Agric Engineering

The Department of Agricultural Engineering is becoming increasingly important with the incorporation of highly automated methods of operation in Agricultural practices. Since agriculture includes all operations and facilities utilized from the planting of seed to the packaging of processed foods, many challenges await the agricultural engineer.

Agric. Engineering Department

Students on the Farm observing a Planter

Opportunities abound in Nigeria and in fact the whole of West African sub-region for the students who specialize in soil and water conservation engineering. The need to replace nomadic technique of cattle rearing with modern day rearing of large dairy and beef cattle in feedlots in addition to modernized swine and poultry enterprises has necessitated the automation of feed handling and processing equipment. An indepth Knowledge of electric power and electronic control is necessary to engineer these complex systems.

The students selecting the power and machinery option later in their career will learn how to design, operate and maintain machines for conservative land clearing, automatic harvesting of fruits and vegetables. They will study the power testing of agricultural tractors, hydraulic system and the effects of noise vibrations on the equipment operator.

 

Agric. Engineering Department
Objectives

Setting up an Agricultural Engineering Department is train individuall student that can combine the knowledge of engineering and basic sciences into solving problems associated with all agricultural operations and facilities These includes:

• to enable the Institution offer to all interested students , the technological and engineering phases of agriculture, including agricultural mechanics, power and machinery, processing, soil, water and surveying.
• to enable the Institution contribute its quota to the training of manpower needed to support the growth of agriculture through highly automated methods of operation which is becoming increasingly important in our society.
• To create an enabling environment for maintaining and managing the fleet of agricultural and construction equipment for instructional and farm use.
• To produce graduates with sufficient academic background and practical experience who are able to rise to the challenges of a developing economy.

Courses Offered:

1. National Diploma in Agric. Engineering (Full Time, Duration: 2 years)

2. National Diploma in Agric. Engineering (Part-time, Duration: 3 years)