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:
Career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are on the rise. More people are consuming more food and agricultural products, resulting in a greater need for trained professionals to design environmentally sound production systems. This means more jobs in service, sales, development and application of mechanical systems in agriculture and in protection and management of water, soil and air resources. Starting salaries for AET graduates are among the highest at UWRF, between $40,000-$55,000.
Our graduates are employed across a wide spectrum of the engineering profession - as test engineers and technical support for large equipment manufacturers; as plant managers, process engineers and project managers within the food and feed, and construction industries; and as consultants on waste management and erosion control issues.
graduates are prepared to work as part of the engineering team to implement and improve existing technology. The Agricultural Engineering Technology Major prepares students to be part of the engineering technology function for governmental agencies, manufacturing, sales and service companies.
Agricultural Engineering Technology
192 Agricultural Engineering Addition
Ag Engineering Technology is a program in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences