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).
Some of the factors that contribute to Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University being a top ranked program:
- Multiple opportunities for interaction with faculty in laboratories and in classes
- Student Competitions, Clubs, Global Experiences
- Personalized advising and attention from faculty
- Practical curriculum for industrial careers
- Great opportunities for scholarships and internships
- Excellent placement record and starting salaries
Watch a video and take a look at some senior projects. We hope to see you in ABE soon!
Agricultural Engineering Major Change (CODO) Requirements
128 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (34 credits)
Required Major Courses (34 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (91-93 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 CS 15900 - Programming Applications For Engineers are required to graduate, but not required to complete the First Year Engineering program. CS 15900 is preferred.)
Elective (1-3 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00-3.00
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
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: 1.00-3.00
- 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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