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Biological and Environmental Engineering M.Eng. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Program Description

The professional degree of Master of Engineering (Biological and Environmental) is intended primarily for students who plan to enter engineering practice. This program is intended to develop students' backgrounds in engineering design as well as to improve their fundamental engineering knowledge. Cornell's catalog has additional information. Graduate Study in Engineering and Applied Science has additional information.

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-2173

207B Riley-Robb Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • bioenergy and integrated energy systems
  • bioenvironmental engineering
  • biological engineering
  • bioprocess engineering
  • ecohydrology
  • environmental engineering
  • food engineering
  • industrial biotechnology
  • nanobiotechnology
  • sustainable systems
  • synthetic biology


2018-2019: $54,584

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, March 1; Spring, Oct. 1

Early Admit MEng Program (for Cornell Students only); Fall, April 8; Spring, November 8

Requirements Summary:

Applicants to the Master of Engineering program must have a baccalaureate degree (bachelor's degree) in engineering or its equivalent. Applicants are required to submit GRE general test scores (not required for Cornell students). Cornell students who are within one to eight credits of completing their engineering baccalaureate degree may apply to the MEng program as early admit students. The early admit application must be made in the semester prior to the last undergraduate term.

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • M.Eng. -- two recommendations; resume; GRE general test (GREs not required for Cornell students)

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery and Application of Core Disciplinary Knowledge
  • Problem Formulation and Solution
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Communication of Knowledge, Ideas and Decision Justification
  • Professional Development and Career Advancement