Centre for Agricultural Engineering

About Us

Our Purpose


Prof Craig Baillie, CAE Director

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.

Our Vision


To be recognised internationally as a leader in research and development for agricultural engineering and to provide value to our research partners and stakeholders through high impact research.

Our Mission


To undertake engineering research in agriculture and related environmental areas relevant to improving the profitability, environmental sustainability and socio-economic wellbeing of our rural industries and their natural resource base, as well as the manufacturing and service sectors which support them.

To undertake high quality, impactful research through engagement and commercial interaction with industry.

To act as a focus for engineering in agriculture Australia-wide and internationally via development of collaborative research initiatives and partnerships.

Explore CAE


Irrigation and Water Management

Farming Systems Innovation

Energy and Bioresource Recycling

Robotics, Automation and Machine Vision

Read more in the CAE Research Capability Statement