CHED Center of Excellence in Agricultural Engineering

Member of the  ERDT Consortium

Program Information

1. Program

     a. Name of Program : BS IN AGRICULTURAL & BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
     b. Degree Granted : Bachelor of Science in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

2. Academic College where the Program is Offered : College of Engineering

3. Institution
     a. Name : Central Luzon State University
     b. Location of the Main Campus : Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija
     c. Campus where the Program is Offered : Science City of Munoz,Nueva Ecija

4. Name and Title of the:
     a. Chairman of the AE Department : Dr. Romeo B. Gavino
     b. Dean of the College : Dr. Ireneo C. Agulto
     c. VP for Academic Affairs : Dr. Tereso A. Abella
     d. President of the Institution : Dr. Ruben C. Sevilleja

5. Legal Basis of the Program

In July 2012, the CHED had issued CMO No. 37 series of 2012 requiring all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering engineering degree programs to shift to Outcomes Based Education (OBE) system with its full implementation by year 2016-17. Hence, in compliance with CMO No. 37 s. 2012 and to cope up with the current and forthcoming challenges of globalization, the BS in Agricultural Engineering curriculum offered in the College of Engineering of the Central Luzon State University (CLSU-CEn), for it to become more globally recognized and competitive, needs also to be revitalized and must have some credible innovations.

The proposed revision was already presented to the Curriculum Review Committee and the Council of Deans and Directors on December 18, 2013. On February 7, 2014, the revised proposal was presented and approved by the University Academic Council. This will be presented to CHED and the Board of Regents for their approval. Upon approval, the BSABE program will be implemented  starting first semester of 2014-15.


6. Features of the BSAEn Program


The proposed revision was already presented to the Curriculum Review Committee and the Council of Deans and Directors on December 18, 2013. On February 7, 2014, the revised proposal was presented and approved by the University Academic Council. This will be presented to CHED and the Board of Regents for their approval. Upon approval, the BSABE program will be implemented  starting first semester of 2014-15.  


Opportunities for BSABE Graduates 

Graduates of the program are expected to pass the Professional Regulation Commission board examination for agricultural engineers then apply their professional knowledge to the agro-industrial development needs locally and/or globally, and may work in careers with the following goals:

 

1.  Responsible management of air, land and water resources;

2.  Design and manage crop irrigation and drainage systems;

3. Develop agricultural power and machine  for bio-production and post-production systems;

4.  Proper handling, storage and processing that will enhance or protect the quality of agricultural commodities and processed products;

5.  Design equipment and systems for processing, manufacturing, distribution and quality protection of food and feed products;

6.    Improvement of fishpond facilities for better aquaculture systems

7.    Develop control systems and computer models to monitor and control biological processes

8.    Develop innovative green products

9.    Convert bio-based resources to food, fuel and other renewable products;

10. Develop new generations of devices for biological systems;

11. Establish control of biological systems for natural resource protection, waste remediation and ecosystem restoration.

12. Create new and improved processes through the innovative use of microorganisms, plant and animal cells and enzymes,

13. Design environment controlled greenhouse systems for high value crops;

14. Design of safe housing systems for animal and livestock production;

15. Design waste management systems for animal and livestock production

16. Develop electrical and electronic applications for agricultural problems.  

 

 The BSABE Program is consists of:

Courses

CHED Minimum Units

CLSU BSABE Units

General Education

92

99

Fundamental Agriculture

15

15

Basic Engineering

44

47

Professional Ag. Engg.

48

52

Seminar

1

1

Thesis/Field Practice

6

6

Total

206

22


Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • The graduates are able to apply the broad fundamental concepts of social and natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering, and the depth of knowledge gained in agricultural and biosystems engineering as professionals in their chosen careers.
  • The graduates are practicing professionals who are qualified and proficient in the use and creation of appropriate research and design methodologies and tools required to successfully perform their tasks in accordance with ethical norms and standards.
  • The graduates demonstrate effective communication skills, the ability to work well either individually or as part of a team, who have embraced lifelong learning values for continuous self and professional or career development.
  • As professionals, the graduates utilize appropriate knowledge and technology in dealing with industrial, community and cultural diversity, and environmental concerns for the advancement of society in the local and global arena.

Program or Student Outcomes

 In accordance with the criteria of the PTC–Certification and Accreditation System for Engineering Education (PTC-CASEE), the BSABE program shall produce graduates that have the following program or student outcomes (SOs):

a.  Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics & science to solve engineering problems

b.  Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret the data

c.  Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within  realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health & safety, manufacturability and sustainability, in accordance with standards

d.  Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e.  Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

f.  Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g.  Ability to communicate effectively

h.  Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a  global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i.  Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j.  Knowledge of contemporary issues

k.  Ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

l.   Knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments


Admission Requirements

         a.    Duly accomplished application form

b.    Must qualify in the CLSU College Admission Test

c.    At least 80% grade in high school Mathematics

d.    Transferees and shifters must have a GPA of 2.5 or better and must have a grade of 2.5 or better in ENGL 100 and MATH 100, and no failing grades

 



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