Here is presented the influence of pedagogical technology of the through study of agricultural machines on the formation of readiness for the future activities of future specialists in agroengineering. Here are analyzed the dynamics of development of professional competences from the first year of study, during the study of the discipline «Introduction to the specialty», and further on, educational practice, constructive and theoretical courses of agricultural machines, course design, industrial practices, etc. Here are given the examples of a set of basic text-based tasks in the discipline “Agricultural Machines”, which deal with soil cultivation, the work of a cutting machine, a reel, a system for cleaning a combine harvester, etc. The factors emphasizing the quality of preparation of agroengineering specialists, development of the ability to perform design functions are highlighted. The issue of diagnostics and criteria of general amount of knowledge about the agricultural machines at the final stage of training is covered.