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Agricultural Engineering




Other/Related Variations

  • Agricultural Science & Technology

  • Bioresource & Agricultural Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Engineering Science

  • Technology & Engineering Education


Degree Type/Duration

  • Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)
  • Master’s Degree (Varies)
  • Doctorate Degree (Varies)



Agricultural Engineers focus on designing or using systems, processes, and machines to aid in energy, food and water. Students learn to design, develop, analyze and operate machines and systems related to agriculture while integrating physical and biological sciences with engineering principles.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Project Management and Design, Mechanics of Materials/Fluids, Engineering Thermodynamics, Methods for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Chemistry, Electricity & Optics, Dynamics, Probability and Statistics, Physics, Calculus



  • Animal Production Systems

  • Land and Water Resources

  • Power and Machinery



Potential Career Paths

 Product Development Manager

Cotton Gin and Warehouse Manager

Design Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Ethanol Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Mine Engineer

Packaging Engineer

Precision Agriculture Specialist

Process Engineer

Construction Foreman

Wind Substation Technician



Additional Opportunities

  • Internship or work experience related to agriculture or engineering

  • Welding Certificate

  • Other certifications and licensure available

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