About the department
The BEE department is dedicated to incorporating biological and ecological principles in engineering design to promote the development of resilient, sustainable systems that integrate human activities into the natural environment. This is a rapidly developing and important new area of engineering, and Oregon State is a leader in the field. Our undergraduate program in Ecological Engineering gives students an outstanding, ABET-accredited engineering education that provides a pathway for becoming a professionally licensed engineer. Graduates from our program have the skills necessary to excel in multi-disciplinary teams and on projects that require complex solutions, and have found employment with industrial clients, engineering consulting companies, governmental agencies, and entrepreneurial start-ups.