Agricultural Engineering and Land Planning

The Department of Agricultural Engineering and Land Planning (DAELP) started in 1984 as a new SUA academic unit in the Faculty of Agriculture. The goal of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering discipline is to provide the necessary technology, analytical, and managerial skills in the design, construction, operation, management, and maintenance of farm structures, irrigation and water supply systems; design and construction of simple renewable energy sources; and planning, design, and management of agricultural mechanization programmes. The discipline also deals with planning and management of integrated land resources; and Bioprocess and post-harvest technologies. The department offers undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering, Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering, Bioprocess and Post-harvest Engineering, and Land Resources Management. The Department is also in the process to establish another new degree programme in the specialized field of Biomechanical and Environmental Engineering. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to B.Sc., MSc., and PhD. The MSc programmes currently offered are Agricultural engineering, Irrigation Engineering and Management, and Land Use Planning and Management.