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M.Sc. DEGREE

Masters Programs

The department offers M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Engineering in all four branches :

  • Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Agricultural Buildings and Environmental Control Engineering

The  program for the M. Sc. degree in Agricultural Engineering includes:

1. At least 6 credit-hours are to be chosen by the candidate from the following areas:

  • Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Agricultural Structures and Environment Control Engineering

2. At least 6 credit-hours of graduate courses are required from the relevant departments of the College of Agriculture, Engineering Science and Computer Sciences.

 

3. ENG 55 : English Language Course (non-credit).

4. At least six hours of an English course and the candidate must successfully complete the course   throughout the first three semesters. This course is not required for those who passed the TOFEL exam with at least 450 points.

5. At least 3 hours is to be taken for a computer program course.

The department board have to review and approve the suggested program for each post graduate student.

The Course Study program for the degree of M. Sc in Agricultural Engineering.

General Courses (at least 6 credit hours)

M 501

Calculus of Variation and Integral Transforms

3

M 505

Numerical Liner Algebra

3

M 506

Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

3

M 508

Numerical Methods of Differential Equations

3

GE 501

Computer Simulation of Engineering Systems

3

AGEC 512

Advanced Agricultural Statistics(1)

3

AGEC 518

Design and Analysis of Agricultural Experiments

3

 

 Total

21

 

 

Farm Power and Machinery Engineering Option (at least 18 credit hours)

AGEN 510

Analysis of Agricultural Machinery Systems

3

AGEN 511

Harvesting Machines

3

AGEN 512

Advanced Agricultural Tractor

3

AGEN 513

Soil-Implement Relationships

3

AGEN 580

Selected Topics in Agricultural Engineering

3

AGEN 585

Measurement and Estimation in Biological Control Systems

3

AGEC 502

Farm Management

3

IE 544

Human Factors Engineering

3

ME 576

Advanced Enginery Conversion

3

 

 Total

27

 

 

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Option. (at least 18 credit hours)

AGEN 520

Advanced Agricultural Drainage

3

AGEN 521

Advanced Sprinkler and Drip Irrigation

3

AGEN 522

Advanced Surface Irrigation

3

AGEN 523

Management, Conservation , and Distribution of Farm Irrigation Water

3

AGEN 580

Selected Topics in Agricultural Engineering

3

CE 522

Groundwater Hydrology

3

CE 527

Water Resources Planning

3

SOSC 561

Advanced Soil Physics

3

CE 322

Hydraulics

3

 

 Total

27

 

 

Food Process Engineering Option. (at least 18 credit hours)

AGEN 530

Thermal Process Design of Food

3

AGEN 531

Unit Operations in Food Process Engineering

3

AGEN 532

Conditioning and Storage of Cereal Grains

3

AGEN 545

Engineering Properties of Agricultural Materials

3

AGEN 580

Selected Topics in Agricultural Engineering

3

AGEN 585

Measurement and Estimation in Biological Control Systems

3

CHE 512

Advanced Studies in Heat Transfer

3

FSN 516

Development of New Product and Sensory Evaluation

3

 

 Total

24

 

 

Agricultural and Environment Control Engineering Option. (at least 18 credit hours)

AGEN 532

Conditioning and Storage of Cereal Grains

3

AGEN 540

Engineering of Animal Environment

3

AGEN 543

Advanced Greenhouses Engineering

3

AGEN 545

Engineering Properties of Agricultural Materials

3

AGEN 580

Selected Topics in Agricultural Engineering

3

PLPR 531

Vegetable Crop Ecology

3

ANPR 565

Advanced Dairy Cattle

2

ANPR 568

Poultry Industry

3

ME 574

Advanced Thermal Radiation

3

 

 Total

26

 

 

Brief Description of Agricultural Engineering M.Sc. Courses:

Credit hours = (Lecture Hours + Laboratory Hours)

AGEN 510 Analysis of Agricultural Machinery System   3 (2+1)

Analysis of Tractor-implement activities. Technique of model development. Computer simulation of tractor-implement management.

AGEN 511 Harvesting Machines     3 (2+1)

Functional components of harvesting machines. Testing, evaluation and modification of the components. Effect of crop condition on harvesting machine performance.

AGEN 512  Advanced Agricultural Tractor     3 (2+1)

Mechanics of interaction between agricultural soils and tractor traction devices. International tractor tests. Field testing and evaluation of tractor functional component. Introduction to vibrations and their applications in tractors.

AGEN 513 Soil-Implement Relations      3 (2+1)

Mechanics of interaction between agricultural soils and tillage implements. Analysis of soil stress-strain relationship due to soil-implement interaction. Design concepts for tillage implements.

AGEN 520 Advanced Agricultural Drainage      3 (2+1)

Origin and nature of drainage problems in arid and humid region. Required investigations for agricultural drainage system. Saturated and unsaturated flow in the soil. Application of mathematical and numerical solutions for the design of agricultural drainage systems.

AGEN 521 Advanced Sprinkler and Drip Irrigation      3 (2+1)

Different sprinkler irrigation systems. Center-pivot systems. Optimum pipe selection. Pump selection. Application rate, infiltration rate and soil moisture. Emitter selection. Estimation of emitter wetting patterns using empirical analytical and numerical techniques. Evaluation of sprinkler and drip system.

AGEN 522 Advanced Surface Irrigation      3 (2+1)

Different methods of surface irrigation. Hydraulics of flow through furrows and borders. Mathematical models for prediction of the ultimate distribution of the irrigation water between surface runoff, infiltration and evaporation. Application uniformity and efficiency. Computer programs for land leveling calculations for land leveling calculations for surface irrigation.

AGEN 523 Management, Conservation and Distribution of Farm Irrigation Water      3 (2+1)

Basic concepts and objectives of irrigation water management. Scheduling of irrigation to achieve specific objectives. Techniques for minimizing losses of irrigation water. Non-conventional sources for irrigation. Distribution, control and measurement devices. Design and construction of small farm reservoirs.

AGEN 530 Thermal process Design of Food      3 (2+1)

Biological relations and reaction kinetics of micro-organisms and enzymes in computations of pasteurization and sterilization operations. Computational methods of thermal processing of food. Ultra high temperature sterilization of thermal processing of food.

AGEN 531 Unit Operations in Food Process Engineering      3 (2+1)

Advanced analysis of selected physical, mechanical and thermal operations encountered in food processing. Applications from the food industry sector in the Kingdom.

AGEN 532 Conditioning and Storage of Cereal Grains      3 (2+1)

Design and analysis of ventilation systems. Theory of drying Design and analysis of dryers. Drying models. Design and analysis of storage systems.

AGEN 540 Engineering of Animal Environment      3 (2+1)

Interaction between the livestock and their environment. Environmental measurements and indices. Control of animal environment. Orientation of buildings.

AGEN 545 Engineering Properties of Agricultural Materials     3 (2+1)

Physical, mechanical, rheological, thermal, electrical, and optical properties of agricultural materials as related to design of machinery, processing and storage systems.

AGEN 580 Selected Topics in Agricultural Engineering      3 (3+0)

Advances in technological, engineering, and recent trends in various field of Agricultural Engineering.

AGEN 585 Measurement and Estimation in Biological Control Systems      3 (2+1)

Planning of experiments reaction of static, dynamic and reciprocating systems, data analysis, transfer of data interfacing using computers, applications of measurements and estimation in biological system.

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