CHED Center of Excellence in Agricultural Engineering

Member of the  ERDT Consortium



Features of the Graduate Programs

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

(Major in Soil and Water Management)


The Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Engineering program has been drawn up heavily from past experiences and the technologies developed in Philippine setting. Graduates of this program are expected to provide the leadership in developing new technologies for soil and water resources utilization and conservation applicable to local and global situations.

 

The Ph.D. graduates shall have similar outcomes as the M.S. graduates, with more emphasis on a deeper understanding of problem formulation (to be able to recognize and formulate problem statements) and higher mathematical skills. In particular, graduates shall be able to independently conduct original research at and beyond the boundaries of current state of the art. Graduates must have a background in a different discipline through selection of a minor area, so that they can be incorporated into interdisciplinary research teams. In addition, Ph.D. graduates should be ready to pursue academic careers. 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

NUMBER OF UNITS

Core Courses

12

Major Courses

18

Cognate/Elective Courses

6

Dissertation

12

Total

48

                                               

PROGRAM STRUCTURE 


Core Courses

 

AE 810           Open Channel Hydraulics

3

AE 815           Advanced Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

3

AE 824           Water Resources Economics

3

AE 851           Irrigation System Management

3


List of Major  Courses

 

AE 820           Groundwater Hydrology

3

AE 822           Design of Small Canal Structures

3

AE 823           Design of Small Earth Dams

3

AE 825          Environmental Impact Assessment of Agricultural

                        Engineering Projects         

3

AE 826           System Analysis in Environmental Management

3

AE 828           Design of Micro-hydro Power Systems

3

AE 840           Surface Hydrology

3

AE 850           System Modeling I  

3

AE 855           System Modeling II

3

AE 898           Special Problem in Agricultural Engineering

1-3

AE 899           Seminar in Agricultural Engineering

1-3

SW 814          Water Resource Development

3


Suggested Cognate/Elective Courses*

 

CE 810           Advanced Soil Mechanics

3

SO 810           Advanced Soil Physics

3

AE 812           Optimization and Operation Research      

3

AE 813           Micro Computer Programming  and Operations

3

AE 814           GIS and Application in Natural Resource Mgt

3

AE 816           Energy and Bio-fuel Engineering

3

AE 817           Water Policy and Governance

3

AE 818           Integrated Watershed Management

3

AE 827           Sustainable and Renewable Energy Technologies

3

Math 814       Numerical Methods

3


Dissertation

 

AE 900              Dissertation

12


* Cognate/Elective Courses can also 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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