DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIO-RESOURCE ENGINEERING
History of the Department
The Philosophy of the Department shall be to achieve the national goals and objectives of industrialization and self-reliance, the Engineering and Technology education should be geared towards:
(i) The development of a thorough practice in training
(ii) Early broad – based training in general Engineering
(iii) Practical application of Engineering and Manufacturing Processes.
(iv) Adequate training in human and organizational behaviour
(v) Introduction to entrepreneurial education and training
(vi) Close association of the programme with industries in the country.
The general philosophy therefore shall be to produce graduates with high academic standard
and adequate practical background for self-employment as well as being of immediate
value to agro allied industries and the immediate community in general.
Aims and Objectives
The general aims and objectives of Engineering and Technology training should be in consonance with the realization of national needs and aspirations vis-à-vis industrial development and technological emancipation. The benchmark statements give the minimum academic standards required to meet these needs and to produce graduates in Engineering and Technology with sufficient academic background and practical experience who would be able to rise to the challenges of a developing economy. Such graduates must therefore be resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and able to perform the following functions:
Graduates in Agricultural and Bio resource Engineering
(i) To design engineering projects in the field of Agriculture and Bioresources and supervise their construction.
(ii) To design and make components, machines, equipment and systems suitable for Agric and Bioresource applications.
(iii) To design and develop new products and production techniques for Agro allied industries.
(iv) To install and maintain complex engineering systems so that they can perform optimally in our immediate environment.
(v) To adapt and adopt exogenous technology in order to solve local engineering problems.
(vi) To be able to exercise original thought, have good professional judgment and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important tasks.
(vii) To be able to manage people, fund, materials and equipment.