Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

The programme produce competent graduates that are  able to integrate agricultural engineering in sustainable mechanization in agriculture in diverse farming circumstances. The graduates provide technical solutions compatible to the available resources at smallholder, large scale and cooperative level to large scale corporate production business.

This programme makes designers of engineering systems for renewable energy, rain water harvesting, and agro-processing. The graduates are excellent planners, organizers, managers, and administrator in agricultural production.

SUA

This is where Agricultural engineers are groomed

ABOUT PROGRAMME

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

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

* 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

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

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

ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness
ENV 306    Environmental Impact Assessment

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

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

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
 

LEARNING OUTCOME

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  1. Apply technological analytical and managerial skills to analyse and asses engineering system for effective application to agricultural projects.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills in design, construction, operation, management and maintenance of water supply systems including rain water harvest for agricultural production.
  3. Apply Knowledge and skills to design and construct renewable energe sources for agricultural production and domestic purposes.
  4. Work and employ themselves in agricultural-based and related firms.
  5. Apply aspect of technology and art5 of processing of agricultural products to add value to satisfy market demands
  6. This is where Agricultural engineer are groomed

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Two principal passes (4 points) in Advanced Mathematics and one of the following subjects: Physics/Chemistry/ Geography. In addition, an applicant must have a minimum of “D” grade in Physics/Chemistry/ Biology/ Agriculture at O-Level OR Diploma or Full Technician Certificate (FTC) in Agricultural Engineering/Hydrogeology and Water Well Drilling/ Water Quality Laboratory Technology/ Irrigation Engineering/ Water Resources Engineering with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of not less than 3.0.  In addition, an applicant must have a minimum of “D” grade in two science subject and a minimum of “C” grade in Mathematics at O-Level.

FEES

Tshs 1,263,000 per year.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system (link: http://suasis.suanet.ac.tz:8389/index.php/registration) or Click “Apply Online (Undergraduate)” button at www.sua.ac.tz and you will be directed.

CONTACT

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    

Email: admission.dus@sua.ac.tz    
Web: www.dus.sua.ac.tz

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