B.Eng in Agricultural Engineering
Use the latest technology to protect and conserve our natural resources while uncovering new methods to increase food production to feed the world’s growing population. Even though we have newly revised the curriculum, Agricultural Engineering maintains its historical tradition of offering a core curriculum that provides one of the most broadly-based engineering science curriculums available. After completing most of the core, based on your interests, you can choose an emphasis area and focus on one of the following pathways:
- Discover new ways to reduce soil erosion and improve irrigation techniques to ensure our food supply consistent with current crop production methods.
- Learn mechanical design for handling and managing the environment for people, plants, and animals.
- Learn structural design for storing and housing processing operations for biological materials.
- Learn robotic technology and data collection using drones.
- Become proficient with the latest techniques for scheduling and transporting food and other biological materials (biologistics).
- Learn how to safely and effectively process food products for consumer satisfaction.
Depending on the emphasis area you choose, you will gain significant depth in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering in addition to the broadly-based core. The new biologistics emphasis will expose you to industrial engineering, which is a new direction for UGA Engineering. Similarly, Food Engineering is also now available. Agricultural Engineers have historically been highly competitive with other discipline engineers in gaining entry-level employment in their respective areas. Redundancies in some of the emphasis areas will be consolidated as current students graduate.