Agricultural Engineer (Occupation Code : 214905)
DescriptionPerforms and supervises engineering work related to the use and development of agricultural land, buildings, machines and equipment.
Advising on various ways of preparing and treating agricultural products for markets and problems related to handling, storing, packaging or transportation of these.
Applying engineering principles of science and technology, as well as agricultural practices, to solve problems relating to sustainable agricultural production and environmental impact of intensive agriculture.
Designing agricultural machinery and equipment and developing methods to improve the production, processing and distribution of food and other agricultural products Design and use instruments to study the effects of light, humidity and temperature on plants and animals.
Designing structures for crop storage and animal shelters involved in the conservation and management of energy, soil and water resources.
Using mechanical, civil and electronic engineering skills to manage living things and live-giving resources to protect and preserve them.
Alternate Occupation Names
Natural Resources Engineer
Agricultural Product Processing Engineer
Crop Production Mechanisation Engineer
Agricultural Structures and Facilities Engineer
Aqua Culture Engineer
Step 1 : Admission requirements
- NSC Bachelor Admission (BACH)
Admission into a Degree requires the achievement of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with the minimum requirements for admission into a degree or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V). In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements for this programme with the institution of your choice before you apply.
Step 2 : General Qualification
Step 3 : Workplace experience
- Workplace experience (W1)
In order to register as a Professional Engineer at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) you first have to register as a Candidate Engineer and gain three years of work experience.
Step 4 : Final assessment
- Professional Review (Engineer) (A1)
After completion of the candidate phase there is a professional review of the work experience by ECSA. You can apply for registration as a Professional Engineer after the review has been completed.
Step 5 : Designation
- Designation: Professional Engineer (D1)
Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the designation Professional Engineer. A designation is a title that a professional person may use (write behind her/his name) to indicate that she/he is fully qualified in a certain professional field and is a member of a professional body. It also indicates that the person subscribes to the code of conduct of that professional body.