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2017-2018 University 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


128 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (125 - 126 credits)


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


Electives (2 - 3 credits)


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
  • 6 credits - 3 credit hours from the Written/Oral Communication or Social Science and Humanities categories must come from 30000+ courses or above, and an additional 3 credit hours from the Written/Oral Communication or Social Science and Humanities categories must come from 30000+ or above or from a course with a required pre-requisite in the same department. 
  • 9 credits of Humanities and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

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.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Degree Requirements


For selective lists click Biological Science selectives Ag Economics selectives Agricultural selectives , and XEAG Engineering Technical selectives .

Program Requirements


16-17 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: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00 or 3.00 *Depending on choice of CHM 11600 or CS 15900

14-15 Credits


Notes


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.

Critical Course


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