UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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:

  • Power and machinery
  • Structures and environment
  • Soil and water
  • Food and processing engineering
  • Electronics and information systems

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:

  • Agricultural Engineering Technology: This option allows students to create their own plan of study that is applicable to their interests within the major.
  • Environmental Engineering Technology: Students electing this option will complete additional course work in Chemistry, Biology, and environmentally-related electives. Individuals entering this field work to solve technical environmental problems, such as preventing harmful effects from pollution, cleaning up contaminated areas and designing products and systems that minimize the generation of waste.
  • Mechanized Systems Management: This option was developed for students interested in supplementing their engineering skills with Agricultural Economic courses, providing a background in Agricultural Business.

News & Events

Two Ag Engineering Technology students were invited to attend the AFA Food Institute in early February. Read more

Welcome to new assistant professor of Ag Engineering Technology, Dr. Youngmi Kim.

Internships are a great way to get real-world experience outside of the classroom. Read about the experiences of students with agriculture engineering technology internships.

Case IH received the 2014 Outstanding Service Award at the December 2014 commencement ceremony. Case IH provides the agricultural equipment for classroom use, the Lab Farms, and the campus, and is especially supportive of the the Ag Engineering Technology department. Read more

Contact Us

Agricultural Engineering Technology
fay.e.westberg@uwrf.edu
715-425-3985
131 Agricultural Engineering Annex
615 S. 3rd Street

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