B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering (B.Tech AE) is a 4-year undergraduate course in agricultural studies and processes. The minimum eligibility for this course requires passing class 12th/ Higher Secondary Examination in Biology, Maths, and Chemistry. The mode of admission is through State/ National/ University Joint Entrance Examination or Pre Engineering Test.

Topics covered in Agricultural Engineering

Semester 1:

  • Engineering Drawing
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Principles of Agriculture
  • Basic Electronics
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Computer and Languages

Semester 2:

  • Soil Science
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Horticultural and Field Crops

Semester 3:

  • Farm Implements
  • Surveying and Leveling
  • Introductory Biotechnology
  • Strength of Materials
  • Electrical Machines
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Database Management and Internet Applications

Semester 4:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Farm Machinery
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Unit Operation in Food Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Soil Physics
  • Theory of Machines
  • Environmental Studies

Semester 5:

  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
  • Building Materials and Structural Design
  • Machine Design
  • Agri-business Management
  • Field Operation and Maintenance of Tractors
  • Farm Machinery
  • Engineering Properties of Biological Materials, Wells and Pumps
  • Environmental Studies

Semester 6:

  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Operation Research
  • Post-harvest and Storage Engineering
  • Tractors and Power Units
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Crop Process Engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering

Semester 7:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Farm Machinery Design and Testing
  • Drainage Engineering
  • Dairy and Food Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship Development on Agro-industries
  • Hydraulics and Design of Irrigation Systems
  • Soil and Water Conservation Structures

Some colleges may require presentation of a seminar, industrial training or project work.

The final semester of most colleges has project work, along with three to four subjects, which may be electives. The subject pool students can choose from depends upon the faculty, resources and the facilities in each college, and may vary.


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