May 17, 2021
About the Program
The Agricultural Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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. Students in this program earn a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, (BSAGE).
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
128 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (125-126 credits)
Required Major Courses (34 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (91-92 credits)
Click here for First-Year Engineering Requirements
Click here for Pre-Agricultural and Biological Engineering Requirements
- (If pursuing Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, either CHM 11600 - General Chemistry or C S 15900 - Programming Applications For Engineers are required to graduate, but not required to complete the First Year Engineering program. C S 15900 is preferred.)
Elective (2-3 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00-3.00
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
- 2.00 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
- International Understanding Selective - Credit Hours: 6.00
- Multicultural Awareness Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- 6 Credits: Written/Oral Communication or Social Science and Humanities categories must come from 30000+ courses or above - Credit Hours: 3.00 AND 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 - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture - Credit Hours: 9.00
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.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
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)
- 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.
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