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Biological and agricultural engineering

Biological and agricultural engineeringIf you think biological and agricultural engineers spend all their time on the farm, you need to take another look.

Traditionally, biological and agricultural engineering has been concerned with applying engineering skills to issues like tillage, soil and water conservation, and handling and processing agricultural products.

We still do that, of course, but if you're thinking about becoming an agricultural engineer today, you also need to be ready to do anything from environmental and natural resources engineering to applying the power of biotechnology to crop production and food processing. View our full description

At Texas A&M, agricultural engineering is jointly administered by the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences through the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. It draws on the strengths of both colleges to offer one of the country's topranked bachelor's degree programs in agricultural engineering.

Once you've completed basic requirements in science and engineering principles, elective courses will prepare you to specialize in areas such as environmental and natural resources engineering, food and fiber processing, and machine and energy systems.

Career opportunities for agricultural engineers include working for food, machinery, utility or construction companies; environmental and natural resource consulting firms; federal, state and local government agencies; and research laboratories.

You'll also be ready to pursue advanced degrees in biological and agricultural engineering or some other field of engineering.

Biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M

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