Biological Engineering Program
Graduate Secretary
Telephone: (902) 494-4597


Biological Engineering applies natural science and engineering principles to the biological world. As such, Biological Engineering addresses a wide range of problems relating to the environment, food and other biomaterial production and processing, renewable energy and reusable resources. Emphasis is placed on optimizing design performance in dealing with biological materials and systems while preserving sustainability and protection of the environment.

The Biological Engineering program has focused research in Environmental Engineering and Biosystems Engineering. Research projects therefore encompass both specific environmental concerns and the sustainable utilization of natural resources.

The Department has co-operative projects with faculty members in other Universities both locally and internationally. Opportunities exist to participate in these research projects, which provide wider experience and, in which a specific component leads to a Master's or Doctorate degree. See section on Engineering for details of Master's and Doctoral programs.

*Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the current timetable for this year’s offerings.