​ABET

FCA, ISHIAGU

FEDERAL COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE ISHIAGU

Department of Agricultural and Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology

Mechanization for enhanced agriculture

Higher National Diploma Programme

(Farm Power & Machinery ​)

​Admission requirements

Admission requirements into the ​Higher National Diploma (​Farm Power & Machinery ​) Programme ​are as follows:


  • The entry requirement into Higher National Diploma Programme in Agricultural & Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology includes: At least a lower credit ​pass in National Diploma in Agricultural ​Engineering and other related engineering technology related programmes obtained from an accredited ​institution.
  • Candidate must have a minimum one-year post-qualification cognate industrial work experience and must have satisfied the NBTE requirement for ND.
  • Candidates with a pass diploma will require a minimum of two years of industrial work experience.

​Curriculum

Higher National Diploma I

Courses and Codes

First semester courses

CODES

TITLES

L/T

P

U

ABP 311

Land clearing and development

2

1

3

ABE 313

Agroclimatology

1

1

2

ABE 321

Soil mechanics II

2

3

3

ABE 323

Theory of structures

2

2

3

ABE 325

Computer applications II

1

3

2

ABP 313

Theory of machine element

2

0

2

ABP 315

Thermodynamics and heat engines

2

2

3

ABP 319

Agricultural machine drawing

1

3

2

MEP 325

Industrial safety

2

2

2

MTH 311

Engineering mathematics III (Advanced algebra)

3

0

3

GNS 302

Communication in English III

2

0

2

GNS 313

Engineer in society

2

0

2

TOTAL

22

17

29

Second semester courses

CODES

TITLES

L/T

P

U

ABE 314

Instrumentation and control

2

2

3

ABE 316

Rural electrification

2

2

3

ABE 322

Farm waste management

2

2

3

ABP 316

Engineering properties of biological materials

1

2

2

ABP 320

Land law

2

0

2

ABP 328

Tillage and planting machinery

2

3

3

ABP 324

Farm tractor systems, operations and maintenance

1

4

3

ABE 326

Principles of surveying and farm buildings

2

3

3

MTH 312

Engineering mathematics IV (Advanced Calculus)

3

0

3

GNS 401

Communication in English IV

2

0

2

TOTAL

19

18

27

Note: L/T: Lecture time, P: Practical time, U: Credit units


Higher National Diploma II

Courses and Codes

First semester

CODE

COURSE TITLE

L/T

P

U

ABP 411

Livestock farm mechanization

2

2

3

ABP 415

Operational research methodology

2

2

3

ABP 421

Farm workshop organization and management

2

2

3

ABP 423

Seminar

1

0

1

ABP 431

Crop protection and harvesting machinery

2

3

3

ABP 433

Crop processing and handling machinery

2

3

3

ABP 435

Farm machinery design and construction

2

2

3

EED 316

Entrepreneurship development I

1

2

2

TOTAL

14

16

21

Second semester

CODE

COURSE TITLE

L/T

P

U

ABP 410

Agricultural personnel management

2

0

2

ABP 412

Agricultural engineering in development

2

0

2

ABP 422

Farm power and machinery management

2

2

3

ABP 424

Crop drying and storage

2

3

3

ABP 428

Tractor and power units

2

3

3

ABP 440

Practical project

0

6

8

EED 416

Entrepreneurship development II

1

2

2

TOTAL

11

16

23

Note: L/T: Lecture time, P: Practical time, U: Credit units


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