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Biological Sciences - Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Specialization, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #1055 (BCR) , SD,
Graduate work in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering leads to Master of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences degrees. 

About

  • The PhD in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering shares a common core with several other departments. The core requirements are defined in this Catalog in the Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) section. Additional classes are selected by the individual with the approval of the committee.
  • Students who undertake graduate studies in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering normally have as their goal a better understanding of the current theories, principles, issues, and problems in agricultural and biological systems. Graduate studies improve the student’s ability to think critically and creatively, and to synthesize, analyze, and integrate ideas for decision-making and problem solving.
  • The department offers students an opportunity to undertake research and advanced study in specialization areas such as machine vision, food and biomaterial processing, physical properties of biological materials, natural resource engineering, structures, indoor environment, waste management and machine design.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits

    *you can also choose 90 credit plan

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Study
  • Dissertation
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Research Regulations Compliance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • The application file must be complete with the application form, application fee, all post-secondary transcripts, degree certificates, letters of reference, and other materials as required by specific programs before processing of the application will begin.
  • Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, 60-credit plan, will usually have a Master’s degree. This degree must be awarded from an approved, accredited institution. In those cases where applicants do not have a Master’s degree, departmental requirements will apply, either requiring completion of a Master’s degree or permitting an individual to move directly into a doctoral program, 90-credit plan.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    626 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 626 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    326 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 326 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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