Agricultural Engineering - B.S.A.E.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 130 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 2200
 or MATH 2250* or MATH 2250E* or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400* or MATH 2400H* or MATH 2410* or MATH 2410H* or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L)* or (CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L)* 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s):

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 2260* or MATH 2260E* or MATH 2310H* or MATH 2410* or MATH 2410H*

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IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s):  COMM 1110 or COMM 2150H 


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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
MATH 2700* or MATH 2700E*
PHYS 1211-1211L* or PHYS 1251 * or PHYS 1311-1311L*
PHYS 1212-1212L* or PHYS 1252 * or PHYS 1312-1312L*
ENGR 1120* or ENGR 1120E* or ENGR 1120H*
ENGR 1140* or ENGR 1140H*

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Entrance Requirements
To be considered as a candidate for Agricultural Engineering (B.S.A.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses: 
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
Selection of applicants is based on a review of student scores and achievements in the following three areas:
  • Entrance Requirement Coursework (30%)
  • Major Specific Coursework (40%)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose (30%)

Entrance Requirement Coursework
Entrance Requirement Coursework applies to all degree programs. Students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better:

 

Major Specific Coursework

To be considered as a candidate for Agricultural Engineering (B.S.A.E.), students must have completed the following courses with a grade of "C" or better: 

 

Personal Statement of Purpose
In no more than two pages, provide your personal statement of purpose:

  • Explain your interest in engineering and describe your experience with engineering.
  • What is your ultimate career aspiration?
  • How will your chosen College of Engineering major(s) enable you to reach your career goals?

The above criteria are minimum application requirements and do not guarantee acceptance to any major in the College of Engineering.

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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
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Required Courses
First Year - Fall Semester
(CHEM 1211*, CHEM 1211L*) or (CHEM 1311H*, CHEM 1311L*) (Area II)
ENGL 1101
* or ENGL 1101E* or ENGL 1101S* (Area I)
ENGR 1120
* or ENGR 1120E* or ENGR 1120H
ENGR 1920

MATH 2250* or MATH 2250E* or MATH 2400* or MATH 2400H* (Area I)

First Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H (Area I)
FYOS 1001
MATH 2260* or MATH 2260E* or MATH 2310H* or MATH 2410* or MATH 2410H* (Area III)
Social Science Elective (Area V) 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Major Related Elective***
Life Science Elective**  (Area II) 
ENGR 2120* or ENGR 2120E* or ENGR 2120H*
MATH 2500* or MATH 2500E* (Area VI)
PHYS 1212-1212L* or PHYS 1252* or PHYS 1312-1312L* (Area VI)

Second Year - Spring Semester

ENGR 2170-2170L* or ENGR 2170E* or ECSE 2170-2170L* or ECSE 2170H
ENGR 3140* or ENGR 3140E*
MATH 2700* or MATH 2700E* (Area VI)
Social Science Elective (Area V)

Third Year - Fall Semester

COMM 1110 or COMM 2150H (Area IV)
ENGR 3150* or ENGR 3150E*
ENGR 3160* or ENGR 3160E
ENVE 3510
Choose two (2) Required Area of Emphasis Courses from below

Third Year - Spring Semester
AENG 3100
CVLE 2710 or CVLE 2710E
Social Science Elective (Area V)
World Language and Culture Elective (Area IV)
Choose two (2) Required Area of Emphasis Courses from below

Fourth Year - Fall Semester
AENG 4140/6140*
AENG 4910
World Language and Culture (Area IV)
Choose three (3) Elective Area of Emphasis Courses from below

Fourth Year - Spring Semester
AENG 4911
World Language and Culture (Area IV)
Choose three (3) Required Area of Emphasis Courses from below

Students should select an Area of Emphasis (28 credit hours). To declare your Area of Emphasis, submit a request in Athena. At least one design course (3 credit hours, indicated by italics) must be selected from the list of electives for each of the Area of Emphasis.

Area of Emphasis in Agricultural Systems Automation Engineering
Required Courses
ELEE 2040
ELEE 3270 or ELEE 3270E
ELEE 4210/6210
ELEE 4220/6220
ELEE 4230/6230
ELEE 4235/6235
ELEE 4280/6280

Elective Courses - Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours
AENG 3540
AENG 4120/6120
AENG 4130
BCHE 4710/6710
CSCI 3360
CSEE 4620/6620
ELEE 4260/6260
ELEE 4270
(FANR 3800FANR 3800L)
FDST 3000
FDST 4012/6012-4012L/6012L
POUL(FDST) 4860/6860-4860L/6860L


Area of Emphasis in BioLogistics
Required Courses
AENG 3540
AENG 4110
AENG 4120/6120
AENG 4160/6160
ELEE 3270 or ELEE 3270E
ENGR 2140† or ENGR 2140E
ENVE 4550/6550

Elective Courses - Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours
CVLE 3730 or CVLE 3730E
ELEE 4230/6230 or ELEE 4230E/6230E
ELEE 4235/6235
ENGR 4350/6350
ENGR 4490/6490
FDST 3000
FDST 4012/6012-4012L/6012L
HORT(CRSS) 4430/6430
MGMT 4000 or MGMT 4000E
POUL(FDST) 4860/6860-4860L/6860L
STAT 4260/6260


Area of Emphasis in Electrical and Electronic Systems

Required Courses
ELEE 3270 or ELEE 3270E
ELEE 4210/6210
ELEE 4220/6220
ELEE 4230/6230 or ELEE 4230E/6230E
ELEE 4235/6235
ELEE 4270
ELEE 4710

Elective Courses - Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours 
AENG 3540
BCHE 3520
CSEE 4310
CSEE 4620/6620
CVLE(MCHE)(LAND) 4660/6660
ELEE 4260/6260
MCHE 4650/6650


Area of Emphasis in Food Engineering
Required Courses
ELEE 3270 or ELEE 3270E
ELEE 4230/6230 or ELEE 4230E/6230E
ENGR 2140† or ENGR 2140E
FDST 4012/6012-4012L/6012L
FDST 4013/6013-4013L/6013L

MCHE 3300 or MCHE 3300E
MCHE 4300

Elective Courses - Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours
AENG 3540
AENG 4110
ELEE 4235/6235

ELEE 4710
FDST 3000
FDST(MIBO) 4030/6030-4030L/6030L
FDST 4040/6040-4040L/6040L
FDST 4250/6250-4250L/6250L
FDST(EHSC)(MIBO) 4320/6320-4320L/6320L
MCHE 4650/6650
PATH(HORT)(FDST) 3050
POUL(FDST) 4860/6860-4860L/6860L
STAT 4260/6260


Area of Emphasis in Mechanical Systems

Required Courses
ELEE 3270 or ELEE 3270E
ENGR 2130† or ENGR 2130E
ENGR 2140† or ENGR 2140E
ENGR 4350/6350
MCHE 3300 or MCHE 3300E
MCHE 4300
MCHE 4340

Elective Courses - Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours 
AENG 3540
BCHE 3520
BIOE 4720/6720
CSEE 4310
CVLE 3460L
CVLE 3470L
CVLE 3610
CVLE(MCHE)(LAND) 4660/6660

ELEE 4210/6210
ELEE 4220/6220
ELEE 4230/6230 or ELEE 4230E/6230E
ELEE 4235/6235 
ENGR 4490/6490
ENVE 4470/6470
MCHE 3150
MCHE 4390
MCHE 4500/6500
MCHE 4530/6530
MCHE 4650/6650


Area of Emphasis in Natural Resources Engineering
Required Courses
CVLE 3420
CVLE 3440
ENGR 2140† or ENGR 2140E
ENVE 4435/6435
ENVE 4470/6470
ENVE 4710
WASR(CRSS)(ECOL)(ENGR)(GEOG)(GEOL) 4700L/6700L

Elective Courses - Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours
AENG 4130
AENG 4150/6150
AENG(CVLE) 4170
AENG(CVLE) 4180

BCHE(ENVE) 4490/6490
(CRSS(FANR) 3060CRSS(FANR) 3060L)
CRSS 4600/6600
CVLE 2210
CVLE 3450L
CVLE 3460L
CVLE 3610
CVLE(MCHE)(LAND) 4660/6660
ELEE 4230/6230 or ELEE 4230E/6230E
ELEE 4235/6235
ENGR(ATSC)(GEOG) 4161/6161-4161L/6161L
ENGR 4490/6490
ENVE 4410/6410
MCHE 4650/6650

WASR 4500/6500


Area of Emphasis in Natural Resource Management

Required Courses
CVLE 3440
CVLE(MCHE)(LAND) 4660/6660
ENGR 2140† or ENGR 2140E
ENVE 4435/6435
ENVE 4710 
ENVE 4470/6470
MCHE 4650/6650

Elective Courses- Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours 
BCHE 3520
BCHE(ENVE) 4490/6490
CRSS(FANR) 3060, CRSS(FANR) 3060L
CRSS 4600/6600
CVLE 3420
CVLE 3450L
CVLE 3460L
CVLE 3470L
CVLE 3610
ELEE 4230/6230 or ELEE 4230E/6230E
ENGR(ATSC)(GEOG) 4161/6161-4161L/6161L
ENVE 4410/6410 or ENVE 6430 
WASR(CRSS)(ECOL)(ENGR)(GEOG)(GEOL) 4700L/6700L


Area of Emphasis in Structural Systems

Required Courses
CVLE 3420
CVLE 3610
CVLE 4610
CVLE(MCHE)(LAND) 4660/6660
CVLE(MCHE) 4720
ENGR 2140† or ENGR 2140E
MCHE 4650/6650

Elective Courses - Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours 
BCHE 3520
CVLE 3440
CVLE 3450L
CVLE 3470L
CVLE 3730 or CVLE 3730E
CVLE 4330/6330
CVLE 4470/6470
CVLE 4530
CVLE 4750
ENGR 4350/6350
ENVE 4435/6435
ENVE 4470/6470
ENVE 4710
MCHE 3300 or MCHE 3300E


Area of Emphasis in Process Operations

Required Courses
AENG 3540
ELEE 3270 or ELEE 3270E
ELEE 4210/6210
ELEE 4220/6220
ELEE 4230/6230 or ELEE 4230E/6230E
ELEE 4235/6235
ENGR 2140† or ENGR 2140E

Elective Courses - Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours 
AENG 4110
ENGR 4350/6350
ENGR 4490/6490
FORS 4530/6530
MCHE 4650/6650

Major Requirements: 
*All students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the following courses:
(BIOL 1107BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 1107E, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L) or (CRSS 2010, CRSS 2010L), or (PBIO 1210, PBIO 1210L); (CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L) or (CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L); AENG 4140/6140; (ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S); (ENGR 1120 or ENGR 1120E or ENGR 1120H); (ENGR 1140 or ENGR 1140H); ENGR 2110; (ENGR 2120 or ENGR 2120E or ENGR 2120H); (ENGR 2170-2170L or ENGR 2170E or ECSE 2170-2170L or ECSE 2170H); (ENGR 3140 or ENGR 3140E); (ENGR 3150 or ENGR 3150E); (ENGR 3160 or ENGR 3160E); (MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H); (MATH 2260 or MATH 2260E or MATH 2310H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H); (MATH 2500 or MATH 2500E); (MATH 2700 or MATH 2700E); (PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1251); (PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1252 or PHYS 1311-1311L).

† Special Requirements: Students must earn a grade of C or better in ELEE 2040, (ENGR 2130 or ENGR 2130E) and (ENGR 2140 or ENGR 2140E) in those emphasis areas that contain these courses.

** Life Science Elective: Select from (BIOL 1107*, BIOL 1107L*) or (BIOL 1107E*, BIOL 1107L*) or (BIOL 2107H*, BIOL 2107L*) or (CRSS 2010*, CRSS 2010L*) or (PBIO 1210*, PBIO 1210L*)

*** Major Related Elective: Select from ANTH 1102 or ANTH 1102E or ANTH 2120H or FANR(GEOG) 2200 or GEOG 1125 or GEOG 1125E or GEOG 2250H

Except for those Engineering courses requiring a grade of C (2.0) or better, a maximum of two other courses with grades of D (1.0) for all courses with prefixes associated with the UGA College of Engineering (or courses for which a non-CENGR course is approved as a substitute in the program of study) may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Competency in a computer programming language is expected and may be satisfied with ENGR 1140 or ENGR 1140H.

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is a graduation requirement for this degree program.

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General Electives

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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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