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The Department trains students with broad based knowledge of various aspects of  Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering thereby producing practical oriented- graduates with skills that are needed in mechanized agriculture, on-farm and off-farm storage as well as primary and secondary processing of farm products. Graduates of the programme are also to possess the requisite skills for all such activities that enhance the preservation and conservation of natural and environmental ecosystem and maximizing their potentials with minimal degradation - Dr (Engr.) A. M. Olaniyan (Head of Department)

 

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Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) in Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering

Programme Philosophy:

The Department trains students with broad based knowledge of various aspects of  Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering thereby producing practical oriented- graduates with skills that are needed in mechanized agriculture, on-farm and off-farm storage as well as primary and secondary processing of farm products. Graduates of the programme also possess the requisite skills for all such activities that enhance the preservation and conservation of natural and environmental ecosystem. Agricultural and Bio-resources engineering is the engineering discipline that applies engineering science and technology to agricultural production and processing. Agricultural Engineering is a technologically sophisticated and ever expanding field that offers bright career prospects to its graduates. Agricultural Engineers can build up careers in any country around the world and in a variety of sectors, no matter whether it is private or public. Their major task is to improve farming techniques and agricultural products and for that they combine engineering and biological science principles so that, farming is made easier, efficient and more profitable.

Some of the specialisations in the field of agricultural and bio resources engineering include:

  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Post Harvest Storage and Processing Engineering
  • Farm Structures and Environment

Aim and Objectives:

The objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Teach the students the basic scientific principles in solving technological problems of agriculture and food production by providing them instructions in analysis development, design and practical work in the various branches of agricultural engineering
  2. Provide a thorough foundation in the basic physical sciences, applied agricultural sciences and engineering fundamentals.
  3. Exposing them to a lot of laboratory and field exercises that will make them tackle challenges in the field.
  4. Train the students to acquire the capability for meaningful result oriented research in agricultural engineering.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants for the Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) will be required to have the following:

  • The Department accepts result from only Government approved examination bodies such as WAEC, GCE, NECO, and NABTEB or its equivalents.  
  • Admission to 100 levels is through Joint Matriculation Examination in subject such as English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. To  be eligible for admission, candidate must have Ordinary Level of General Certificate of Education, SSCE or its equivalents with at least five credit passes, including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and one science or social science subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.

 Programme Structure

Outline of Course Structure:

The period for the completion of the programme is ten (10) semesters and a maximum of fifteen (15) semesters through UTME and a minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters through Direct Entry for a full-time degree.

 Degree Rules:

To be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) Degree in Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, the student must pass a minimum of 200 Credit units, distributed as follows:

Table 1: Curriculum Categories

 

Category

Units

1

Compulsory Courses (including Project/ Dissertation)

158

2

General Studies Courses (including Entrepreneurship)

30

3

Elective Courses

15

4

Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)/ Student Work Experience Programme (SWEP)

7

 

TOTAL

210

 

Table 2: Distribution of Courses by Levels

Level

General Studies

Basic Sciences

Basic Engineering

Core Courses

Electives

SIWES/

SWEP

Entrepreneurship

Total

100

8

26

8

4

46

200

4

34

2

 

 

4

46

300

5

32

 1

4

42

400

 2

19

6

2

29

500

30

15 - 16

 2

47 - 48

TOTAL

14

26

49

83

15 - 16

7

16

210 - 211

         

 Table 3: Summary of 100 Level Courses

 

Category

Units

1

Compulsory Courses (including Project/ Dissertation)

34

2

General Studies Courses (including Entrepreneurship)

12

3

Elective Courses

-

4

Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)

-

 

TOTAL

46

FUOYE Grading System

Level of performance

Grade

Rating

 (credit points per unit)

70-100%

A= Excellent

5.0

60-69%

B= Very Good

4.0

50-59%

C = Good

3.0

45-49%

D = Satisfactory

2.0

40-44%

E = Pass

1.0

0-40

F = Failure

0.0

About Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering

The Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering Department, Federal University Oye Ekiti has requisite human resources with adequate knowledge and capacity. In line with the current trend in agricultural engineering profession worldwide, the Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering focuses on four (4) main areas for teaching, research and extension. These areas include: (i) Agro-resources Power and Machinery Engineering; (ii) Soil, Water and Aquacultural Engineering; (iii) Food and Bioproduct processing Engineering; and (iv) Agro-resources Structures and Bio-environmental Engineering. The Department trains students with broad based knowledge of various aspects of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering thereby producing practical-oriented graduates with skills that are needed in mechanized agriculture, produce and product storage as well as primary and secondary processing of agricultural and Bioresources products. Graduates of the programme are to possess the requisite skills for all such activities that enhance the preservation and conservation of natural and environmental ecosystem. Click on links to see details of each academia.

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