The department offers three tracks of B.Sc. study programs: the traditional program of B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (jointly with three other Engineering Faculties at the Technion), and a new B.Sc. program in Quality Assurance in Bioprocessing Engineering (jointly with the Faculty of Food & Biotechnology Engineering).
List of Undergraduate courses given by Agricultural Engineering.
Study program (June 2000)
Agricultural Engineering Study Program
The program consists of two options - Agricultural Machinery and Water, Soil and Environment. Agricultural Engineers are trained in specific areas such as: farm and crop protection machinery, harvesting and processing, animal husbandry, irrigation, soil conservation, drainage, water resource systems, fertilizers and fertilization, energy in agriculture, automation and control, quality assurance, environmental protection, and agricultural and environmental system management.
After completion of basic science and engineering courses, which are common to all our programs, agricultural machinery students take courses in mechanical engineering science such as dynamics and vibrations, as well as specific engineering courses related to field machines and tractors, soil compaction, earth moving machines, soil-machine interaction, physical properties of biological materials, processing, packaging and transportation of agricultural products, design of farm machinery, animal husbandry, and aquaculture technology.
Soil, Water & Environment
After completion of the basic science and general engineering courses, students take courses in specific subjects such as soil science, transport phenomena in soil, agrometeorology, water quality, agricultural and environmental systems management, as well as courses in planning and design of irrigation, drainage and soil conservation systems, and water reservoirs.
Environmental Engineering Study Program
A new program, B.Sc. in environmental engineering, has been offered since October 1996. The study program was jointly initiated and prepared by the Agricultural, Chemical, Civil, and Food and Biotechnology Engineering Faculties. Environmental engineering aims at providing technologies, practices, and knowledge for reducing pollution, prevention of environmental deterioration, and maintaining sound ecological conditions. Graduates of the program are expected to integrate in a large variety of public, private and governmental activities dealing with planning, performance, supervision and research associated with environmental quality. The graduates will qualify for work in planning offices, industrial plants, environmental offices, local authorities, and agricultural organizations.
Quality Assurance in Bioprocessing Engineering Study Program
A new engineering track for a B.Sc. in quality assurance in bio-engineering processing, is being offered by the department of Agricultural Engineering and the Faculty of Food and Biotechnology Engineering. The purpose of the new program is to prepare professionals in the area of quality control and quality assurance in the industries of agricultural processing, food engineering, pharmaceuticals, and biochemical cosmetics. The graduating engineers are prepared to face the challenges in maintaining and controlling quality using new technology production methods. They gain understanding and expertise in using sensing and measuring devices and improve their knowledge in the process of development, production and marketing.