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The Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Profession
Agricultural biosystems engineers design agricultural and biologic systems to conserve natural resources. They identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems related to soil conservation, soil-plant atmosphere, animal waste, air quality, drainage, and irrigation systems.
You might choose to use your skills in designing the next generation off-road vehicles and agricultural and power machinery equipment. Using engineering principles and computer-aided technology, you could solve problems related to production, storage, handling, distribution, and processing of food. A knowledge of structural and environmental engineering would enable you to design agricultural buildings and environmental control systems for efficient livestock production and crop storage.
The Ag & Biosystems Engineering Program
You can earn a degree in Agricultural Engineering in the College of Engineering. You can specialize in a number of areas:
- Power and machinery engineering. This area challenges the creative mind to design and improve upon the next generation of road vehicles and agricultural equipment.
- Agricultural and environmental systems engineering. This area emphasizes water and air quality, waste systems management, and sustainable agriculture; designing agricultural buildings and environmental control systems for efficient animal production or crop storage.
- Biosystems engineering. This area combines engineering and the biological sciences in the design of new products and systems.
- Food and process engineering. The focus of this area is on developing processes and equipment for the food industry and adding economic value to agricultural commodities.
For specific information about the requirements for an Agricultural Engineering degree in the College of Engineering, click here.
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