How to become a Agricultural Engineer

Agricultural engineers study and advise on the use of engineering science and technology in agricultural production and management of natural resources. They solve problems relating to such things as sustainable agricultural production, the environmental impacts of intensive agriculture and the post-harvest handling of agricultural products.

Personal requirements of a Agricultural Engineer

  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for computing and design
  • Able to accept responsibility and work without supervision

Education & Training for a Agricultural Engineer

To become an agricultural engineer you usually have to study engineering at university with a major in agricultural engineering. Entry usually requires you to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 2.1%

NSW 30.5%

NT 0.5%

QLD 22.7%

SA 11.4%

TAS 0%

VIC 23.2%

WA 9.6%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 93.6%

Female 6.4%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 71.7%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 28.3%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 48.3%

Above 35 years: 50.8%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
Graduates may be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia. Visit their website for more details.
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