Department of Agricultural Engineering

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Brief History:

Dr Wasiu Agunbiade LAMIDIDr.  Wasiu Agunbiade LAMIDI



The Department of Agricultural Engineering of the Osun State University is one of the two engineering departments under the College of Science, Engineering and Technology established in 2019/2020 academic session as part of the third phase of development of the University. Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree programme in Agricultural Engineering        was approved by the University Senate and Council in the 2018/2019 academic session. The first set of students were admitted into Part I of the programme in December 2019.

The Department runs a 5-year undergraduate programme, operating 2-semester course units in its curriculum to acquaint the students with the basic knowledge, practices and current advances in the field of Agricultural Engineering. Agricultural Engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and environmental impact of farm and            farmstead and those things therein like buildings, roads, waterways, bridges and culverts, dams and their structures, water supply, drainage and irrigation systems/schemes.

The programme in Agricultural Engineering is therefore designed to produce engineers that can meet the challenges in the afore-mentioned areas through service in governmental agencies/establishments, the farm and their settlements. It is designed to train engineers that are capable of applying engineering principles to soil management; crop production;         agricultural mechanization; harvesting, processing, preservation and storage; moisture and water conservation; irrigation; farm structures and livestock welfare and environment and farm and agricultural business management. The two semesters in the calendar of the University, tagged Harmattan and Rain, each has 17-18 weeks duration. The programme leads to the awards of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Agricultural Engineering.

The academic programme of the Department operates academic curricular that are tailored along the stipulations contained in the National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards and as required by the Council for the Regulation of               Engineering in Nigeria, COREN. The curricula for the programme are being regularly              revised. The last revision took place in 2022 to bring the programme contents in line with                 Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) by the National Universities    Commission (NUC) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).


To be a centre of excellence providing high quality teaching and learning experiences in Agricultural Engineering that will engender the production of entrepreneurial graduates in the discipline, graduates that are capable of impacting on their environment while being globally competitive.


The mission of the department is to provide Nigeria and the whole world graduates of Agricultural Engineering that will compete favourably with all others in the whole world in term of leading in the provision of more favourable environment for agricultural production in any part of the world.



Toward achieving the national goals and objectives of industrialisation and self-reliance, the Agricultural Engineering education is geared towards:

  1. The development of a thorough practice in Agricultural Engineering training. Education has been conceived as the engine of national development, therefore Agricultural Engineering as a course was thus established on the philosophy of been relevant to education which must continually be responsive to the changing imperatives of the socio-economic and technological development of the nation.
  2. Early broad – based training in general Engineering and Technology
  • Practical application of Engineering, Technology and Manufacturing Processes to food production in general.
  1. Adequate training in human and organisational behaviour and to raise men and women imbued with the requisite skills, knowledge and competencies to be the arrow heads of the socio-economic and technological development of Nigeria in general and Osun State in particular.
  2. Introduction to entrepreneurial education and training.

The general philosophy therefore is to produce graduates with high academic standard and adequate practical background for self-employment as well as being of immediate value to industry and the community in general.

Get In Touch

For enquiries on admissions, please contact

  • Address: Room 228, Admission Office, 
    Administrative building, 
    Osun State University,
    Main Campus, Osogbo, Osun State.
  • Tel: 08107976419 (9am - 4pm WAT, Mon - Fri)
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