Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
By virtue of Presidential Decree 470 on 24 May 1874 (amended by PD 700 on 12 May 1975), the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (BSAE) degree program was offered in 1975 as part of the school’s expansion in its curricular offering.
The Department of Agricultural Engineering (DAE) was recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as one of the country’s centers of excellence in agricultural engineering in 2001 and then on 22 March 2016 by virtue of CHED Memorandum Order 15 Series of 2016.
In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (BSAE), DAE offers a Master of Science Agricultural Engineering (MSAE) with three specializations. With its solid and integrated functions in instruction, research and extension, and production, the department has produced top-notch graduates who perform well in professional board examinations.
- To produce quality manpower in agricultural engineering;
- To generate appropriate knowledge and technologies for the conservation, protection, management and utilization of agricultural engineering resources;
- To attain a high level of acceptability and adoption of appropriate and sustainable technologies to the well-being of the target clientele; and
- To achieve lasting linkages and cooperation with local, national, and international institutions and agencies involved in the conservation, protection, management, and utilization of agricultural engineering resources.
Program Educational Objectives
Program Education Objectives (PEOs) are statements that describe what graduates are expected to achieve within 3-5 years after graduation. These program objectives are based on the university’s Vision and Mission, and the needs of its contiuencies. The following are the PEOs of the Department of Agricultural Engineering:
- Provide leadership in planning, implementing, and monitoring agricultural engineering projects and programs.
- Occupy supervisory positions in private and public organizations; locally and internationally.
- Own and manage agricultural engineering-based business enterprises.
- Pursue advanced studies in agricultural engineering and emerging related fields.
- Occupy responsible positions in agricultural engineering education.
a. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve complex agricultural engineering problems;
b. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
c. Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, in accordance with standards;
d. Function in Multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
e. Identify, formulate, and solve complex problems;
f. Understand professional and ethical responsibility;
g. Communicate effectively complex agricultural engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large;
h. Understand the impact of agricultural engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
i. Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning;
j. Know contemporary issues;
k. Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for agricultural engineering practice;
l. Know and understand agricultural engineering and management principles as a member and leader of a team, and to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment; and
m. Understand at least one specialized field of agricultural engineering practice.