Studierende der Agrartechnik neben einer Landmaschine in Triesdorf
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Study agricultural engineering in Triesdorf

Agricultural technology

Tractor, drone and satellite navigation: Make farming smart and sustainable with agricultural technology of the future.

Your studies in a nutshell
  • Duration  7 semesters
  • Language  German
  • Location  Campus Triesdorf
  • Semester  Winter semester
  • Work  With in-depth practice
Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Admission restriction


Application deadline

29 April – 15 July 2024

Studying agricultural engineering: smart farming & protecting the environment

Agricultural engineering combines agricultural production with mechanical engineering and electronic systems. Whether agricultural engineering, soil science or crop production, whether production economics or business planning: Our students acquire sound and future-oriented competences, also in the implementation of innovative digital methods of smart farming or precision farming. As sought-after young professionals, they face the economic, business and technical challenges between agricultural engineering, trade and agribusiness.

The production of agricultural raw materials, their processing into food and energy, and the assurance of high product quality are tasks for the future. The growth of agricultural businesses under the pressure of competition requires constant adaptation of production technology. Increasing demands for the protection of natural resources must also be taken into account in agricultural technology. This is not only a challenge for the agricultural technology industry: The technological developments are at the same time changing the field of activity of farmers and require their intensive consultation. This results in a growing need for junior staff with both agricultural and sound agricultural engineering skills.

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Study content Agricultural engineering: from combine harvesters to precision farming

Studierende des Studiengangs Agrartechnik im Unterricht

The Agricultural Engineering program provides competencies in the areas of mechanical engineering and electronic systems in an agricultural context. In addition, the training covers all areas of agricultural production, from agricultural engineering, soil science and crop production to production economics and business planning. Two professorships in agricultural machinery technology and agricultural systems technology are dedicated to the program. These are professionally supported by the course offerings of the agricultural science majors. The study program benefits from:

  • Practical relevance through agricultural engineering cooperations.

The Bachelor's degree program in Agricultural Engineering is offered in close cooperation with the agricultural engineering industry. Collaboration with the cooperation partners on project studies as well as bachelor theses and regular meetings ensure that the study contents meet the current requirements of the market.

  • comprehensively equipped teaching facilities & vehicle fleet

The Technical Center for Energy and Agricultural Engineering (agricultural machinery school) in Triesdorf is closely integrated into the study program. Students can make use of the modern agricultural technology teaching workshops, the large machinery fleet and the company's own test areas.

  • Wide range of specialization options

Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University offers students a wide range of elective modules. They can be used for individual competence development, especially in the areas of foreign languages, negotiation, consulting, communication and media use.

Emphasis in the study of agricultural engineering

Starting in the 6th semester, you will choose one of these concentrations based on your interests and career aspirations:

Study structure of the bachelor's degree program in agricultural engineering

The study of agricultural engineering at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences takes balanced account of theoretical and practical content. In addition to specialist knowledge, students acquire additional social and methodological skills to promote personality development as part of an integrated range of courses. Special emphasis is placed on teamwork in interdisciplinary courses and project work.

Career prospects for students of agricultural engineering

If you complete the agricultural engineering bachelor's degree in Triesdorf, you will be offered a wide range of job opportunities at the interfaces between agricultural engineering, trade and agriculture. Depending on your specialization, you will be qualified for the following areas of work:

  • leading positions in agricultural engineering companies, agricultural contractors & machinery rings, especially in the areas of marketing, sales & logistics

  • technical consulting & sales advice in trade, with end customers or in key account management

  • Collaboration in the development, practical testing & introduction of new agricultural technology offers, especially at the interface between design & application

  • Collaboration in quality management in agricultural engineering companies

  • Special consulting in new technical fields of application, agricultural management systems

  • Management of contractors or machinery rings, organization of inter-farm machinery use & the formation of work chains

  • Management of larger agricultural enterprises or business cooperations

  • Research, qualification & development work in the agricultural machinery industry & in research institutes

  • trade press & public relations

  • Technical testing (e.g. TÜV, DLG, KTBL)

Study of agricultural engineering with in-depth practice

The bachelor's degree program in agricultural engineering is also offered in a dual model as a "study program with in-depth practical experience". Compared to the regular bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering, dual students can gain significantly more practical experience with over 40 weeks of practical training.

To participate in the study program with in-depth practical experience, you apply to a cooperating company in the agricultural engineering industry during your basic studies. From the semester break after the third semester, study and practical phases alternate systematically.

Advantages of studying with in-depth practical experience:

  • very high level of practical experience

  • very good chances of starting a career

  • Immediate competence in the professional field of application

  • continuous remuneration from the beginning of the practical study semester

Contact for the degree programme with in-depth practical experience

Cooperation partners from the agricultural technology sector

Requirements to study agricultural engineering in Triesdorf

There are no admission restrictions in the sense of an NC (numerus clausus) for the Bachelor's program in Agricultural Engineering.

This is what you need to apply for agricultural engineering:

  • At least six weeks of practical experience in an agricultural business or a company in the (agricultural) technical industry; this requirement does not apply to graduates of the FOS, specializing in agricultural economics or technology, or to applicants with agricultural or technical vocational training.
  • Willingness to learn & perform, motivation for professional curiosity, but also team spirit
  • a good knowledge of foreign languages, in order to be able to cope with the international orientation of the agricultural business in professional life.

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