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Agricultural Systems Technology, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Ames, IA, United States
As an agricultural systems technology major you will apply a systems-approach to technology management, which prepares you to oversee and optimize machinery, biological processes, and rapidly developing and changing systems in agriculture.
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Overview

This is a hands-on curriculum with low student-to-faculty ratios and team-based environment that will prepare you for challenging and rewarding careers. Key laboratories include diesel engines, fluid power hydraulics, biomaterials, biofuels, plastics, metals, manufacturing, automation/robotics, electronic controls, and precision agriculture. Iowa State’s state of the art facilities provide access to industry-standard hardware and software ensuring that you graduate with competitive, marketable skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • agribusiness 
  • agricultural machinery industries
  • biotechnology companies
  • environmental organizations
  • production agriculture companies
  • manufacturing industries
  • government agencies.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Grades of no worse than a B in all required accounting courses.
  • Completed at least four upper division accounting courses, including Acct 387
  • Demonstrate strong professional communication skills through the required essays
  • GMAT score of at least 50th percentile*
  • GMAT writing of at least 4.5*
Additional factors that will be considered are:
  • Professional work experience including internships
  • Leadership experience
  • Strong references from professional work experience and faculty
  • Convincing rationale for pursuing the degree
Required by Office of Admissions
  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Exams
  • Financial statement (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12960 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12144 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4474 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ames

  • 1158 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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