CHED Center of Excellence in Agricultural Engineering

Member of the  ERDT Consortium




Features of the Graduate Programs

 A.     Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering Program

The AE graduate program is designed to produce professionals that have a thorough understanding of advanced engineering principles in the areas of specialization. In the Master of Science programs, graduates are expected to acquire increased professional experience over the course of their graduate program to prepare them for a successful industrial career through their coursework and the development of a research project. Graduates should be capable of applying knowledge of natural, physical, and engineering sciences to formulate problem statements, design experiments, test hypotheses, and solve problems in agricultural and biological areas.

The masteral program of the AE Department has two options: Master of Science (MS) and Master of Professional Science (MPS). In the MS option, student will conduct a thesis/research while in the MPS, more academic courses will be required including an apprenticeship in the industry. Course requirements for each option are as follows: 

COURSE REQUIREMENT

MS

MPS

Core Courses

12

9

Major Courses

9

15

Elective Courses

3

3

Cognate Courses

6

9

Thesis

6

-

Apprenticeship

-

4

Total

36

40


Core Courses for the MS/MPS*  Programs
 

AE 701c         Applied Statistics (with laboratory)

3

AE 710           Advanced Mathematical Methods           

3

AE 713           Basic Computer Programming     

3

AE 750           Project Planning and Management

3

 

A.1 Major in Agricultural Machinery

The Master of Science/Professional Studies (MS/MPS) in agricultural engineering major in agricultural machinery produces highly trained graduates who could plan, design, develop, operate and maintain appropriate machineries for agriculture and conduct meaningful researches particularly in the field of agricultural machinery and management, and extend their expertise to clienteles. The program encourages self-employment and develops agro-industrial entrepreneurs.  

List of Major Courses

Units

AE 775           Computer Applications

3

AE 798           Special Problem

1-3

AE 799           Seminar

1-3

AM 780          Agricultural Mechanization and Management

3

AM 781          Theory of Field Machinery

3

AM 782          Instrumentation & Measurement Techniques

3

AM 783          Agricultural Machinery Design

3

AM 784          Manufacturing and Testing of Ag Machinery

3

AM 785          Ground Drive System

3

AM 786          Agricultural Machinery Laboratory

3


Thesis/Apprenticeship

 

AE 779           Apprenticeship

4

AE 800           Thesis           

6


Cognate/Elective Courses (can be selected from courses in other Department subject to approval of Advisory Committee)

 

 A.2 Major in Crop Process Engineering

The MS Agricultural Engineering major in crop process engineering produces   highly trained human resources who could plan, design, develop, operate and maintain crop processing projects as well as conduct meaningful crop processing research particularly in the field of post harvest technology.  This program prepares graduates to occupy positions of responsibility in government and private agencies and provide a dynamic leadership in the total food and feed production systems of the country. 

List of Major Courses

Units

AE 711           Introduction to Operation Research

3

AE 798           Special Problem

1-3

AE 799           Seminar

1-3

CPE 720         Agricultural Process Engineering

3

CPE 721        Energy Use and Control in Agricultural Systems

3

CPE 722        Applied Fluid Mechanics

3

CPE 723        Conduction Heat Transfer

3

CPE 724        Convection Heat Transfer

3

CPE 725        Radiation Heat Transfer

3

CPE 726        Advanced Process Design and Optimization

3

CPE 727        Post Harvest Handling and Storage of Per Crops

3

CPE 728        Primary Processing of Plantation and Sp Crops

3

CPE 729        Processing Grains and their Products

3


Thesis/Apprenticeship

 

AE 779           Apprenticeship

4

AE 800           Thesis           

6


Cognate/Elective Courses (can be selected from courses in other Department subject to approval of Advisory Committee)

 


A.3 Major in Soil and Water Management

The Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering major in soil and water management develops highly trained human resources who could plan, design, develop, operate, manage, and maintain water resources projects as well as conduct meaningful researches particularly in the field of soil and water management.  While carrying out these roles, they get involved with the most relevant aspects of modern system science and operation research as well as pertinent disciplines in the physical and social sciences.

List of Major Courses

Units

AE 772           Introduction to Systems Engineering

3

AE 774           Introduction to Operation Research

3

AE 798           Special Problem

1-3

AE 799           Seminar

1-3

SW 710          Water Management

3

SW 711          Irrigation Engineering

3

SW 712          Drainage Engineering

3

SW 713          Sociological Aspect of Water Management

3

SW 714          Land Use Capability, Classification and Mgt

3

SW 813          Applied Hydrology

3

SW 814          Water Resources Development

3

SW 815          Farm Irrigation System Design     

3

AE 714           GIS in Agriculture and Fisheries

3


Thesis/Apprenticeship

 

AE 779           Apprenticeship

4

AE 800           Thesis           

6

Cognate/Elective Courses (can be selected from courses in other Department subject to approval of Advisory Committee)

 

    


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS IN THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

 ·    Interested individuals who wish to seek admission to the graduate program of the Department of Agricultural Engineering  must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution for those who wish to pursue a Master’s Degree, and a Master’s Degree or its equivalent to pursue a Doctoral Degree. An applicant must submit  to the Office of the Dean, College of Engineering  the following documents not later than one month prior to the intended semester of first enrolment: 

1.      Letter of application to the Dean

2.      Duly accomplished application forms for admission

3.      Original or authenticated transcript of records of the BS degree (preferably BSAEn degree) for      MS/MPS applicants 

4.      Original or authenticated transcript of records of the BS and MS degrees for PhD applicants

5.      At least two letters of recommendations from former Professors or Supervisors

6.      Certificate of English proficiency or TOEFL and study permit for foreign student (see Graduate Student Handbook 2010)

7.      Capsule research proposal (MS/PhD Progam) or its equivalent (for MPS)

 ·   The  Dean will indorse the submitted documents to the AED Chair for evaluation and make the necessary recommendations.

·     Notice of Admission shall be issued by the Dean to admitted students of the graduate program not later than two months before the start of the semester.

·    Individuals who were issued the Notice of Admission shall proceed to the Office of Admissions of the University during the enrolment period and accomplish the necessary requirements for enrolment.

 


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