An agricultural engineer applies the engineering principles of technology and science, combined with agricultural knowledge, to help solve agricultural problems through innovative technology. Agricultural engineers use science to design and develop equipment that makes it easier for the practice of animal husbandry and horticulture.
How to become an agricultural engineer
You can become an agricultural engineer by study a bachelor’s degree but you need to have passed your F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering) examination with good marks.
Nature of Work
Landing a job in this field means endless possibilities, since there’s a lot of room for growth. The opportunities are almost pit less and your effort beefed up by the on job training, will make you highly marketable, even abroad.
A career in this industry requires you to have a knack for creativity, have great people / interpersonal skills, and have a very analytical mind and attention to detail.
Agricultural engineers are not limited in their areas of service and can therefore (contrary to popular belief) work in a wide range of fields, with job functions including management, development and design, consulting, research testing, planning among many other diverse specifications.
They can work in large corporations as well as private consultancies, in the government or non governmental organizations.