Discover Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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19 Οκτ 2013 (πριν από 4 χρόνια και 8 μήνες)

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Engineering that makes a difference

Biological and Agricultural


Engineering for life


Engineering with a
higher purpose


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?
Ag Engineering allows you to combine
them all!

Why Choose Biological
and Agricultural

Make a lasting mark on the world around

Unique curriculum offers valuable
experience in other engineering
disciplines and prepares graduates for
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




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



Medical implants and devices

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


Erosion control

Pesticide and nutrient runoff

Crop water requirements

Water treatment systems


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

Pasteurization, sterilization,
irradiation techniques

Food processing techniques &

Biomass fuels

Nutraceuticals, phamaceuticals

Biodegradable packaging

Information &

Electrical Technologies

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

Data acquisition and

biorobotics, machine
vision, sensors,


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


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

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,

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


Applying engineering principles to forestry management and

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

Standardize equipment for component

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

Preparing for a College Career in
Biological and Agricultural Engineering



especially life

Writing and

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

ASABE Preprofessional
Member information

Scholarship information

Links to university
BAE departments