About the Department
Welcome to the web-page for Department of Bio-Industrial Machinery Engineering (BIME) at Pusan National University. Our web pages provide you with information regarding our department including news items, curriculum and advising, student activities, career and job opportunities, faculty, research programs, and facilities.
We are proud of our students, faculty and staff, facilities, and programs in Biosystems Engineering and are consistently ranked as the top programs in Korea. We have an undergraduate curriculum path and a graduate program for students who are interested in engineering and science for agricultural machinery, facilities and biosystems. Approximately 100 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students are enrolled.
The primary mission of the Bio-Industrial Machinery academic program at Pusan National University is to prepare students for engineering careers that can contribute to the development of the Bio-Industry in the future.
Bio-Industrial Machinery is a bio-mechatronics-based engineering science that applies engineering technology from areas of mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer engineering to agricultural and bio-industrial systems involved in production, processing, storage, handling, packaging, and distribution.
In addition, using highly advanced technologies, i.e., Information Technology (IT), Bio Technology (BT), and Nano Technology (NT), research is focusing on improving the quality and safety of agro-products, such as fruits and vegetables, as well as natural resources, such as soil and water.
Main Research Area
The main areas of research in the program include the development of automated bio-industry machinery, bio-process engineering, automation of agricultural production systems, technology for distribution and packaging, and precision agriculture and use of information technology in agriculture.
- In 2006 March, the Department of Bio-Industrial Machinery Engineering was established.
- In 2006 June, the Master degree in Bio-Industrial Machinery Engineering was established.
- In 2008 March, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Bio-Industrial Machinery Engineering was established.