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Agricultural Engineering

Overview

This course prepares students to work professionally in the many fields of agriculture. Subsets of the studies belonging to the classification of agriculture that offer unlimited opportunities for involvement in this field. Students use the latest technology to advance environmental issues and activities. Students also have the opportunity to study machine components and equipment, testing agricultural machinery to ensure safety and performance and providing leadership on water and environmental concerns. You can play a vital role in anticipating and solving 22nd century challenges. Graduates normally benefit from small class sizes and a focus on hands-on applications in and out of the classroom.

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time, distance or sandwich at most levels.

General Entry Requirements

Subject Specific Requirements

Prior qualification in Agricultural Science is necessary for enrollment in any of the courses.

WASSCE Entry requirements

Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies. Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects.

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree program in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0. *Admissions will be to Level 100.

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Program and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

Mature

- Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). - Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. - Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University.

PhD 

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this program. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.

How Programme Is Assessed

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.

Where This Degree Will Take You?

As an agriculture engineer, you will be prepared to work professionally in the many fields of
agriculture. Careers directly related to this course include:

- Agricultural Consultant
- Farm Manager
- Fish Farm Manager
- Plant Breeder/Geneticist
- Rural Practice Surveyor
- Soil Scientist
- Animal Nutritionist
- Field Trials Officer
- Forest/Woodland Manager
- Sales Executive
- Veterinary Officer

Please remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree
subject, so do not restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

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