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Agricultural Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Lincoln, NE, United States
Agricultural engineering (AGEN) is one of two engineering degree programs offered in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. AGEN students emphasize coursework in one of three engineering areas; machine design, test, or soil and water resources. We offer a bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
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Overview

Thus, some agricultural engineers are involved in the analysis and design of field machinery systems and machine components through study of the principles of mechanical design, joining techniques, hydraulics, controls, ergonomics, and safety. 

At University of Nebraska-Lincoln we offer a bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering. Others are evaluating machine or mechanical system functional performance based on study of test procedure standards, measurements, data acquisition, electronic communication and statistics, and practical experience gained at the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory.

Still others are analyzing and designing soil and water management-related infrastructure as aided through study of irrigation, drainage, erosion and runoff control techniques, crop tillage and cultivation practices and natural resources management. Job opportunities for graduates are available in industry, public agencies, consulting, and private practice.

Career Opportunities

Your degree can lead to engineering careers in such areas as:

  • testing
  • product design
  • consulting
  • the environment
  • water resources
  • livestock environments

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Biological Engineering and Agricultural Engineering
  • Computer-Aided Problem-Solving
  • Computational Tools & Modeling for Ag & Biological Sys Engr: Control Systems
  • Engineering Properties of Biological Materials
  • Instrumentation I for Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering
  • Principles of Process Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Transcripts: You will self-report your academic record. Use an unofficial transcript to fill in your information
  • ACT/SAT
  • After you've taken the ACT or SAT, request the testing institution to send us your official scores. Our codes are: ACT: 2482 and SAT: 6877
  • Application Fee: There is a $45 application fee payable with a credit card or a check. Make the check out to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and put the applicant's name on the memo line
  • Scholarship Statement: To be considered for leadership and diversity scholarships, you must write a 500-word essay all about you. Focus on leadership, career goals and community service

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1082 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1082 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1082 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1082 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    371 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 371 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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