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OUTLINE OF COURSES (AGRIC AND BIO-RESOURCE ENGINEERING)

FIRST YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
GST 101 Use of English I 2
GST 102 Nigeria People and Culture 2
GST 103 Philosophy & Logic 2
MAT 111 General Mathematics 3
PHY 111 General Physics I 3
ICH 111 General Chemistry I 3
CEE 111 Introductions to Computer & Information Tech.  2
CHE111  Introduction to Chemical Process Computation I 2
EEE 151 Introduction to Engineering Science I 2
FEG 101 Engineering Analysis I 3
  TOTAL 24


SECOND SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
GST 104 History & Philosophy of Science 2
GST 107 Use of English II 2
MAT II2 Mathematic II 3
PHY I12 General Physics II 3
ICH 112 General Chemistry II 3
CEE 112 Computer Programming & Language I 2
CHE 112 Introduction to Chemical Process Computation II 2
CVE III Applied Mechanics - Statics 2
EEE 152 Introduction to Engineering Science II 2
FEG 102 Engineering Analysis II 3
  TOTAL 24

 SECOND YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER                                                                                                             

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
CEE 213 Computer Programming & Language II 2
CHE 211 Fluid Mechanics 2
CVE 212  Applied Mechanics - Dynamics 1
EEE 211 Applied Electricity II 2
FEG 203 Engineering Analysis III 3
MEC 211 Engineering Drawing I 2
MEC 251 Workshop Processes & Practice I 1
MME 253 Material Science 2
  TOTAL CREDIT 15


SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT
AGE 201 Engineer in Society 1
CEE 221 Computational Techniques for Engineers I 2
CHE 221  Thermodynamics 2
CVE 213 Strength of Materials 2
EEE 212 Applied Electricity II 2
FEG 204 Engineering Analysis IV 3
MEE 212 Engineering Drawing II 2
MEE 252 Workshop Processes & Practices II 2
  TOTAL 16

THIRD YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
FEG 305 Engineering Analysis V 2
AGE 301 Basic Agricultural Engineering 2
AGE 311 Machine Drawing & Design 2
AGE 312 Engineering Dynamics 2
AGE 321 Hydraulics 2
AGE 327 Engineering Geology 2
AGE 328 Engineering Surveying 2
AGE 331 Properties of Bio-Materials 3
AGE 361 Agricultural Soils 2
  TOTAL 19


 SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE   COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
FEG 306 Engineering Analysis VI 2
AGE 303  Technical Writing & Presentation 1
AGE 309  Laboratory Practical I 2
AGE 313 Dynamics of Machines 2
AGE 322  Hydrology 3
AGE 323  Soil Physics & Mechanics 2
AGE 362  Animal System Engineering 3
AGE 363  Plant Anatomy & Physiology 3
MME 341 Mechanical Metallurgy 2
  TOTAL 20
                                                           

FOURTH YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
AGE 407 Entrepreneurship Study 1
AGE 414 Power & Machinery Engineering 2
AGE 424 Irrigation & Drainage 2
AGE 432 Material Handling 2
AGE 433 Storage of Bio-Materials 2
AGE 441 Design of Structures 2
AGE 442 Environmental Control Engineering I 2
AGE 451 Food Engineering I 2
AGE 464 Farm Management & Rural Sociology 2
AGE 471 Engineering Project Management I 2
  TOTAL 19
                                                                                                                                                 


SECOND SEMESTER

  COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
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FINAL YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
AGE 504 Farm Electrification 3
AGE 505 Land Clearing & Dev. 2
AGE 509 Laboratory Practicals II 2
AGE 515 Mechanization 2
AGE 516 Human Factors in Machine Design 2
AGE 525 Soil & Water Conservation 2
AGE 572 Engineering Project Management II 2
AGE 599 FINAL YEAR PROJECT 3
  TOTAL   18
                                                                                                                   
SECOND SEMESTER
OPTION A. POWER & MACHINARY/BIO-PROCESS ENGINEERING
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
AGE 506 Energy Systems & Applications 2
AGE 517 Tractors & Power Units
AGE 518 Design of Bio-Mechanical Systems 2
AGE 534  Bio-Process Engineering 2
AGE 552 Food Engineering 2
AGE 544 Environmental Control Engineering II 2
AGE 581 Bio-Medical Engineering 2
AGE 599 Final year Project 3
  TOTAL 17
                                                                                                                                              
OPTION B. SOIL AND WATER/STRUCTURES ENGINEERING
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE TOTAL CREDIT
AGE 506 Energy Systems and Application 2
AGE 526 Irrigation Engineering 2
 AGE 527 Land Drainage Engineering 2
AGE528 Design of Soil & Water Conservation Structures 2
AGE 533 Rural Water Supply & Sanitation 2
 AGE 544 Environmental Control Engineering-II 2
 AGE 581 Bio-Medical Engineering 2
 AGE 599 Final year Project. 3
  TOTAL 17
                                                                                                                                                 

COURSE CONTENT LISTING
AGE 201: Engineer in Society - 1 credit
Introduction to Science technology and Engineering; The meaning of science, engineering and technology; Relationships between science engineering and technology; Historical development of science engineering and technology; n Engineer as an artist and as a Scientist. The Engineering family, Branches Engineering Technology & Career opportunities; Engineering education & Training in Nigeria; Ethical and Legal considerations in Engineering Practice. Man & ~ Energy Sources; Appropriate technology and technology transfer; Safety Engineering Practice; Pollution and Environment.

AGE 301: Basic Agricultural Engineering - 2 credits
Introduction to Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering profession. Agricultural and Bio-resources: Identification of tractors and other farm Power sources; types of form implements; tractor driving and test; use of tractors for various field operations.

AGE 303: Technical Writing and Presentation -1 credit
Principles of effective communication: Professional use of the English language. Writing of proposals, tending for jobs; writing technical papers; Written and oral presentation of technical ideas:  Introduction, background, definition of the problem, review of literature, materials and methods: Results and discussion, conclusion, recommendations, references, appendices etc.

AGE 309: laboratory Practical I - 3 credits
Part 1:
Familiarization with the component part of the farm tractor; Guideline or daily and periodic maintenance of farm implements and tractors; Implement hitching methods for various equipment decoupling procedures.
Familiarization with Agricultural equipment; Demonstration in the drive lines, metering mechanisms calibration of agricultural machines and equipment.
Field operations and adjustment – ploughing, harrowing, ridging and transportation.
Part II: Determination of some physical. Aerodynamic, mechanical, thermal etc, and strength properties of agricultural materials. Experimental determination of water requirements in on irrigation system. Laboratory/field experiments in farm structures, soil and water engineering.
Part III: Determination of the evapo-transpiration and infiltration rates at some selected locations. Demonstration of some stream gauging techniques etc: selected experiments in hydrology; soil and water engineering.

AGE 311: Machine Drawing and Design - 2 credits
Introduction to the philosophy and practice of machine design and drawing: The design process; factors affecting design; design for manufacture; standard machine elements. Drawing of machine systems, Part assembly: detailed drawing of machine components. Sketching and uses c standards; design features. Symbols, screws, fasteners, coupling, clutches gear keys, splines, shrink fits, bolts and nuts, studs, revets, welds, adhesives, bearing springs, limits and fits; pressure vessels, gaskets. Special design and drawing projects to be presented by the students at the end of the Course.

AGE 312: Engineering Dynamics - 2 credits
Kinematics and dynamics of engineering materials; Kinematics of particles. Newtonian principles. Formulation of dynamical problems: Relative motion, rectilinear motion, curvilinear motion. Newton’s second law of motion, work and energy, vibrations virtual work.
Kinematics of rigid bodies, kinetics of rigid bodies Equations of motion; impulse and momentum; 3-dimentional analysis of dynamics of rigid bodies

AGE 313: Dynamics of Machines - 2 credits
Stability and balance of machines; machine vibration, kinematics and force analysis of machine. Design factors in reciprocating and rotating machines; shock and vibration damping. Force and motion relationships in constrained mechanisms. Analysis of cam, gear linkage, belt drive systems for motion and power transmission. Vehicular mechanics, brake and clutch systems, Kinetics of rotating and reciprocating masses.

AGE 321: Hydraulic - 2 credits.
Fluid properties: Fluid statics: Fluid motion: continuity. Bernoulli, energy, momentum equations. Reynolds number, laminar number, laminar and turbulent flows, pipe flow, open channel flow, Weirs, flumes, pumps, turbines, outlets, gates, valves.

AGE 322: Hydrology - 3 credits.
Hydrologic cycle: Solar and earth radiation; Precipitation. evapo-transpiration; Infiltration; rainfall run - off over agricultural land; Stream gauging; Hydrographs; Stream flow routing; Groundwater hydraulics; Watershed management; Flood control.

AGE 323: Soil Physics and Mechanics - 2 credits
I he physical and physio-chemical properties of soils, colloidal behavior, soil texture determination, soil structure, air temperature and water. Basic principles of drainage, irrigation, erosion and their relationship to soil properties; Salinity and its control methods, laboratory determination of the physical properties of soils
Nature of soils: basic definitions and terminology: types of forces: couch stress principles; stresses under uniformly loaded rectangular area; settlement of elastic soil masses; flow through tubes, surface tension, capillary rise, Daryl’s law; pores; pore pressure parameters; Terzaghi effective stress principle, compressibility and consolidation; time rate of settle computations.

AGE 327: Engineering Geology - 2 credits
The earth; Geological processes; engineering properties of rocks: stratigraph; mineralogy and petrology; geology in Nigeria.

AGE 328: Engineering Surveying - 2 credits
Definitions; plane surveying; use of minor instruments; chain surveying: use survey plans in farmstead planning. Bearing of lines; leveling; topographic survey and its applications in planning of irrigation, drainage and tillage operatic traversing; theodolite traversing; plane table surveying; triangulation; land shaping and earth work.

AGE 331: Properties of Bio-Materials - 2 credits
Introduction to engineering bio-materials; Properties of bio-materials; B concepts of rheology: simple rheological models; creep and stress relaxation phenomena etc. Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids; Viscometry, characterization of liquid bio-materials, types of flow curves, flow behavior index, viscosity index etc. Mechanical damage of food materials; Thermal properties of bio-materials. Processing, preservation and storage of plants c animal materials; Texture and quality of food materials; Moisture contents of t material.

AGE 361: Agricultural Soils - 3 credits
Chemical and physical properties of soils - soil moisture, air, temperature, survey, origin and formation of soils, meaning of soil to the Engineer and to agriculturist; Soil map and soil capability; soil and water conservation; Nutrient requirements and mineral nutrition of plants.

AGE 362: Animal System Engineering - 3 credits.
Control of environments for confined animals, harnessing animals as sensors c actuators in control. Loops; animal health; culture and processing of aqua plants and animals; environmental control; mechanical harvesting c processing of sea foods, meats etc.
Quality assessment for fresh beef, Abattoir practice: pre-slaughter handling and examination of animal; Carcass quality and methods of assessment; Hygiene practice in fresh meat processing and sales. Manufacture, storage and preservation of fresh meat and meat products; processing eggs, chicken etc.

AGE 363: Plant Anatomy and Physiology - 3 credits
The fundamental structures and functions of plants, Basic anatomy, histology, embryology and physiological principles involved in adaptation of plants to their environment - Regulatory mechanisms, body fluid and fluid dynamics; Renal functions and acid-base balance; Osmo-regulation.
Basic plant physiology: photosynthesis: respiration; Co-ordination and control of life activi1ies in plants. Genetics and reproduction in plants, population -ecological relationships; Nutritional and environmental Influences on crop growth, development and yield, regulation of growth and development, biosynthesis, storage and mobilization of harvestable reserves in crops.

AGE 407: Entrepreneurship Studies
Overview and general concept of entrepreneurship: Origin of entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship and natural economic growth: Entrepreneurship development in youths. The characteristics of entrepreneurship; developing entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurial training methods; How to generate and develop business ideas; Business decision making techniques; Identifying business opportunities; Business planning and management. Challenges to entrepreneurship development in Nigeria. Invited lectures from successful entrepreneurs, managers of industries. Etc. Group visits to small and medium scale enterprises in industrial centres of Enugu, Aba, Onitisha, etc. Group profit-making project.

AGE 414: Power & Machinery Engineering - 3 credits
Farm power source, selection and management of farm tractors and equipment, force analysis and power measurement on tillage tools. Field performance evaluation of crop production equipment, adjustment, maintenance and repair of a farm tractors and equipment.

AGE 424: Irrigation and Drainage - 3 credits
Water requirements in an Irrigation system. Methods of irrigation; Frequency and amount of irrigation: Irrigation water scheduling. Evaluating irrigation systems and practices. Design of furrow, basin and sprinkler irrigation. Effect of poor drainage on plants and soils. Drainage requirements of crops, surface drainage; subsurface drainage.

AGE 432: Material Handling - 2 credits.
Material handling methods: Principles, description and selection of material handling systems in the field. Laboratory, factory and workshops. Design and construction of appropriate material handling equipment for tropical agricultural products; Hydraulic handling systems; Simple machines and application containerization of agricultural products and transportation damages; Economic of material handling techniques

AGE 433: Storage of Bio-Materials - 2 credits.
Introduction to methods of crop storage in tropical and temperate climate Storage types and environment; Deterioration of produce in storage; Asepsis; Containerization design - maximum and minimum load concepts: Design of grain storage structures: bins/silos etc; Control of storage environment; Appraisal storage problems in the tropics.

AGE 441: Design of Structures - 2 credits.
Structural and kinematics analysis of structures, Various methods of verifying geometrical instability of structures, Analysis of statically determinate structure including beams, frames, arches, trusses, three-dimensional structures, slopes and deflection.
Application of structural analysis to the following: - Animal structure, crop processing structure; storage structure. Farm stead planning and layout design; Design of structural members of farm buildings, Specifications, properties and selection of building materials.

AGE 442: Environmental Control Engineering 1 - 2 credits
Environmental requirements of crops, man and animal structure and their control. Definition of environment and its effect on plants, man and animals and their materials; Heat and cold control in tropical and temperate climate respectively. Heat transfer through buildings, general environmental requirement of buildings, residential, animal shelter, poultry house, and storage bins etc. Project report on a specific environmental problem to be submitted by the student.

AGE 451: Food Engineering I - 2 credits
Food micro-biology: Physiological characteristics of micro-organism important in food, factors affecting microbial growth and activity in foods, contamination of food, micro-biological background of food preservation, methods of food preservation. Unit operations in food processing and preservation. Thermo-bacteriology /canning. Freezing process and equipment: Refrigeration, concentration, dehydration, irradiation and drying processes and their respective equipment. Contact equilibrium separation processes: - absorption, evaporation, crystallization, distillation, extraction and washing.

AGE 464: Farm Management and Rural Sociology - 2 credits
Management of agricultural machines and equipment. on-the-farm management of resources, decision making techniques, functions of management, planning, organization, staffing, directing and controlling; Management and procurement of agricultural inputs, principles of extension, diffusion, adoption and rejection of innovations; Communication between the engineer and the farmer; Rural life and basic sociological concepts.

AGE 471: Engineering Project Management I - 2 credits
Basic concepts of economics: factors of production; supply and demand: Price elasticity analysis, Business organization, Money, expenditure taxation, budget and international trade. Time value of money; methods of comparison of project alternatives: - annual cost method, present worth method, rate of return method, the cost of capital: Economic life and depreciation of industrial machines, replacement of industrial machines, investment and business forecasting, break even analysis techniques and control for engineering projects, project appraisal and evaluation.
Fundamental principles and development of management. Functions and processes of management; Entrepreneurship and business development; feasibility studies and establishment of Industrial ventures; Social and ethical issues in project management; Material management and inventory control, corporate decision making techniques: project management techniques, industrial maintenance, production, planning and control. Engineering contracts and specifications, law of contract.

AGE 504: Farm Electrification - 3 credits.
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 handling, processing, and storage of agricultural products; Basic electronic applications of farm electrical processes.

AGE 505: Land Clearing Be Development - 2 credits
Land resources and Land Use Act In relation to Nigerian agriculture, objectives, methods and equipment for land clearing and development. Machinery selection, mechanics of operation, vegetation types. Land reclamation; Earthmoving machinery and earthmoving mechanics. Costing of land clearing operations.

AGE 506: Energy Systems and Applications - 2 credits
Thermodynamic principles of energy conversion; direct energy conversion devices. Photosynthesis and biomass production, biomass yield and energy plantation. Solar energy conversion by algae multipliers, solar energy and atmospheric dynamics, kinematic relations in sun - earth geometry. Atmospheric effects; Raleigh and mien scattering effects, turbidity, winds and clouds; Irradiation measurement; Application of solar energy; Wind energy. Energy from wastes; fossil energy sources; World energy politics: energy and technology; energy and development.

AGE 509: Laboratory Practical II - 2 credits.
Part I:
Determination of moisture content of grain by various methods; Determination of the angle of repose of granular material like rice.
Determination of specific gravity of agricultural material; any other experiments processing of agricultural products and food engineering.
Part II: Selected experiment in soil and water/farm structures and environment engineering

AGE 515: Mechanization - 2 credits
Nature and objectives of agricultural and industrial mechanization: Factors affecting agricultural mechanization in the tropics , analysis of production systems; Agricultural mechanization as a strategy for rural development: Impact on food production and on infrastructure development; Linkage with rural industrialization; Case studies of selected establishments.

AGE 516: Human Factors in Machine Design - 2 credits.
The concepts of ergonomics (human factors) as applied to engineering. The history engineering ergonomics, Human energy: source and measurement technique. Factors affecting human energy requirement of a task; Man-machine-environment relationship; Man as a control system; Effects of noise and vibration; Tolerance limited Tractor vibrations and noise; Design for human comfort; Anthropometry: Bio- mechanics: Design of hand tools.

AGE 517: Tractors and Power Units - 2 credits.
Farm power sources; Farm tractor: selection, use and maintenance. Other power Source: selection, use and maintenance. Hitches and hitch systems; Design considerations of single-axle. Two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and crawler tractor; Tractor mechanics. Power measurement fluid controls; Economics tractor testing and test codes.

AGE 518: Design of Bio- mechanical Systems - 2 credits.
Machine design processes and procedures; Materials of construction; Selection, strength properties, stress analysis. Costing; Design of machine elements; Machine fabrication; typical designs of low cost agricultural machines; Problems and prospects of agricultural machinery development and commercial manufacture in Nigeria

AGE 525: Soil and Water Conservation - 2 credits
Types of erosion: soil erosion by water; Universal soli loss equation; Control of soil erosion by water. Wind erosion and its control. Desertification and control measures.
Earth dams and form ponds. Terracing and engineering erosion control; Economics of soil and water conservation.

AGE 526: Irrigation Engineering - 2 credits
Design of open channels, water flow measurement; pumping power requirements; Design of irrigation systems: border, sprinkler, drip. Etc. Salinity and quality of Irrigation water. Reclamation of saline and alkali soils. See page from canals and canal lining. Design of an irrigation project; Evaluating irrigation systems and practices. Irrigation water management.

AGE 527: Land Drainage Engineering - 2 credits
Surface drainage; subsurface drainage; Design of drainage systems; Envelope materials and their design. Loads on conduits; Drainage pumping; Construction and Installation of drains; Maintenance of drains.

AGE 528: Design of Soil and Water Conservation Structures - 2 credits.
Factors affecting efficient farm water management. Review of relevant hydraulic theories. Design of irrigation structures. Design of soil conservation structures. General design of Agricultural structures; Dams, Reservoirs, Silos buildings etc. Design of structural elements: reinforced concrete structure. Columns, connections, steel structures, tension members, slabs, beams and girders, wooden structures. Foundations, retaining walls, storage structures. Etc. Case studies: Farm structures in Nigeria and problems and prospects.

AGE 533: Rural Water Supply and Sanitation - 2 credits.
Water requirements; Water quality standards; Water borne diseases; Biochemical oxygen demand; potable water impurities; Sources and treatment methods and 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.

AGE 534: Bio-process Engineering - 3 credits
Introduction and definitions; Unit operations - flow diagrams. principles of cleaning, sorting, grading etc. processing techniques of crop drying  methods and machines; primary processing machines - hammer mills, burr mills, threshers, shelters separators, cleaners. Etc. Particle size analysis; Psychometric; Communication - principles and machines. Heat treatment, blanching, pasteurization, sterilization, concentration and evaporation techniques.

AGE 544: Environmental Control Engineering - 3 credits.
Design of unit operations and processes in water and waste treatment; Sedimentation. Chemical coagulation, ion exchange, filtration, disinfection; Water supply treatment and distribution; quality Waste water handling; treatment and disposal; Solid waste disposal; Bio-gas system and plants. Agricultural waste management; environmental pollution and control - air. Water, soil etc Acid rain. Causes, effect and control etc.

AGE 552: Food Engineering 11- 2 credits.
Definitions; heat and mass transfer; Conservation equations; steady and unsteady state conduction in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical co-ordinates, insulation's and economics of insulations; Heat exchangers; Food packaging; Food quality c Principles and design of food processing machines and equipment; Cold preservation of foods. Heat preservation of food, microbiological effects, and thermal process evaluation. Food packaging: - functions and design; Elements of food science Technology.   
                                                                                                                    
AGE 572: Engineering Project Management II - 2 credits.
Principle of management; Industrial group and organization behaviour; Motival Industrial law. legislation on wages, trademarks and patents; Law of contract sale of goods; Liability for industrial injuries; Industrial relations; Trade unions employer associations, wage bargaining and the role of the state.
Integrated approach to, machinery usage and agricultural production sequence. Equipment selection, scheduling of operation, seasonality factor; Machine management; Machinery ownership and financing; Gross margin anal Optimization of machinery - Input combination management of farm or agro-based enterprise. Case studies.

AGE 581: Bio - Medical Engineering - 2 credits
Elements of human anatomy and physiology, respiratory mechanism and I
I functions; digestive system; Cardio-vascular physiology and hemodynamic: electro cardiogram; Homeostasis - principles and control systems; Gross anatomy and microscopic structures of organs and systems with emphasis on design and functional relationships. Detailed biophysical discussion of diffusion and ac transport across cell membrane; Membrane biophysics and equations for membrane transport; Anatomy and Physics of respiration; Biomechanics of human movement Muscle mechanics; Kinesiology; Kinematics and anthropometry; Kinetic model Biophysics. Physiology of vision and hearing; Neurophysiology of learning and memory; Pathophysiology of pain.

AGE 599: Final year Project - 6 credits.
A research project in agricultural engineering to be carried out by each student under supervision of a staff. At the end, a thesis will be presented and defended by each student.

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