Research areas in the department include agricultural machinery design, tillage mechanics, sensors and instrumentation for agricultural and biological systems, agricultural building environments, soil and water management, waste management, cold-regions hydrology, postharvest and food engineering and value-added bioprocessing. Research programs may be arranged in environmental engineering in consultation with the Division of Environmental Engineering. The faculty members in the department work closely with engineers and scientists at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, the Institute for Agricultural Rural and Environmental Health, the Prairie Swine Centre Inc., the National Hydrology Water Research Center and the Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Development Centre. In addition, interdisciplinary programs can be arranged in cooperation with other university departments.

For more information on this field of study, see the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering website.