The Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme in Agricultural Engineering started in 2003/2004 session as a unit under Department of Mechanical Engineering with student intakes into both 100 and 200 levels. However the unit metamorphosed into a full-fledged department in the 2004/2005 academic session.
Candidates seeking admission into the programme must possess, at credit level in the Senior Secondary School final year examination or GCE O’ level, English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science. Candidates must have passed the following subjects at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examinations: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Candidates may also be admitted through the University Pre-Degree programmes after meeting the requirements for admission into the programme and meeting the requirements for admission into degree programmes as stipulated by the University.
For direct entry, candidates must have passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at GCE A’ level or its equivalent. NCE/OND certificate holders with Upper Credit in related discipline may be admitted into part two, while HND holders may be admitted into part three. In each case, candidates must meet the SSCE requirements.
Students can transfer into either 200 or 300 level courses in the department provided they have the relevant qualifications.
Candidates from recognized Institutions may be allowed to transfer to 200 or 300 Level provided they possess the relevant qualifications. Each case shall be considered on its own merit.
Services Courses in the Department of Agriculture Engineering
Apart from the regular courses required for the award of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Agricultural Engineering, the Department offers some service courses that are essential to the theoretical application of Engineering into Agriculture, to the Faculty of Agriculture of the University.
The undergraduate programme in the department shall lead to the award of a Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Degree in Agricultural Engineering, which shall be designated as B.Tech. (Hons) Agricultural Engineering.
Requirements for the Award of Degree
To be eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Technology Honours degrees in Agricultural Engineering, a candidate must pass a minimum of 192 units which is distributed as shown in the section below:
Summary of the Curriculum
- Compulsory Courses:
- University Requirement – 46 Units
- General studies – 08 Units
- Computer Studies – 06 Units
- Faculty/Department – 112 Units
- Restricted – 16 Units
- Free Elective – 04 Units
Total Units – 192 Units
Other Useful Information
A. Students are required to register for courses on-line during the stipulated period of registration. Late registration attracts heavy penalty including embarrassment. A printed copy of the registration form should be made available to the levels advisors who will duly sign the form and keep a copy in the student’s file. Students are advised to read carefully this Departmental Handbook which provides guidelines for compulsory and elective courses for the Department. Students who have any problem(s) are advised to consult their course or level advisors whose names are usually displayed on the Departmental Notice boards.
All registered students must attend the Matriculation ceremony which officially admits them as member of the University. The Matriculation oath must be duly signed and submitted by the student. This will be used in preparing the Matriculation Register on which the names of all Matriculated Students will appear. Students who, with good reasons, cannot take up their admission, can matriculate and then apply for a leave of Absence to enable them to commence their programmes in the next academic year. Note that the deferment is NOT automatic, it has to be for good reasons, such as illness and financial incapability etc after the student must have duly registered to secure the admission. Application for such deferment must be made through the Head of Department to the Faculty Board of Engineering and Technology. The deferment is subject to the decision of the Board.
C. Health Centre
Students must register with the University Health Centre. Apart from the fact that unregistered students will not receive treatment, the recommendation for permission to take the examination at next available opportunity owing to illness will not be entertained without the endorsement of the Director of Health and Medical Services of the University. Also, should a student fall ill during an examination, he/she can only obtain a certificate of illness from the Health Centre after his/her treatment in the Health Centre. Any student, therefore, who fails to register at the Health Centre, does so at his/her own risk.
D. Class Attendance
Students are required to attend all classes (lectures, tutorials and practical’s) promptly and regularly. By regulation, no student will be allowed to sit for an examination unless he/she had the classes for not less than 75% of scheduled meetings in the course for which he/she has registered.
E. Agricultural Engineering Student Association (AESA), LAUTECH
Students are advised to join the membership of AESA. The Association provides avenues for social and academic events of interest for all students offering Agricultural Engineering courses. Members of the Association have the opportunity to meet with academic members of staff, especially Staff Advisors of the Association. The Association can also make requests on matters of interest to its members through the staff Advisor or directly to the Head of Department.
F. Departmental Handbook
All students offering Agricultural Engineering courses are advised to obtain a copy of the Departmental Handbook at the time of registration for courses. The handbook contains all the courses that are available in the department. Courses from other faculties and departments required to be taken by the students in the department are also available in the book.