Brief History

The Agricultural Engineering Department looks at the role of engineering practices directly or indirectly in the production, distribution, and processing of agricultural products. The Department presently provides training, makes many cooperative research and extension services with other colleagues in the industry in areas of professional practice of Agricultural Engineering to meet the challenges of increasing the quantity and quality of food, feed and fibers of the country.


The areas of activities of the Department are grouped under the following headings:

• Power Systems Engineering

• Soil and Water Engineering

• Postharvest Engineering


The Department offers courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department also teaches courses in the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences and provides other services required.