Agricultural EngineeringCollege of Engineering

What you will learn

Do you like to invent new and better ways to make things work?

Are you interested in designing and testing machinery, working with nature, or managing natural resources?

If you enjoy challenges and solving problems, consider agricultural engineering. Our engineering program is ranked among the top programs in the nation and provides numerous learning and research opportunities for students in the areas of:

  • machine design
  • soil and water resources
  • sensors and controls

Career Opportunities

Your degree can lead to engineering careers in such areas as:

  • testing
  • product design
  • consulting
  • the environment
  • water resources
  • livestock environments

Recent employers of graduates include:

  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • ConAgra
  • CNH
  • John Deere
  • Caterpillar
  • AGCO
  • Behlen
  • USDA
  • Kawasaki

Employers appreciate UNL's agricultural engineering graduates' practical point of view and that they can work across the boundaries of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

The NEBRASKA difference

UNL's agricultural engineering program is ranked among the top programs in the nation and provides numerous learning and research opportunities for students in the areas of:

  • machine design
  • soil and water resources
  • sensors and controls

Internships / Clubs

Our annual E-Day offers the Incredible Edible Car Competition for freshmen, and there are also many clubs for students to get involved such as:

  • Student Branch of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • Student Chapter of Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Student Chapter of Society of Women Engineers
  • Mechanized Systems Management Club
  • Soil and Water Resources Club

Facilities

The agricultural engineering program is offered on UNL's East Campus.

Students can work with the University of Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, the officially designated tractor testing station for the United States.