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As the world’s population continues to increase, we will need to double food production by 2050 to meet global demands, while protecting our fragile resources for the 'Dining Boom' (National Geographic, 2017). So what can be done to help?

You can be part of the solution by studying topics such as the design of intelligent irrigation systems to maximise crop yield (whilst saving valuable water resources) or the use of precision agriculture to increase the effectiveness and accuracy of fertiliser and herbicide application — and you can do it right here at USQ! 

USQ offers a wide range of Agricultural Engineering courses . As an agricultural engineer, you will design, plan, supervise, manage, and build environmentally impactful solutions. It’s a field of study that’s great for people committed to innovative ideas and who want to be at the forefront of new technologies and make the world a better place. 

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Fraser

Engineering
Graduating from a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) , Fraser is conducting research at USQ’s Centre for Agricultural Engineering alongside international robotics and agriculture companies.
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Why study agricultural engineering?

People are often drawn to agricultural engineering due to humanitarian and ecological concerns — they want to make the world a better place, and it’s a path of study that offers the practical means to do so.

Agricultural engineers are highly sought after by governments and engineering firms, as they’re equipped with a broad range of highly adaptable skills. Accordingly, an agricultural engineering degree can open the door to many career opportunities. Whether you want to go into research, biosystems engineering, farm equipment engineering, crop yield maximisation, or more, you’ll be able to pursue a career that makes a positive difference in the world.

At the University of Southern Queensland, we provide a welcoming environment and community for you to complete your study. Whether you’re undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate agricultural engineering degree, we offer flexible ways to study options both on-campus and online study. You won’t find better agricultural engineering courses in Australia

What do agricultural engineers do?

If helping the world with food production, crop yields, and water management interests you, we offer many agricultural engineering degrees to suit your needs. Here at USQ, we offer degrees in engineering, agricultural technology and management, engineering science, and engineering fundamentals. You’ll be able to apply your skills to areas such as water supply, agriculture, forestry, soil conservation, environmental protection agencies.

What are the pathways to entry?

At the University of South Queensland, we offer several pathways to study, and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Whether you’ve just completed Year 12, graduated a while ago, have a VET or TAFE qualification, or another form of study, we can help you decide the best way forward. Take a look at our pathways programs for detailed information.  

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