Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering was established as one of the foundation Departments under the College of Science and Engineering right from the inception of Landmark University in March 2011.
It started as the Department of Engineering with the inclusion of Agricultural Engineering Unit as one of the Units under it but with effect from the commencement of 2012/ 2013 academic session in September 2012; Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering became a full fledge Department.
Message from the HOD ( Engr. Dr. Abiodun A. Okunola, MNSE, MNIAE, MASABE, COREN Regd. )
Welcome to the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering The department of Agricultural Engineering is first of its kind in any private University in Nigeria and it’s a vital engineering discipline that integrates engineering solutions to myriads of challenges facing agriculture through the application of basic concepts to remove drudgery in production of food, feed and fibre for the benefit of humanity.
Our department emphasizes a range of research areas including modern agricultural production, post-harvest engineering, food engineering, soil and water conservation, renewable engineering and bio process engineering.
The department offers the core link between the other engineering departments, life sciences and agricultural sciences in fulfilling the Agrarian Revolution (food security) mandate of the University.
A pursuit of a degree in the department promises to be an exciting adventure as a degree in this field covers all areas of major Agro - allied industries which include the designing of agricultural equipment, production, handling, and processing of biological materials for food, feed, and fibre; the preservation of natural resources and environment quality; and conversion of wastes to energy.
Brief about the Department
At the inception of the Landmark University in 2011; the Department started with 33 pioneer students and 4 Academic staff with Engr. Dr. John O. Ojediran as the pioneer Head of Department, it has also been once headed by Engr. Prof. Seth I. Manuwa and presently by Engr. Dr. Abiodun A. Okunola.
As at today it has graduated two sets totaling 47 graduates in the last two sessions and also boastof 63 students and 11 Academic staff distributed among the various options. The academic staff consisted of 1 Professor, 1 Associate Professor, 3 Senior Lecturers, 2 Lecturer 1 and 4 Lecturer II.In addition there are 4 Technologists that complement the teaching with practical classes in the department.
The department also provides courses to students of Agriculture, Civil Engineering and some general engineering courses in the College and is a major player in the transformation of students into expert thinkers, solution providers, innovative managers and resourceful technocrats which are part of the dream of the University of Pathfinders in attaining new frontiers in driving agricultural revolution in Africa.
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