M.E. Biological and Agricultural Engineering
The Master of Engineering degree is oriented toward problem solving in engineering. You must demonstrate engineering problem-solving capabilities through a professional internship. Three hours of BAEN 684 (internship) are a requirement for a Master of Engineering in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. You’ll write a professional paper, which is a scholarly report of a problem-solving accomplishment, to summarize the experiences of the internship. This degree is non-thesis.
The Master of Engineering in Biological and Agricultural Engineering is also offered via distance education in food engineering, processing, and techniques.
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s Master of Engineering degree is designed to develop new understanding through professional development, problem solving and creativity. Areas of specialization within the program include subject matter related to environmental and natural resources, food engineering, bioprocess engineering, biomaterials science, machine and energy systems, systems analysis along with food, feed and fiber processing.
The Master of Engineering degree requires students to complete advanced course work and to engage in professional development. Students are expected to complete a professional internship and to report the findings in a professional paper.
- Degree: M.E. Biological and Agricultural Engineering
- Credit Hours: 30 total credit hours
What Do I Need to Apply?
- Application through the EngineeringCAS system
- Upload an unofficial transcript with application
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Purpose
- Three letters of recommendation, submitted online with your application
- Official transcripts and records, sent to the Office of Admissions
Official TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. Official scores must be sent by ETS directly to Texas A&M University using the school code: 6003. Visit the Graduate and Professional School website for a list of requirements, exemptions and other useful information regarding the TOEFL/IELTS Exams.
Online Master of Engineering
The non-thesis Master of Engineering in Biological and Agricultural Engineering is also offered completely online, with an emphasis in Food Engineering . We have delivered online education since 2012, so we have plenty of experience helping students complete our program successfully.
Students wishing to enroll must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours with a Bachelor of Science engineering degree. Some experience in food processing is a plus.
- Take 24 credits (mandatory)
- Take a maximum of 6 credit hours of BAEN 684 (Professional Internship) for credit for the engineering project
- Maintain an average GPR of 3.0 for all courses on your degree plan before you take the final exam.
- Write your independent project (BAEN 684 as a professional journal paper) and complete your final oral examination. Note that you MUST work closely with your chair (advisor) in planning, organizing, drafting and completing the report.
- Complete all degree requirements within seven years.
|Masters – Non-Thesis||1||1 from BAEN (chair)|
|Masters – Thesis||3||2 from BAEN (including Chair), at least 1 from outside BAEN|
Masters Students Requirements Timeline
|Before first semester registration||Meet with major professor to plan course of study for first semester|
|Before second semester registration||Establish Advisory Committee|
|Early in second semester||Submit Degree Plan on-line at ogsdpss.tamu.edu|
|Prior to initiating thesis research||Develop draft of proposal in conjunction with major professor and graduate committee members (only for THO students)|
|Submit final research proposal to GPS|
|During final semester||Apply for graduation at registrar.tamu.edu/graduation|
|Pay diploma fee|
|Schedule final oral examination (THO)|
|Submit thesis on-line (THO)|
Descriptions and requirements for the On Campus Master of Engineering degree can be found in the Texas A&M Graduate Catalog (Master of Engineering and Master of Science non Thesis option). The only difference between the On Campus MEng and the Online MEng degree is that all requirements – all exams, projects, and other class assignments – are given through the online learning e-campus system. You have the option to attend classes on campus or take your oral examination on campus, should you choose to do so.