Perfil profesional del ingeniero agrícola en costa rica

Agriculture engineering either as a university major or as a profession has existed in Costa Rica since 1974. Thus, it is basically considered a young field of study. However, a meaningful number of professionals exist who have been filling positions in different areas of this field. Thus, an explic...

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Main Author: Casanueva López, Herminia
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Facutad de Educación, Universidad de Costa Rica 2004
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/educacion/article/view/2041
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23181
Summary: Agriculture engineering either as a university major or as a profession has existed in Costa Rica since 1974. Thus, it is basically considered a young field of study. However, a meaningful number of professionals exist who have been filling positions in different areas of this field. Thus, an explicit systematisation must be done of the areas of professional performance, the activities developed in each area and the influence of new areas and activities in coming years. To conduct this study, a methodology used for “soft systems” was used. It is characterized by being participative and flexible. Thus, it responds in a methodological way to the nature of the project. As a result of the research study, seven large areas of the profession and ten activities which overlap with the areas were identified. Along these lines, the present professional profile is generated for the agricultural engineer in Costa Rica. The profile can be used as a point of departure for prospective projects as agricultural engineering and its professional practice evolve.