The Texas A&M University Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, one of the largest in North America, ranks among the best in the nation as evidenced by the accomplishments of the students, graduates, former students, and faculty. The department is jointly administered by the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Texas A&M is 100 miles northwest of Houston, 90 miles east of Austin, and 170 miles south of Dallas in the twin cities of Bryan/College Station.
The B.S. program in Biological and Agricultural Engineering prepares our students to create engineering solutions to protect and sustain the environment, improve health, and feed the world through innovative education in Machine and Energy Systems, Food and Bioprocessing, and Environmental and Natural Resources.
The Texas A&M Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will be recognized internationally as a premier department of its kind, known for faculty and graduates who devise solutions to global grand challenges in food, fiber, and environmental sustainability.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates from the Biological and Agricultural Engineering program will after several years, have:
- Successfully entered the biological and agricultural engineering profession.
- Successfully pursued graduate education and research at major universities in biological and agricultural engineering and related fields.
- Advanced into leadership positions in their chosen fields, professions, and society.
- Engaged in life-long learning through professional licensure and professional development.
- Contributed to the impact of the profession by creating inclusive, global, and culturally relevant engineering solutions.
The student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives are:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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