Vision and Mission – Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering

Vision and Mission - Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering


The primary philosophy guiding the training of Agricultural 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).


In general, the mission of the Agricultural Engineering department at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike is to train engineers who can employ their training to address the agricultural needs of the nation in particular and of human society generally.

In specific, the vision of the programme aims at:

(i) 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.

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

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

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