The broad objective of an engineering programme is the teaching of the skills and knowledge needed for the design and operation of modern irrigation systems, associated water supply, drainage networks at scheme, farm and field levels and the skills to develop solutions to many management problems which limit the successful operation of many irrigation projects.

The specific objectives of this programme are to :

Apply the scientific knowledge to advance agricultural production and post-production activities through appropriate irrigation design and management strategies.
Implement government policies related to irrigated crop production, land and environmental management
Initiate and manage agribusiness profitably
Provide technical expertise and support in matters relating to irrigation design, construction, operation and maintenance

Have two (2) "A" level passes in Biology and /or Agriculture, plus one of the following subjects or their recognized equivalents: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography and Food Science.
Applicants should have passed at least five (5) approved „O‟ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants without Biology at "A" level and with lower points in „A‟ level subjects indicated above may be admitted through a bridging programme.
Prospective students who have obtained an Agricultural Diploma from a recognized College, plus five (5) approved "O" level subjects including English Language and Mathematics may be admitted into the programme

4 years Conventional and Block Release.

Employment opportunities for the graduates exist in the public service, nongovernmental organisations, private sector and international organisations.

This is a four-year programme. A student takes a range of courses in the subjects of Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension, Irrigation and Agricultural Engineering.

A registered Honours Degree student is required to go on industrial attachment for a period of not less than eight (8) months and also to carry out research and submit a research project at the end of his/her study.

Full Programme Structure


ASSS 1101 Mathematics
ASAS 1101 Chemistry
ASSS 1111 Communications Skills
ASSS 1110 Introduction to Computers and Information Literacy
ASSS 1130 Introduction to Soil Science


ASAS 1201 Agricultural Biochemistry
ASIE 1201 Surveying and Mapping
ASEB 1201 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
ASIE 1202 Hydraulics
ASIE 1203 Water Resources and Hydrology


ASIE 2104 Soil Mechanics
ASIE 2105 Horticulture
ASCS 2109 Biometry II
ASIE 2107 Agro-meteorology
ASCS 2120 Agricultural Entomology and Weed Science
IDPL 2100 Peace and Leadership Studies


ASSS 2200 Soil and Water Conservation
ASEB 2202 Farm Management and Project Planning
ASSS 2202 Farm Machinery
ASSS 2212 Land Evaluation and Land Use Planning
ASIE 2205 Irrigation Agronomy
ASIE 2206 Irrigation Systems Design I


ASIA 3000 Industrial Attachment Student‟s Work Related Learning Report
Academic Supervisor‟s Assessment Report
Employer‟s Assessment Report


ASPR 4000 Research Project (Credits are given at the end of Semester 2 Part 4)
ASSS 4102 Environmental Impact Assessment
ASIE 4106 Post-Harvest Management, Processing and Handling
ASIE 4107 Irrigation Water Management
ASIE 4108 Land Improvement Engineering
ASIE 4109 Water Resources Management
ASIE 4110 Water Eng and Community Water Supplies Designs


ASPR 4000 Research Project
ASIE 4213 Irrigation Systems Design II
ASIE 4212 Gender in Agricultural Development
ASCS 4220 Crop Protection
ASEB 4202 Agric. Extension and Communication