BS in Agricultural Engineering

BS in Agricultural Engineering

Use the latest technology to protect and conserve our natural resources while at the same time uncovering new methods to increase food production to feed the world’s growing population. Discover new ways to make crops disease and drought resistant, improve irrigation techniques and so much more to ensure our food supply.

What you’ll study

  • Design Methodology
  • Systems Modeling
  • Machine Design
  • Hydraulics
  • Natural Resources Engineering
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Physical Unit Operations


  • Design engineer
  • Irrigation engineer
  • Stormwater engineer
  • Water resources engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Project engineer


The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering program provides a fundamental understanding of the natural, mathematical, and engineering sciences and how to apply this understanding to design devices and processes. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of careers in civil, mechanical, electrical, agricultural, environmental, and process engineering areas such as design, development, testing, process control, management, electronic communications, food processing, mechanical equipment, paper production, consultation, textiles, and government.

Program Mission 

The mission of the BSAE degree program is to create, adapt and disseminate engineering knowledge and technologies associated with the design and management of natural resources for feed, food and fiber production, food process engineering, biological materials transport, and robotics for production and manufacturing systems for the state of Georgia, the nation, and the world.

Program Educational Objective

The following Program Educational Objectives relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that UGA College of Engineering alumni with degrees in agricultural engineering should demonstrate within three to five years following graduation. Graduates should meet one or more of the following educational objectives:

  • Effectively lead and participate in teams of engineers and other professionals working to define and solve problems related to natural resources engineering, biologistics engineering, food engineering, or bio-automation engineering. 
  • Be recognized as an effective project leader by peers.
  • Advance up the ranks of employment by State or Federal Governmental Agencies if employed in government service.
  • In career areas where licensure is common, be qualified to pursue licensure in their state or jurisdiction. 
  • Complete an advanced degree in an engineering or related discipline.