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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Agricultural and Biological Engineering

About the Program

Upon successful completion of the one year Pre-Agricultural and Biological Engineering curriculum students can move to their professional program of choice within Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

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


Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 


Check our program videos below and take a look at some  senior projects.  We hope to see you in ABE soon!

Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year

16-17 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16-17 Credits


  • MA 16100 and MA 16200 are alternatives to MA 16500 and 16600, respectively.
  • Students pursuing the Agricultural Engineering major may take CHM 11600 or CS 15900. All others should take CHM 11600.
  • Students must earn a C- or better in all courses used to fulfill the above requirements if the grade is posted to the Purdue transcript, with the exception of the Human Culture Humanities Selective.
  • Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.


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