Accreditation

ABETThe bachelor’s degree program in biological and agricultural engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Vision Statement

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the Biological and Agricultural Engineering program will:

  1. Successfully enter the biological and agricultural engineering profession as practicing engineers and consultants in the natural resources, machine systems, food processing, bioprocessing, and agricultural production and processing fields.
  2. Pursue graduate education and research at major universities in biological and agricultural engineering, and related fields.
  3. Advance into leadership positions in their chosen fields and professional societies.
  4. Engage in life-long learning through professional registration and professional development.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives are:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Undergraduate Students Bachelor Degrees Awarded
2019 140 44
2018 153 47
2017 150 45
2016 169 43

 

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