UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The Agricultural Engineering major is a new degree program that began in fall 2016. Currently, UWRF is engaged in the process of obtaining ABET accreditation of the Agricultural Engineering program. Agricultural engineering is also known as biosystems engineering (BSE) at some universities. In this major, students will combine their knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering with creativity to design, manufacture and support machinery and structures used in the agriculture and food processing industries. Agricultural engineering is a very broad field, where students will learn to design machinery such as a tractor, a scrambled egg patty maker or anything in between. Students will also learn about structures, such as grain bins, milking parlors and constructed wetlands. Agricultural engineers work with mechanical engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineers, manufacturing engineers and others to create new product designs and then turn those designs into reality. There is considerable overlap between the fields of agricultural engineering, biological engineering, biosystems engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering.
Highlights of the Agricultural Engineering Major
As a student in this program, you will learn to:
Students can graduate
from this program in four years, and will immediately be prepared for a career
as an engineer. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers where
graduates can expect to find employment or internship opportunities.
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The median annual salary
of an Agricultural Engineer is