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Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering

Become a specialist in the design and calculation of agricultural infrastructure projects, food safety, sustainable economic development and environmental conservation in the field of farm management and agri-food companies. 

This qualification qualifies you to work as an agricultural engineer.



Master’s degree in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

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Why study the Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering?

The Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering enables students to project, plan, organize, manage and control:

  • The necessary infrastructure and facilities on a farm or in an agrifood industry,
  • the production systems and processes developed in the agrifood sector,
  • from sustainability, protecting and conserving the environment and improving the rural environment.

We train you in:

  • design and calculation of infrastructures and facilities
  • farm management
  • food security
  • sustainable economic development
  • energy crisis
  • and conservation of the environment

The Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering has been recognized with the EUR-ACE® European quality certificate for engineering. 

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From which degrees can I access the Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering?

Access to the master's degree is direct for students who have the degree of:

  • Agricultural Technical Engineer
  • Agricultural, Food and Rural Environment Engineering

Other degrees:  provided that it is proved that at least the modules of Basic Training and Common Training of the Agricultural Branch have been completed, and at least 48 ECTS of the module of Specific Technology, defined by the Order CIN 323/2009, of 9 February, and that the previous training complements that the ETSIAB considers convenient to acquire the minimum competencies have been completed.

  • Engineering and Agronomic Science
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Agro-Environmental Engineering
  • Any other degree that grants attributions in the different specialties of the profession of agricultural technical engineer.

What will I be able to work in when I finish the Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering?

  • Project and process engineering: planning, organization, management and control of production systems and processes in the agricultural sector and the agro-food industry; design, projection and execution of infrastructure works, buildings, facilities and equipment.
  • Land use planning and environment: environmental impact assessment, environmental audits, sustainable agriculture, hydraulic and wind erosion, desertification, waste treatment, natural resources, ecology, landscape, geodesy and topography.
  • Agro-industrial constructions: greenhouses, grain silos and warehouses, livestock housing, drying plants, fodder dehydration plants, feed factories, seed selection centers and agricultural warehouses.
  • Food and agriculture industries: oil mills, canning factories, wine cellars, dairy farms, slaughterhouses, cold stores, freezing facilities, etc.
  • Soils: soil analysis, fertilization and amendment of agricultural soils
  • Water management and renewable energies: hydrological studies, soil-plant studies, irrigation projects, drainage and generation facilities with renewable energies.
  • Crop protection and biotechnology: animal and plant selection and breeding, disease and pest prevention and diagnosis. 
  • Direction and management of agricultural and livestock farms: agricultural economics and sociology, company valuations, expert reports.

Competencies / Learning outcomes

Consult the learning outcomes (study programme 7503)

Consult the competencies (study programme 719) 

Access and admission

Access requirements

To be admitted to the official Master's Degree courses, students must hold an official university degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area or in other countries which entitles them to access Master's degree courses in the country issuing the degree.

Access requirements Access requirements

Specific criteria for the Master's degree

In order to access this Master’s degree from degrees of foreign educational systems, the degree must be standardised.

If demand exceeds the number of places available, students will be admitted to the master's degree course according to the following scale

  • Average grade of the academic record: 100%.
  • The reservation of 5% of places for students with a recognized disability equal to or greater than 33% will be taken into account.

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