As a Mechanized Systems Management major, you will study a core curriculum consisting of agricultural technology, science and math, and electives, that is coupled with one of four specialized options.Your faculty adviser will assist you in examining your interests and abilities, defining career goals, creating a specialized plan, and recommending electives to round out your education and complete your degree program. The faculty are among the best in the United States.
A unique combination of selected courses in animal, crop, soil, and physical sciences, as well as mechanized systems management, prepares you to be successful in production agriculture and related careers. This option is for those interested in the integration of mechanization and natural resources for production agriculture. You will be prepared to apply principles of mechanization and management in farming and ranching, or in service and consulting. Students in this option may meet teaching certification requirements by early development of an individualized program of study.
If you like figuring out how machines work, making them efficient, and testing the results, this is the specialization for you. You'll be prepared for employment in the fields of equipment test technician, service manager or production supervisor of mechanized systems, regional service representative, or associate for agricultural research and extension. Students apply additional mathematics and physical sciences to resolve problems in engineered systems.
There are many aspects and stages involved in taking a raw ingredient to a finished product. From processing food, ethanol, or biofuels, this option combines the principles of engineered systems and management of those systems with a focus in business, agriculture, and mechanization.
Gain a strong background in the principles of marketing engineered systems with emphasis on mechanization, management, marketing, law, and finance in agriculture-related fields. Career options range from operations manager for grain elevators to agricultural representatives for financial institutions or sales/tech representatives for agricultural machinery manufacturers.