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Stream #5: Agricultural Engineering

Nicolas Dubuc, (CLAAS Foundation Award Winning Graduate Student, Bioresource Eng.) discussing implement setup with Laforge CEO Hubert Defrancq.

Overview

The Agricultural Engineering stream is focused on providing engineering support for agricultural industries and agricultural enterprises. This includes the design of agricultural machines, structures, and other infrastructure such as waste treatment facilities, irrigation and drainage systems, and storage buildings and methods.

In this stream you will concentrate on the following topics:

  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Agricultural Structures
  • Organic Waste Treatment
  • Hydrology
  • Irrigation
  • Drainage
  • Animal and Plant Production
  • Post-Harvest Storage

You will also be introduced to mechatronics, control methods, the use of GIS, and simulation techniques.

Course Sets

Required Courses (53 credits)
Complementary Course Set A (6 credits)
Complementary Course Set B (9 credits)
Complementary Course Set C (9 credits)
Complementary Course Set D (36 credits)

Complementary Courses, set A - Heat and Mass Transfer and Statistics

6 credits

One of:

AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CIVE 302 Probabilistic Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MATH 323 Probability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and one of:

CHEE 315 Heat and Mass Transfer 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MECH 346 Heat Transfer 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses, set B - Natural Sciences and Mathematics

9 credits

ENVB 210 The Biophysical Environment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Optional for this stream:

ENVB 305 Population & Community Ecology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses, set C - Social Sciences, Administrative Studies, Humanities, or Law

9 credits 

Optional for this stream:

MIME 308 Social Impact of Technology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Plus 6 credits of social sciences, administrative studies, humanities, or law courses at the U1 undergraduate level or higher with approval of the Academic Advisor. Note: these 6 credits may include one 3-credit language course other than the student’s normal spoken languages. Many set C subjects are available in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or in the Faculties of Arts, Education, Management and Religious Studies, and the School of Music.

Complementary Courses, set D - Engineering Design

36 credits

BREE 214 Geomatics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 314 Agri-Food Buildings 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 315 Design of Machines 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 412 Machinery Systems Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 418 Soil Mechanics & Foundations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Optional for this stream:

BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 322 Organic Waste Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 419 Structural Design 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 504 Instrumentation and Control 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 525 Climate Control for Buildings 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer