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Biological Engineering

Biochemical and bio-environmental principles + Sustainable bio-industrial innovation

Improve life by producing safe and abundant food, develop sustainable environmental solutions for agriculture, and design life-enhancing and life-saving products.

Biological Engineering integrates a strong engineering and technology foundation with biological, biochemical, and environmental principles. Our interdisciplinary curriculum prepares engineers with specialized expertise to design and analyze new and sustainable ways to produce safe and abundant food, develop innovative environmental solutions for agricultural and urban waste management, and life-enhancing and life-saving products.

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Program Information


Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)*
*Available in regular or co-operative education

With elements of:

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Our students have worked here:

  • PepsiCo
  • Agropur
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Novocol Pharma
  • Lactalis Canada
  • Providence Therapeutics
  • Quaker
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)


Portrait of Sasha Paquette
Coming from Calgary, I looked at programs across the country, and the Biological Engineering Co-op program at the University of Guelph was truly unique. The program's integration of engineering principles and biological sciences perfectly aligns with my interest in advancing food and agricultural innovation. Guelph has a wonderful campus environment, and the consistent support from both faculty and the engineering community has truly elevated my academic journey, making it an exceptionally enriching experience.

Sasha Paquette, Undergraduate Student
Biological Engineering