Agro-Processing

Department/Faculty: 
Department of Agricultural Engineering
Why study this programme: 

Numerous entrepreneurial opportunities thus exist in the agriculture sector for graduates from the programme. There are several government support projects for such industries that could be accessed. The programme also exposes students to operations management, which makes it possible for them to pursue careers in industries beyond the agricultural sector. Opportunities include the following:
 Business start-up in agro-processing
 Employment with food processing companies such as Nestle, Unilever, Blue Skies etc
 Food and nutrition experts at hospitals
 Employment by NGOs engaged in food processing interventions
 University Lecturers and Researchers in postharvest technologies
 Exporter of processed foods

Admission Requirement: 

i. Candidates for the programme must have passes in the following core subjects:

   English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.

ii. In addition to the above, candidates must have passes not below Grade C in elective

    subjects under options 1 or 2 below:

OPTION 1: General Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics/Elective Mathematics

OPTION 2: Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Elective Mathematics.

iii. Candidates who fail to meet above minimum requirements but who register and pass

     the Remedial Agriculture Programme organised by the University.

iv. HND holders of Agricultural Engineering (Post-Harvest Technology option) with a Second

     Class Upper Division or higher from a Polytechnic, or Diploma holders from a recognized

     University will be considered for admission and placed at Level 200 after successfully

     passing an interview.

Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science
Modes of Study: 
Regular
Duration: 
4 Years