M.Sc. On Campus

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Purdue University

24 months
28794 USD/year
28794 USD/year
9992 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Purdue University Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. In fact, our graduate program has been ranked as a top-tier program by US News & World Report for the last twelve years. The Agricultural and Biological Engineering programme is offered at the Purdue University.


Key facts:

  • The Agricultural and Biological Engineering programme is offered at the Purdue University.
  • Innovative research in the department focuses on the application of engineering principles to biological systems, resulting in the creation of new products and practices that improve the quality of human life.
  • This program deals with the applications of basic scientific and engineering principles to the design, development and operation of large scale manufacture of food and biologically-based products. Such products are environmentally friendly, renewable and represent a future wave of consumer demand for better health and environment. In addition to learning the engineering aspects of food and biological processing, you will also learn the basic principles in biochemistry and food sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Biological & Food Process Engineering
  • Biotechnology - PULSe
  • Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Science
  • Computational Life Science
  • Concentration Biological Engineering & Technology
  • Engineering
  • Fluid Power 
  • Interdepartmental Food Science
  • Interdisciplinary Ecological Science & Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose - Please provide a statement of approximately 500 words that addresses the following:
  • Describe your broad scientific interests, including what motivates you to pursue them.
  • Describe your future career plans or goals as they relate to your scientific interests in (1) and explain why you need to pursue graduate studies to achieve them.
  • Describe your technical background such as courses, internships, or research that inform your decision.
  • Describe specific research interests in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, including up to three potential mentors and how their programs relate to your broad scientific interests in (1).
  • Provide additional background information that may support your success in graduate school. Also explain any extenuating circumstances that help understand your application.
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14397 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14397 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4996 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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