We believe global growth, prosperity and sustainability of agriculture is dependent on the advancement of innovation, technology and practices that will occur through engineering solutions.

The Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE), previously known as the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA) was established in 1994 to specialise in developing solutions for a sustainable and profitable rural sector.

CAE is a research centre of The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) based on the Toowoomba campus. The centre is focused on delivering applied, practical and profitable research solutions that strengthen agricultural productivity and address environmental management challenges in Australia and overseas.

The centre’s research focus covers areas including sustainable agriculture, energy use, bioresource recycling, water resources management, farming systems innovation, and sensing, automation and robotics through applied engineering research, training and commercialisation of technologies and precision farming techniques.

This builds on 50 years of Agricultural Engineering at USQ.