Program Information

An Agricultural Engineer, trained at the Universidad de La Frontera, is a professional in agricultural sciences, with skills to work in the fields of integrated systems of agricultural production; agriculture, livestock and agri-food management; use of renewable natural resources; and technology transfer.

He has knowledge of basic and applied sciences, including the scientific method, which allows him to efficiently diagnose, plan and optimize production processes in the fields of crop production, fruit growing, horticulture and livestock.

He is capable of interrelating agricultural productivity with biotic and abiotic factors, which favor the conservation of nature and its biodiversity.

Another element of the training is to lead and put together teams for multidisciplinary work and, within a professional ethical context, to develop activities in applied technology transfer.

He also has the capacity to effectively communicate in a professional and technical language, using information technology in a context of social, cultural and environmental responsibility.

Ethical aspects, such as a proactive attitude and constant improvement are also part of the training. This facilitates the innovation and entrepreneurship in the graduate’s performance and his successful adaptation to the professional environment.

Occupational field

An Agricultural Engineer can work in public and private services; research and development centers; producer, community, farmer and non-governmental organizations; other local participation agencies; or in free professional practice.