Agricultural engineers apply knowledge of engineering technology and science to agriculture and the efficient use of biological resources. They design agricultural machinery and equipment and agricultural structures. Some specialize in areas such as power systems and machinery design; structures and environment engineering; and food and bioprocess engineering. They develop ways to conserve soil and water and to improve the processing of agricultural products. Agricultural engineers often work in research and development, production, sales, or management.
Who Employs Biological and Agricultural Engineers?
Biological and agricultural engineers, engineers who understand the interrelationships between technology and living systems, have available a wide variety of employment options. Below is an example of the diversity of employers who hire BAE graduates.
Archer Daniels Midland
Briggs & Stratton
Florida Light & Power
Ford Motor Co General Mills
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance COHJ Heinz
M & M Mars
US Department of Agriculture
US Department of Energy
US Environmental Protection Agency
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.
Develop solutions for responsible, alternative uses of agricultural products, byproducts and wastes and of our natural resources - soil, water, air, and energy.
Aerospace engineers design, develop, and test aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles and supervise...