There are three emphasis areas of study to choose from—all lead to rewarding careers.
Students are well-prepared to work with professionals from many disciplines and solve problems in design, analysis, manufacturing, and management of machines, structures, and systems for plant and animal production. A high percentage of our graduates immediately go to work in well-paid positions. AGEN info sheet.
The Agricultural Engineering major is a stepping stone to an exciting, well-paying career designing systems for food, feed, and fiber production and natural resources management. Our program was one of the first to be accredited in the United States, and continues to be an innovative leader in agricultural engineering education. Students in AGEN have been very successful in passing the Fundamentals of Engineering examination which leads to registration as a Professional Engineer.
Students in Agricultural Engineering are particularly well prepared through course work, international exchanges, seminars, and guest lecturers to face the challenges of a global economy. Students take advantage of study abroad programs in Australia, Chile, Denmark, England, Germany, The Netherlands, and other countries. The Agricultural Engineering program provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in machine design and testing, irrigation engineering, soil and water resources, environmental engineering, systems control, or precision agriculture.
The Agricultural Engineering program is administered by the Department of Biological Systems Engineering located in L.W. Chase Hall on east campus. Students benefit from small class size, personal attention from faculty, and the best of both worlds with classes on city and east campus. The undergraduate degree is a B. S. Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering, Department of Biological Systems Engineering.