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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

Qualifications

  • 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:

M. J.
◈ Studied BS in Agricultural Engineering
◈ At Romblon State University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletAbout my college education: It’s difficult but interesting course.

list bulletMy current job: unemployed

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: may be

list bulletDo I recommend studying Agricultural Engineering: Yes! i do recommend because this course is unique and really needed today.
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