DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

INTRODUCTION

The department of agricultural engineering is one of the first four engineering programmes of the faculty of engineering of Evan Enwerem University which took off July, 2006 with Ewwlike A.D as the pioneer head of department. The department admitted its first set of students in November, 2006 and by this academic year (2009/2010) they are in 400 levels.

The department of agricultural engineering offers a five year bachelor of engineering (B. Eng) degree in agricultural engineering for candidates coming in through the unified university matriculation examination (UTME) and four year B. eng programme for direct entry candidates.

Philosophy and Objectives

The agricultural engineering programme aims at producing high level man power who combines the knowledge of agriculture and engineering to improve the land thereby enhancing the productivity of food and fiber. Graduates of the programme are expected to use their expertise to play a leading role in solving national food problems. The programmes are therefore designed to emphasize four main areas.
I. Farm power and machinery II. Soil and water engineering
III. Farm structures
IV. Processing and storage
The programme allows sufficient interaction with other related professions in engineering and agriculture to gain skills needed in the field. Both general and specialized skills gained by graduates of the agricultural engineering programme will help them be in control of resources, human and material, needed in the food production sector. Practical’s as well as the theorical aspects of the programme are adequately addressed.

Admission Requirements

UTME:

In addition to an acceptable pass in both UTME and post at not more than two sitting, credit passes in senior secondary school certificate examination (SSCE) or its equivalent as approved by the senate of Evan Enwerem university in English language, mathematics, physics, chemistry and any other from agricultural science, further mathematics, economics, biology, technical drawing and geography.

Direct Entry:

I. Candidates with upper credit level passes in national diploma (ND) or its equivalent qualification in agricultural engineering may be admitted into the 200level of the department.
II. In exceptional cases, candidates with HND credit passes or its equivalent in agricultural engineering may be admitted into the 300level.
III. Candidates in (i) and (ii) above must satisfy the O’ level requirements of the department.

Inter University Transfer Mode

I. Students studying agricultural engineering in senate recognized universities may transfer into 200 level provided they have the relevant O’level qualification and their programmes are adjudged to meet the standards at Evan Enwerem University.
II. No candidates shall be admitted from another university unless the department is certified that the grades obtained by such candidate for courses in which they have had instructions, are acceptable