We offer a non-thesis Master of Engineering graduate degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering with emphasis in Food Engineering and a non-thesis Master of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Management with focus in Food Process Technology completely online. We have delivered online education since 2012, so we have plenty of experience helping students complete our program successfully.
These degrees require coursework in unit operations in food processing, food rheology, food packaging, and advances in food quality and safety so you can better understand and appreciate these aspects of food engineering and food process technology. For the M. Engr. degree, we also require an engineering report on a particular topic, such as a process, technique, or study, to be completed during the last semester before graduation.
For official information about admission links, the degree, and the requirements, visit our online master of engineering and master of science degrees page. Below is a general overview of our program.
- There are advantages to online learning:
- You can continue to work full time
- You can study during hours convenient to you
- You do not have to come to campus to complete any degree requirements
All exams, projects, and other class assignments are given through the online learning e-campus system.
While there are benefits to an online education, the actual expense of an online degree is higher than an on-campus degree because of the administrative and operational fees. Check out our online education costs page for more information.
A Bachelor’s degree is required
For the M. Engr. In Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Food Engineering emphasis) degree we require you to already have a Bachelor of Science in engineering from an accredited university before you apply. For the M.S. degree in Agricultural Systems Management (Food Process Technology emphasis), we require a Bachelor of Science degree in a closely-related field.
The degree is not self-paced
There is no difference between the on-campus and online Master of Engineering degrees.
- Both allow seven years to complete the work
- Both do not require a thesis
Since this is a non-thesis degree:
- residency is not required
- lab work is not required
The application process is the same
Our Master of Engineering and Master of Science online degrees use the same graduate admissions process as our department’s on-campus Master of Engineering and Master of Science degrees because the degrees are the same.
Read through all our department specific information on the graduate admissions page to learn what documents, tests, and requirements we have, as well as our deadlines for submission.
We have listed everything you need to know about courses on this page.
Technology and Software
Learning online requires both hardware and software. Here are the technology requirements for our program
We will expect you to:
- Read and understand the degree requirements in our Graduate Handbook established by the university and our department
- Enroll in the coursework you and your advisor agree upon to complete your degree plan
- Maintain the appropriate standards for graduate-level work
- Know the steps and deadlines related to your graduate education, located on the Graduate and Professional Studies website
- Get acquainted with the Texas A&M University Student Rules
Visit the Graduate and Professional Studies website for more information on graduate education at Texas A&M University.