ABETThe bachelor’s degree program in biological and agricultural engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 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 Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering prepares our society to protect and sustain the environment, improve health, and feed the world through innovative education, research, and extension programs in Machine and Energy Systems, Food and Bioprocessing, and Environment and Natural Resources.

The department strategic goals within the context of this mission are to:

  • Enhance graduate employability
  • Develop and implement emerging technologies in food and agricultural applications.
  • Prepare versatile, resilient, and globally globally-competent graduates.
  • Expand instructional diversity while maintaining high standards of excellence.
  • Expand multidisciplinary and integrated research and outreach programs.
  • Expand current and develop new revenue sources.
  • Regain and expand capacity to meet growing extension education and lifelong learning needs.

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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Undergraduate Students Bachelor Degrees Awarded
2017 150 45
2016 169* 43
2015 233 31
2014 225 39
2013 227 28
2012 201 24

* Start of engineering freshman year. Student numbers after this date do not include freshmen.

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