Agricultural & Biological Engineering Research

What is Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering?

Agricultural engineering is the engineering discipline that studies agricultural production and processing. Agricultural engineering combines the disciplines  of  mechanical,  civil,  electrical  and chemical engineering principles with a knowledge of agricultural principles according to technological principles. A key goal of this discipline is to improve the efficacy and sustainability of agricultural practices

In Europe, biosystems engineering is a field of engineering which integrates engineering science and design with applied biological and environmental sciences. It represents an evolution of engineering disciplines applied to all living organisms not including biomedical applications. Therefore, biosystems engineering is 'the branch of engineering that applies engineering sciences to solve problems involving biological systems' 

What makes the ABE profession special?

The particular expertise and experience of ABE lies in the application of engineering and the physical sciences to biological materials, organisms, systems, and the environment. Basically, the message is, that whatever the public wants of the future production systems, be that quality, traceability, animal welfare, sustainability etc, it takes (a certain amount of) engineering to achieve it.