Course Offerings - Department of Agricultural Engineering | Visayas State University

BS in Agricultural Engineering (BSAE)

Agricultural engineering is the application of the knowledge of engineering principles to agriculture. As embodied in the Republic ActNo. 8559, agricultural engineering embraces the following diciplines: 1) agricultural machinery, equipment and power units; 2) agricultural buildings and structures; 3) agricultural electrification and energy; 4) agricultural processing and food engineering; 5) soil and water conservation; 6) irrigation and drainage and water resources management; 7) agricultural waste disposal and utilization and environmental management; 8) agricultural information resources and technology; 9) agricultural instrumentation and control; 10) fishery and aquacultural resources engineering and 11) forest product resource engineering. This is the kind of engineering profession that is necessary in solving many problems in agriculture.

The revised 5-yr BSAE curriculum has two options, the thesis and non-thesis option. A student inlined to research may conduct a thesis(thesis option). Those who do not like research may go into field practice (non-thesis option). In the field practice option, the student is required to enroll 6 more units or two elective non-major subjects.

General Education courses - English, Speech, Pilipino, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Philosophy, ect.

List of major courses

1. Agrib 21 - Introduction to Agri-business

2. Mgnt 130 - Feasibily Study Preparation

3. RS 126 - Philippine Rural Society

4. Ext 132 - Principles, Methods and Strategies in Ext.

The MSSAE at VSU will provide advance education to the graduates from the field of agricultural Engineering in the Visayas and Mindanao who are working in the government agencies, academic and research institutions, private corporations, and those engaged in private ventures.

Graduates from the bachelors degree in mechanical, chemical, civil, and other fields of engineering; food technology, chemistry, and other fields of specialization may be accepted to the program subject to additional requirements to be set by the Department Graduate Admission Committee.

Graduate student enrolled in this program can specialize in any of the following specialized fields: 1) Agricultural Power and Machinery, 2) Postharvest and Energy Technology, and 3) Water Resources Engineering.

Required (Core) courses

List of courses

AGEN 299 - Graduate Seminar

AGEN 300 - MS Thesis

Minor/Cognates - 9 units in any of these fields: Food Science & Food Technology, Forestry, Hoticulture, Plant Pathology, and Soil Science

Required Subjects
Credit Units
 
42
Mathematics, Statistics, CS and Physics
36
Biology and Chemistry
11
Plant, Animal, Soils, Ecology, Economics
18
Major courses - including field practice*/thesis and seminar
89
Elective courses
6*
PE* (Non-academic subjects)
(14)
Total Academic Units -
196/202
* Student opting for Field Practice instead of Thesis requirement will take 6 more units of elective non-major subjects
Major Courses
Credit Units
ES/AE 121 - Engineering Graphics I
3
ES/AE 131 - Engineering Graphics II
2
ES/AE 126 - Electronics & Electrical Eng'g
3
ES/AE 133 - Engineering Mechanics
5
ES/AE 134 - Fluid Mechanics
4
AE 135 - Fundamentals of Surveying
3
AE 136 - Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
5
AE 137 - Engineering Materials
3
AE 138 - Dynamics Of Machinery
3
AE 142 - Strength of Materials
3
AE 151 - Structural Design
3
AE 152 - Agricultural Structures
3
AE 153 - Machinery Design
3
AE 154 - Electronics & Instrumentation
3
AE 155 - Hydrometeorology
3
AE 156 - Environmental Control Eng'g
3
AE 157 - Water Management Eng'g
3
AE 158 - Soil and Water Conservation Eng'g
3
AE 159 - Agricultural Power
3
AE 161 - Crop Processing
3
AE 162 - Agricultural Machinery
3
AE 171 - Rural Electrification
3
AE 173 - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
3
AE 182 - Engineering Economy
3
AE 184 - Eng'g. Specifications, Constracts and Ethics
3
AE 198 - Research Planning & Manuscript Preparation*
3
AE 199 - Undergraduate Seminar
1
AE 200 - Undergraduate Thesis
6
AE 200a - Field Practice
6
Elective Subjects* - Required for Field Practice Option 6 units of the ff. electives
6
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
3
Total Units -
89/95

MS in Agricultural Engineering (MSAE)

 
 
Required Courses
Credit Units
 
6
Major (specialization)
15
Thesis
6
Minor/Cognate
9
Seminar
1
Total Academic Units -
37
 
Credit Units
Core Courses - Required to all graduate students
AGEN 205 - Instrumentation for Engineering Research
3
STAT 206 - Statistical Methods for Physical Sciences
3
Specialization in Agricultural Power and Machinery
AGEN 221 - Ag. Machinery Systems and Mgnt.
3
AGEN 223 - Ag. Machinery Design and Evaluation
3
AGEN 224 - Engineering Similitude
3
AGEN 232 - Tillage and Soil Dynamics
3
AGEN 234 - Expert systems in Agriculture
3
Specialization in Postharvest and Energy Technology
AGEN 241 - Physical Properties of Ag. Products
3
AGEN 243 - Thermal Properties of Agr, Products
3
AGEN 244 - Drying and Storage of Ag. Products
3
AGEN 246 - Postharvest Eng'g for Ag. Products
3
AGEN 251 - Renewable Energy I
3
AGEN 252 - Renewable Energy II
3
AGEN 253 - Energy Econ. and Systems Modelling
5
Specialization in Water Resources Engineering
AGEN 261 - Hydrology
3
AGEN 262 - Land and Water Resources Development
3
AGEN 263 - Channel Hydraulics
3
AGEN 264 - Design of Irrigation Systems and Mngt.
3
AGEN 265 - Land Drainage and Flood Control
3
AGEN 273 - Soil Engineering
3
AGEN 274 - Headworks and Water Control Structures
3
Others
MATH 211 - Numerical Methods in Engineering
3
COSC 211 - Computer Applications in Engineering
3
AGEN 291 - Special Topics
3
AGEN 297 - Graduate Colloquium
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1
 
6
 
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