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BS in Agricultural Engineering in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering is a five-year degree program that provides students with knowledge and skills on how to design agricultural machinery, agricultural equipment, and agricultural structures. They will learn to develop ways to conserve soil and water, improve the processing of agricultural products, and work in research and development, production, sales and management in the agricultural sector. The curriculum also covers areas of irrigation and drainage of agricultural land, soil erosion control, the planning of agricultural buildings and structures, post-harvest technology and agricultural waste management. 

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Agricultural Engineering are encouraged to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Academic Track. They will learn relevant topics that will be useful in their college life. 

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Principles of Crop Science
  • Principle of Fishery Science
  • Principles of Soil Science
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Management
  • Engineering Graphics

Admission Requirements


  • The student must be a high school graduate.
However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.
  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of Agricultural Engineering are expected to be able to:

  • Solve complex engineering problems using the application of mathematics and science knowledge
  • Conduct engineering procedures professionally and ethically
  • Understand and explain the significance of engineering solutions globally, economically, and environmentally
  • Use up to date techniques, skills, and engineering tools for agricultural engineering procedures
  • Apply engineering and management principles both as a member and a leader in a team
  • Design, execute and enhance integrated systems including people, materials, information, equipment, and energy

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in a company, organization, or agency that specializes in agricultural engineering practices and procedures. 

Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.

Board Exam

To become a Licensed Agricultural Engineer in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Agricultural Engineering needs to pass the Agricultural Engineer Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Agricultural Engineering under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). The exam is conducted once a year.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Agricultural Engineering may pursue a career path in various development and agricultural companies or government agencies that needs specialized Agricultural Engineering services. They may apply for roles such as an agricultural engineer, agricultural inspector, agricultural machinery dealer, sales engineer and agricultural business entrepreneur. 

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Reviews of BS in Agricultural Engineering graduates:

list bulletAbout my college education: Surviving with everyday multi-task, from home - to school - to public market - to home - to school, as working student during my tertiary life as a student I made it, always on top, maintaining my academic excellence. It was very interesting and challenging to learn how to manage my time effectively.

For as long as you have courage and dedication to succeed, no required skills are needed. It is always there. All the positive traits will be acquired as you learned from what have you been experienced.

list bulletMy current job: I currently based at the DENR Central Office as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Manila Bay Coordinating Office.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes, definitely I m able to practice my profession as an Agricultural Engineer. Months after I took government Office, its already courage and dedication and willingness to explore further for the country.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: When I was in 5th year (undergrad), I was hired by multinational company in Davao for banana plantation as a supervisor. But, after my graduation I took Board Exam. One month after, I was hired as supervisor in one of the leading producer of poultry chicken in the country.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Agricultural Engineering: Yes. Agricultural engineers are very important for the food security of the growing population, simultaneously with the boosting economic activity of the country. Agricultural mechanization brought by these professionals able to shorten needed time for cultivation, harvesting and post harvest activities.

They are the economic engines of the country, of which the government should prioritized.
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