AGRICULTURE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

FOOD PROCESSING PROGRAM (OPTION)

Agriculture and Food Processing is a study program dealing with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)/techniques of crop and animal production, and the value addition of the production by processing, i.e. transformation of produce into edible value added food products.

Agriculture and Food Processing Advanced Programme is delivered through a combination of classroom teaching, practicals through the fields, farms, laboratories and workshops as well as industrial visits. It also encompasses an 8 weeks industrial attachment; and a technical research project under appropriate academic supervision.

The department offers an integrated curriculum, combining both agricultural aspect and food processing aspect. The department aims at developing knowledge, competences and skills required in agriculture, food processing industry, and associated regulatory services.

The core objective is to train technicians who will contribute to a sustainable and efficient agriculture; efficient post-harvest handling; harvest processing & nutritional value addition; and to new food product development.

 

Career Opportunities:

The Agriculture and Food Processing (AFP) program at Musanze Polytechnic is unique; it is intended to prepare students for numerous job careers. The graduates will play a key role in technical divisions for a wide range of organizations such as: the agriculture industry, farm and agriculture companies, food processing plants, food safety and regulation boards, community development initiatives, food security, and educational institutions.

 

Year 1

SEMESTER I

SEMESTE II

 

MODULES

 

MODULES

1

General English

1

English for Technology

2

General Chemistry

2

Animal Production and Pathology

3

Applied Statistics

3

Pedology

4

Computer Basics

4

Plant  Propagation and Nursery Management

5

Principles of  Crop Production and Physiology

5

Food Chemistry

6

Introduction to Food Science and Technology

6

General Microbiology

7

Workshop

7

Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2

SEMESTER I

SEMESTE II

S/N

MODULES

S/N

MODULES

1

Irrigation Agronomy

1

Cash crops and Staple Crops

2

Horticulture

2

Soil Degradation and Soil Restoration

3

Dairy Science and Technology

3

Meat, Poultry and Fish Technology

4

Food Microbiology

4

Cereal Science and Technology

5

Plant Diseases and their Management

5

Fats and Oil Science and Technology

6

Food Processing, Preservation and Packaging

6

Food Analysis and Instrumentation

7

Workshop

7

Workshop

Year 3

SEMESTER I

SEMESTE II

S/N

MODULES

S/N

MODULES

1

Introduction to Mechanized agriculture

1

Land Evaluation

2

Seed Technology and Crop Improvement

2

Food Plant Management & Production Economics

3

Beverage Science and Technology

3

Food Quality Assurance & Legislation

4

Fruits and Vegetable Science & Technology

4

Entrepreneurship Dvpt.  and Basics of Accounting

5

Food Product Development and Sensory Evaluation

5

Industrial Attachment

6

Research Methodology and Professional Ethics

6

Advanced Diploma Project

7

Workshop

7

Workshop

 

IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (OPTION)

 

1. Introduction

Irrigation and Drainage Technology Advanced diploma programme falls under Irrigation and Water Engineering department. The program of "Irrigation and Drainage Technology" equips students with a comprehensive introduction to soil water plant relationship and technology to manage these aspects for agricultural production. The knowledge and skills gained in this program can be summarized in six main points: Surface irrigation systems, pressurized irrigation systems, drainage systems, water harvesting and supply, construction of hydraulic structures and agricultural water management.

As far as Irrigation is concerned, students gain insights and skills necessary for calculating irrigation water needs of crops and the amount of water in function of different irrigation methods. On the otherside, in drainage, surface and subsurface drainage equations are derived and the drainage criteria are determined. Plus, the explanations of the choice and installation of drainage systems.

During the workshop practices, students deal with: Care and use of tools and equipment, construction and installation of hydraulic structures, surface irrigation systems layout, installation operation and maintenance of pressurized irrigation systems, automatizing irrigation systems and drainage systems layout. 

2. Expected Learning Outcome

Graduates of Irrigation and Drainage Technology programme are expected to be able to perform the following:

  • Plan, design, install and maintain surface and pressurized irrigation systems at a small scale,
  • Plan, design, install and maintain surface and subsurface drainage systems at small scale,
  • Construct and install hydraulic structures (canals, dams, water tanks, weirs, flumes, division boxes, etc.,
  • Select and manage pumping system for irrigation,
  • Perform field work extension services,
  • Perform irrigation water management (irrigation schedules).

 

3. Qualifications and Minimum requirements

A student wishing to pursue his/her studies in Irrigation and Drainage Technology programme (Advanced Diploma & Diploma level) should have a Level 5 Certificate or A2 in one of the following combinations/options/trades:

  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Agriculture
  • Crop Production/Agronomy
  • Public works
  • Plumbing
  • Physics - Economics – Mathematics (PEM)
  • Physics - Chemistry - Mathematics (PCM)
  • Physics - Chemistry - Biology (PCB)
  • Mathematics - Physics - Geography (MPG)
  • Mathematics – Economics - Geography (MEG)
  • Mathematics - Chemistry - Biology (MCB)
  • Mathematics-physics and computer science(MPCs)
  • Biology - chemistry – geography(BCG)

 

Candidates qualified for admission shall have an Advanced General or technical Certificate of Secondary Education, with at least two relevant principal passes permitting entry to higher education.

For applicants from advanced General secondary education, we consider those with highest aggregated point from the two core principal courses.

For applicants from TVET education, some courses like entrepreneurship, Technical Languages and Practical Exam will not be considered as core modules for admission points.

 

4. Covered modules

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

Total hours

Lecturer contact hours

Students self leaning hours

1

General English

ENG101

10

100

60

40

2

Mathematical Analysis and Linear Algebra

MAT101

10

100

60

40

3

Computer Basics

ICT101

5

50

30

20

4

Engineering physics

PHY101

10

100

60

40

5

General chemistry

CHM101

10

100

60

40

6

Technical Drawing

IWE101

5

50

30

20

7

Workshop Practices

WID101

10

100

100

0

TOTAL SEMESTER 1-60---

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

Total hours

Lecturer contact hours

Students self leaning hours

1

English for Technology

ENG102

10

100

60

40

2

Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics

MAT102

10

100

60

40

3

Plant anatomy and physiology

IDT101

10

100

60

40

4

Construction technology

IWE102

5

50

30

20

5

Applied Hydrology

IWE103

10

100

60

40

6

Strength of materials

IWE104

5

50

30

20

7

Workshop Practices

WID102

10

100

100

0

TOTAL SEMESTER 2-60---
TOTAL CREDITS YEAR 1-120---

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

Total hours

Lecturer contact hours

Students self leaning hours

1

Irrigation Agronomy

IDT201

10

100

60

40

2

Design of surface irrigation systems

IDT202

10

100

60

40

3

Introduction to drainage

IDT203

5

50

30

20

4

Fluid mechanics and Hydraulics

IWE201

10

100

60

40

5

Structural Analysis

IWE202

10

100

60

40

6

Soil Mechanics

IWE203

5

50

30

20

7

Workshop Practices

WID201

10

100

100

0

TOTAL SEMESTER 1-60---

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

Total hours

Lecturer contact hours

Students self leaning hours

1

Principles of crop production

IDT204

10

100

60

40

2

Water harvesting and supply

IDT205

10

100

60

40

3

Design of pressurized irrigation systems

IDT206

10

100

60

40

4

Engineering drawing and CAD

IWE204

5

50

30

20

5

Reinforced Concrete Design

IWE205

10

100

60

40

10

Research Methodology and Professional ethics

RME201

5

50

30

20

8

Workshop Practices

WID202

10

100

100

0

TOTAL SEMESTER 2-60---
TOTAL CREDITS YEAR 2-120---

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

Total hours

Lecturer contact hours

Students self leaning hours

1

Design of hydraulic structures

IDT301

10

100

60

40

2

Design and construction of drainage systems

IDT302

10

100

60

40

3

Greenhouse technology and hydroponics

IDT303

5

50

30

20

4

Geotechnical and Foundation engineering

IWE301

5

50

30

20

5

Engineering surveying

IWE302

10

100

60

40

6

GIS and Remote sensing

IWE303

10

100

6

40

7

Workshop Practices

WID301

10

100

100

0

TOTAL SEMESTER 1-60---
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

Total hours

Lecturer contact hours

Students self leaning hours

1

Soil fertility and water quality management

IDT304

10

100

60

40

2

Estimating and costing

IWE304

5

50

30

20

3

Engineering Surveying Camp

IWE305

5

50

30

0

4

Construction management

IWE306

5

50

30

20

5

Entrepreneurship

ENT301

5

50

30

20

6

Workshop Practices

WID302

10

100

100

0

7

Advanced Diploma Project

ADP301

10

 

 

 

8

Industrial Attachment

IND301

10

100

0

100

TOTAL SEMESTER 2-60---
TOTAL CREDITS YEAR 3-120---