Department of Agricultural Engineering & Processing

The Department agricultural of Engineering and Technology has the mandate to develop and offer tailor-made programmes in the fields of Agricultural Engineering and Food Processing. Currently, the Department is involved in training of courses in Agricultural Engineering, irrigation, Soil and Water Conservation, Surveying, Farm Structures. The department is also involved in community outreach through participation in Field days, Agricultural Shows, community based projects and Demonstrations

VISION

To be a leading an excellent Center for training and research in the field of Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering

MISSION

To provide quality Training, Research Innovation and Outreach for advancement of humanity

OBJECTIVES

  • To train undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that allow the students to become professionals and leaders in agricultural and process Engineering
  • To improve the quality and quantity of agricultural products, such as human food, animal feed, fuel and fiber production for increased food security
  • To offer solutions in soil and water conservation, irrigation systems, water supply and adaptations of climate change
  • To take lead in agricultural and processing structures, as well as value addition through food processing and application of post harvest technology
  • To conduct research and offer extension services to mankind in order to transform their livelihoods
  • To provide a platform for effective collaboration in research and knowledge dissemination among the public, private, NGOs and other interested institutions.


CAREER PROSPECTS

  •     Government Ministries, Parastatals & private sector
  •     Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  •     Self-employment
  •     Farm management portfolios
  •     Geographic Information System (GIS) Experts


PROPOSED ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

  •     Bachelor of Science in agricultural engineering
  •     Diploma in Irrigation Systems Engineering
  •     Diploma in Soil and Water conservation Engineering
  •     Certificate Course in application of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) in Natural Resources Management
  •     Certificate course in Soil and Water Conservation
  •     Certificate course in Rainwater harvesting technology
  •     Certificate course in Post harvest Technology
  •     Certificate course in Green and bio-fuel Energy Technology


DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH AREAS

  •     Soil, Water and Environmental Conservation
  •     Irrigation systems Engineering
  •     Rainwater and surface runoff harvesting
  •     Post-harvest technology and value addition
  •     Impacts of climate and Land use Changes on natural resources
  •     Clean environmental and Bio-energy technology
  •     Application of GIS and RS in planning and management of natural resources
  •     Agricultural mechanization
  •     Management of river catchments
  •     Promotion of applied technology for improved livelihoods


RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed research in

1. Soil, water and environmental conservation

2. Irrigation

3. Rainwater harvesting

4. Post harvest processing and equipment

5. Climatic and land use change

6. Bio-energy technology

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Degree Programmes

    Holders of at least KCSE mean grade C+ with at least C+ in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics or Biology

Diploma Programmes

    Minimum of a KCSE mean grade C (Plain)

Certificate Programmes

    Minimum of a KCSE mean grade D (plain)



DURATION OF STUDY

Degree programmes

Minimum of ten (10) semesters

Diploma programmes

Minimum of four (4) semesters

Certificate programmes

Maximum of two (2) semesters


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application forms are available at the following offices

1. South Eastern Kenya University(SEKU), Main campus, Kitui

Website http//:www.seku.ac.ke


CONTACT:

Ag. Chairman, Department of Agricultural Engineering and Processing

P. O. Box 170 – 90200, Kitui, Kenya

Tel: +254 020-2413859

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