problem) (under supervision);
- respond adequately to the societal needs and requirements related to the biosystem; - retrieve and evaluate information from different sources (research, literature, internet, ...);
- design and plan their own learning path for the acquisition of knowledge on new subjects / topics relevant for the field of biosystems engineering (under supervision).

Programme Director

Dr ir J.W. Hofstee
Atrium (Building 118), Bornse Weilanden 9, 6708 WG Wageningen
Phone: 0317-(4)84194

Study Adviser(s)

Ir. C.M.. van Hulten
Atrium (Building 118), Bornse Weilanden 9
Phone: 0317-(4)82796

Programme Committee

Chair: dr ir J.W. Hofstee
Secretary: dr ir J.W. Hofstee

Study Association

Heeren XVII, Bornsesteeg 59, 6708 PD Wageningen
Phone: 0317-(4)84192

Unconditional Admission to the MSc

MAB Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering
MDR Development and Rural Innovation