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Agricultural Engineers perform and supervise engineering work related to the use and development of agricultural land, buildings, machines and equipment.


  • studies operating requirements for a variety of agricultural machinery, structures and equipment and engages in research and development work
  • advises employers, associates or clients on agricultural engineering matters and may consult with other specialists
  • designs machinery, structures and equipment and prepares working drawings and other specifications, indicating materials to be used and methods of manufacture and construction
  • supervises construction or manufacture and installation of structures and equipment and tests completed work to ensure compliance with specifications and safety standards.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become an Agricultural Engineer

  • You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in agricultural engineering to work as an Agricultural Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

    Find a Bachelor of Engineering with Agricultural Studies

  • Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Irrigation

  • Communication Skills

  • Irrigation Systems

  • Sales

  • Organisational Skills

  • Planning

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