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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Department of Agricultural
and Biological Engineering

The University of Florida's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is founded on developing, teaching, and applying engineering principles to improve and sustain agricultural and biological systems for current and future generations. Our programmatic expertise on these complex systems ranges from nano to global scales, integrating anthropogenic and sociological aspects to natural and managed systems. The UF/IFAS ABE department continually transcends disciplinary boundaries to create synergy among different knowledge areas for designing, quantifying, assessing, and managing engineering solutions for natural and managed systems.

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

UF/IFAS ABE is ranked among the top programs in the nation and provides unique opportunities for in-depth research and field experience with award-winning department faculty. Our department offers graduate and undergraduate programs in both the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

  • 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.

    • Biological Engineering
    • Agricultural Operations Management
  • Bylaws

    View or download the departmental bylaws:

For information on ABET accreditation of the B.S. degree program in Biological Engineering, please see

The University of Florida’s Undergraduate ( and Graduate ( programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The links provided contain the most updated accreditation information for the University.

Contact Us

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
University of Florida
Main Office, Room 120

Frazier Rogers Hall
1741 Museum Road, Bldg 474
P.O. Box 110570
Gainesville, FL 32611-0570

352-392-4092 (Fax)

For specific contacts, see our faculty and staff directories.