Agronomic Engineering

Brazil has unique potential for agricultural production

Numerous disciplines have a focus on bioenergy


The Agronomic Engineering program, or simply Agronomy, broaches subjects like the production of clean, renewable fuels with lesser impact on environment, in addition to diverse pertinent issues regarding food production. Through the cultivation of oleaginous plants and alcohol utilization, the changes regarding Brazil’s energy matrix in terms of replacing the burning of fossil fuels are evident.

Statistics on the Brazilian potential in reference to agricultural production are impressive and unique in the world. To meet the crescent demand for food, a viable alternative is the increase of agricultural productivity, achieved through work of competent professionals in the market.

In a globalized society where the changes in knowledge are ever more accelerated, graduation is seen as an initial stage of formation and not as a moment of knowledge depletion. Thus, the future of the professional with a degree in Agronomic Engineering is very promising.

Taking into account the development of diverse agricultural activities and their relation with industrial, processing and commercial activities, the agronomic engineer must not consider the activities that take place in agricultural property as his only field of work. This professional can also work in areas such as agribusiness, the planning and forwarding of agricultural production towards the phases of transformation of circulation of products.

Students must complete their majors in Agronomic Engineering as dynamic professionals with ethical conscience, critical thinking and a global perspective of the economic, social, political and cultural conjuncture of the region they work in. They must also position themselves regarding important agricultural and environmental themes of the Brazilian reality and be prepared to manage or assist different systems of vegetable production.

The program focuses on inserting the professional in both regional and larger, internationalized markets, aggregating value and optimizing the utilization of potentially available resources and technologies of social and economic adaptability. These actions aim to meet society’s demand of excellence in quality of vegetable products, providing and assuring public health.

The agronomic engineer who studies at UNESP in Dracena receives a solid fundamental formation that contemplates a global perspective of agricultural production systems, as well as the acquisition of skills to modify them in scientific, technologic and sociocultural patterns. He/she will acquire the conscience of a citizen committed with his/her time and the needs of the country and the humanity, becoming a professional who sees the big picture, possessor of good communication skills and availability for a long-term, continuous education.

The major in Agronomic Engineering at UNESP in Dracena is facilitated by the existence of the Zooctechnics major program in that same unit, whose building blocks are in harmony and coherence with the Agronomic Engineering program. Numerous disciplines are focused on bioenergy in order to meet the present demand and profit from the bioenergetic potential of the western region of São Paulo.

In this way, it will be possible to form qualified professionals to work in the fields of production, education, extension and agricultural research.

Where to study - Cities

Campus Period No. of Seats Duration
Dracena Full-time 40 5 years

DRACENA

Câmpus de Dracena
Address: Rod. Cmte João Ribeiro de Barros, km 651, Bairro das Antas
17900-000 - Dracena, SP
Phone: (18) 3821-8200
Fax: (18) 3821-8208
PABX: (18) 3821-8200
www.dracena.unesp.br

Translation: Caio Rolim