What is machine systems and agricultural engineering?
The machine systems and agricultural engineering option is structured around design
and development of machine systems and smart technologies to enhance sustainable crop
productivity impacted by population growth, reduced land availability and limited
Why machine systems and agricultural engineering?
If you enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together, find yourself always
wondering how things work, and get excited by machinery, this degree option may be
a good fit for you. Understanding the mechanics and structural integrity of machines
and components of emerging technologies necessary to support advances in off-road
equipment design and sustainability of the agricultural industry are integral to the
Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:
Sensors and controls
Biosystems engineering students are part of both the Ferguson College of Agriculture
and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.
Each student in the biosystems engineering program will complete the two-semester
senior design capstone course. The capstone provides you a team driven, open-ended
design experience, and your final projects are evaluated by an external professional
Hands-on from the Start
Freshman and transfer students design a portion of a capstone senior design project.
Award-Winning Student Organizations
The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is home multiple student organizations, including Cowboy Motorsports and Cowboy Waterworks.
Biosystems engineering graduates have the benefit of embracing the interdisciplinary
features of the degree and representation of two colleges, the Ferguson College of
Agriculture and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, rooted in
STEM and the founding of our land grant institution.
Nationally Accredited Program
The bachelor of science degree in biosystems engineering is accredited, along with
the other engineering programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology,
through the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and its faculty are administered
through the Ferguson College of Agriculture.