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Biosystems & Food Engineering Research

Biosystems Engineering is based on the study of the science of biology. Biosystems engineers, scientists and technologists apply their knowledge to produce, manufacture and process biological materials such as biosensors, enzymes, food products, new and advanced packaging systems, and precision production and harvesting systems. They also work to achieve sustainable development and environmental protection by developing improved waste management techniques, and systems to protect air, soil and water quality.

If these are areas that interest you, then as a Biosystems Engineering student you will learn the engineering and biological principles required, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a successful, fulfilling career in the world's thriving bioresource industries.


Biosystems & Food Engineering (T248/T249) MEngSc Research 1 Years FT/ 2 Years PT 

Biosystems & Food Engineering (T266) MSc Research 1 Years FT

Biosystems & Food Engineering (T238/T239) PhD Research 3 Years FT/ 6 Years PT

Further enquiries

Contact School Office:
School Administrator
UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
Room 303 Agriculture & Food Science Centre
Dublin 4.

Tel: +353 1 716 7484
Fax: +353 1 716 7415

School Administrator
School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
Room 303
UCD Agriculture & Food Science Centre
Belfield, Dublin 4
T: +353 1 716 7484
F: +353 1 716 7415

Research areas

The research team in Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin are actively researching a wide diversity of topics including the following:

Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Agriculture & Soil Resources
Environmental Technology
Environmental Modelling
Environmental Risk Assessment
Imaging and Computer Vision
Life Cycle Assessment
Risk Assessment and Traceability
Food Processing
Process Analytical Technology

If you would like to join our Research team check the Research Vacancies link below.

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