In this career engineering is used to improve systems of agricultural production, irrigation, drainage, energy, maintenance, administration, operation, environmental protection, and conservation of water and soil, among others. Accelerated worldwide economic integration, globalization and market openings require countries to become more specialized and technified in these areas to maintain their competitiveness.
The Agricultural Engineering degree is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), guaranteeing students that the training they receive has been evaluated and meets international criteria.
The career also offers great opportunities for work or completion of postgraduate studies abroad.
The constant search for efficiency, effectiveness and quality improvement has led companies and organizations to turn to professionals in agricultural engineering to provide solutions characterized by creativity, innovation, technology transfer, profitability and sustainability.
The wide range of areas in which agricultural engineers can participate productively has allowed our professionals to work in public, autonomous and private institutions such as the following:
- Municipalities, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the Rural Development Institute, the National Underground Water, Irrigation and Drainage Service, the National Learning Institute, the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers, the Directorate of Geology and Mines, the National Environmental Technical Secretariat, the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Assistance, the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the General Directorate of Transportation and Fuels Marketing, the Directorate of Environmental Quality Management, the Ministry of Public Education, the Ministry of Health, and the National Banking System, as well as professional technical colleges and universities.
- Banana companies and sugar mills.
- Production cooperatives and non-traditional product industries.
- Companies that design and sell irrigation systems and agricultural machinery.
- Graduates of the program can also work as independent entrepreneurs and project consultants.
- Areas for agricultural and irrigation practicums.
- Machinery workshop.
- Soil, hydraulic and irrigation laboratories.
- Greenhouses for production of different crops under protected conditions.
- Opportunities to specialize and obtain postgraduate degrees in the different areas covered by the Degree in other universities inside and outside the country.