1.0 Information about
Agricultural & Bio – Environmental Engineering Department is designed to
train students to possess the necessary skills that are needed in mechanized
agriculture, rural living, processing of farm products and other allied
activities that enhances environmental preservation and the total welfare of
1.2 Goals and Objectives of the
programme is designed to:
a) provide a thorough foundation in the
basic Physical Sciences, applied Agricultural Sciences and of Engineering
b) teach students the basic scientific
principles in solving the technological problems of agricultural and food
production by providing them instructions in analysis, development, design and
practical works in the various disciplines of agricultural engineering and
c) train the students to acquire the
capacity for meaningful result oriented in Agricultural Engineering
the completion of the programme, the diplomate should be able to;
a) outline the scope of Agricultural
b) understand the role of Agricultural
Engineering in National Economic Development
c) know the application of farm Power in
d) know the application of Soil and Water
Engineering in Agricultural Production
e) know the various farm Structure for crop
storage and Livestock husbandry
f) know the use of Electric Power in
handling and Processing of farm products.
1.3 Academic Requirement
for admission into the Department (JAMB and SSCE combination)
& Bio – Bio Environmental Engineering
National Diploma (ND)
O” level credit passes in SSCE or its equivalent which must include English
Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject out of the
following in no more than two at sittings in SSCE, NECO or NABTEB.
Biology/ Agric Science
Basic Electronics/Basic Electricity
1.4 Career prospect for
prospective students on the course of study in Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural engineers must have a wealth of
knowledge and skills to function effectively in the multiplicity of the
agricultural and agribusiness industries. The agricultural engineer helps to
make farming sustainable, safe, and environmentally friendly. They analyze
agricultural operations and weigh the use of new technologies and methods to
increase yields, improve land use, and conserve resources like seed, water,
fertilizers, pesticides and fuel. The engineer recommends strategies to protect
the health, safety and security of worker's, animals and agricultural products.
Agricultural engineers develop methods and design
equipment for land preparation, planting and harvesting. They incorporate
automation, precision and smart technologies "intelligence" to new
and existing equipment. Sensors (including biosensors) are combined with
microcomputers, controllers, artificial intelligence and other software, to
optimize efficiency, sustainability, and the reliability of our food, feed, fiber
and fuel economy.
Agriculture engineers find better ways to reduce
crop loss from field damage, during handling, sorting, packing and processing.
The warehousing of food and fiber are an important part of the agriculture
industry. The agricultural engineer is the person who plans the heating,
cooling, ventilation, postharvest handling, logistics and more.
Specific examples of Agricultural engineering work include:
Agricultural power units, harvesters, material handling, implements'
• Agricultural production facilities
• Environmental controls for poultry, swine, beef, aquaculture, plants, etc.
• Precision agriculture utilizing GPS, yields monitors, remote sensing and
• Worker safety, comfort, and efficiency including the control of vibration,
noise, air quality, heating, cooling, etc.
• Sales, service, training, management, planning, market and product research
related to implementing and applying technologies.
Where do agricultural engineers work?
The agricultural engineer can be found working with
industries associated with agriculture such as equipment companies, seed
manufacturers and food companies / distributors. Some agricultural engineers
like to work directly with farmers and agricultural technicians to solve issues
with crop, land and livestock. Large farm operations may consult or hire
agricultural engineers to resolve management and technical issues. A good
number of engineers work for government agencies that oversee agricultural
The agricultural engineer has plenty to do as increasing
biological discoveries and adapted to farming practices like on-farm energy
production. New uses for agricultural waste are becoming evident and crops are
yielding not only food but new byproducts. The continuing cost of agricultural
operations and our increasing populations mean career opportunities for
agricultural engineers should always be in demand.
1.5 Head of department
Oladipo, A. S is the current head of department and holds a B. Eng degree in
Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure and
an M. Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering (Production & Optimization
Option) from the University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
is a registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in
Nigeria (COREN). He also belongs to the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and
the Nigerian Institute of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE). He has a lot of
experiences in teaching as well as in research. He has published a number of
research papers in National and International journals and is happily married
1.6 Contact Information
Engr. A. S. Oladipo