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Agricultural Engineering profession worldwide focuses its attention on six (6) main areas, namely:

  1. Aquacultural Engineering,
  2. Processing and Storage Engineering,
  3. Power and Machinery Engineering,
  4. Structures and Environment Engineering,
  5. Food and Bioprocess Engineering,
  6. Soil and Water Engineering.


The programme in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is aimed at advancing the use of agricultural engineering profession in food and agricultural production to eradicate poverty, enhance food security and promote sustainable world. The goal is to expand the frontier of knowledge and generates practical solutions to the enormous and multi-faceted problems confronting the nation’s industrial, technological, agricultural and rural development activities. The philosophy of the programme therefore is to promote, within the student, the science and art of engineering in agriculture and to build in them capacity for high sense of self-reliance, coupled with sound academic and practical discipline towards the attainment of the national goals and objective of rapid industrialization, food self-sufficiency and technological emancipation



The overall purpose of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering undergraduate programme is to prepare graduates who will integrate and apply the principles, knowledge and skill of engineering to agricultural, food and biological systems. Compared with the old and existing Agricultural Engineering programme, the new programme has the capacity to solve a wide variety of problems of importance to the society. To achieve that purpose, the primary objectives of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering program are to prepare graduates to:


In line with the Millennium Development Goal, the proposed Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering undergraduate programme focuses its attention on six main areas which include:


i.             Power and Machinery Engineering

ii.            Soil and Water Engineering

iii.          Processing and Storage Engineering

iv.           Structures and Environmental Engineering

v.            Food and Bioprocess Engineering

vi.           Aquacultural Engineering