Department of Agricultural Engineering and Technologies
Agricultural Engineering is the application of engineering design and analysis to:
Protection of natural resources
Conservation of our water and soil resources and protection of the environment from non-
Power transmission and motion control, power generation and fluid power circuits for off-
Structural analysis and environmental control
Structural design using engineered wood products, and environmental control systems for buildings housing plants, animals, microorganisms, and food production operations.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality engineering programs in education (resident instruction and extension) and research related to agricultural systems. These systems involve the production, processing, utilization and value recovery of agricultural products and the management of natural resources.
Our graduate programs and accredited undergraduate programs in Agricultural Engineering provide highly qualified engineers, researchers and outreach educators for Cameroon and the world.
To produce well trained agricultural engineers that will provide the highly needed engineering service and technology for the production cultivation and processing of food and fiber.
Areas of Psecialization
Food Processing Technology
Other Courses to be taken:
A student pursuing Agricultural Engineering will take courses in the basic sciences, engineering sciences, communications, and liberal arts. Specific course topics include:
• static and dynamic forces
• strength of materials
• fluid mechanics
• arts, humanities, and social sciences
• speech communications
• some courses of the student's choosing in engineering science and design, agricultural or biological sciences, and other technical electives.
Besides specific courses in agricultural production and processing, students of agric engineering are required to take the following general courses in years one and two.
Career, Employment and Future Opportunities for Agricultural Engineers
This partial listing of employers of recent graduates in the Agricultural Engineering focus area shows the diversity of opportunities:
1. agricultural and construction equipment manufacturing
2. natural resource protection service agency
3. agricultural, construction and landscaping equipment manufacturing
4. environmental engineering
5. construction equipment manufacturing
7. wood structural products and systems component design
8. wood structures design
9. crane and construction equipment manufacturing
10. systems for growing food in space
11. machinery manufacturing
12. equipment manufacturing
13. environmental consulting
14. transportation structures
Placement of Agricultural Engineers into career positions is close to 100 percent. The demand for students in this field of study exceeds the number graduating, even internationally.
As a student pursuing Agricultural Engineering, you get a broad-
1. Natural resources engineering
2. Power and machinery systems
3. Structural systems and environmental control
Organization of Courses to be taken to Become an Agricultural Engineer?
The programme for this course of study shall be administered by the School of Tropical Agriculture and Natural Resources and the School of Engineering. Nonetheless, the degree will be awarded by the School of Engineering. Hence, students pursuing Agricultural Engineering take courses that expose them to the breadth of the discipline, and also provide focus in a specialty area. We guarantee hands-
Modeling of biological and physical systems
Environmental influences on biological systems
Transport phenomena in biosystems
Soil and water conservation engineering
Fluid power systems
Properties of biological materials
Engineering elements of biochemistry and microbiology
Natural resource conservation and protection
Instrumentation and measurement
Thus a degree in Agricultural Engineering prepares the candidate to:
Work for electrical power companies, farms equipment companies, food processing companies, and natural resources management agencies.
Design field machinery, electrical controls, livestock structures and processing equipment.
Design system for irrigation, drainage, flood control, soil conservation, waste treatment and alternate energy (solar energy, Biogas, wind mill).
The tuition fee per year is 839,500 F CFA for Cameroonians and 1,239,500 F CFA for foreign students. To read more about fees click here.