Agricultural Engineering Concentration

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Agriculture engineering student programming a robot in a vineyard.

Agricultural Engineering Concentration

 

The agricultural engineering concentration is oriented towards the use of GPS, sensors, and robotics technology known as precision farming. With this focus on agricultural automation, our program is unlike most ag engineering programs in the nation, which are predominately biologically oriented, and is the only one available in Christian higher education.

 

 

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Graduates from NNU's engineering program
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Student to faculty ratio
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Faculty have years of industry experience
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Agricultural Engineering Concentration

NNU’s Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is an ABET-accredited, multidisciplinary degree dedicating two years to broad engineering fundamentals and two years to your concentration.
The agricultural engineering concentration is oriented towards the use of GPS, sensors, and robotics technology known as precision farming. With this focus on agricultural automation, our program is unlike most agricultrual engineering programs in the nation, which are predominately biologically oriented, and is the only one available in Christian higher education.
Agricultural engineering uses robotic automation for labor-intensive agriculture production such as planting, picking, pruning, irrigating, spraying and food processing. This is important in solving the growing problem of farmworker shortages. Besides making these processes less work intensive, robotic automation is environmentally beneficial by minimizing water use, chemical use and air pollution.
For this degree, you will take courses in the mechanical engineering discipline, geographic information systems (GIS) and agricultural automation as well as complete a senior research project tailored toward this area of study. This coursework complements the ongoing department research projects in agriculture, giving you opportunities to gain hands-on experience innovating agricultural technology.
Besides access to cutting-edge research, you will have professors with years of industry experience to draw on in mentoring you and giving you hands-on training with fabrication and lab equipment. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, you get to know your professor and your professors really care about you, both in and out of the classroom. At the same time, you benefit from NNU’s broad liberal arts educational, spiritual and residential campus experience.

Outcomes

This program prepares you to directly enter the engineering workplace, take the professional engineering licensure exam and attend graduate school. Graduates from our program have a high FE exam pass rate, grad school placement rate and job placement rate.
This concentration will prepare you for a career in agricultural equipment design and manufacturing, specialty and row crop production, food processing, robotics and GPS/GIS/UAVs.
Degree Details

Bachelor of Science

Offered On Campus

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The NNU Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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