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.