M.Sc. On Campus

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

24 months
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
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The degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy at University of Florida are offered with graduate programs in Agricultural and Biological Engineering through the College of Engineering. 


The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in agricultural and biological engineering are offered in the areas of agricultural operations management and applied science through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. 

Agricultural production includes development and application of precision agriculture concepts and tools, climate risk in agriculture, pesticide application, robotics and other machine systems and environmental control systems. The Agricultural and Biological Engineering program is offered at University of Florida.

Applications to space agriculture are included in cooperation with NASA at Kennedy Space Center.Biological engineering includes post-harvest operations, bioprocess design, plant biotechnology, process microbiology, food process engineering, environmental biotechnology, bioreactors, and packaging science.Information systems includes development and application of GIS and remote sensing, communications, mathematical modeling, environmental decision analysis and expert systems techniques to biological and agricultural systems.Land and water resources includes soil-water-plant relations, irrigation, water quality, watershed hydrology, BMP and TMDL studies, hydrologic modeling, ecological restoration, environmental fate and transport of nanoparticles, waste management, ecological and risk modeling and water reuse.Students also may choose to participate in interdisciplinary concentrations in hydrologic sciences, geographic information sciences, particle science and technology, and interdisciplinary ecology.

Programme Structure

 Courses include:

  • Empirical Models of Crop Growth and Yield Response
  • Advanced Agricultural Structures
  • Advanced Agricultural Process Engineering
  • Biological Systems Modeling
  • Biological and Agricultural Systems Simulation
  • Rheology and Mechanics of Agricultural and Biological Materials
  • Advanced Applied Microbial Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Waste Management
  • Food and Bioprocess Engineering Design
  • Applied Control for Automation and Robots
  • Instrumentation in Agricultural Engineering Research
  • Advanced Remote Sensing: Science and Sensors
  • Advanced Soil and Water Management Engineering
  • Simulation of Agricultural Watershed Systems
  • Remote Sensing in Hydrology
  • Nanotechnology in Water Research
  • Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Systems
  • Agricultural Decision Systems
  • Food and Bioprocess Sterilization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

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    30134 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30134 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gainesville

900 - 1335 USD /month
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