931103 Fundamentals of agricultural engineering

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Pejakovic, Vladimir , Quendler, Elisabeth , Gronauer, Andreas
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction
Deutsch, Englisch


- Introduction to system engineering, units and engineering standards
- Force, work, power and efficiency
- Machine elements and materials
- Hydromechanics/hydraulics
- Combustion engines
- Clutches and gearing mechanisms
- Aspects of ergonomics
- Electric machines
- Measurement and control systems
- Sensor and communication technologies in the context of precision farming
- Cultivation, seeding and plant protection
- Harvesting technology - grassland
- Harvesting Technology – cereals, root crop

Previous knowledge expected

Knowledge of the content of the course 892102 "Agrophysics" are presupposed.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students are able based on fundamentals of agrophysics to understand and evaluate agricultural process parameters.
In detail:
- Revision of the most important units and engineering standards
- Fundamentals of mechanics
- Fundamentals of combustion engines, hydromechanics/hydraulics, clutches, gearing mechanisms and electrical machines
- Fundamentals of measurement and control systems, sensor and communication technologies in the context of precision farming
- Insight in technologies for cultivation, seeding and harvesting of grassland, cereals and root crops
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.