What You Do
Engineers in the agriculture industry work in a range of environments. From designing farming machinery on CAD to creating bio-fuels in a lab, it’s a multidisciplinary industry.
Modern farming involves programmed feeding cycles, data collection, and advanced planting methods. Agricultural engineers work with farmers, seed/food companies, equipment companies, and government entities to solve problems and optimize their output.
A large farm needs help making a ventilation system for the battery fumes the generator creates. The agricultural engineer would develop a solution for them.
Majors & Classes
Engineers in this industry graduate from both agricultural and bioengineering industries. They draw from mechanical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, and environmental/crop/animal science. You can expect your classes to run the gamut of disciplines, which makes for an interesting crop of choices for a career.
- Food Industry Research Engineer
- Environmental Hydrologist
- Wetland Designer
- Renewable Energy Engineer
- Erosion Specialist
- Agricultural Equipment Reliability/Safety Engineer
- Ecological Engineering
- Pollution Specialists – land, water, air
- Biological Assessment Specialist Water Quality