Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Our engineering degrees are granted by the College of Engineering and our Agricultural Systems Management degree is granted by the College of Agriculture. The job market remains strong for our graduates who have excellent career opportunities, and demand for our graduates is very high.


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Life at Purdue

Whether pursuing current interests or exploring new ones, students make friends and establish their on-campus community by getting involved. As a Big Ten university with nearly 30,000 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, there are literally thousands of things to do at Purdue.

The cost varies depending on factors such as where a student chooses to live, travel expenses, food costs, enrollment in a specific program, etc.

Job Placement

The impact of Purdue Agriculture reaches all over the globe. Our graduates are being placed in Indiana, nationally and internationally.


Check out the scholarships available through the university. There are also lots of opportunities to work, which can help cover the cost of your degree.


Check out our career opportunities page, as well as a career publication from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

Student Experiences

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Carter Chain Biological Engineering

Carter Chain targeted many of the top-tier engineering schools during his college search. And although he chose Purdue’s top-rated Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) program, he said rankings alone didn’t seal the deal. “A college needs to feel right,” Carter says. “It’s the place you’re going to study and live for the next four years. It needs to feel like home.”

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David Wilson Agricultural Engineering

With his dad working as a long-time Purdue staff member, becoming a Boilermaker was a natural choice for David Wilson. The only question—what would he choose as his major? He looked hard at the academic experience, selecting ABE because of the personal attention from professors and the College of Agriculture’s service-learning environment.

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