The graduate program in Bioresource Engineering at Rutgers, The State University
of New Jersey, takes a systems-oriented approach to solving the problems of
agricultural production and environmental conservation. The program emphasizes
the crucial link among current engineering practices, scientific principles and
basic concerns of the vital industries operating in these areas.
The program focuses on issues such as bioresource utilization and planning, and
intensive production agriculture. Work is also done on improving methods of
bioremediation, controlled environment plant production systems, pollution
control, systems studies and analyses. Students are involved in many efforts,
including exploring the engineering properties of biological materials,
assessing the effects of waste management, and buildings.
For those with a special interest in engineering for controlled environment
agriculture, there are specializations in environmental control, crop production
systems, systems analysis, flexible automation, and machine vision. NASA's
Selection of New Jersey as the home of NSCORT recognizes Rutgers University as a
world leader in CEPPS.