University of Florida

ABE Mission and Goals

The mission of our department is to develop professionals, create and disseminate knowledge, and promote the application of engineering, science and management principles to meet societal needs with respect to agricultural, biological and land and water resource systems. 

Goal of the ABE Undergraduate Program

To develop agricultural and biological engineering professionals with technical proficiency and a sense of societal responsibility.

Enrollment Data

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Educational Objectives

Graduates from the University of Florida's undergraduate degree program in Biological Engineering will in a few years after graduation:

• Pursue advanced study if desired

• Meet or exceed the expectations of employers of biological engineers or other related fields

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The Agricultural and Biological Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology and is among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States.

To contact ABET:
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Academic Learning Compacts

Academic Learning Compacts are agreements that describe the communication skills, critical thinking skills, and content knowledge in the major (known collectively as Student Learning Outcomes) that students should acquire if they diligently follow the prescribed course of study.UF is required to assess student achievement in these Student Learning Outcomes through Individual Student Assessments (ISA) before graduation.

Each baccalaureate degree program has formulated a set of ISAs suitable to the major. Each major will require one or more additional ISAs to satisfactorily complete the Academic Learning Compact.