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ABET Accreditation

The B.S. Degree in Agricultural Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

All ABET-accredited programs must publish their Program Objectives for access by employers, parents, students, and others interested in what graduates of the program are expected to be capable of doing once they enter the workforce. The following are the Program Objectives for Agricultural Engineering at the University of Nebraska.

A few years after graduation, AGEN graduates (whether they are involved in machine design, product and performance testing, soil and water resources, or other professional endeavors such as business or law) will be:
  1. Applying their unique educational backgrounds in agricultural engineering by providing appropriate solutions to problems and adding value to the research, development, and design processes encountered in a variety of work environments.
  2. Considering systems as a whole when solving problems, looking beyond components and subsystems individually.
  3. Confidently using the necessary elements of mathematics, statistics, physical science, engineering, computer-based measurement and analysis tools and current literature in solving problems and providing design solutions.
  4. Successfully integrating their technical knowledge with organization, communication, and interpersonal skills, leading and working effectively in teams, and understanding cultural diversity and social and political forces that impact engineering decisions, as well as having the capability of competing in an international atmosphere.
  5. Responsibly addressing issues of health and safety, ethics, and environmental impacts of engineering decisions.
  6. Continuing their personal growth, professional development, and professional and community service, through various opportunities provided by institutions, professional organizations, and other venues.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Agricultural Engineering program are the following:

A.1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and the engineering sciences.
A.2 An ability to apply knowledge of agriculture, natural resources, and agricultural engineering.
B An ability to design and conduct experiments, utilize probability and statistics, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
C An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
D An ability to function on teams, including multi-disciplinary teams.
E An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
F An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
G An ability to communicate effectively.
H The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
I A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
J A knowledge of contemporary issues.
K An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

A matrix indicating where the A.1-K criteria are satisfied within our curriculum is below.

Agricultural engineering program courses by student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Required Agricultural Engineering Coursework A.1 A.2 B C D E F G H I J K
AGEN 100 – Introduction to Biological Engineering and Agricultural Engineering 1 1   2 3 3 3 3 2   1 1
AGEN 112 – Introduction to Biological Engineering and Agricultural Engineering 3 1 1   2 3 1 2 1   1 2
AGEN 225 – Engineering Properties of Biological Materials 3 2 2 1 3 3 2 3 2 2 1 3
AGEN 303 – Principles of Process Engineering 4 4 4 5 3 4   5 6   4 4
AGEN 325 – Power Systems Design 5 5 4 6 3 6 3 5 4 3 3 4
AGEN 344 – Biological & Environmental Transport Processes 5 5   3   5       4   5
AGEN 350 – Soil and Water Resources Engineering 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 3
AGEN 424 – Machine Design in Agricultural Engineering 3 6 4 3 5 4   6       6
AGEN 443 – Design of Light-Frame Structures 4 6 2 6 4 6 4 3 2 4   4
AGEN 453 –Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering 5   4 6 3 5 4 3 3 2 4 5
AGEN 460 – Instrumentation & Controls 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6   1   6
AGEN 470 – Design I in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3   3 4
AGEN 480 – Design I in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering 5 4 4 6 4 6 3 5 3   5 4

Cognitive Domain Level (Bloom's Taxonomy):

1= Knowledge
2= Comprehension
3= Application
4= Analysis
5= Synthesis
6= Evaluation

Enrollment Data

The tables below are a summary subset of ten year enrollment data for the Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Complete enrollment data for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln may be viewed in the Institutional Research and Planning Data Index.

BS AGEN Undergraduate Enrollment Chart
BS CHME Senior Enrollment Chart
BS CHME Freshman Enrollment Chart

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