Agricultural Engineering Technology focuses on applied science and engineering, using existing technology to solve real world problems in the food, fuel and fiber industry.
Our courses encompass five broad areas:
In addition to instruction in the physical concepts, courses include laboratory and practicum sessions that develop student critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students have an opportunity to work with the diagnostic equipment, measurement devices, engineering handbooks and computer software that are used by industry in problem solving.
Beyond the core classes, students can choose from one of three options:
The UWRF team competed with 29 other teams across the U.S. at the ASABE 1/4-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition on May 30-June 2 in Illinois, and placed 8th overall! Read more
Congratulations to Ben Borgardt, junior majoring in agricultural engineering technology, who was named 2013 Agricultural Engineering Technology Student of the Year by the Wisconsin Chapter fo the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers!
Twelve students (primarily from Ag Engineering) and two faculty (including Dean Olson, professor of ag engineering) spent J-term 2013 in India for a two-week experience of the farms and culture of India. For more information, check out the UWRF India 2013 web page
Ag Engineering students recently showcased Case IH tractors in UWRF's Homecoming Parade. CaseIH tractors, combines, and other machinery get a lot of use on our lab farms. AET courses and laboratories involve calibration of yield monitors, yield mapping, measurement of tillage draft forces, and other activities in the field. CaseIH machinery is provided by a partnership between UWRF and CNH Corp. View pictures