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Technology, Kumasi, Ghana Course Brochure – Agricultural Engineering
Putting scientific knowledge to practical use
Introduction Agricultural Engineering is the application of engineering principles to the solution of problems in agriculture to essentially remove drudgery. Agricultural Engineering has several components including agricultural mechanisation, power and machinery, soil and water engineering, food and postharvest engineering, agro-environmental and biological systems engineering. The Department of Agricultural Engineering is one of three departments in the newly created Faculty of Mechanical and Agricultural Engineering in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. Faculty members have been engaged in the areas of teaching, research and service to the community in various capacities.
The Department of Agricultural Engineering was established in 1961 as one of the component Departments of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University, offering courses in Agricultural Mechanization to students of the 4-year Honours undergraduate programme in Agriculture. There was then no Institution in Ghana that was training professional Agricultural Engineers, and the few Ghanaian professional Agricultural Engineers then had to be trained in Overseas Colleges and Universities. In 1971 however, following the acceptance of proposals submitted to the University, the Department of Agricultural Engineering was charged with the responsibility of running a 4-year undergraduate degree programme to train professional Agricultural Engineers additional to its commitments to the Faculty of Agriculture. The School of Engineering was to be the degree-awarding body for this professional engineering programme. This gave birth to the Department as it exists today.
soil and water management. Credits in FIVE (5) core subjects at SSS level including English. drying. Programmes Offered/ Duration The Department currently offers only an undergraduate Programme leading to the award of BSc Agricultural Engineering degree. Soil and Water Engineering Post harvest technology. The Department is active in application of engineering principles to agriculture in the areas of: 1. maintenance and repairs of agricultural equipment and machinery used in: Agricultural farm land preparation Crop maintenance Irrigation of farm land Harvesting food crops Processing Agricultural produce 2. The programme aims to develop students’ technical knowledge and skills by giving professional and academic training in the broad areas of Mechanisation and Farm machinery. irrigation and drainage 4. application.Until recently the Department was handled academically by both the Faculty of Agriculture and the School of Engineering through a Joint Board of Studies composed of the Faculty of Agriculture and School of Engineering. industry. Post Harvest Technology – Includes. Soil and Water Engineering – Includes.g. Programme Aims and Objectives The objective of the programme is to provide training in Agricultural Engineering to meet the demands of agriculture. hydrology. Materials handling and Food processing technologies 3. Environmental Control and Farm Structures Mission Statement The mission of the Department is to promote teaching. and Total aggregate score of less than 24. Design and manufacture. evaluation. Rural sociology. Biogas Technology). The Department has adopted a four-year duration for the pursuit of this degree after which BSc (Eng) degree would be awarded provided the student has satisfied the minimum number of credit hours required to obtain a degree. storage of agricultural produce. 2 . Mathematics and Science Passes in THREE (3) subjects taken in science option III – Mathematics. Rural Engineering – Includes. Meteorology. Farm structures and Rural Engineering Entry/Admission Requirements OR Credits in FIVE (5) subjects at GCE ‘O’ level including English and Mathematics. Physics and Chemistry. and Passes at Advanced level in Mathematics. 5. The end of semester examination is weighed 70% of the total marks and the continuous assessment is weighted 30%. Assessment Requirements End of semester examinations of at least 2 hour’s duration is normally required for all courses. research and extension aspects of Agricultural Engineering and Technology for the well being of humankind. Physics and Chemistry. Renewable energy systems utilisation (e. and rural development.
An Individual thesis presentation and oral defence Submitted reports on all Field Trips and Industrial Attachments. MATHS 151 ME 159 ENGL 157 ME 181 CE 155 EE 151 ME 195 AE 153 Course Title Mathematics I Technical Drawing Communication Skills Principles of Material Science 1 Environmental Studies Applied Electricity Engineering Technology l Agric. open book and take home examinations.Semester One Course No.Semester One 3 . Graduation Requirements A student can only graduate when he/she has: Obtained a minimum of 140 credit hours. to Information Technology T 4 2 2 2 3 0 P 1 0 2 2 1 2 C 4 2 3 3 3 1 P 1 3 0 0 0 1 4 1 10 C 4 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 20 SE 154 1 14 2 10 2 18 Year One – Long Vacation Engineering Technology – To be run for 6 weeks during vacation YEAR TWO . essays. oral presentation and written reports on industrial work experience. Passed all required courses with a minimum cumulative weighted average (CWA) of 45%. seminar.Semester Two Course No. MATHS 152 AE 162 ME 160 EE 152 ME 162 ME 196 Course Title Mathematics II Basic Agriculture Engineering Drawing I Basic Electronics Basic Mechanics Mechanical Engineering Lab II (Basic Mechanics & Workshop Practice) Intro. workshop/laboratory practical. Meteorology & Climatology T 4 1 2 3 2 3 0 2 17 YEAR ONE . A minimum of 14 weeks Supervised Industrial Work Experience (SIWE) Completed Supervised Project Work in the final year. Course Content & Structure YEAR ONE .The examinations and the continuous assessments may take the forms of thesis.
Semester Two Course No. IV Applied Electronics Literature in English T 4 3 3 3 0 3 1 17 P 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 7 C 4 3 3 4 1 3 1 19 Year Two .Supervised Industrial Work Experience YEAR THREE .Semester One Course No. MATHS 252 ME 282 ME 262 GE 286 ME 296 EE 250 ENGL 264 Course Title Mathematics IV Principles of Material Science II Theory of Machines Principles of Land Surveying Mechanical Engineering Lab.Semester Two 4 . MATHS 251 ENGL 263 ME 259 ME 251 ME 255 ME 265 ME 295 Course Title Mathematics III Literature in English Computer Graphics Fluid Mechanics Strength of Materials I Thermodynamics I Mechanical Engineering Lab.Long Vacation SWE I . MATH 351 AE 351 AE 353 ME 355 ME 365 AE 373 Course Title Numerical Analysis Soil & Water Engineering I Agricultural Materials Handling Strength of Materials II Thermodynamics II Machine Design I T 2 2 2 3 3 2 14 P 0 3 2 0 0 2 7 C 2 3 3 3 3 3 17 YEAR THREE .Course No. III T 4 1 2 3 3 3 0 16 P 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 5 C 4 1 3 3 3 3 1 18 YEAR TWO .
Supervised Industrial Work Experience YEAR FOUR .Semester One Course No. AE 352 ME 366 ME 376 AE 356 AE 358 AE 360 Course Title Soil Mechanics Application to Mechanisation Heat Transfer Introduction to CAD/CAM Farm Power and Machinery II Renewable Energy Systems & Management Rural Engineering Machine Design T 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 13 P 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 11 0 2 C 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 19 2 3 MATH 353 ME 374 Statistics Machine Design II 2 2 Year Three . Course Title AE 451 AE 471 ME 491 AE 453 AE 457 AE 459 AE 497 Irrigation and Drainage Farm Structures Industrial Economics & Management Environment Control & Livestock Housing Crop Processing Advanced Farm Power & Machinery Project I T 2 2 3 1 1 2 0 11 YEAR FOUR . T 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 10 P 3 0 3 3 2 0 8 19 C 3 2 2 2 3 4 2 18 P 2 3 0 2 2 2 4 15 C 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 18 RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES 5 .Course No.Long Vacation SWE II .Semester Two Course No. AE 452 AE 482 AE 458 AE 460 AE 464 ME 498 ME 492 Course Title Soil & Water Engineering II Farm Machinery Design Crop Losses and Their Control Maintenance and Repairs of Agricultural Machines Crop Storage & Storage Structures Project II Management & Entrepreneurship Dev.
more focus is given to Agricultural Engineering. AGEC 254 AGEC 354 ME 270 ME 370 ME 374 ME 370 Course Title Rural Sociology Experimental Design and Analysis Manufacturing Technology I Manufacturing Technology II Machine Design II Manufacturing Technology II (incl. Mechanical Engineering. 6 . supplemented by tutorials. In the final two years. The project is intended to develop the student’s inventive and creative skills. Civil. Geodetic. as in the application of engineering principles to design. manufacture. Mathematics. operation and maintenance of agricultural systems in the fields of mechanization. all final year students must carry out individual projects and thesis writing in which they work under the direct supervision of practicing engineers/lecturers to solve practical problems. HORT 460 AE 479 AE 482 ME 492 ME 474 ME 470 Course Title Post-Harvest Physiology Post-Harvest Technology Properties of Biological Materials Management and Entrepreneurship CAD/CAM Production Engineering Techniques T 2 1 2 2 2 2 P 3 3 3 0 2 0 C 3 2 3 2 3 2 Course description The first two years of the BSc (Eng) programme besides special courses in agricultural meteorology and basic agriculture are devoted to fundamentals of basic engineering sciences in Electrical and Electronic. and Computer programming. CAM) T 1 1 3 3 3 2 P 3 3 0 0 0 2 C 2 2 3 3 3 3 For Fourth Year Programme Course No. post-harvest technology and soil and water engineering. the ability to apply acquired knowledge to solve problems and to offer training in independent work. and field excursions. The course consists of lectures and laboratory practical in the various courses.For Third Year Programme Course No.
continuity equations. ME 181 – Principles of Material Science I (3. Foundation. and recombination. fitting tools. hygiene and metrology. tetrode and pentode).3.3) Nature of atom. Detail an Assembly Drawings.2) Introductory lectures on Industrial safety.0. the transistor and switching devices (ac-dc load lines). Sectioning. Introductory Ecology. Force systems and characteristics of forces. effective mass. Lathe work an milling machine work: exercises to involve working drawings and use of metrology instruments. the vacuum valves (diode. concept of Environmental pollution: Noise. Domestic and Industrial set-ups. fits. Basic statistics: Equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Geometrical construction.3) Fundamental concepts. Environmental laws and regulations in Ghana. EE 152 – Basic Electronics (2. ME 196 – Engineering Technology II (0.1. power tools. Electromagnetic/spectrum. Land surveying.2. MATH 151 – Mathematics I (4. Configurations. Impact of Engineering projects on then Environment.2. marking out.3) Methods of development. Structural analysis: The method of joints and the method of sections. relation of order in R. Hall effects. choke. parallelism.1. ME 159 – Technical Drawing (1. Land and Water pollution. Friction: Simple machines. polar curves. triode.Course Content FIRST YEAR COURSES AE 153 – Agricultural Meteorology & Climatology (2. Analysis: functions – Odd. CE 155 – Environmental Studies (2. machine building exercises. use of theodolite for machine installation. Intersection of surfaces. Machine tools. Ozone and Global warning. Moment of a force. flow-equations. P-N Junctions. Standard systems and uses of conventional measuring instruments. small signal amplifiers.2. The set of real numbers. Drilling and Shaping. Principles of Tangency. Tolerances. Electrical wiring systems. Familiarization tour of mechanical engineering laboratories.2) Humans and Nature. Vector representation of forces and moments. Projections – classification based on distance of the source and number of views. ME 195 – Engineering Technology I (0. Pollution.2) Definition. Basic dynamics of rigid bodies. Natural resources. Even. tool grinding. Importance and practical applications of agro-meteorology measurements and climatological data processing and analysis. Newton’s laws of motion. Basic Dynamics of particles. Rolle’s 7 . ME 160 – Engineering Drawing I (2. and Periodic functions. Vector algebra and it’s implication. Coordinate Geometry. filing. steel reinforcement. Conic sections in rectangular co-ordinates. Simple harmonic motion. Bench work.1. welding: Gas and electric arc welding exercises: Sheet metal work: bending and rolling exercises. principles of Mathematical Induction. Hyperbola functions and their graphs.4. concrete foundations and columns. Complex Numbers.4) Algebra.1. Basic concepts of semiconductors charge carriers. Loci of Points.3) The structure of metals and other materials: Elastic and plastic behaviours. Air.2) Introduction to drawing instruments and materials. and control measures. Equipment identification in the laboratories. dimensioning. Cement/sandstone mixes. mobility. Differentiation. ME 162 – Basic Mechanics (3.1) Study of Hand tools. conductivity life.
ME 251 fluid Mechanics I. Theory. Repeated differentiation. Definitions and terminology. ME 255 – Strength of Materials I (3. SE 154 – Introduction to Information Technology (1. Electronic Mail and Internet Facilities. Belt. Windows and word processing. Transmission of rotational motion: Gear trans (including Epicyclic trains). Kinematics and dynamics of fluid flow. application to systems of linear equations. Draft Final Report. Trip Reports. Theories of failure.0. ME 295 – Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (3. velocities using analytical methods. MATH 152 – Mathematics II (4. Factors affecting growth and production of corps. Project Proposal writing (Technical and Financial). joints and world forms. tensile bending and Share bending of beams. Thermal stress. SECOND YEAR COURSES ME 259 – Computer Graphics (2. improper integrals: convergence partial differentiation. Results. ME 251 – Fluid Mechanics (3. Introduction to gas and vapour power cycles.3) simple stress and strain within elastic limits. Application to the following technical surface measurement. and ME 265 Thermodynamics I 8 . methods of examination and specification.2) Abstract. Documenting Sources (Referencing). accelerating in mechanisms. Torsional stress an strain.2) Crop Production – principles and practices of arable and plantation crops. First and Second laws of Thermodynamics. series convergence of series of real numbers. ducts. Strength of solid and hollow shafts.2. SE 152 – Technical Report Writing (1. Technical and economic aspects of farming systems. ME 262 – Theory of Machines (3. Introduction to study incompressible flow in pipes. Applications for differentiation. velocities. Free and forced vibrations of one degree-of-freedom systems with and without viscous damping. AE 162 – Basic Agriculture (2. Fatigue failure. analysis. an open channels. specifications of weld. Agronomic/farming practices and principles of surveying them. Soil/plant/water relationship.theorem and the mean value. integration: the definite integral. Spread Sheets. eigenvalue an eigenvectors. Conclusions. series of functions and power series.3) Fundamental concepts.0.3) Computer drafting with Auto CAD.1. Matrix algebra – Determinants and their properties.3) rotary balancing. Inception Report. ME 265 – Thermodynamics I (3. basic programming Languages. properties of pure. definition: the remain sum. Instantaneous centre method and relative velocity method. Introduction. Mechanisms.0. Experiments. Final Report.2. Intermediate form. Taylor’s theorem. Literature Review.0. Preliminary Report.2. tests of convergence. convergence of power series.4) Algebra. Compound stress-strain (Mohr’s Stress and Strain circles). applications. Rope and chain drives.0. by parts and reductions formulae.3) practical section in ME 255 Strength of Materials I. Introduction to torsional vibration. homogeneous.3) Fluid and its properties. total derivations. techniques of integration including advanced method of substitution. simple compressible substances. Recommendation.2) Introduction to computers. torsion of circular shafts.0. hardening. partial fractions. Computer Hardware and Software. Fluid statistics.
4) Analysis III: (Pre-requisites: . Hydrology as applied to Engineering and Agriculture.Algebra I and II.3. Engineering Materials and their properties. Power screws. functions of complex variables. Heat pipes and solar energy collectors. springs. ME 365 – Thermodynamics II (3.3) Vapour power cycles. ME 374 – Machine Design II (2. Design of machine elements: Shafts. AE 351 – Soil and Water Engineering I (2. Applications to Thermal Design of Heat exchangers. Alloy steels.1. Differential equations (Pre-requisites – Differential equations Solutions in series. Psychometrics. convection and Radiation heat transfer. 9 . and Fasteners. ME 296 – Mechanical Engineering Lab II (0. second order linear differential equations. Fourier series.0. Axles. multiple integrals – line. Bending under plastic conditions.2. ME 355 – Strength of Materials II (3. Refrigeration cycles. Engineering Ethics. MATH 251 – Mathematics III (4.3) Soil Mechanics: Concepts and application in Engineering and Agriculture. Systems of linear equations with constant coefficients.3) Material removal processes. Solutions of simple boundary problems by separation of variables. surface. Mixture of perfect gases. differentiation of implicit functions. Clutches. Reciprocating expanders and compressors.. structure. Gamma and Beta functions.3) Design of machine elements: Bearings. production planning control.3) Conduction. Thin walled pressure vessels. Design for manufacture. Gas power cycles. Analysis II). Extrema.0. drilling/boring. manufacturing and capacity requirement planning. first order differential equations. ME 370 – Manufacturing Technology II (Includes CAM) (2.2. Beams of small radius of curvature. Laplace transforms. Differential equations: (Pre-requisites: analysis II) Ordinary differential equations. inventory control. strain energy method (Castighliano’s Theorem). and cost reduction. brakes. belts.Algebra I and II. methods of handling and controlling work-pieces).4) Analysis III: (Pre-requisites: . ME 282 Principles of Material Science II.2. E 270 Manufacturing Technology I.3) Struts. etc). couplings. MATH 252 – Mathematics IV (4. Machining operations (turning. etc) and related machine tools (including elements. Vector fields. wire ropes and chain drives. Differentiation under the integral sign. Contour integration.2. Theory of mixtures. volume integrals.3) Principles of Engineering Design. THIRD YEAR COURSES AE 373 – Machine Design (2. triple scalar and vector products. Joints. spiral and flat). Assembly processes.3) Study of selected materials. machining forming. support functions in manufacturing (Metrology. differentiation of vectors. Introduction to computer aided manufacturing. springs (helical. Conformal mapping.1) Practical Section in ME 262 Theory of Machines I. heat treatment of steel and Cast Irons. Surface hardening methods.ME 282 – Principles of Material Science II (3. composite shafts. feed movement.1. ME 366 – Heat Transfer (2. classification of second order partial differential equations and reduction to canonical form.3. Torsion under plastic conditions.0. and visit to local manufacturing Industries. Analysis II).
drainage systems design and management. AE 451 – Irrigation and Drainage (2.3) The design process and the role of CAD.AE 353 – Agricultural Materials handling (2. Finite element modelling. fundamental theories. Organizing and financing new ventures. Project management. erosivity and erodibility. Current trends (Internet commerce. marketing and new venture development. loading systems. infiltration. USLE. streamflow and groundwater. cost of agricultural structures. principles of erosion control – agronomic and engineering methods. selection and operation. Design Databases Standards for Computer aided design. Principles and theories of construction and operation of farm machinery. AE 359 – Rural Engineering (2. soil loss prediction. types of erosion. draught animal. accounting and cost accounting. AE 358 – Renewable Energy Systems and Management (2. mechanics and agents of erosion. and design. Business planning.3) Irrigation: Soil/Plant water relations.3) Agrohydrology – definition and importance. AE 356 – Farm Power and Machinery (2. frames and stresses. hydrological cycle. elementary stress analysis of structural members.2. materials and construction. crop processing and for village communities. costs and management. precipitation and evapotranspiration. main sources of power in Agriculture: human. artificial intelligence and Expert systems.3) General sources of power. resource management.2. FOURTH YEAR COURSES ME 491 – Industrial Economics and Management (3. Cost benefit analysis. AE 352 – Soil Mechanics Application to Mechanization (1.3) Introduction to management (Definition and introduction to the main functions of management).2. ME 492 – Management and Entrepreneurship (2.2. Principles of computer graphics. maintenance and safety of farm buildings. Implement design.2) entrepreneurship and free enterprise. Soil/implement mechanics. and mechanical power: application in farming operations. AE 471 – Farm Structures (2. design and selection of engineering. 10 . rural project planning and management. design. earth structures.3. Business law/Law of Contracts ME 474 – CAD/CAM (2. weather demand and crop water requirements.2) Rural sociology. Techniques for geometric modelling.3. Drainage: Reasons.2) Review of theories of strength.1. shear force failure of soils. Soil conservation – definition and importance. AE 452 Soil and Water Engineering II (2.2. conversion and utilization. Economic considerations. Energy needs for farming. Engineering economy. applications in crop and animal production and materials handling. e-commerce).2.3) Farm Buildings: Choice and preparation of site. layout.3) General Engineering. Force predictions and cultivation operations. concepts of appropriate technology. Irrigation systems.0. theory and design of structures: types of structures. Rural infrastructure planning. Coulomb’s and Micklethwaite equations. basic cultivation and earth moving operations. rural transportation.0. energy systems and their potential. product and service concepts for new ventures.3) Material handling systems. the agricultural tractor as a power source. Processing of tropical agricultural products systems Material handling as a system: principles.
moisture content. Refrigeration AE 457 – Crop Processing (1.8. vegetables and tree crops. Mechanical and physical properties of materials. Selection of field machinery.2.2) Heat and moisture production of animals. Agricultural machinery testing. Field capacities. relative humidity. Manufacturing and repair accuracy.4) Continuation of supervised research project by individual students as part requirement for graduation. and solid state welding processes.2) Introduction to the stored products environment: temperature.2. rural people and culture. fans. Repair materials. equilibrium relative humidity.0.4.3. Insulation. Bearing materials and lubricants. air distribution and circulation within buildings. stimulants and selected crops of secondary economic importance. Mechanics of tractors and implement. root crop. AGEC 254 .2) Revision of basic engineering design principles and theories. feeding systems and effluent disposal. resistance. AE 482 Farm Machine Design (2.2) Fundamental concepts in Rural Sociology. rodents.2. AE 460 Maintenance And Repairs (1. Hydraulic system in a tractor. Elementary theory of lubrication. sugar cane. animals and humans. FACTORIAL and SPLIT PLOT designs. Nutritional and health aspects of crop losses or deterioration AE 459 Advanced Farm Power And Machinery (2. equipment and sampling. birds. equipments and systems for crop storage.Experimental Design and Analysis (1. Decisions relating to maintenance. Loss control and prevention methods. Farm machinery costing. RCBD.3) Crop harvesting: cereals.3. Workshop safety. insects and mites.3) Definitions. Basic repair operation.0. rubber. Land clearing. AGEC 354 .Rural Sociology (1.Manufacturing Technology I (3. Traction theory. LATIN SQUARE (LSD). Simple linear regression revisited through the Analysis of Variance concept. AE 497 – Project I (0. Casting. bacteria and fungi. AE 458 Crop Losses And Their Control (1. Loss assessment methods and their relevance: techniques.AE 453 – Environmental Control and Livestock Housing (1. Replacement parts supply and management. AE 498 – Student’s Project II (0. elements in the structure of culture.3. and water activity. origin and nature of institutions with particular reference to the rural agricultural system and the sociological implications in extension work. Agents responsible for losses: water. oil-producing crops. principles of experimental design and analysis of experiments involving. heat and mass transfer. CRD. ME 270 . Concepts of planned maintenance. Stability and dynamics of tractors and implements. rural society. Earthmoving in agriculture. 11 . Fundamentals of welding: arc.2) Supervised research project by individual students as part requirement for graduation. Factors affecting choice of material and manufacturing processes. oxy fuel gas welding. Restricted and unrestricted movement of livestock.3) Introduction to manufacturing. environmental control as determined by physiological principles.2. fibres. and moulding processes (metals and plastics). cane sugar. Use of JIC symbols. rural organisation. including beverage crops.2) Criteria for selecting designs for field experiments. Planning and organising the maintenance and repair functions.2) Post harvest treatment of corps of major economic importance in sub-tropical and tropical regions. Selection of prime movers. cotton.
namely. transit.1. A tractor and accessories are available for training and demonstration. tool making practices and tool materials and heat treatment. Income generating activities Fabrication of Agricultural Machinery and implements Provision of crop drying services for the university community Consultancy services to public and private organisations by academic staff Provision of services by the departmental workshop to the public Links with the public The Department has links with the Agricultural Engineering Services Directorate of the ministry of Food and Agriculture and the National Board for Small Scale Industries 12 . Assembly processes. Manufacturing Industry d. etc. Manufacturing and capacity requirement planning. Food processing industry. Inventory control.0. Job/Career Opportunities The graduate Agricultural Engineer will be suitable for employment in many areas such as a. Private enterprise j. Design of inspection gauges. Production Engineering Techniques (3. storage and marketing of marketable produce. Design of press and forming tools. Jig and fixture design.3) Physiological processes contributing to the post-harvest deterioration of fruits. General Engineering b. Design of drill bushings and clamps. structure. Support functions in manufacturing (Metrology. A standard agrometeorological station is available for the provision of weather information not only for departmental research but also for the support of research of other departments of the university.3. methods of handling and controlling work pieces). a mechanical workshop and a mechanisation unit for teaching and research and the provision of services to the community. etc i. Teaching and Research e. HORT 460 Post-Harvest Physiology (2. Facilities The Department has two academic support units. Consultancy f. Banking and Investment h.).3) Tool design methods. feed movement.3) Material removal processes: Machining operations (turning.) and related Machine Tools (including elements. Metal finishing techniques. drilling/boring etc.ME 370 . Equipped laboratories for soil and water and post harvest engineering are also available to support teaching and research. The Department has a 4-ha land at Anwomaso near Kumasi for teaching and research in tillage practices. Production planning control. In addition there is a computer laboratory for student use. Agriculture c. Rural Development Projects. Sales and management g. packing.Manufacturing Technology II (3. Design of materials handling systems. vegetables and floriculture crops and the relationship to practices involved in harvesting. Introduction to computer aided manufacturing.
to the FAO on issues of agricultural mechanization. Mr. Dr. E. Ofori continued his involvement with the Development of National Climate Change Adaptation Policy Strategy/Framework as part of Phase II of the Netherlands Climate Assistance Programme (NCAP).to the Offinso north District on rural water supply . Winneba. Members serve as External examiner for: . Post-harvest Engineering Group Members have been involved in the following activities: Resource Person. Joseph Aveyire. This project was led by Mr. Soil and Water Engineering Group Members have been involved in consultancy services: .the University of Cape Coast . MoFA. Annual Strategic Planning Meeting. Agricultural Engineering Services Directorate. He is also a member of a committee that presented a Memorandum of Understanding between the Faculty of Mechanical and Agricultural Engineering and Technology Consultancy Centre in February.in irrigation private and public institutions . Dr. Aveyire is a facilitator for the course ME159 Technical Drawing for Computer Engineering students of the Faculty of Distance Learning. N.in plant and machinery asset valuation. Executive committee of the Ghana Society for Agricultural Engineering (GSAE) and the West African Society for Agricultural Engineering (WASAE) Members continue to render consultancy services: . Agricultural Machinery Engineering Group Members serve on the following committees: Technical Committee on Conservation Agriculture set up by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). 13 . Kumasi. .the Technical Examinations Unit of the Ghana Education Service. the Leibniz-Institute of Agricultural Engineering at Potsdam-Bornim in Germany and the Swedish Institute of Agriculture (SLU).to the Kwabre District of Ashanti Region on rural sanitation . The Department also started some collaboration with the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR).Contributions/ Services to the community The Department has continued to receive a lot of students from senior secondary schools on excursion to see practical applications of science. Kumasi and Accra. J. Ofori and Dr. December 16-20. E. 2006. The Department successfully provided engineering and practical expertise to rehabilitate an agricultural processing plant for the Department of Animal Science at the Mampong Campus of the University of Education. Kyei-Baffour assisted with the writing-up of a new Guide for Agro-Meteorological Practice (GAMP) for the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) for which they have been highly commended by the WMO. Fumesua. University Food Office Committee set up by the Vice-Chancellor to produce enough food to feed the university community and beyond. 2002.in water resources Members serve as External examiner/assessor for: .
V.. E. University of Cape Coast University for Development Studies. 2. Consultant to the Energy Commission for evaluating proposals for projects on Renewable Energy generation from organic waste and biomass. Provision of hygienic milking technologies for small holder dairy farmers around Ejura 4. Tamale. Kasoa in the Central Region is the next to benefit from this project.). Oti-Boateng. Sorghum. The Agricultural Engineering and Biological Sciences Departments of KNUST. Bobobee STATUS Associate Professor Senior Lecturer AREA OF SPECIALISATION Soil & Water Engineering Farm Machinery Engineering 14 ..Y. W. 3. J. OseiBonsu. C. O. November 2002 (Darko. Documentation of technology packages on the processing and utilization of Maize. P. and the Kumasi Office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are monitoring and conducting scientific analysis on this project. Construction of a Baffle Septic Tank for Royal Park Hotel. O. Postharvest Technology Curriculum Review Workshops 1. S. Structures. This design of continuous flow septic tank is for areas with high underground water table. Agodzo Dr. Tamale Polytechnic. K.. After Ejura in the Ashanti Region.. Kumasi.. J. Cowpea and Groundnut for the Food Crops Development Project of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Environment and Agro-Waste Management Group Members have been engaged in the following services: 1. University of Cape Coast (External Supervisor of PhD thesis) Clientele Agricom (Ghana) Ltd at Atonsu in Kumasi Agyabeng Farms Ltd at Agona Swedru Afarco Farms Ltd in Accra Hevag Feed Processing Factory at Tema Kwagyasko Food Complex in Sunyani Still Waters Farms at Appiadu Raboah Farms at Ejusu-Krapa Santinos Meat & Sausage Products Asamoah & Yamoah Farm in Kumasi The broadcasting Gari Processing Association at Asafo in Kumasi List of Academic Staff NAME Prof. Akoto. Workshop Coordinator and Participant. Cowpea and Groundnut for the Food Crops Development Project of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Sorghum. 2 & 3 Production of Manual on Post harvest management for Maize. Members serve as External examiner/assessor for: University for Development Studies. E. Oti-Boateng.H. Soybean. where soak-away systems do not function. Oti-Boateng. Soybean. Members serve as External examiner/assessor for: School of Agriculture. C..K. C. A).. and Plahar. Design of Appropriate Slaughter Houses and Slaughter Waste Treatment System with Biogas Generation and Utilization for District Capitals in Ghana: Sponsored by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) for the bilateral project Promotion of District Capitals (PRODICAP). Armaah. Tamale. September 2002 (Darko.
Mensah Mr. Tradesman GD. Dzisi are currently on sabbatical. E. Ofori Mr. Aikins Dr. Darko Dr. Kyei-Baffour Dr. Kofi Atuah.K. K. Prince Acheampong. F. Kwame Owusu-Ansah. Driver Supervisor Mr. Okyere # On Contract Associate Professor Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer/Head Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer Lecturer Lecturer Lecturer Lecturer Lecturer Technical Instructor Soil & Water Engineering Food & Postharvest Engineering Soil & Water Engineering Farm Structures and Environment Food & Postharvest Engineering Food & Postharvest Engineering Biogas Engineering Farm Machinery Engineering Farm Machinery Engineering Soil & Water Engineering Energy and Environment Farm Machinery Engineering Prof. C. Dzisi Dr. List of Administrative Staff Mr. II Ms. Chief Draftman Mr. E. Assistant Transport Officer Mr. J. Michael Adusei-Bonsu. I Financial aid: The following assistantships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. K. Aklaku Mr. Emmanuel Tunyira. A. A. S. Administrative Assistant Mr. Senior Technician Mr. Bart-Plange Dr. Agodzo and Dr.O.Prof. Samuel Oppong. Chief Technician Mr. Philomena Koomson. with the introduction of the graduate degree programmes. Cleaner List of Technical Staff Mr. Kemausuor # Mr. Assistant Technician Mr. Yaw Donkor. Technician Mr. Wilson. P. Cleaner Mr. Principal Technician Mr.M. efforts are being made to recruit more lecturers to the Department. Undergraduate SSNIT Loan Scheme (automatic) for all Ghanaian applicants Otumfuo Educational Fund (for NEEDY students) National Educational Trust Fund (for NEEDY students) 15 . the academic staff strength has been found to be inadequate. Welder GD. N. Anthony Anaba. Therefore. Thus. Yaw Kwarteng. J. Robert Owusu Ansah. A. Richard Oduro. Typist Gd. I Mr. Aveyire Mr. Kwaku Kyeremateng. J.B. S.H.D.A. E. One of our staff are on contract. Addo Dr. Victor Boamah Darko. Only Ghanaian citizens are eligible to apply. Technician Mr.
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