Agricultural Engineering is the engineering discipline that studies agricultural production and processing. Agricultural engineering combines the disciplines of mechanical, civil, electrical and chemical engineering principles with a knowledge of agricultural principles according to technological principles. A key goal of this discipline is to improve the efficacy and sustainability of agricultural practices.
Where To Agricultural Engineering In South Africa
Below is a list of tertiary institutions offering Agricultural Engineering Programmes;
ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering
South Africa Institute of Agricultural Engineers (SAIAE)
UKZN Department of Agricultural (Bioresources) Engineering
UNISA Agricultural Engineering Programme
Free State University Agricultural Engineering
UNIVEN Agricultural and Rural Engineering Department
Agricultural Engineering Programme at NMU
North-West University Agricultural Engineering Programme
University of Limpopo Agricultural Engineering Department
What is involved in agricultural engineering?
Agricultural Engineering is the area of engineering concerned with the design, construction and improvement of farming equipment and machinery. Agricultural engineers integrate technology with farming. For example, they design new and improved farming equipment that may work more efficiently or perform new tasks.