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Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
The programme deliver the necessary background in technology, analytical and managerial skills which will enable graduates to analyse and assess engineering systems for effective application to agriculture. Students gain knowledge and skills in the design, construction, operation, management and maintenance of water supply systems, simple  renewable energy systems for agricultural production and agricultural production as well as for domestic purposes, respectively,

Semester 1

Core courses

Workshop Training

Engineering Drawing

Engineering Statics

General Mathematics I

Introduction to Animal Production and Health

Elective courses:

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

Computer Application

Introduction to Meteorology

Communication Skills I

Introductory Sociology

Introductory Agricultural Economics

Introductory Geology and Soil Formation

Semester 2

Core courses

Workshop Training II

Engineering Dynamics

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

General Mathematics II

Introduction to Programming for Engineers

Introductory Statistics

Elective courses

Communication Skills II

Computer Applications for Engineers

Agricultural Microbiology

Introduction to Agribusiness

Principles of Administration & Management

Semester 3

Core courses

Strength of Materials


Introduction to Engineering Design

Fundamentals of soil science

Elective courses

Introduction to Electronics

Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship development

Extension Methods, Soil Classification

Semester 4

Core courses

Numerical Methods I

Land Surveying

Engineering Materials Technology

Fluid Mechanics

Physical Hydrology

Elective courses

Principles of Agronomy

System Dynamics

Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

Basics of Computer Programming

Climatology Farm Management

Occupational Health Hazards and Safety Practices

Environmental Impact Assessment

Semester 5

Core courses

Engineering Properties of Biological Materials

Design of Irrigation Systems

Analysis of Structures

Agricultural Machinery Design

Instrumentation and Measurements

Elective courses

Microcomputer Systems

Water Supply Engineering

Numerical Methods II

Designing Rural Development


Semester 6

Core courses

Research Methods I

Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Agricultural Machinery and Equipment

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies

Elective courses

Post-harvest Technologies of Industrial Crops

Unit Operations I

Electrical Power Systems and Machines

Sediment Transport

Communications and Computer Networking


Rainwater Harvesting

Semester 7

Core courses

Research Project II

Mechanics of the Tractor and Implements

Engineering operations Management

Engineering Professional Ethics

Laws and Safety

Waste Treatment Systems Design and Management

Elective courses

Irrigation Structures

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

Process Plant Design and Hygiene

Soil-Water-Crop modelling and Simulation

Sensors and Controls for Precision Agriculture

Post-harvest handling and storage of non-Perishable commodities

Semester 8

Core courses

Research Project III

Construction Techniques

Cost Estimates and Tendering

Farmstead Planning and Construction of Farm Structures

Irrigation Water Management

Agricultural Machinery Management

Ergonomics, Safety, and Maintenance

Elective courses

Aspects of Financial and Human Resource Management

Packaging and Packaging Design

Unit Operations II

Design of Detention Reservoirs and Small dams

Mathematical planning Techniques

Post-harvest Handling and Preservation of
semi-perishable and Perishable Produce


Career opportunities

Graduates in this program are employed in various capacities in diverse institutions such as Government Ministries, Parastatal organizations, NGOs, CBOs, Local governments, Multilateral international agencies and the Private sector. Graduates can also work as Private Practice as an agricultural engineer and other specialist positions in the field of agricultural engineering.