Agricultural Engineering Course Planning

Emphasis Courses (Need at least 9 hours):
+ (Offered in Fall)    (Offered in Spring)

Machine Design

Recommended Electives:
MECH 342 - Kin. & Dyn. of Mach. +
MECH 350 - Intro to Dyn. & Ctrl. of Engr. Sys.  +  •
CIVE 221 - Geo. Ctrl. Sys.  +  •
MECH 420 - Heat Transfer  +  •
MECH 450 - Mech. Engr. Ctrl. Sys. Dsgn.  +
MATL 260 - Elem. of Materials Sci.  +  •
MATL 360 - Elem. of Materials Sci.  +  •
MECH 448 - Adv. Mech. of Materials   •

Other Electives:
AGRO 479 - Soil Physics  +
BSEN 326 - Intro to Env. Engr. 
MATH 314 - Linear Algebra +  •
MECH 480 - Num. Methods in Engr. 

Test Engineering

Recommended Electives:
AGEN 431 - Site-Specific Crop Man.  +
MSYM 433 - Equiz. & Tractor Test. Even years only
CIVE 221 - Geo. Ctrl. Sys.   +  •
ELEC 400 - Elec. Instrumentation  +
ELEC 463 - Digitial Signal Proc.  +
PHYS 231 - Electrical & Electronic Circuits  +  •
MECH 350 - Intro to Dyn. & Ctrl. of Engr. Sys.  +  •
MECH 450 - Mech. Engr. Ctrl. Sys. Dsgn.  + 
MECH 452 - Digital Ctrl. of Mech. Sys.  +
MECH 453 - Robotics: Kin. & Dsgn.  + 

Other Electives:
MATH 314 - Linear Algebra +  •
MECH 480 - Num. Methods in Engr.   •

Soil and Water Resources

Recommended Electives:
AECN 357 - Nat. Res. & Env. Law  +  •
AGRO 479 - Soil Physics  +
BIOS 220 - Princ. of Ecology  +  •
BSEN 326 - Intro to Env. Engr.  •
BSEN 455 - NP Source Poll. Ctrl. Engr.  +
CIVE 319 - Hydraulics Lab.  +
GEOG 412 - Intro to GIS  +  •
CIVE 458 - Groundwater Engr.  +  •
CHME 489 - Air Poll., Assess. & Ctrl.  +
CIVE 221 - Geo. Ctrl. Sys.  +  •
CIVE 334 - Intro. to Geotech. Engr.   •
CIVE 454 - Hydraulic Engr.  + 
CIVE 456 - Surface Water Hydro.   •

Other Electives:
MATH 314 Linear Algebra +  •
MECH 480 - Num. Methods in Engr.  +

Educational Objectives

The faculty in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering have established several broad goals for students. These goals emphasize education instead of training, and they focus on the whole person, rather than narrow technical skills.
The overall objective of the educational programs of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering is to provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of science and engineering and apply them to improved methods of producing and processing food, agricultural, and biological materials with consideration to wise and responsible use of resources for the benefit of global society.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering (AGEN) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. 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; and

6. Continuing their personal growth, professional development, and professional and community service, through various opportunities provided by institutions, professional organizations, and other venues.

AGEN Graduation Checklist

• Submit an Application for Admission to the Agricultural Engineering degree program. 43 credit hours applicable to the program are required for acceptance. Must be completed prior to taking 62 hours.

• Submit an Application for Minor for your minor program(s), if any. This must be approved before submission of your senior check form.

• Submit a Senior Check Form, with a degree audit report summary (DARS), prior to your last semester of study.

• Make plans for after graduation.

• Submit an Application for Degree at beginning of term of graduation.