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Biosystems Engineering 

University of Arizona

Ph.D. On Campus
24 months
Duration
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
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About

The department was established in 1891. In 2018 the Department name, along with the graduate program names, changed to Biosystems Engineering. The Biosystems Engineering degree is offered by the University of Arizona.

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Overview

The Biosystems Engineering Department focuses on biological systems and water-related issues such as irrigation and water quality, and biosystems applications, including computer modeling, sensors and controls, and systems design and evaluation. 

The Biosystems Engineering program from University of Arizona is developing innovative systems to sustainably feed an increasing population through cutting-edge technology, sustainable practices, and the drive to make a difference in the world. We build sustainable solutions that create resilience among society, the environment, and the economy.

The University is currently working on many projects, including the following:

  • Optimizing growth conditions in controlled environment agriculture
  • Finding alternative fuel and feed sources
  • Irrigating crops sustainably

Analyzing big data sets generated from using sensors and controls and looking at metagenomics

The graduate students are developing innovative systems to tackle quality of life issues regarding food and water availability.  Equipped with engineering, life science, and data science expertise, our students are prepared to address quality of life challenges and create resiliency among society, the environment, and the economy.  

The Biosystems Engineering Department offers the following graduate programs: Accelerated Master of Science (for Current UofA BEUndergraduate students), Biosystems Engineering Master of Science Degree and Biosystems Analytics & Technology Master of Science Degree, the Biosystems Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Degree, and the Biosystems Analytics & Technology Doctor of Philosophy Degree.

The Biosystems Engineering graduate degree programs can be designed to fit almost any need in the general field of the application of science, technology, or engineering principles.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

63 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
138 (verbal)
151 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to the Doctoral program, the candidate must have attained a Bachelor's degree and be admitted to both the Department of  Engineering Biosystems Engineering and the University of Arizona Graduate College. Minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the Graduate College which include a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0-grade scale. 
  • Required Material for the Graduate Application:
  • 3 Letters of recommendation.  Letters must be signed and on official Letter Head.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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