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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Engineering, BSAGE


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About the Program

Agricultural engineers apply their knowledge of agricultural systems, natural resources, and engineering to equipment design and assure environmental compatibility of practices used by production agriculture. The Agricultural Engineering curriculum offers great breadth, with specialization choices in machine systems engineering and environmental and natural resources engineering. Subject areas include computer-aided engineering, fluid power, finite element analysis, natural resource conservation, and engineering properties of biological materials. Excellent career opportunities exist in product engineering, equipment research and design, facilities design, environmental consulting, and engineering management.

 

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Agricultural Engineering  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

128 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (126 or 125 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (92 or 91 credits)


Electives (2 or 3 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00 or 3.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 6 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 3 credits of Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level)
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

128 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree


Program Requirements


17 Credits


16/17 Credits


17 Credits


17 Credits


17 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • ABE 48600 - Agricultural Engineering Design
  • Engineering Technical Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00 or 3.00 *

13/14 Credits


Requirements


128 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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