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How do I get ready for a career in BSE?
Prepare. To prepare for university study in engineering, you are encouraged to take a college preparatory program in high school. Since the ability to communicate effectively is essential to engineers, it is important that you take courses in English and speech. High school courses in physics and chemistry are highly recommended. Mathematics entrance requirements for the college include two units of algebra, one unit of geometry, one-half unit of trigonometry, and calculus if it is available.
Arrive. Once at K-State, all engineering students prepare themselves for their engineering coursework with chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, communications, engineering science, and other basic courses throughout the freshman and sophomore years. You'll gain an understanding of basic engineering principals, a knowledge of biological sciences, and the ability to develop new concepts and methods.
Choose. Due to the diversity of biological systems engineering, three curriculum options are available: a machinery systems option, an environmental option, and a biological option.
Do. Classroom instruction for all the options is enhanced by practical hands-on experience and the application of computers to class problems and exercises. The curriculum is supported by faculty members with strong academic qualifications, as well as research, extension, industry, and foreign and domestic consulting experiences. This provides a firm basis for a comprehensive education in biological systems engineering.