Agricultural and Biological Engineering, M.Sc. in United States

Pennsylvania State University

Study in:United States
59 days
Deadline: 25 Aug 2019


Agricultural and Biological Engineering offers students the opportunity to gain expertise in areas of engineering for biological/agricultural systems corresponding to their professional interests.Graduate students select research projects (and supporting course work) from a wide range of interest areas that match faculty research expertise. Research projects are available in:

  • physical properties of biological materials
  • plant and animal production systems
  • food engineering
  • wood engineering
  • agricultural structures
  • agricultural safety
  • food safety
  • bulk solids handling and storage
  • agricultural systems engineering
  • agricultural by-product utilization
  • forage processing and handling systems
  • electronics instrumentation
  • online computer control systems
  • erosion and sedimentation control
  • waste management
  • water quality
  • natural resources management and conservation

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Mechanics and Properties of Particulate Materials
  • Biological and Agricultural Systems Simulation
  • Food Safety Engineering

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today’s graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections – Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 – 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 – 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 – 6 score scale in half-point increments.

Admission requirements:

  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose written by the applicant
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • An undergraduate major in engineering is normally a prerequisite to work in the major

Detailed Program Facts

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