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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

      Preamble

The postgraduate programmes of the Department of Agricultural Engineering are directed towards providing basic and applied research opportunities relevant to the processing of Agricultural Mechanization and related activities.

Consequently, the department’s higher degree programmes have the twin objectives of offering postgraduate courses and basic research in specialized areas of Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering and updating, as the need arises, the knowledge of practicing engineers and applied scientists in specialized field of Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering, through industry-oriented and application-specific research programmes.

 

6.1.2      Philosophy

The philosophy that the training of students in the Department is the production of skilled engineering manpower that is properly packaged and adequately furnished with comprehensive information required for providing scientific and engineering solutions to the nation’s agricultural and ecological problems with the aim of improving agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability and poverty reduction. Our graduates are trained to be self reliant and entrepreneurial in order to become job creators and not job seekers. This is achieved through the adoption of effective techniques of instruction and exposure to actual engineering practices.

 

6.1.3      Objectives

The main aim of the Agricultural Engineering profession in a nation is to engineer the agriculture of that nation. This is to produce engineers who would be able to design systems, processes and machinery that will aid agricultural mechanization, with reference to all year crop production and storage. Also it is to develop engineers who would be able to solve soil-related problems, especially in the design and maintenance of irrigation, drainage and soil conservation structures. It is to produce engineers who would successfully manage mechanized agricultural enterprises and agricultural engineering industries.

 


6.1.4      Areas of Specialization

Programmes shall be offered for courses and research in the following areas of specialization:

Agricultural Power and Machinery

Bio-systems and Food Process Engineering

Water & Ecological Resources Engineering (Soil & Water Engineering)

Environmental Resources Engineering

Agricultural and Rural Structures Engineering

 

6.1.5      PGD in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering

Introduction 

This programme is designed to last for a minimum of Four(4) semesters for full-time students and six (6) semesters for part-time studies.  It consists of a minimum of 64 units of compulsory, optional courses  and six (6) units of research project.  The programme curriculum is outlined into the semesters as shown below.

Admission requirements

A graduate of Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering or related field from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or any recognized University with at least a Passed degree

A graduate of Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering or related field with a minimum of upper credit in Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognized institution. Holders of the HND at Lower credit with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may be considered.

Prospective candidates must possess five (5) credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science.

All the prevailing University regulations governing postgraduate degree shall apply.

 

Degree Requirements

To obtain a PGD in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering, candidate must satisfy the examiners in a minimum of:

Sixty four (64) units of the compulsory and optional courses

Six (6) units of Research Project  including Seminar

Satisfy all other requirements as stipulated in the Regulations of the School of Postgraduate Studies.

6.1.6      M.Eng. in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering

Introduction 

This programme is designed to last for a minimum of 24 calendar months for full-time students.  It consists of eight courses, one of which shall be a research project.  The units for each course are as laid down below.  The research project shall be four units.  Apart from the research project which shall last throughout the calendar year a number of courses shall be available during the first semester while the rest shall be available in the second semester.

Admission requirements

A graduate of Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering or related field from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or any recognized University with minimum of Second class lower Division (2-2) degree . A candidate with an Upper Credit pass in the Post graduate diploma (PGD)  in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering or related field may be admitted provided the University matriculation requirement is satisfied with a minimum of Upper credit.

Candidates may be required to satisfy the department in a selection process.

Degree Requirements

To obtain an M. Eng. in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering, candidate must:

Satisfy the examiners in a minimum of 31 units, made up as follows:

 Eighteen (18) units of the compulsory courses (common and core courses)

Six (6) units from the optional

One (1) unit of Seminar

Six (6) units of the “Research Project” course

Satisfy all other requirements as stipulated in the Regulations of the Postgraduate School.

 

6.1.7      Ph.D. in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering

Introduction

The programme is designed for candidates wishing to do advanced postgraduate research in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering.  Candidate is required to take the core/compulsory courses prescribed for the M. Eng as prerequisites unless they already possess the M. Eng. or equivalent in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or any other University approved by senate. Each candidate for pre-requisite coursess in addition is expected to take and pass first year coursework of a minimum of 21 units including research and seminars prescribed for Ph.D.

 


Admission Requirements

A graduate of Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering or related field from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or any recognized University  who holds a Masters degree (M.Eng) or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a point of 5.0 point scale or an average of 60% including coursework and research thesis may be admitted provided the University matriculation requirement is satisfied.

 

Candidates may be required to satisfy the department in an interview or written examination or both.

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

To obtain a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering, a candidate may be allowed to pursue the programme wholly by dissertation or by dissertation and course work following the option, and candidate must:

Satisfy a minimum of nine (9) units of the ‘Research” and three (3) units of “Seminars” at the 800 levels.

Satisfy all other requirements as stipulated in the regulations of the Postgraduate School.

 

 

PGD COURSE STRUCTURE

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 701

Engineering Mathematics I

ENGRMTH1

3

ABE 703

Machine Design and  Drawing

MDSGDRWN

3

ABE 705

Fluid Mechanics

FLUDMECH

2

ABE 707

Heat and Mass Transfer

HEATMASS

2

ABE 709

Mechanics of Machine

MECHMACH

2

CVE 709

Engineers in Society

ENGSOCTY

   2

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 713

Engineering Drawing

ENGRDRWN

3

ABE 715

Engineering Survey and Photogrammetry

ENSVPHTO

3

ABE 717

Strength of Materials

STRTMATE

3

 


Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

MCE 702

Engineering Mathematics II

ENGRMATII

2

ABE 704

Statistical Method for Engineers

STATMTHD

3

ABE 706

Energy Application in Agriculture

ENGYAPLC

3

ABE 708

Introduction to Engineering Materials

ENGRMATE

2

ABE 710

Surface and Ground Water Hydrology

SGRDHRDO

3

ELE 712

Numerical Methods and Computer Programming

NUME CMPR

3

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 714

Handling and Storage of Agricultural Products

HNDLSTRG

3

ABE 716

Irrigation

IRRIGATN

3

ABE 718

Engineering Properties of Structural Materials

ENPRSMAT

2

 

Third Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 721

Farm Power

FARMPOWR

3

ABE 723

Farm Structures Design

FARMSTRC

2

CVE 725

Technical Writing and Presentation

TECHREPT

   2

MCE 721

Law, Management & Entrepreneurship

LAMAENTR

3

ABE 727

Farm Tractor and Equipment Maintenance

TRACEQMT

3

ABE 728

Farmstead Planning and control

FMPLCTRL

2

ABE 798

Seminar

SEMINAR

2

 

Electives

 

6

Electives

ABE 733

Advanced Farm Electrification

FARMELEC

3

ABE 735

Drainage

DRAINAGE

3

ABE 737

Engineering Properties of Biomaterials

PROPBIOM

3

 

Fourth Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 722

Farm Machinery

FARMMACH

2

ABE 724

Land Clearing and Development

LANDCDEV

2

ABE 726

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation

RUWTSUSN

2

ABE 728

Farmstead Planning and control

FMPLCTRL

2

ABE 730

Food Processing and Plant Design

FDPRPDSN

3

ABE 799

Project

PROJECT

4

 

Elective

 

2

Electives

ABE 732

Environmental and Waste Management Engineering

EWSTMNEN

2

ABE 734

Crop Processing Techniques

CRPRTECH

3

ABE 736

Theory of Cultivation Practices

THCLPRCT

2

ABE 737

Engineering Properties of Biomaterials

PROPBIOM

3

 

M.ENG AND Ph.D COURSE STRUCTURE

OPTION:              AGRICULTURAL POWER AND MACHINERY

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

ABE 803

Statistics  & Design of Experiments

STATEXPD

3

ABE 831

Farm Equipment Design and Evaluation

FAEQIPDE

3

ABE 833

Farm power and Machinery Management

FPMACMGT

3

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 835

Equipment and Techniques for Land Development

EQTECLND

3

ABE 839

Simulation and Modeling of Engineering Systems

SIMODAGS

3

ABE 865

Handling and Storage of Agricultural Products

HDLSTOAP

3

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 832

Traction and Trafficability on the farm

TRACTION

3

ABE 842

Advanced Farm Power

ADVPOWER

3

ABE 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

 

Electives (2)

 

6

Electives

ABE 838

Instrumentation and Measurement in Agric. Systems

INSTNMEAS

3

ABE 854

Process Dynamics and Controls

PROCDYNC

3

ABE 860

Design of Farm Structures

DESFASTR

3

ABE 866

Engineering Economy, Optimization and Management

ENGECOMG

3

 

Third Semester (M. Eng.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

Third Semester (Ph.D.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 840

Ph.D Seminar

 

2

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Thesis Research

RETHESIS

6

 

OPTION:              BIO-SYSTEMS AND FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

ABE 803

Statistics  & Design of Experiments

STATEXPD

3

ABE 851

Heat and Mass Transfer

HEATMTRN

3

ABE 855

Principles of Environmental Control

PRENVCON

3

 

Electives

 

3

Electives

ABE 865

Materials Handling Engineering

MATHANDL

3

ABE 867

Engineering Similitude

ENGSIMTD

3

 

Second Semester

ABE 836

Processing and Storage Engineering

PROSTOEQ

3

ABE 852

Engineering Properties of Biological Materials

ENGPROBM

3

ABE 854

Process Dynamics and Controls

PROCDYNC

3

ABE 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 838

Instrumentation and Measurement in Agric. Systems

INSTNMEAS

3

ABE 856

Electronics in Agricultural Engineering

ELEAGENG

3

ABE 858

Solar Energy Fundamentals and Applications

SOLAENEG

3

ABE 862

Principles of Air- Conditioning

PRAIRCON

3

ABE 864

Food Refrigeration and Cold Storage Engineering

FDREFENG

3

ABE 866

Engineering Economy, Optimization and Management

ENGECOMG

3

ABE 868

Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer

ADHTMTRA

3

ABE 870

Selected Topics in Agricultural Engineering

SELTOPIC

3

 

Third Semester (M. Eng.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 


Third Semester (Ph.D.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 840

Ph.D Seminar

 

2

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Thesis Research

RETHESIS

6


OPTION:WATER& ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING

(SOIL & WATER ENGINEERING)

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

ABE 801

Agricultural Drainage

AGRDRAIG

3

 

Advanced Hydrology

 

3

ABE 803

Statistics  & Design of Experiments

STATEXPD

3

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 835

Equipment and Techniques for Land Development

EQTECLND

3

ABE 839

Simulation and Modeling of Engineering Systems

SIMODAGS

3

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 800

Irrigation

IRRIGATN

3

ABE 802

Soil and Water Conservation

SOWATCON

3

ABE 804

Geohydrology

GEOHYDRL

3

ABE 806

Open Channel Hydraulics

OCHANHYD

3

ABE 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 838

Instrumentation and Measurement in Agric. Systems

INSTNMEAS

3

SOS 802

Soil Physics

SOILPHYS

3

 

Third Semester (M. Eng.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

Third Semester (Ph.D.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 840

Ph.D Seminar

 

2

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Thesis Research

RETHESIS

6

 


Option: AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL STRUCTURES ENGINEERING  

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

ABE 803

Statistics  & Design of Experiments

STATEXPD

3

ABE 833

Farm power and Machinery Management

FPMACMGT

3

ABE 860

Design of Farm Structures

DESFASTR

3

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 835

Equipment and Techniques for Land Development

EQTECLND

3

ABE 845

Wood Adhesives and Fasteners

WADHFAST

3

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 812

Wood Structures

WOODSTRU

3

ABE 836

Processing and Storage Engineering

PROSTOEQ

3

ABE 854

Process Dynamics and Controls

PROCDYNC

3

ABE 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 804

Geohydrology

GEOHYDRL

3

ABE 814

Agricultural Pollution and Control

AGPOLCON

3

ABE 838

Instrumentation and Measurement in Agric. Systems

INSTNMEAS

3

 

Third Semester (M. Eng.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

Third Semester (Ph.D.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 840

Ph.D Seminar

 

2

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Thesis Research

RETHESIS

6


OPTION: ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING   

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

ABE 803

Statistics  & Design of Experiments

STATEXPD

3

ABE 843

Agricultural Waste Management

AGWASTMG

3

ABE 847

Municipal Solid Waste Management

MUNWSTMG

3

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 833

Farm power and Machinery Management

FPMACMGT

3

ABE 835

Equipment and Techniques for Land Development

EQTECLND

3

ABE 845

Wood Adhesives and Fasteners

WADHFAST

3

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 846

Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management 

INDHAWST

3

ABE 848

Environmental Management and Impact Assessment

ENVIMPAS

3

ABE 854

Process Dynamics and Controls

PROCDYNC

3

ABE 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

 

Elective

 

3

Electives

ABE 802

Soil and Water Conservation

SOWATCON

3

ABE 814

Agricultural Pollution and Control

AGPOLCON

3

ABE 838

Instrumentation and Measurement in Agric. Systems

INSTNMEAS

3

 

Third Semester (M. Eng.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

Third Semester (Ph.D.)

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 840

Ph.D Seminar

 

2

ABE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

ABE 899

Thesis Research

RETHESIS

6

 


6.1.8      Course Synopses

ABE 701                Engineering Mathematics I                                                         (3 units)

Review of matrix operation including inversion, Eigen values, Eigen vectors and Canonical transformations and application. Three dimensional vector representation, vector calculus, gradient, divergence and curl line, surface and volume integrals, laplacian operations. Green’s, Stoke’s and Divergence theorems and applications.Ordinary and partial differential equations, applications and physical problems.Complex variables, numerical analysis, special functions and integral, problem formulation, simple method of solution.

MCE 702               Engineering Mathematics II                                                         (2 units)

Complex variables: function, deviation, language series, Taylor series, Cauchy theorem, Cauchy formula, Cauchy integrals. Analytic functions, singular points, Residual problems, Conformal problems and mapping. Special functions: Gamma, Delta, Beta and error functions. Fourier integral, Fourier transforms for solving partial differential equations.

ABE 703                Machine design and drawing                                                     (3 units)

Part assembly, detail drawing of machine components.  Sketching and use of standards: design, features, symbols, screws, fasteners, couplings clutches, gears, machine component design.  Presentation of design portfolio.

ABE 704                Statistical Methods for Engineers                                          (2 units)

Descriptive Statistics: Central tendencies and dispersion. Elementary probality theory, conditional probability, Baye’s theorem, probability distributions and applications.Elementary theories of sampling and estimation. Test of hypothesis and significance. Curve fitting, Linear and Multiple regression analysis; Linear correlation, Analysis of variance, Time series analysis. Statistical quality control for mean, standard deviation, range, number of defects etc., sampling techniques, average sampling number, stochastic process

ABE 705                Fluid Mechanics                                                                             (3 units)

Elements of fluid static’s; pressure, surface tension, viscosity, compressibility, etc. Hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces due to incompressible fluid.  Introduction to fluid dynamics, conservation laws; introduction to viscous flow.Fluid properties.Fluid statics.  Fluid motion: continuity Bernoulli, energy, momentum equations.  Reynolds number.Dimensional analysis.

ABE 706                Energy Application in Agriculture                                        (3 units)

Energy needs for farming (field and Farmstead uses), Processing of agricultural crops and village communities.  Human labour: energy and power consumptions and outputs of various work activities, work rates and rest, human work assessment. 

Draught animal power:  Characteristics and capabilities of various species for transport draught operations in the field and use with animal power.  Gears:  Characteristics and selected for various agricultural purposes; alternative fuels and alternative types of engine; power transmission by belt driven.  Electrical Power installations:  motor characteristics and selection, control gear, systems of waving, safety; applications (case study/design); diesel generation.  Other energy sources.Solar energy; collectors; cells; stores, energy converters, costs, wind energy, wind characteristics; type of turbines, applications, costs, biomass and derivatives. Energy strategy, assessment of needs and availability for typical agricultural, processing and domestic purposes; balanced use strategy.

ABE 707                Heat and Mass Transfer                                                                 (3 units)

Heat transfer by conduction: One-dimensional heat conduction problems and solution.  Fourier’s equation using energy conservation approach, steady and unsteady state 2 – D heat conduction (Laplace equation, Poisson’s equation). Dimensionless variables of heat conduction. Heat transfer by convection: Basic equations of heat convection.  Free and forced convections. Dimensionless numbers and similarity. (Reynold, Pronate, Grashof, Rayleigh, Station, Nusselt, Frouds Pedet and Greetz numbers).boiling and condensation. Head transfer by radiation: Electromagnetic spectrum, thermal radiation spectrum emissivity, reflectivity, transmisivity, absorbitivity, emissive power. Real and ideal surfaces.Total and monochromatic radiation.  State Kirehoffs law, wien’s displacement, Stephen – Boltzman’s law.  Direct exchange between black and grey surfaces, exchange in enclosures with non-participating medium. Heat exchangers:  Functions of heat exchangers. Basic types of heat exchangers. Analysis of heat exchanger using the Logarithmic Mean Temperature Difference (LMTD) and number of transfer units (NTU) methods. Mass transfer:  Definition of momentum transfer. Navierstoke’s equation analysis of boundary layer theory, boundary layer thickness, drag, boundary layer control.  Flow through conduits and over submerged bodies (flat plates, cylinders and spheres)

ABE 708                Introduction to Engineering Materials                                       (2 units)

Characteristics and manufacturing methods of construction materials. Cement, Sand lime, bricks, tiles, mortar, concrete, timber, steel, G.I. sheet, A.C. sheet; use of materials modern engineering materials and materials for special purposes.

ABE 709                Mechanics of Machines                                                                    (3 units)

Force and motion relationships in constrained mechanisms.  Analysis of cam, gear, linkage belt drive and chain drive systems for motion and power transmission, vehicular mechanics; break and clutch systems.  Kinetics of rotating and reciprocating masses.  Elements of vibratory systems

CVE 709                Engineer-in-Society                                                                           (2 units)

Philosophy of science, History of engineering and technology. Safety in engineering and introduction to risk analysis.   The role of engineers in  nation building. Invited Lectures from Professionals.

 

ABE 710                Surface and Groundwater Hydrology                                        (3 units)

The hydrologic cycle. Agro-climates and temperature/ moisture limits to the growing season. The precipitation process and rainfall types. Precipitation measurement. Point rainfall analysis. Depth and depth-area-duration analysis. Evapotranspiration and methods of its estimation. Runoff process. Stream gauging. Stream flow hydrographs, flood routing. Groundwater hydraulics.Quality control in hydrologic data analysis. Frequency analysis.Types and principles of groundwater production methods.Types, designs, construction, installation, operation, maintenance and retrieval of groundwater production equipment. Rigs, Pumps casting, screws and maters.

ELE 712 Numerical Methods Computer Programming                                     (3 units)

Gaussian elimination, Gauss-Seidel methods and Newton-RaphsonHeraton methods of solving linear equations. Forward and backward difference tables, central difference formula, Finite difference Solution to partial differential equations. Solutions of ordinary differential equations (1st and 2nd order) using Runge- Kutta method. Flow charting, Algorithms, inputs and output, Basic, Fotran and Modern Languages. Computer software analysis, Highway/ Transportation, geotechnical, Hydraulics/ Hydrology problems and construction management.ICT.

ABE 713                Engineering Drawing                                                                       (3 units)

Introduction to Engineering drawing.  Engineering graphics. Development and intersection of curves and solids.  Projections: Lines, planes and simple solids.  First and third angle projections; orthographic, auxiliary and isometric projections. Simple examples. Threads, fasteners, e.t.c.  Pictorial/Free-hand sketches.

ABE 714                Handling and Storage of Agricultural Products                                     (3 units)

Review of handling techniques.  Design and selection of conveying systems including beld, chain, bunker, vibratory, pneumatic and screw conveyors. Grain handling systems, forage and hay handling systems.Fruits and vegetables handling systems. Design of storage bins and silos.  Pests, rodents, fungi, and diseases that attack crops in storage methods of control:  Fumigants, insecticides, e.t.c. storage systems for various crop including refrigeration and frozen storage systems.  Containerization of Agric. products.Deterioration of products in storage. Environmental control in storage systems.

ABE 715                Engineering Survey and Photogrammetry                              (3 units)

Definitions.Measurements of distances. Use of minor instruments. Random error.Chain surveying. Bearing of lines.Leveling, Topographic surveys.Traversing. Theodolite traversing. Plane table surveying.Triangulation.  Land shaping and earth work.  Photogrammetry. Aerial photography.

ABE 716                Irrigation                                                                                             (2 units)

Design of open channels. Water flow measurements. Pumping power requirements.  Design of irrigation systems: Border, sprinkler, drip, e.t.c, choice of method field management, irrigation scheduling, salinity and quality of irrigation water.  Reclamation of saline and alkaline soils. Seepage from canal lining.  Systems control methods:  Continuous supply; rotation; on-demand and systems automation.  Irrigation agronomy experiments. Irrigation water management.

 

 

ABE 717                Strength of Materials                                                                    (2 units)

Force equilibrium  - Free-body diagrams. Concept of stress, strain:  Tensile tests. Young’s’ modulus and other strength factors.Axially loaded bars, composite bars, temperature stresses and simple indeterminate problems.  Hoop stress, cylinders, rings. Bending moments, shear force and axial force diagrams for simple cases.  Simple torsion and application

ABE 718                Engineering Properties of Structural Material                                    (2 units)

Types of structural materials.  Wood, concrete, structural steel e.t.c. properties of structural materials:  Concrete: compressive strength, composite materials, aggregate size, water cement ratio, ultimate strength, design of concrete mixers, fineness modulus, consistency, curing and testing method, compression, stress-strain diagram, modulus of elasticity, tensile strength, yield point, steel grade, designation, sizes, diameters wood:  Classification of wood, cellular make up, moisture content and shrinkage, stress grades and design values, bending, tension, parallel to grain, modulus of elasticity, moisture content factor, duration of load factor, timber drying and storage, wood fasteners.

ABE 721                Farm power                                                                                       (3 units)

Farm Power sources.  Force analysis and power measurement on tillage tools, types, classification and operating principles of internal combustion engines, types of engine cycles.  Efficiencies of engine cycles.  Engine combustion processes.  Engine operation systems:  the fuel systems, cooling systems, ignition systems, lubrication systems, turbo-charging.

ABE 722                Farm Machinery                                                                                (2 units)

Tractors use in farming. Constructional features of tractor.  Tillage: objectives and principles of Tillage.  Primary and secondary tillage equipment. Ploughs: components and operations.  Principal type: implement for seedbed preparation.  Equipment for sowing and planting. Equipment for Distributing and treating manures.Equipment for crop protection. Silage making and feeding.  Forage harvesting:  Cutting and swath treatment combine harvester.  Root harvesting machinery.  Seed clearing and feed preparation. Equipment for livestock husbandry. Equipment for milk production.

ABE 723                Farm Structures Design                                                                 (2 units)

Introduction to Agricultural Structures. Selection of material in relation to use- wood, concrete and masonry.Types of structural frames. Introduction to structural design- Philosophy of design, elastic and plastic design concepts. Reinforced concrete design. Design of beams, slabs etc.

NOTE:  For all designs, wood, steel and concrete are to be considered.

ABE 724                Land Clearing and Development                                              (3 units)

Land resources and land use Acts in relation to Nigerian agriculture.  Objectives, methods and equipment for land clearing and development.  Machinery selection, mechanics of operation and vegetation types land reclamation.  Earthmoving machinery and earth moving mechanics.             

ABE 726                Rural Water Supply and Sanitation                                          (2 units)

Water requirements. Water quality standards. Water borne diseases. Biochemical oxygen demands. Potable water impurities. Sources and Treatment methods of water for rural homes. Water lifting devices. Transportation and distribution systems.  Pipe sizes.  Waste disposal in rural communities. Collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of sewage from rural homes.  Septic tanks, digestion ponds and family privies.

ABE 727                Farm Tractor and Equipment Maintenance                          (2 units)

Importance of maintenance. Basic Theory of reliability. Reliability of tractors and automobiles.  Routine Services, repairs and maintenance schedule, machine diagnosis.  Preventive maintenance of lubrication systems, cooling system, ignition system, electrical system, hydraulic system, power transmission and chassis. Theory of interchangeability. Technology of repair of basic elements of farm equipment.

 

ABE 728                Farmstead Planning and Control                                              (2 units)

Definition of farmstead. Farmstead planning and layout. Family housing. Livestock housing. Structures for farmstead products and food storage etc. Environmental control. Structural requirement of crops and live stocks.

ABE 730                Food Processing and Plant Design                                           (3 units)

Theology of slurries and pumping of non-Newtonian materials as homogenous and heterogeneous suspension. Characteristics and selection of pumps. L Mixing theory and determination of degree of mixing.  Mixing machine characteristics applied fluids, powders and pasts.  Process modeling of mixers by dimensional analysis.  Separation techniques of solid/liquid regimes including filtration, sedimentation, centrifuging.  Milling of grains, comminution and fracture mechanism, characteristics of selected seeds cleaning machines.  Design and fabrication of food process equipment.

ABE 732                Environmental and  Waste Management Engineering   (2 units)

Sources, characteristics and Types of Agricultural wastes. Control, treatment and disposal of solid wastes. Control, treatment and disposal of liquid waste and slurry. Conversion and utilization of agricultural waste. Environmental impact assessment of agricultural processes and operations. Pollution of water, air and land by agric process and bio-waste and control.

ABE 733                Advanced Farm Electrification                                                   (3 units)

Electrical codes, tariffs and regulations.  Generation and Transmission of electricity, farmstead distribution systems. Testing procedure. Power factor correction. Selection and use of electric motors.Transformers. Energy conversion. Application of electricity to processing and storage of agricultural products. Basic electronic application to farm electrical processes.

ABE 734                Crop Processing Techniques                                                       (3 units)

Clearing, sorting, grading and separation principles, techniques and machine. Particle size analysis and size reduction. Feesd grinding and mixing.  Processing systems for seeds, grains fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, milk, forage process conditions, observations and controls.  Process analysis and plant design.

 

ABE 735                Drainage                                                                                              (2 units)

Surface drainage.  Sub-surface drainage.  Design of drainage systems. Envelope, materials and their design.Loads on conducts.Drainage pumping. Construction and installation of drains, maintenance of drains.

ABE 736                Theory of Cultivation Practice                                                   (2 units)

Cultivation in agriculture and irrigated agriculture.Soil types and properties. Bulk shear strength, inter face sliding resistance; Soil strength Soil consistence variations.  Implement-Soil interaction.  Implement resistance on Soil. Draught resistance safety devices on implement during cultivation.  Ideal soil conditions for performing basic cultivation.  Selection of equipment for various farm operations based upon operating soil and other related conditions.

ABE 737                Engineering Properties of Biomaterials                                                (3 units)

Physical, mechanical, rheological and thermal properties of agricultural materials. Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Fluid types and viscometry

ABE 797                Thesis Seminar I                                                                               (1 unit)

Pre-data seminar on the research focus of the student’s project covering the title, objectives and scope of the work, review of relevant literatures, experimental design and methodology.

ABE 798                Thesis Seminar II                                                                             (1 unit)

Post-data seminar on the research focus of the student’s project covering the detailed analysis and interpretation of research results, discussion of findings in view of previous reports and new ideas emanating from the study, conclusion and recommendations for future work.

ABE 799                Research Project                                                                              (6 units)

An approved research project

MCE 721               Law, Management and Entrepreneurship                           (3 units)

Principles of Management. Industrial group and organizational behaviour. Motivation.  Industrial Law, legislation on wages, trade marks and patents, Laws of contract and sales of goods.  Liability for industrial injuries. Industrial relations, trade unions, employer associations, wages  bargaining and the role of the state.  Relevant topics on entrepreneurship designed by the National Universities Commission for Nigerian Universities.

CVE 725                Technical Report Writing                                                             (2 units)

Principle of communications. Preparation and writing of technical reports. Oral presentation.Use of visual aids and other communication equipment in technical and research presentations.

 

M.Agric

ABE 838:               Instrumentation and Measurement Systems:                    (3 units)

Generalized configurations and functional descriptions of measuring instruments, Generalized performance characteristics of Instruments-Shaft power, pressure, sound, flow, temperature, heat-flux, time humidity and other miscellaneous measurements.  Data manipulation, computing, compensation transmission, and recording.

ABE 839:               Simulation and Modeling of Engineering Systems:          (3 units)

Mathematical review, dynamic and steady-state system elements, Modeling of physical systems, system equation and graphs formulation, transfer functions, system excitation, numerical techniques in solution of system equations, transient response of simple linear systems, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, digital computer modeling and simulation of engineering systems.

ABE 840:               M.Eng. Seminar I                                                                             (1 units)

In the first seminar to be delivered, each student is expected to select a recent topic in Agricultural Engineering, review literature and deliver a seminar to staff and postgraduate students.  The seminar will be followed by critical discussion by staff and students.

The second seminar is presented at an advanced stage of the student’s research work before his/her oral examination.  In this seminar the research methodology and results are presented by the student and is also followed by critical discussion by staff and students.

ABE 800:               Irrigation:                                                                                            (3 units)

Theory of infillation. Water requirement of crops. Quality of irrigation water pumps and pumping. Design of irrigation system, surface, sprinkler, trickle/drip, sub-irrigation. Irrigation of selected crops. Irrigation canals. Economics of irrigation. Irrigation project feasibility studies.  Problems of irrigation:  Drainage, salinity, plant diseases, public health.

ABE 801:               Agricultural Drainage:                                                                  (3 units)

Drainage requirement of crops.  Theory of land drainage:  Steady state, non-steady state, drainage of homogeneous soils, drainage of stratified soils, drainage by pumping, drainage analogues and models.  Drainage methods and materials. Designs and installation of drainage systems.  Filter materials and their design.  Salinity and their control.

ABE 802:               Soil and Water Conservation:                                                (3 units)

Review of the principles of soil erosion by water and wind. Review of the control of water and wind erosion.  Rainfall simulation for erosion studies. Soil conservation structures. Design of earth embankments.


 

ABE 803:               Advanced Hydrology:                                                                   (3 units)

Overland flow and numerical flood routing; Linear approaches to hydrograph synthesis; unit hydrographs, instantaneous unit hydrograph, linear reservoirs; Distributions, frequency, regression and correlation techniques; time series; streamflow simulation techniques; Recent advances in deterministic, stochastic, and hydrology; hydrology of agricultural lands; hydrology soils, land treatment, agricultural models, empirical relationships.

ABE 804:               Geohydrology                                                                                  (3 units)

Theory of surface water hydrology as it relates to groundwater flow; geologic formation and properties of the porous media general theory of ground-water flow including Darcy’s Law streamlines and equipotential surfaces; Steady state flow including properties and numerical synthesis of flow nets, unsaturated flow, seepage rates and agricultural dams, method of images, unsteady flow, including boundary effects fully and partially penetrating wells, salt water intrusion, well recharge, storage coefficients and transmissibility, recovery theory, construction of wells.

ABE 806:               Open Channel Hydraulic                                                              (3 units)

Theory and applications of flow in open channels, including dimensional analysis, energy – momentum principles, kinematic and dynamic wave approximations, gradually varied flow, spillways, channel transitions, free overfall and other controls, steam flow routing, model studies, sediment transport.

SOS 802:               Soil Physics                                                                                        (3 units)

Composition of the soil; soil primary particles, particle size distribution, aggregation of primary particles, soil pore space; Soil and Water in Equilibrium; the state of water in soil, soil, suction water content curve, availability of soil water, retention by swelling soils; Soil water movement; Soil water potential, water low in saturated and unsaturated soil, Darcy’s Law, hydraulic conductivity of soils, infiltration, principles of field drainage, water vapour transfer in soil; Soil Air; composition of soil air, gas transfer in soil by mass flow and diffusion, Fick’s Law soil aeration; Heat in Soil; energy balance at the soil surface, thermal properties of soils; heat transfer in soil, soil temperature profiles.

ABE 812:               Wood Structures                                                                            (3 units)

Design of various structural forms in wood/wood Products, the design of complete structures including Bridges and marine structures.  Building specifications For materials and constructions method in accordance with the Nigerian Code of Practice NCP 3:137.  The use Of Timber in Building Construction.

ABE 814:               Agricultural Pollution and Control                                           (3 units)

Sources, classification, and effects of pollutants. Environmental issues in agriculture- types of farming systems, agrometeorology, water and nutrients requirement, types of fertilizers, pesticides and other agrochemicals. Soil and water conservation practices, water logging and salinity; causes and effects. Waste water reuse in agriculture. Engineering principles and processes for pollution prevention, treatment and recovery.

ABE 831:               Farm Equipment Design and Evaluation                                            (3 units)

General approach to problem formulation and solution; Farm machine systems and design of machine elements, synthesis of unit, reliability criteria, research reviews on design and analysis of farm equipment, Test types and evaluation, integrated system approach to machinery evaluation.

ABE 832:               Traction and Trafficability on the Farm                              (3 units)

Tractor transport mechanisms, evaluation of soil values related to traction, soil-vehicle models and prediction of tractor performance, Compaction due to machine traffic, design of traction and transport devices, research review.

ABE 833:               Farm Power and Machinery Management                       (3 units)

System approach in farm machinery management, application of programming techniques to problem of equipment selection, maintenance and scheduling of operations, equipment replacement criteria and inventory control for spares.

ABE 834:               Principles and Applications of Ergonomics                      (3 units)

Human factors in system development, energy liberation and transfer, mechanical efficiency of human body; Authroprometric limitations in equipment  design, biomechanics of motion, man-machine system concept, performance, case studies on ergonomics in agriculture.

ABE 835:               Equipment and Techniques for Land Development         (3 units)

Engineering planning of developing lands for agricultural  purposes, Types and Selection of land development machinery, cost analysis and feasibility studies.

 

ABE 837:               Soil Plant Machine Dynamics                                                    (3 units)

Soil environment needs of plant, dynamics properties of soil and design consideration for tillage tools, similitude approach to tillage mechanics.  Tillage edaphic environment  relationship.

ABE 842:               Advance Farm Power                                                                    (3 units)

Modern trends in Farm Power Sources, limitations in use of solar, wind and other non-conventional power units, Design and development of power units for farm operations, Hydraulic motors and their usage.  Power measurement and optimizing usage. Testing procedures and critical review of reports.

ABE 853:               Crop Protection Equipment Design                                        (3 units)

Diversity of crop protection measures, specifications of various formulations and dosage, principles of spray applications, droplet size, influence of materiological factors, limitation of hydraulic sprayers, Dusters and their usage, concepts of CDA, recent trends in design and application efficacy, review of crop protection equipment in Nigeria.


ABE 843:               Agricultural Waste Management                                            (3 units)

Types and nature of wastes in agricultural related activities. Waste generation, storage, and processing. Effects on the ecosystem. Control and disposal practices of agricultural wastes. Sampling and monitoring techniques. Hazards of wastes, waste audit process, waste minimization and elimination techniques, Transportation and disposal including land filling, conversion, safe engineered storage. Case studies of various areas of waste generation. Environmental effects of current practices

ABE 845:               Wood Adhesives and Fasteners                                                            (3 units)

An introduction to organic adhesives and coatings for the purpose of being able to specify proper materials for Particular applications.  Physical and chemical principles of gluing; natural and synthetic wood adhesives, glued Joints, types and strength properties.  Defects in gluing. Mechanical wood fasteners, nails, bolts and connector joints. Load slip characteristics.  Derivation of loads for glued joints and mechanical fasteners.  Methods of manufacture and application of major adhesives and coatings used for wood products

ABE 846:               Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management                 (3 units)

Origin, characteristics and classification of industrial and hazardous waste. Hazards of industrial waste, waste audit process, waste minimization and elimination techniques, and processes for pollution prevention, treatment, and recovery. Safe engineered storage. Case studies of various industries. Clinical waste management

ABE 847:               Municipal Solid Waste Management                                  (3 units)

Sources, generation, and  characteristics of municipal wastes. Handling and storage, collection, recycling and disposal techniques, landfilling, conversion methods, composting. Existing practices and their hazards. Economic evaluation of the systems. Treatment processes and design, biochemical reactors, sludge treatment and disposal.

ABE 848:               Environmental Management and Impact Assessment (3 units)

Environment and environmental issues, environmental organizations, legislations, standards, components for environmental assessment, mitigation, monitoring etc. Environmental impact methodology. Environmental impact statements. Concept of sustainable development. Risk analysis.

ABE 851:               Heat and Mass Transfer                                                                (3 units)

Steady and transient heat conduction.  Convective heat transfer processes and heat transfer coefficients.  Heat exchanger design. Radiant heat transfer.

Mass diffusion, Mass transfer coefficient, convective or Eddy Mass Transfer, and distillation.  Parallel treatment of heat and mass transfer in turbulent and laminar flows, and also boiling and condensation modes of heat transfer with applications to the field of air conditioning and refrigeration, and drying of agricultural products.

ABE 852:               Engineering Properties of Biological Materials                 (3 units)

Recent advances in physical characteristics of biological materials.  Rheological behaviour of solids and fluids derived from plant and animal materials.  Concepts of visco-elasticity and visco-plasticity with its application. Characterization of solid and liquid materials.  Contact stresses between bodies in compression Hertz and Bousinessq techniques.  Texture of food materials.  Mechanical damage under static, and transient conditions.  Thermal, electrical, optional and sonic properties.  Review of current Literature.

ABE 836:               Processing and Storage Engineering                                   (3 units)       

Pumps and piping, fans and air duct design.  Heat and moisture transfer related to crop drying or dehydration and refrigeration.  Crop drying methods and analysis.

Methods of process engineering used to achieve the best overall processing systems.  Process economics. Optimization applications and methods. Simulation approach to processing situations. Systems for materials handling, grain cleaning and grain size reduction.  Pre-storage techniques for handling and storage requirements of agricultural materials. Types of storage facilities for short-term and long-term storage of agricultural materials. Refrigerated cold storage methods and analysis.

Research reviews on processing handling and storage of agricultural materials:  A design project on processing or storage of any tropical product will be assigned.  A term paper on the design project will be submitted at the end of the course.

ABE 854:               Process Dynamics and Controls                                             (3 units)

Introduction (definition of control, levels, aims, and tools of control):  Systems analysis (response to forcing functions, characteristics – time constants, resistance, capacitance – linearsation techniques, system coupling); instrumentation (flow, level, pressure, temperature, composition); controller types and modes of operation (on/of, proportional, proportiona/integral/ proportional/derivative, proportional/integral/derivative); control valves ‘types, characteristics, positioners); transmutters and transducers; controller timing); overall process control (control schemes and modes for main process variables and unit operations, overall plant process control schemes).

 

ABE 855:               Principles of Environmental Control                                   (3 units)

Thermodynamics and Pyschrometrics – forms of energy, review of Thermodynamic laws, basic Thermodynamic equations, Psychrometric charts.  Systems Design Conditions – indoor design conditions (comfort considerations), outdoor design conditions (weather data), and other factors affecting design conditions. Estimation of Moisture, Cooling, and Heating Loads – humidification and dehumidication, infiltration and ventilation, heat and mass transfer coefficients, heating load, coefficients, heating load, cooling load, and equipment size and energy requirement.  Air conditioning systems – air and water systems, panel heating and cooling systems, heat pump systems, energy recovery systems, and energy estimation method. Environmental control equipment – air processing, refrigeration, heating, distribution equipment. Principles of Animal and Plant Environment – homeostasis and homeothermy of animals, effect of humidity, temperature, and light (radiation) on animal and plant product, heat and moisture production, and air exchange in livestock and poultry structures, greenhouse structures and environment for plant production, principles of energy conservation.

 

ABE 856:               Electronics in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering(3 units)

Basic operation of transistors. Transistor equivalent circuits and use of transistor in linear circuits. The basic amplier circuits and biasing. Digital logic circuits and multi-stage amplifers. Linear operational amplifiers. Regulated power suppliers including multi-phase rectifiers and inverters. Characteristics of electronic devices and their application in measurement, automatic control and agriculture.

ABE 857:               Analysis and Synthesis of Linear Control Systems:              (3 units)

Linear feedback control system.  Representation of Control Components and systems. Steady State analysis – Proportional, Integral, and Proportional plus integral control systems. Laplace Transform and Control System analysis.  Transfer functions for mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems.  Transient and frequency analysis and responses.  Basic feedback theory applied to physical systems. System Stability – Roth Hurwtz, Root-Locus and Nvquist stability criteria.  Feedback system performance.  Control system compensation, and design using various stability methods.  Introduction to Non-Wear control systems.

ABE 858:               Solar Energy Fundamentals and Applications                           (3 units)

Fundamentals of solar radiation – terrestrial and extra-terrestrial solar radiation intercepted by surfaces, solar radiation geometry, measurement of solar radiation, methods of predicting solar radiation on horizontal and titled surfaces, transmission of radiation through partially transparent media. Method of solar collection and thermal conversion – Flat-plate and focusing collectors, collector overall heat transfer coefficient, short-term and long term collector performance, collector optimization for maximum energy delivery.

Solar Heating Systems and Economics, Solar Cooling and Dehumidification, and Solar Process Heat and Electric Power, Discussions on Solar Energy applications in agriculture.

ABE 859:               Experimental Stress Analysis                                                           (3 units)

Experimental stress analysis methods in machine design.  Photoelastic method, photo stress, brittle lacquer and electrical resistance strain – gauge rosettes. Machine testing techniques. Modern trends in Farm Power sources, limitation in use of solar, wind and other non-conventional power units, Design and development of power units for farm operations, Hydraulic motors and their usage.  Power Measurement and optimizing usage.  Testing procedures and critical review of reports.

ABE 860:               Design of Farm Structures                                                                 (3 units)

Construction materials for farm structures – concrete, steel and wood materials.  Stress analysis in structural members.  Allowable stresses in structural members.

Concrete and reinforced concrete design.  Limit state design concepts.  Properties of structural concrete.Design of concrete columns and beams and different structural sections for strength and stability.  Design of concrete water tanks reservoir and manure tanks. Structural classification of steel rolled section. Members in tension, compression and bending,  Design of steel connections.  Design of steel columns, beams, and trusses.

Structural classification and properties of wood.  Design of wood columns, beams, and trusses. Estimation of loads in farm buildings.  Design and construction of farm buildings – Poultry housing, Dairy building, storage sheds.  Design and construction of food storage structures.

ABE 868:               Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer                                             (3 units)

Introduction – Basic concepts of heat and mass transfer (Types of heat transfer mechanisms; G equations for momentum mass, and heat transfer; Laminar and turbulent fluid flows; Flow separation; and Thermophysical properties). Conduction heat transfer (Body temperature response – Differential equations of the temperature field Boundary conditions; solutions of heat conduction – Transient heat conduction, Steady heat conduction). Convection heat transfer (Free convection boundary – layer heat transfer in Laminar and turbulent flows; Forced convection heat and mass transfer with internal flow in ducts and external flows).Film condensation and Boiling.  Thermal radiation transfer (Radiation from blackbody; Radiation properties of non-black surfaces or real materials, Radiative exchange, The monte Carlo approach to radiant – interchange problems; Thermal radiation in the presence of other modes of energy transfer; Energy transfer by radiation combined with conduction and or convection). Mass transfer (Steady – state and unsteady mass diffusion in gases and liquids; Mass transfer in laminar and turbulent flow, Mass transfer in cooling).

ABE 862:               Principles of Air - Conditioning                                                                 (3 units)

Flow in confined spaces (Boundary layers; Flow in ducts; Changes in area and direction; Centrifugal fans; Design of duct systems). Flow in unconfined spaces (Potential – flow theory; Applications of potential – flow theory; Free – Stream jets). Heat and mass transfer Processes (Heat and mass transfer; Psychrometry; Enthalpy potential; Cooling Towers and Spray Washers; Cooling and Dehumidifying Coils; Air – Conditioning calculations). Air – conditioning cooling load.  Infiltration and ventilation.

ABE 864:               Food Refrigeration and Cold – Storage Engineering:       (3 units)

Commercial freezing methods. Microbiology of foods. Methods of pre-cooling fruits and vegetables.Thermal properties of foods.  Processing and storage of chilled and frozen food – meat products, dairy products, tropical fruits (oranges, bananas, etc.), vegetables, fruit juice concentrates, bakery products, eggs.  Cooling and freezing times of foods.  Refrigeration load and Refrigerated warehouse of Cold-storage room design.  Food Storage requirements. Distribution of chilled and frozen food in trucks and containers, and air transport. Retail food store refrigeration.  Industrial application of refrigeration to ice manufacture.  Refrigeration in agricultural industry.

ABE 865:               Materials Handling Engineering:                                              (3 units)

Introduction – Types of materials handling equipment. Components and theory of hoisting equipment – Flexible hoisting appliances (chains and ropes);  Pulleys and Pulley systems, sprockets and drums; Load handling attachments, Crane frame structures and stability. Elevators and Conveyors design and selection. Crop drying and Storage bins design and Construction. Electrical Power and equipment – Electric motors and motor management; Electrical Control; Electric power costs and management. Dairy equipment – Heaters, Coolers, heat exchangers and milk storage tanks; Homogenizers; Pasteurizing equipment; Evaporating and drying equipment; Can Washing and Sterilizing equipment; Dairy Plant design, materials and utilization.

ABE 866:               Engineering Economy, Optimization, and Management: (3 units)

Mathematics of Cost Comparisons – Equivalence and cost comparisons; Depreciation and taxes, Continuous interest and discounting; Profitability; Technological advances and inflation. Optimization Engineering – Break-even and minimum-cost analysis; Probability, Uncertainty and simulation; Optimization (one variable and multivariable optimization); Linear and dynamic programming. Cost estimation and Control – Capital investment cost estimation; Operating cost estimation; Cost control; Total cost and profit.

ABE 867:               Engineering Similitude:                                                                (3 units)

Theory of similitude and its applications to models – observations and measurements; Dimensional analysis; Development of Prediction equations; Theory of Models; Structural models; Distorted Models – General analysis of distorted models; Distorted Structural models; Thermal models; Fluid flow models. Dissimilar models – Principles of analogies; Analogies from second-order ordinary and partial differential equation.  Application of dimensional analysis and similitude to the analyses of problems in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering.

ABE 870:               Selected Topics in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering:  (3 units)

Supervised investigation and design in selected aspects of advanced Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering topics. Each student’s work will be limited to his / her own area of specialization.

ABE 897:               M.Eng. Seminar I                                                                             (1 unit)

In the first seminar to be delivered, each student is expected to select a recent topic in Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering, review literature and deliver a seminar to staff and postgraduate students.  The seminar will be followed by critical discussion by staff and students.

ABE 898:               M.Eng. Seminar II                                                                            (1 unit)

This second seminar is presented at an advanced stage of the student’s research work before his/her oral examination.  In this seminar the research methodology and results are presented by the student and is also followed by critical discussion by staff and students.

ABE 840:               Ph.D Seminar                                                                                    (2 units)

Postgraduate students are required to register in the departmental seminar, to participate in it, and to present at least two papers based on their own research during the course of their Ph.D degree programmes

 


ABE 899:               Research:                                                                                            (6 units)

Postgraduate students are required to register in the departmental seminar, to participate in it, and to present at least two papers based on their own research during the course of their Ph.D degree programmes

 

6.1.9      List of Postgraduate Lecturer

 

S/N

Name

Status/Rank

Qualification

Area of Specialization

1

Adeosun, O.J

Lecturer I

Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc

Soil & Water Engineering

2

Aderinlewo, A. A

Lecturer I

Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc

Farm Power & Machinery

3

Adisa, A. F

Lecturer I

Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Eng

Farm Power & Machinery

4

Dairo, O.U

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc

Energy & Crop Utilization

5

Olayanju, T.M.A

Reader

Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc

Crop Processing & Storage

6

Lucas, E. B

Professor (Associate)

Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc

Environment & Structures

7

Adewumi, J. K

Professor

Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Eng

Soil & Water Engineering

8

Ajisegiri, E.S.A

Professor

Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc

Crop Stability

9

Adewumi, B. A

Professor

Head of Dept

Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc

Food Engineering

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