Discover Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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Engineering that makes a difference

Biological and Agricultural
Engineering

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Engineering for life

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Engineering with a
higher purpose

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40% projected increase in world population by
2030 will add
2 billion

people to the planet

Finding Solutions for Life on a Small Planet


Growing world population requires more
food, water, energy, goods


Limited resources demand we do more with
less, without degrading our natural world

Biological and Agricultural Engineers ensure
growing population has the necessities for life



Safe and abundant food and water


Timber and fiber for shelter and clothing


Plentiful and renewable energy resources


A healthy environment in which to live


Biological and Agricultural Engineers

what do they do?


Develop solutions for responsible, alternative
uses of agricultural products, byproducts and
wastes and of our natural resources
-

soil, water,
air, and energy


Devise practical, efficient solutions for producing, storing,
transporting, processing, and packaging agricultural products



Solve problems related to systems, processes,
and machines that interact with humans, plants,
animals, microorganisms, and biological materials

Can’t decide whether to study math,
physical sciences, or biological sciences?
Bio
-
Ag Engineering allows you to combine
them all!


Why Choose Biological
and Agricultural
Engineering?

Make a lasting mark on the world around
you!

Unique curriculum offers valuable
experience in other engineering
disciplines and prepares graduates for
multi
-
disciplinary teams common in
today’s workforce.

With a unique understanding of the
interrelationships between technology
and living systems, you’ll have a wide
variety of employment options available
to you!

Who Employs Biological and
Agricultural Engineers?

Food and Bioprocess Engineering

Information & Electrical Systems


Structures & Environment

Biological Engineering

Natural Resources

Energy

Specialty

Areas

Forest Engineering

Aquacultural Engineering

Safety, Health , Ergonomics

Nursery & Greenhouse Engineering

Power Systems & Machinery Design


Biological Engineering

Applying engineering practice to problems
and opportunities presented by living things
and the environment


Pest control


Hazardous waste treatment


Environmental protection


Bioinstrumentation


Bioimaging


Medical implants and devices


Plant
-
based pharmaceuticals and
packaging materials


Natural Resources

Improving conservation by understanding the
complex mechanics of soil and water


Wetlands protection


Water control structures: dams,
reservoirs, floodways


Drainage


Erosion control


Pesticide and nutrient runoff


Crop water requirements


Water treatment systems


Irrigation


Food and Process Engineering

Using microbiological processes to develop useful products, treat
municipal, industrial, and agricultural wastes, and improve food safety


Packaging, storage,
transportation of perishable
products


Pasteurization, sterilization,
irradiation techniques


Food processing techniques &
technologies


Biomass fuels


Nutraceuticals, phamaceuticals


Biodegradable packaging
materials


Information &


Electrical Technologies

Perhaps the most versatile specialty area, it’s
applied to virtually all others


Data acquisition and
“Bioinformatics”

biorobotics, machine
vision, sensors,
spectroscopy


Electromagnetics


Global positioning systems


Machine instrumentation and controls


Structures & Environment

Engineering a healthy environment for living things


Animal housing


Grain storage


Waste storage, recovery, reuse, transport


Climate, ventilation, disease control systems


Power Systems & Machinery Design

Improving efficiency and conservation in agricultural, food, and
biological systems


Agricultural tractors, combines, implements,
and transportation equipment


Turf and landscape equipment


Equipment for special crops


Irrigation equipment


Farmstead equipment


Food processing equipment


Energy

Developing renewable energy sources, devising energy conservation
strategies to reduce costs and protect the environment


Devising new ways of meeting the
energy needs of agriculture


Meeting the energy needs of the
general population by using
agricultural products and by
-
products


Biomass, methane, vegetable oils


Wind and solar energy


Aquacultural Engineering

Preserving our natural fish populations and habitats through improved
aquacultural practices.


System design for fish farms


Water quality, machinery, feeding,
ventilation


Pollution reduction and water conservation


Ecological reuse or disposal of waste


Product harvesting, sorting and processing


Nursery & Greenhouse Engineering

A microcosm of large
-
scale production agriculture, with similar needs


Irrigation, mechanization


Disease and pest control


Temperature, humidity, ventilation control


Plant biology: tissue culture, seedling
propagation, hydroponics


Forestry

Applying engineering principles to forestry management and
conservation


Machine
-
soil interaction and erosion control


Operations analysis and improvement


Equipment design


Wood product design


Access systems design and construction


Safety, Health and Ergonomics

Making agriculture safer, more efficient, and more economical


Compile and analyze health and injury
data


Standardize equipment for component
compatibility


Encourage safe use of machinery,
equipment, and materials through better
design and better communication


Preparing for a College Career in
Biological and Agricultural Engineering


Math


Science

especially life
sciences


Writing and
Speaking

to
communicate
clearly and to
“sell” your ideas

“I found

biological and agricultural engineering to be a
challenging field of study and very different from the typical
engineering fields. And, I have the chance to work in an
industry that affects everyone in the world!”

“Other university departments

are so big and
impersonal, but my faculty took time to get to
know me and help me grow, personally as well as
academically. There is a real sense of community
in this major.”

“My studies

prepared me
for the job market by
exposing me to many
different experiences and
scenarios that come
across in work.”

Additional career
information


www.asabe.org

ASABE Preprofessional
Member information

Scholarship information

Links to university
BAE departments

worldwide