Tasks
  • Plans with stakeholders, contractors and other engineers so that projects could be evaluated and necessary changes could be made;
  • Discusses with clients such as district or regional councils, farmers, and developers, to discuss their needs;
  • Inspects sites to observe environmental problems and to monitor construction activities;
  • Designs agricultural machinery tools and mechanism using CAD technology;
  • Presents recommendation on water quality and issues related to pollution management, river control, and ground and surface water resources;
  • Conduct learning programs that would equip farmers or farm cooperative members with knowledge and information on developing agricultural productivity;
  • Plan and direct construction of rural electricpower distribution systems and irrigation, drainage and flood control systems for soil and water conservation;
  • Assesses agricultural machineries and tools to certify adequate performance;
  • Administers food processing or manufacturing plant operations;
  • Proposes design measuring and recording devices and other equipment used to study plants including sugarcane.

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Basic Educational Requirements

To be an Agricultural Engineer, one must possess at least a Professional License Bachelors and a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Agricultural Engineering or any equivalent degree. Hello
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Skills and Competencies
  • Able to apply logic and reasoning to identify solution to problems at hand;
  • Able to understand work related documents and effectively communicate in writing;
  • Able to recognize complicated problems and review possible information to widen and appraise alternative resolutions and implement applicable solutions;
  • Able to decide on and judge activities considering the relative costs and benefits of possible actions;
  • Knowledgeable in the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Knowledgeable in design techniques, tools and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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Attributes / Characteristics
  • Detail-oriented and thorough when it comes to completing work tasks;
  • Creative in finding alternative ways to expand new ideas for work-related problems;
  • Adaptable and flexible to a considerable variety of workplace;
  • Persistent in keeping up with challenges;
  • Excellent in analytical thinking and in dealing with work-related issues and problems;
  • Dependable and willing to accept responsibilities and challenges;
  • Possesses an independent outlook in getting tasks done;
  • Able to take the lead and offer opinions and direction.

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Salary Compensation

The monthly salary of an Agricultural Engineer may range from P 30,000 to P 40,000 excluding benefits and other compensations.

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Propects for Career Advancement

With enough experience and advanced educational achievements, an Agricultural Engineer may step up as a senior agricultural engineer as well as to managerial positions. S/he may choose different specialties in various workplaces from private and public institutions.

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Employment Opportunities

An Agricultural Engineer is designated in various government agencies, non-government organizations and private sectors with activities relating to agricultural products, services, food manufacturing and production industry .

Cost Training

The cost of pursuing bachelor’s degrees in agricultural engineering varies between public and private public universities. A degree from public educational institutions ranges from P 1,500- P25,000 per semester while in private schools, fees may range from P18, 000 – P30, 000 per semester.

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