Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

The programme aims to provide the necessary background in technology, analytical and managerial skills which will enable graduates to analyse and assess engineering systems for effective applications in agriculture. Specifically, the program will allow acquisition of knowledge and skills in the design, construction, operation, management and maintenance  of water supply systems including rain water harvesting for agricultural production; designing and constructing simple renewable energy sources; plan, design and manage agricultural mechanisation programmes.

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Engineering Sciences and Technology
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
4 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE
CORE COURSES
MTH 104    General Mathematics I
AE 110    Workshop Training
AE 111    Engineering Drawing
AE 112    Engineering Statics
AS 101    Introduction to Animal Production
CIT 100    Computer Applications
SUB TOTAL
ELECTIVE COURSES
FT 104    Food Microbiology I
AE 113    Introduction to Agricultural Engineering
*SC 100    Communication Skills I
DS 100    Principles, theories, and contemporary issues in Development
ENV 111    Introduction to Meteorology
AEA 101    Introductory Agricultural Economics
SUB TOTAL
TOTAL
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE
CORE COURSES
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics
MTH 107    General Mathematics II
AE 110    Workshop Training
AE 114    Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
AE 115    Engineering Dynamics
SC 101    Communication Skills II
SUB TOTAL
ELECTIVE COURSES
AE 116    Computer Applications for Agricultural Engineers
AS 103    Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management
AE 117    Computer-Aided Drafting
 
SEMESTER 3

COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE
CORE COURSES
MTH 201    Biometry
AE 210    Introduction   to Engineering Design
AE 211    Strength of Materials
AE 213    Thermodynamics
EE 202    Extension Methods
SUB TOTAL
ELECTIVE COURSES
SS 201    Fundamentals of Soil Science
AE 214    Introduction to Electronics for Agricultural Engineers
RD 207    Rural Industrialization
SC 100    Communication Skills I
AEA 104    Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE
CORE COURSES
MTH 108    Numerical Methods I
AE 212    Surveying
AE 215    Farm Power and Mechanization
AE 217    Materials Technology for Agricultural Engineers
AE 218    Fluid Mechanics
AE 219    Basics of Computer Programming
CS 204    Principles of Agronomy
SUB TOTAL
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness
ENV 306    Environmental Impact Assessment
SUB TOTAL
TOTAL

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE
    
CORE COURSES
AE 310    Instrumentation and Measurements
AE 311    Analysis and Design of Farm Structures
AE 312    Principles of Hydrology
IWRE 317    Design of Irrigation Systems
 
AE 314    Engineering Properties of Biological Materials
AE 315    Agricultural Machinery Design
SUB TOTAL
ELECTIVE COURSES
IWRE 312    Water Supply
AE 316    Microcomputer Systems
IWRE 321    Rainwater Harvesting
AE 318    Introduction to Power Electronics
MTH 202    Numerical Methods II
SC 100    Communication Skills I
**RD 308    Designing Rural Development Programmes/Projects

** RD 308 is a pre-requisite for course RD 309 Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation of Rural Development Programmes/Projects

SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE
CORE COURSES
AE 300    Research Methods and Research Project I
AE 320    Mechanical Processing of Agricultural Produce
IWRE 318    Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
AE 322    Electrical Power Systems and Machines
AE 323    Agricultural Machinery and Equipment
AE 324    Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
SUB TOTAL
ELECTIVE COURSES
AE 325    Drainage and Land Reclamation
AE 326    Computer Aided Design
AE 327    Industrial Crop Processing
AE 328    Communications and Computer Networking
AE 330    Aspects of Environmental Engineering

SEMESTER 7
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE
    
CORE COURSES
AE 400    Research Project II
AE 410    Mechanics of the Tractor and Implements
IWRE  410  /
AE 411    Irrigation Structures
AE 412    Grain Storage, Packaging and Transport
AE 413    Engineering Operations Management
 
AE 426    Waste Management
ELECTIVE COURSES
AE 414    Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS
AE 415    Controlled Environment Production Systems
**RD 308    Designing Rural Development Programmes/Projects
AE 416    Process and Plant Design
AE 417    Fluid Power Systems
AE 418    Sensors and Controls for Precision Agriculture
SC 100    Communication Skills I

**RD 308 is a pre-requisite for course RD 309 Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation of Rural Development Programmes/Projects

SEMESTER 8
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE
CORE COURSES
AE 400    Research Project III
AE 419    Agricultural Machinery Management
AE 420    Farmstead Planning and Construction of Farm Structures
AE 421    Ergonomics, Safety and Maintenance
AE 422    Aspects of Financial and Human Resource Management
AE 423    Thermal Processing of Biological Materials
AE 428    Irrigation Water Management

ELECTIVE COURSES
AE 424    Design of Detention Reservoirs and Small Dams
AE 425    Mathematical Planning Techniques
AE 427    Perishable Crop Storage and Processing
AEA 210  Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development
RD 309    Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation of Rural Development Programmes/Projects
 

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering requires Two principal passes (4 points) in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry/ Geography and at least a credit pass at O-level or its equivalent in Physics and Chemistry/ Biology/Science and Practice in Agriculture at A- level certificate OR Full Technician Certificate or equivalent qualifications with an average grade of C and at least C grade in Mathematics OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Agricultural Engineering or related fields with a credit pass in Mathematics at O-level certificate or Equivalent.

Tshs 1,263,000 per year.

  1. Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system “Application for Admission” button at www.suanet.ac.tz. (See guide for online application below) or physically submit the forms to the admission office (Room No. 223 and 224 in the Administration Block). 
     
  2. Applications to all programs must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of ten thousand Tanzania shillings (10,000/=) only.
     
  3. Payment can be made through M-pesa, Tigo pesa, Airtel money, Halopesa, Master card, Visa card. Instructions on these modes of payment are contained in the application form during the application process.
     
  4. Application fee cqan also be paid at CRDB bank, Sim-banking, Fahari Huduma, using the invoice number generated at preliminary registration during online application. Detailed instructions on how to effect payment are provided on the application panel.
     
  5. Some instructions, including the Invoice number are sent to your e-mail after filling the first application page.
     
  6. Applications must be accompanied (uploaded at application) by genuine copies of relevant certificates and a passport size photograph. Applications without photocopies of certificates will not be considered
     
  7. Applicants with foreign secondary school certificates should arrange with the National Examinations Council (NECTA) for equivalence translation before lodging their applications.
     
  8. Applicants should meet the minimum stated qualifications; otherwise such application will not be processed.
     
  9. Application Deadline for 2017/2018 Application = 30th August, 2017

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The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics),
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,
MOROGORO.


Inquiries should be sent to:-
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro

Telephone No: 0765997885 OR 0692762372

Email: admission@suanet.ac.tz

 

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