Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering




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

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Earn a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering

As an agricultural engineer, you'll use the latest technology to advance environmental issues and activities. Students have the opportunity to study machine components and equipment, testing agricultural machinery to ensure safety and performance and providing leadership on water and environmental concerns. You can play a vital role in anticipating and solving 22nd century challenges!

Our program is consistently ranked among the top 10 programs nationally, which benefits you because your degree will be one of value to employers in the state, as well as nationally and internationally. Being part of one of the nation's top programs, our students benefit from small class sizes and a focus on hands-on applications in and out of the classroom.

Within this major, our students choose one of three primary areas of study--machine design, soil and water resources, or sensors and controls. All three provide additional skills and knowledge.

Program Educational Objectives

By two to six 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:

  • 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;
  • considering systems as a whole when solving problems, looking beyond components and subsystems individually;
  • 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;
  • successfully integrating technical knowledge with organizational, listening, communication, and interpersonal skills to lead and work effectively in teams, and to respectfully articulate the role of engineering decisions in the workplace, community, and world;
  • responsibly addressing issues such as health and safety, personal and professional ethics, cultural diversity, as well as the social, environmental, and global impacts of their work; and
  • continuing their personal growth, professional development, and professional and community service, through various opportunities provided by institutions, professional organizations and other venues.
Emphasis Areas
Machine Design Engineering
Machine Design Engineering
Invent, design, or improve the machines used by agriculture, heavy construction, industry, and households.
Soil and Water Resources Engineering
Soil and Water Resources Engineering
Develop irrigation systems, methods to control erosion, and practices for pollution prevention.
Test Engineering
Test Engineering
Evaluate the functional performance of machines and equipment through study of test procedure standards, measurements, and data acquisition.


Career Opportunities

Our Agricultural Engineering majors are prepared for a variety of industries and careers.
  • Machine Testing
  • Consulting
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Product Management
  • Equipment Design
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Research
  • Irrigation

Recent Employers

Our Agricultural Engineering majors are prepared for a variety of industries and careers.
  • ConAgra
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • John Deere
  • Behlen
  • Caterpillar
  • AGCO
  • Behlen
  • USDA
  • Kawasaki

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