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Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Engineering/Physics Building
Phone: (208) 885-6182
Fax: (208) 885-7908

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Biological & Agricultural Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904

Idaho Falls

College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Dr., Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho  83402
phone: (208) 282-7900
fax: (208) 282-7929



Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural EngineeringAgricultural Engineering bridges the two fields of applied science – engineering and agriculture. It is oriented to the design and control of equipment and systems for the production, processing and transportation of food, feed, natural raw fiber, and forest products - as well as the effective use of natural resources. 

Many graduates are employed as design or development engineers by equipment manufacturers, irrigation companies, trade associations, engineering consulting firms and governmental agencies. Others are self-employed in farm equipment manufacturing, consulting firms and other engineering-related enterprises.

Coursework - 128 credits required

Required course work includes university requirements (see regulation J-3) and coursework common to all options in an BAE undergraduate degree. A letter grade of C or better is required in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division engineering courses: BAE 242, Chem 111, Engr 210, Math 275 and Phys 211.

Students are required to submit a course plan and a statement of how the humanities and social science course requirements complement the technical content of the curriculum and are consistent with the program and institution objectives.

  • BAE 242 Agricultural Engineering Analysis and Design (2 cr)
  • CE 322 Hydraulics (3 cr)  
  • BAE 372 Agricultural Power and Machines (3 cr)
  • BAE 459 Irrigation System Design (3 cr)
  • BAE 461 Bioprocess Engineering (3 cr)
  • Biol 115 Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)
  • CE 211 Engineering Surveying (3 cr)
  • CE 342 Theory of Structures (3 cr)
  • Engr 220 Engineering Dynamics (3 cr)
  • Technical Electives (8 cr)

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