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Tuition Fees:$362 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Engineering Sciences
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Agricultural Engineering is a multidisciplinary science involving the application of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural, food and biological systems for the benefit of the human society. Also referred to as “bioengineering” and “resource systems engineering”; Agricultural Engineering includes specialisation in power systems and machinery design; structures and environment and food and bioprocess engineering.

It also emphasise soil and water conservation as well as innovative ways of processing agricultural products. Agricultural Engineers use their expertise in Research & Development, production, operations, sales and management.

Agricultural Engineering is undergoing rapid changes as a result of technological innovation and the quest for more efficient and sustainable agricultural systems. A striking paradigm shift is the redesign of existing production systems and technology to help achieve ecologically sound and economically viable agriculture. Other new and expanding areas include the use of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and GIS (Geographic Information System) for the management of variability and the adoption of systemic approach for technical-biological operations.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to;
• Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the relevant theoretical foundations and concepts of mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics and engineering.
• Be able to conduct, analyse and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
• Be able to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to programme or objective.
• Be able to identify, analyse and solve technical problems
• Demonstrate an appreciation for professional, ethical and social responsibilities.

Curriculum

LEVEL 100 (First Year)

 

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Core/

Electives

Total

(Credits)

FAEN 101 Algebra

C

4

FAEN 103 Basic Mechanics I

C

3

FAEN 107 General Chemistry

C

3

FAEN 109 General Physics

C

3

AREN 101 Engineering Graphics

C

3

Total

16

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Core/

Electives

Total

(Credits)

FAEN 102 Calculus I

C

4

FAEN 104 Basic Mechanics II

C

2

FAEN 106 Applied Electricity

C

3

FAEN 108 Basic Electronics

C

3

AREN 102 Engineering Drawing

C

2

AREN 104 Internship (Industrial Practice I)

E

1

Total

15

 

LEVEL 200

 

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Course title

Core/

Electives

Total

 (Credits)

FAEN 201 Calculus II

C

4

FAEN 203 Strength of Materials

C

3

FAEN 205 Thermodynamics

C

3

AREN 201 Engineering Surveying

C

3

AREN 203 Introduction to Crop Production

C

3

Total

13

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Course title

Core/

Electives

Total

 (Credits)

FAEN 202 Differential Equations

C

4

FAEN 204 Fluid Mechanics

C

3

FAEN 206 Technical Report Writing (Academic Writing II)

C

3

AREN 202 Physical and Engineering Properties of Biological Materials

C

3

AREN 204 Internship (Industrial Practice II)

E

0

Total

13

 

LEVEL 300

 

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Core/

Electives

Total

 (Credits)

FAEN 301 Numerical Methods

C

3

AREN 301 Soil and Crop Mechanics Application to Mechanization

C

3

AREN303 Animal Production

E

3

AREN 305 Heat Transfer

C

3

AREN 307 Farm Structures & Environ. Engineering

C

3

AREN 309 Soil and Water Engineering

C

3

  Total

18

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Core/

Electives

Total

 (Credits)

FAEN 302 Statistics for Engineers

C

3

AREN 302 Agricultural Materials Handling

C

3

AREN 304 Soil Mechanics

C

3

AREN 306 Hydrology and  Water Resources Management

C

3

AREN 308 Agricultural Machinery Technology

C

3

AREN 312 Energy and Power Utilization on Farms

C

2

AREN 314 Internship (Industrial Practice III)

C

1

 

Total

18

 

LEVEL 400

 

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Core/

Electives

Total

(Credits)

AREN 400  Project

C

3

AREN 401 Farm Machine Design

C

3

AREN 403 Rural Engineering

C

3

AREN 405 Maintenance and Management of Agricultural Machinery

C

3

FPEN 409 Engineering and Design of Food Process III  (Plant Products)

E

3

FAEN 401 Law for Engineers

C

3

Total

18

 

LEVEL 400

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SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Core/

Electives

Total

(Credits)

AREN 400  Project

C

3

AREN 402 Technology of Tractor and Implement

C

3

AREN 404 Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

C

3

AREN 406 Storage of Agricultural Produce  and cold chain mgt

C

3

AREN 408 Agro-Meteorology  and  Climatology

C

3

FAEN 402 Principles of Management and Entrepreneurship

C

3

Total

18

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science &a Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in Further Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics or Biology.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

International Baccalaureate:

At least Grade 4 in three (3) HL subjects comprising:
Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.
In addition, applicants must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), and at least C in a science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Agricultural Engineering work in diverse fields. These include Commercial Farms, Natural Resource Conservation, Environmental Control, Central & Local Government and Industry.
Agricultural Engineers typically work as:
• Process Engineers
• Design Engineers
• Consulting Engineers
• Water Resource Engineers
• Biological Engineers
• Waste Specialists

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $362
Tuition Fees for International students: $7,677

Lecturers

Dr. Aliu A. Mahama MSc. (Eng), PhD (Tech.Sc)(Tashkent)MGhIE
Senior Lecturer (On contract)
aamahama@ug.edu.gh, aliumaham@yahoo.com

Dr. Edward B. Sabi BSc (Eng) (KNUST) MSc, PhD (Gifu) MGhIE
Lecturer/ Head of Department
ebsabi@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Emmanuel Essien, BSc, MPhil, PhD (Ghana)
Lecturer
eessien@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Eric Y. Kra BSc(Ghana), MSc(Brit Col), PhD(Irrigation Eng.)(Utah State) MGhIE
Senior Lecturer
erickra@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Malcolm N. Josiah BSc (Eng) (KNUST), Msc MPhil (Newcastle), PhD (Calif) MGhIE
Senior Lecturer (On contract)
mnjosiah@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Peace K. Amoatey BSc (Eng) (KNUST) MSc (Karlshure) MGhIE, PhD(Germany)
Lecturer
pkamoatey@ug.edu.gh

Dr. S. Abenney-Mickson BSc (Agric) (Ghana) MSc, PhD (Okaygma)
Senior Lecturer (On contract)
samickson@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Selorm Y. Dorvlo , BSc, MPhil, PhD (Ghana)
Lecturer
Sydorvlo@ug.edu.gh

Prof. Richard J. Bani BSc (KNUST) MSc, PhD (Cransfield)
Associate Professor (On contract)
rjbani@ug.edu.gh, rjbani@yahoo.com

Relevant Contact

 
Department of Agricultural Engineering
Responsible for admission inquiries
Dr
Dr. Edward B. Sabi
Head of Department