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HISTORY - ABE

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SHORT HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering was established during the 1982/83 Session as the fourth department in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (after Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments). The name was changed from Agricultural Engineering to Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in June 28, 2008 to accommodate current universal trends in the field of Agricultural Engineering. The department emphasizes the major areas of Agricultural Engineering: Power and Machinery Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering, Processing and Storage Engineering. The Structures and Environmental Engineering, Food and Bioprocess Engineering, and Aquacultural Engineering options are also being developed.  The Department has continued to make progress in teaching and research. This is manifested in the quality of teaching and publications of the academic members of staff and notable contributions from the technologists and other members of staff.