Agricultural Engineer

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

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    Overview

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

    Day-to-day

    • 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.

    Considerations

    • 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.

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