Join a top biological/agricultural engineering program

Auburn's Biosystems Engineering program is available through the College of Agriculture. This innovative program teaches graduates how to apply engineering to the challenges and opportunities presented by living ecosystems and the natural environment.

At the graduate level, students can specialize in the following:

  • Ecological Engineering
  • Bioenergy and Bioproducts Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Biological Process Engineering
  • Biosystems Automation and Off-Highway Vehicle Engineering

Accelerator Admission Details

Direct MAP Advanced MAP MAP Academic English
GPA 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) Below 5.5
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Engineering, from an accredited university.

Math Self-Evaluation required (see additional information below).

Available Entry Fall or Spring Fall or Spring Fall or Summer Fall, Spring, or Summer

Applicants for all engineering programs (except Software Engineering) must take the Math Self-Evaluation before admission into the Master’s Accelerator program. This will help make sure that all students are a good fit for Auburn’s challenging engineering curriculum. A copy of the Math Self-Evaluation can be found here. 

Direct MAP and Advanced MAP sub-scoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

Math Background Requirements

Program Mathematics Background Minimum Grade Minimum GPA
Direct Master’s Accelerator Calculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; Exposure to Partial Differential Equations B or better 3.0
Advanced Master’s Accelerator  Calculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; Exposure to
Partial Differential Equations
C or better 3.0
Master’s Accelerator  Calculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations C or better 3.0

Sample Coursework

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Biomass and Biofuels Engineering
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Instrumentation for Biological Systems
  • Geospatial technologies in Biosystems
  • Principles of Food Engineering Technology
  • Waste Management and Utilization for Biosystems

Progression details

Direct MAP Advanced MAP MAP Academic English
Credits earned towards degree 9 6 9 0
Progression requirements Not applicable 3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a C 3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a C Successful completion of all Pre-Sessional English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team.

Total credit hours required for degree: 30

Tuition costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Direct MAP
1 semester
Advanced MAP
1 semester
2 semesters
Academic English
length can vary
Tuition cost1 $15,710 $17,300 $27,000 $3,800—$7,300

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

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Program Tuition: $3,800—$7,300 USD

The amount that students pay in tuition and required fees represents a sizable and important investment in their future. However, student payments alone do not cover the full cost of providing any of Auburn’s educational programs. Even after state appropriations are included, some programs require funding through additional fees in order to provide the high-quality learning environment that students expect. Like the basic tuition and fees, these additional amounts help to cover not only the direct costs of providing instruction and advising in these programs, but also indirect costs associated with Auburn’s role as a comprehensive center of higher education for the state. Tuition quoted for the Master’s Accelerator Program does not include college-specific fees associated with declaring a major within a college. These college-specific fees are charged per semester once a student gains admission into that college.

Ready to engineer your exciting future?

The Master of Biosystems Engineering program at Auburn University gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career – apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.