Agricultural Engineer reviews the settings on a large crop irrigation system

Agricultural Engineer

Agricultural Engineers perform and supervise engineering work related to the use and development of agricultural land, buildings, machines and equipment.

Overview

Agricultural Engineers perform and supervise engineering work related to the use and development of agricultural land, buildings, machines and equipment.

Day-to-day

  • studies operating requirements for a variety of agricultural machinery, structures and equipment and engages in research and development work
  • advises employers, associates or clients on agricultural engineering matters and may consult with other specialists
  • designs machinery, structures and equipment and prepares working drawings and other specifications, indicating materials to be used and methods of manufacture and construction
  • supervises construction or manufacture and installation of structures and equipment and tests completed work to ensure compliance with specifications and safety standards.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become an Agricultural Engineer

  • You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in agricultural engineering to work as an Agricultural Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

    Find a Bachelor of Engineering with Agricultural Studies

  • Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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