Institution code: H12
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.
Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)*
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.
This is one of a series of Harper Adams undergraduate courses undergoing a curriculum refresh to ensure they provide the best content and experience for students and deliver excellent graduates into industry.
Definitive course information will be shared as soon as it is available. The route is currently subject to validation and subject to accreditation. Use the register interest button to sign up and receive full course information as soon as it is available.
Harper Adams University 2022 engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, on behalf of the Engineering Council. The new programmes for 2023 will be subject to re-accreditation (see below).
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. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.
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Optional modules are indicative and may be subject to change.
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.
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.
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In the UK for graduate employment.
(Graduate Outcomes 2020)
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