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Field of Study: Agricultural Engineering


Agricultural engineering programs teach people ways to grow and produce food crops and other plants.



Agricultural engineering programs include topics such as:

  • Equipment design and development
  • Food processing
  • Crop production
  • Distribution of food, feed, and fiber

Agricultural engineering programs apply these topics to aquaculture, forestry, human, and natural resources.

Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree, students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in agricultural engineering. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four or five years of full-time study.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in agricultural engineering. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.