Land-based/Agricultural engineers apply their knowledge of science and technology to machinery and work that is carried out in the environmental and agricultural industries.
Businesses in land-based engineering commonly use machinery for agricultural, ground care, construction and forestry purposes. Land-based engineers design, develop and install this machinery and work on any issues related to it.
As well as solving engineering problems, engineers also advise farmers and businesses on agricultural concerns such as sustainable land use and irrigation. They also work to increase efficiency of vehicles and equipment.
A high level of technical skill is sought in the land-based engineering industry but business and management skills are also vitally important to the successful development of companies in the sector.