Machinery Systems

Machinery Systems Engineering is what many students initially perceive Biological Systems Engineering to be. These engineers are trained to design machines for production agriculture and construction. Concepts covered in this field include power transmission, traction, hydraulic power, and crop handling, such as planting and harvesting.

Where might I work?

Examples of positions that recent Machinery Systems Engineering graduates have taken include:

  • Test Engineer - Gehl Company
  • Design Engineer - CNH Global Corporation
  • Engineer, Product Development - John Deere Harvest Works
  • Applications Engineer - Fristam Pumps, Inc.
  • Production Engineer - John Deere
  • Test Engineer - CNH Global Corporation
  • Project Manager - Parkshore Construction Company
  • Hydraulic Engineer - DOI
  • R & D Project Engineer - Steinberg Manufacturing
  • Ag Engineer - Tiry Engineering
  • Operations Manager - Finnco Fabrication Inc.

What is a typical starting salary?

  • Typical starting salaries vary from $55,000 to $70,000.

Over the past 50 years, machines have improved production efficiency in all aspects of life. Machinery Systems Engineers have played a key role in moving society from the highly manual culture of the early 20th century to the highly technical culture of the late 20th century. Even with these advances, the job of the machinery systems engineer is not complete. Concern for our natural environment and worker safety, and the constant desire to reduce costs and energy consumption while improving production efficiency, will continue to challenge machinery systems engineers.

Machinery Systems Brochure (PDF format)

General Studies 20 - 23 Credits

Social Sciences
Humanities
Ethnic Studies
Economics
International Studies
Oral and Written Communication

Basic Sciences 37- 40 Credits

Biological Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics

Engineering Sciences 21 Credits

Fluids
Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Thermodynamics
Engineering Economics
Material Properties
Instrumentation

Machinery Systems Option 44 - 50 Credits

Engineering Principles of Off-Highway Vehicles
Engineering Principles of Ag-Machinery
Machine Element Design
Manufacturing Processes
Design Capstone Experience
Technical Electives

Minimum Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degree 128 Credits