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    Agricultural Engineering

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    Course overview

    Agricultural Engineers are the specialists who help solve global challenges which affect all of us, such as feeding a growing population with increasingly scarce resources while protecting the environment.  

    Our Agricultural Engineering students develop machines, technology, systems and environmental solutions to reduce input consumption, increase precision and create sustainable production systems. You will learn in engineering facilities located at the heart of our commercial farm, home to cutting-edge research. You will study alongside farmers, agrifood entrepreneurs and environmental consultants, providing you with a network of contacts who will need your problem-solving expertise. Assessment typically includes live industry projects, creating and exhibiting new products, creative portfolios, and applying specialist engineering tools and techniques.  

    You won’t have to wait to put your learning into practice – you will be a member of a team of engineers from day one engaged with real-world scenarios and projects. Supported by an integrated placement year in industry, you will be primed for your future career using personal, technical and professional skills employers have identified with us as critical to your graduate employability in roles such as designing and test the next generation of agricultural machinery and systems e.g. robotic farming, product support engineers, research. 

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    Course key info

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    UCAS code H335

    Institution code: H12

    Duration

    5 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A four year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience.

    Location

    Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)

    Accredited by

    Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

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    Entry requirements for 2024

    Our typical offer

    Offers in the region of 136 UCAS points for A level students. See below for details of entry requirements for other accepted qualifications.

    Full requirements

    Use the drop-down tool to select the qualifications you have or are working towards to see what grades would be required for access to this programme. If you can’t see your qualification or would like any assistance with entry requirements, please contact the Admissions team: admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk

    Course modules

    Module Table
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    Year 5

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    Admissions
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 000
    Email: admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk

    Work Placement

    Our students spend their year-long placement working as professional engineers with an industrial firm such as John Deere, CNH, Great Plains, Claas or AGCO. You will be helped to find the right role by an engineering placement manager based at Harper Adams.

    Accreditation

    Accredited by: Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

    This course is accredited by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), and MEng graduates are eligible for initial registration for Chartered Engineering status. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) describes an Incorporated Engineer as an applications-based engineer who works with the technology that is available, while a Chartered Engineer specialises in analysis, creating the technology of tomorrow.

    Fees and costs

    The latest fees for this course can be found in our fees and funding section. You will also find course related costs, specific to this course in this area.

    Disclaimer

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