AGRICULTURAL AND BIORESOURCES ENGINEERING

Philosophy of the Department

The primary philosophy guiding the training of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering students at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, is the production of skilled professional manpower solidly grounded in the basic sciences and engineering. Such professional manpower has to be produced through the adoption of effective techniques of instruction and exposure to actual practice of engineering and agriculture in the content of globalization and the prevailing role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).this touches on the thinking and philosophy behind the formulation of student industrial work Experience Scheme (SIWES), which enhances their practical exposure with the industry.

Objectives of the Department

Deriving from the philosophy articulated in the preceding paragraph, the major objectives of the Agricultural Engineering training at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike are:

In general, to train engineers who can employ their training to address the agricultural needs of the nation in particular and of human society generally.

In specifics, the programme aims at

(a)    Training engineers who are conversant with the application of scientific and engineering principles to agricultural mechanization and food production; processing, preservation, and storage; and soil and water resources development and management.

(b)   Enabling the attainment, in the shortest possible time, of self-sufficiency in the production of basic food through the application of engineering techniques

(c)    Facilitating the attainment of capability for the production and processing of produce for export.

(d)   Enhancing rural employment opportunities and improving the quality of rural life.