Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Biological Engineering Requirements

Biological Engineering combines life sciences with engineering principles to design and control biological processes and systems with the aim of enhancing human, animal and plant life.

The Biological Engineering program focuses on fundamentals in bio-materials science, bio-systems analysis, bio-mechanics, instrumentation and digital control. It also explores the production of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel or sustainable bioplastics made from plant materials, the extraction and stabilization of nutraceuticals to provide health benefits and the manufacturing of safe food products.

Biological Engineering Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Biological Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Biological Engineering degrees have experience in is Engineer, followed by Biologist, Biomedical Engineer, Scientist, Data Scientist, Biochemical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Quality Control Inspector, Consultant, and Geneticist.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Engineer 3.8% 1.0% 3.9×
Biologist 3.3% 0.3% 10.5×
Biomedical Engineer 2.9% 0.1% 40.4×
Scientist 2.7% 0.2% 15.1×
Data Scientist 2.1% 0.1% 23.7×
Biochemical Engineer 2.1% 0.0% 172.4×
Chemical Engineer 2.1% 0.1% 14.7×
Quality Control Inspector 2.0% 0.2% 11.8×
Consultant 1.9% 0.8% 2.5×
Geneticist 1.6% 0.0% 42.7×

Biological Engineering Salary

Biological Engineering graduates earn on average $57k, putting them in the 85th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $40k
Median (average earners) $57k
75th (top earners) $76k

Biological Engineering Employment

Biological Engineering graduates are moderately underemployed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Employment potential
Low-paying 92%
Part-Time 73%
Jobs that don't require college 69%

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