The Purdue University Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. We are currently ranked the number one Graduate Program by US News and World Report.
Our innovative research focuses on the application of engineering principles to develop new technologies for more sustainable food production and processing, novel bio-based products, and better environmental stewardship. Digital technology is changing how food, energy, water and health are being managed and maintained. ABE is a significant partner bridging the partnerships between agriculture and engineering to design the next improvements in data analysis, automation, and decision-support tools for agriculture.
Graduate education is the foundation of our quest to extend knowledge frontiers. Excellent facilities and internationally-known faculty support approximately 120 graduate students per year in the areas of:
- Agricultural Systems, Safety, and Health
- Biological Engineering
- Data Science & Digital Agriculture
- Environmental and Natural Resources
- Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
- Machine Systems Engineering
Additional areas for graduate students include Biological Engineering and Technology, BioNanotechnology, Ecological Sciences and Engineering, Fluid Power, Machine Systems, and Agrosecurity