The Agricultural and Environmental Technology (AET) degree is now named Biological and Agricultural Engineering Technology (BAET). The name change was made to better reflect what BAET students learn at NC State and what they bring to the job market after they graduate in terms of operating at the interface between design engineers and their clients.
BAET students solve problems and work with state-of-the-art technology. They’re getting hands on engineering technology experience so that they can apply this technology to manage critical problems for today and tomorrow.
The BAET curriculum will continue to emphasize aspects of both agricultural and environmental systems through courses in agricultural water management, environmental restoration, electricity and electronics, computer programming, shop processes, management of animal environments, and geomatics. Students will continue to take advantage of an interdisciplinary curriculum with courses in agricultural economics, soil science, communications, and leadership. A significant curricular addition to the program will be a semester-long capstone course, where students will work on a technology project while at the same time learning critical professional skills to put them ahead of their peers in the workplace.