Agricultural engineers apply their knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to design agricultural machinery, equipment and structures. They also develop ways to conserve soil and water and help improve the processing of existent agricultural products.
Graduates in this stream of engineering help improve crop production systems, design animal facilities, test machinery and analyze food production systems. They should be able to work well in teams as they often have to work in groups with other engineering graduates, and not necessarily those only of this field.
Admission for a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Agricultural Engineering requires a solid background in mathematics, and also sound knowledge of science subjects like biology, chemistry and physics. Knowledge of English, social studies, computer literacy and humanities also play an important role. Most bachelor's degree engineering programs usually have a duration of four years.
Agriculturists can find jobs as scientists, researchers, farm managers, head green keepers, project directors, product design engineers, senior agricultural managers, research analysts, agronomists, farming consultants or as subject matter specialists. Self employment is another option which graduates can consider.