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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Engineering, BSAGE

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

Degree Requirements

128 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (125-126 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.)

Additional Degree Requirements

Click here for Agricultural Engineering Supplemental Information 

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.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements

16-17 Credits

16-17 Credits

17 Credits

17 Credits

17 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

16 Credits

14 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • 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


  • 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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