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Program Learning Objectives

  1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  7. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  8. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

BRAE 128Careers in Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering2
BRAE 129Laboratory Skills and Safety1
BRAE 133Introduction to Engineering Design Graphics1
BRAE 142Agricultural Power and Machinery Management4
BRAE 151CAD for Agricultural Engineering1
BRAE 1523-D Solids Modeling1
BRAE 203Agricultural Systems Analysis4
BRAE 237Introduction to Engineering Surveying2-4
or BRAE 239 Engineering Surveying
BRAE 301Hydraulic and Mechanical Power Systems4
BRAE 321Agricultural Safety3
BRAE 324Principles of Agricultural Electrification4
BRAE 340Irrigation Water Management4
BRAE 342Agricultural Materials4
BRAE 343Mechanical Systems Analysis4
BRAE 348Energy for a Sustainable Society (Area F) 14
BRAE 418Agricultural Systems Management I4
BRAE 419Agricultural Systems Management II4
BRAE 425Computer Controls for Agriculture3
BRAE 432Agricultural Buildings4
BRAE 438Drip/Micro Irrigation4
or BRAE 440 Agricultural Irrigation Systems
BRAE 460Senior Project Organization1
BRAE 461Senior Project I2
BRAE 462Senior Project II 32
Approved Electives 2
See Approved Electives below14
AGB 212Agricultural Economics4
AGB 301Food and Fiber Marketing4
AGB 310Agribusiness Credit and Finance4
AGB 369Agricultural Personnel Management4
BUS 212Financial Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors4
or AGB 214 Agribusiness Financial Accounting
CHEM 110World of Chemistry (B3&B4) 14
or CHEM 127 General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I
ENGL/COMS 145Reasoning, Argumentation, and Writing (A3) 14
or ENGL 148 Reasoning, Argumentation and Professional Writing
Select from the following:4
Precalculus Trigonometry (B1) 1
Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods
Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences
MATH 221Calculus for Business and Economics (B1)4
PHYS 121College Physics I4
SS 121Introductory Soil Science4
Animal or plant production course
Any AEPS, ASCI, DSCI course except for internship or enterprise courses.3
(See GE program requirements below.)52
Free Electives0
Total units180-182

Approved Electives

Minimum of 6 units must be upper division
No more than 4 units of internship or enterprise may be used
Select from the following:14
Any AGB course eligible for the Agribusiness minor
Introduction to Agricultural Education
Special Problems for Undergraduates (4 units maximum)
Principles of Irrigation
Servo Hydraulics
Irrigation Theory
Internal Combustion Engines
Landscape Irrigation
Fabrication Systems
Aerial Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Special Problems (4 units maximum)
Automotive Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Drip/Micro Irrigation
Agricultural Irrigation Systems
Advanced Surveying with GIS Applications
Solar Photovoltaic System Engineering
Water Wells and Pumps
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Introduction to Food Science
Food Processing Operations
Elements of Food Processing
Elements of Food Safety
Introduction to Principles of Food Engineering
Food Packaging
Fermented Foods
Packaging Function in Food Processing
Food Plant Sanitation and Prerequisite Programs
Food Safety
Food Engineering
Manufacturing Processes: Net Shape
Manufacturing Processes: Materials Joining
Manufacturing Processes: Material Removal
Introduction to Design and Manufacturing
Electronics Manufacturing
Human Factors Engineering
Human Factors and Technology
Packaging Fundamentals
Packaging Polymers and Processing
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management
Water Resource Law and Policy
Environmental Impact Analysis and Management
Soil Health and Plant Nutrition
Plant or Animal Production Course
Any AEPS, ASCI, DSCI course except for internship or enterprise courses
Total units14

Required in Major or Support; also satisfies GE.


Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals.


May substitute 2 units of any upper-division courses not used to satisfy the requirement in the major.

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 20 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing (4 units in Support) 10
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy4
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E)4
D5Upper-division elective4
Area FTechnology
F Upper-division elective (4 units in Major) 10
Total units52

Required in Major or Support; also satisfies GE.