Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

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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, natural resources and irrigation engineering, or test engineering. All three provide additional skills and knowledge.

Program Educational Objectives

Three to five years after graduation, AGEN graduates will be:

  • Confidently using engineering skills in solving problems and providing design solutions in the context of agricultural systems;
  • Continuing their professional development, and professional and community service through various opportunities provided by institutions, professional organizations, and other venues in an inclusive manner respecting diversity; and
  • Responsibly addressing issues of health and safety, ethics, and environmental impacts of engineering decisions in the context of agricultural systems.

Emphasis Areas

Machine Design Engineering

Machine Design Engineering

Invent, design, or improve the machines used by agriculture, heavy construction, industry, and households.
NRIE

Natural Resources and Irrigation Engineering

Design irrigation systems, reduce soil erosion, and apply engineering tools to current water management challenges.
Test Engineering

Test Engineering

Evaluate the functional performance of machines and equipment through study of test procedure standards, measurements, and data acquisition.