Introduction and Overview


Pakistan’s economy is primarily an agrarian-based as the agriculture sector is contributing about 21% to its GDP, employing 45% of its workforce, and providing a livelihood to more than 67% of its population, which is residing mostly in the rural areas. But the contribution of this sector of the economy is heavily dependent on an adequate supply of irrigation water, state of the art modern as well as low-cost farm equipment and structures and safe environment. At the same time, it is also needed to provide alternative energy sources and post-harvest food preservation technologies to ensure food security as post-harvest losses in fruits and vegetables could reduce production by 25-40%.

 

Keeping these issues in view, the Department of Agricultural Engineering at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan has been established. The Department is proud of its huge infrastructure, highly accomplished and talented academic and well-equipped laboratories for comprehensive training in water, mechanization, environmental and computer modeling aspects of agriculture. Department also aims to be a hub in academic professionalism and entrepreneurial development in agricultural engineering. The Department has opened its doors to the public to boost its professional and industrial dialogue through university-industry linkage, outreach programs, internship for students and MOUs with public/private sectors.

Department Vision

  • A Prestigious Seminary of Learning and Innovation: Global excellence in training, research, and innovation in water and environment management, farm mechanization, agro-processing, renewable energy, and crop-soil-water productivity
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development: Preserving the ecosystems through optimal use of indigenous resources for precision agriculture, consequently achieving sustainable development of Rural Areas in close collaboration with the farming community
  • Highly Skilled Professionals: To impart professional education, training and produce skilled manpower at the graduate and postgraduate level in the field of Agricultural Engineering with special focus on resolving issues faced by the farming community

 

Department Mission

  • State of the Art Training: To promote student’s learning in Agricultural engineering and related disciplines to achieve excellence in Agriculture sector.
  • Services and Entrepreneurship: To serve the nation by providing trained engineers to plan and execute the public and private sector projects pertaining to food security and natural resources management through engineering & technology principles.
  • Discovery and Innovation: To bring indigenous and global professionals together who can exploit local wisdom and novel solutions for mitigation of regional and global challenges of climate change, water use efficiency and food security.

Key Facts & Facilities:

  • Agricultural engineering is the area of engineering concern with the improvement and advancements in water management, bringing innovation in the mechanization and ensuring food security through precision agriculture
  • The use of modern tools like Global Positing System and satellite-derived remote sensing and GIS, GPS operated farm machinery revolutionize the agriculture and brought prosperity in the farming community
  • The professionals (teachers/researchers) aimed to excel imparting education and training pertaining to water resources management and utilizing the water resources of the country in an efficient manner
  • Department plans to impart professional education, training and produce skilled manpower at the graduate and postgraduate level in the field of Agricultural Engineering with special focus on resolving issues faced by the farming community
  • The department has foreign qualified Faculty members and state of the art laboratories in the field of Agricultural Engineering
  • The department has on campus Water and Agricultural Mechanization Research Station (WAMRS)

 

Sr. No

Resources

Name

 

 

1

 

 

Faculty Members

Engr. Dr. Yasir Niaz

Engr. Dr. Shanawar Hamid

Dr. Muhammad Adnan Bodlah

Engr. Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Waqas

Engr. Hassan Raza

 

2

 

Lab Engineer

Engr. Abdul Waheed

Engr. Faizan Shabir

3

Research Farm

Water management and Agricultural Mechanization Research Station (WAMRS)

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Agricultural Engineering Labs

Environmental Engineering Lab

Engineering Thermodynamics Lab

Fluid Mechanics Lab

CAD/ CAM Lab, And GIS & RS Lab

Surveying Lab

Farm Machinery and Workshop Lab

Soil and Water Conservation Lab

Hydrology and Hydrological Modelling Lab

Open Channel and Irrigation Lab

 

5

 

Undergraduate Agriculture Labs

Agronomy Lab

Entomology Lab

Horticulture Lab

 

 

 

 

6

 

Graduate Research:

Centre for Water and Environmental Management Studies (CeWENS)

Energy and Environmental Research Lab (EERL)

Water Pollution Control and Management (WPML)

Precision Agriculture and Hydro-Climatology (PACL)

 

 

 

7

Graduate Research:

Fareed- Biodiversity Conservation Center (FBCC)

Insect Ecology Lab (IEL)

Insect taxonomy lab (ITL)

Integrated Pest management Lab (IPML)

Ecotoxicology Lab

Insect Rearing Lab

 

Programs Being offered

  • BS Agricultural Engineering
  • BS Agriculture

(Agronomy, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Horticulture)

 

  • MS Agricultural Engineering
  • MS Water Resource Management *

* Subject to approval / NOC from HEC / Competent Authority / Accreditation Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scheme of Study

BS Agricultural Engineering

4 Years (8 Semesters) Program

First Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Theory

Lab

1

AGEN-1101

Metallurgy & Workshop Practices

2

0

AGEN-1201

Metallurgy & Workshop Practices Lab

0

1

2

AGEN-1103

Engineering Drawing & Graphics

1

0

AGEN-1203

Engineering Drawing & Graphics Lab

0

1

3

AGRI-1101

Basic Agriculture

2

0

AGRI-1201

Basic Agriculture Lab

0

1

4

MATH-1101

Calculus

3

0

5

ENGL-1118

Functional English

3

0

6

ISLS-1112

Islamic Studies/Ethics

2

0

Total

16

 

 

Second Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Theory

Lab

1

AGEN-1104

Engineering Mechanics

2

0

AGEN-1204

Engineering Mechanics Lab

0

1

2

AGEN-1106

Computer Aided Design

1

0

AGEN-1206

Computer Aided Design Lab

0

1

3

AGEN-1102

Fluid Mechanics

2

0

AGEN-1202

Fluid Mechanics Lab

0

1

4

ENGL-1119

Communication Skills

3

0

5

MATH-1102

Linear Algebra

3

0

6

PHYS-1123

Engineering Physics

2

0

PHYS-1223

Engineering Physics Lab

0

1

Total

17

 

 

 

Third Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Theory

Lab

1

AGEN-2101

Engineering Thermodynamics

2

0

AGEN-2201

Engineering Thermodynamics Lab

0

1

2

AGEN-2103

Engineering Hydrology and Climate Change

2

0

AGEN-2203

Engineering Hydrology and Climate Change Lab

0

1

3

AGEN-2105

Surveying

1

0

AGEN-2205

Surveying Lab

0

1

4

AGEN-2107

Hydraulic Machinery & Pipe Flow

2

0

AGEN-2207

Hydraulic Machinery & Pipe Flow Lab

0

1

5

CPEN-1110

Introduction to Computing

2

0

CPEN-1210

Introduction to Computing Lab

0

1

6

MATH-2107

Engineering Numerical Analysis

2

0

MATH-2207

Engineering Numerical Analysis Lab

0

1

Total

17

 

Fourth Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Theory

Lab

1

AGEN-2102

Mechanics of Materials

2

0

AGEN-2202

Mechanics of Materials Lab

0

1

2

AGEN-2104

Levelling

1

0

AGEN-2204

Levelling Lab

0

1

3

AGEN-2106

Soil Mechanics

2

0

AGEN-2206

Soil Mechanics Lab

0

1

4

AGEN-2108

I.C. Engine

2

0

AGEN-2208

I.C. Engine Lab

0

1

5

AGRI-1102

Soil Science

1

0

AGRI-1202

Soil Science Lab

0

1

6

STAT-2104

Probability and Statistics

3

0

7

PAKS-1113

Pakistan Studies

2

0

Total

              19

 

Fifth Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Theory

Lab

1

AGEN-3101

Open Channel Hydraulics

2

0

AGEN-3201

Open Channel Hydraulics Lab

0

1

2

AGEN-3103

Remote Sensing and GIS

2

0

AGEN-3203

Remote Sensing and GIS Lab

0

1

3

AGEN-3105

Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering

2

0

AGEN-3205

Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering Lab

0

1

4

AGEN-3107

Machine Design

2

0

AGEN-3207

Machine Design Lab

0

1

5

AGEN-XXXX/ AGEN-XXXX

AGEN Elective-I

2

0

0

1

6

SSCI-2111

Professional Ethics

2

0

7

SSCI-1111

Sociology for Engineers

2

0

Total

20

 

 

Sixth Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Theory

Lab

1

AGEN-3102

Farm and Earth Moving Machinery

2

0

AGEN-3202

Farm and Earth Moving Machinery Lab

0

1

2

AGEN-3104

Irrigation Engineering

2

0

AGEN-3204

Irrigation Engineering Lab

0

1

3

AGEN-3106

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

2

0

AGEN-3206

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering Lab

0

1

4

AGEN-3108

Farm Structures and Materials

2

0

AGEN-3208

Farm Structures and Materials Lab

 

1

5

AGEN-XXXX/ AGEN-XXXX

AGEN Elective-II

 

0

 

3

6

HLTH-1113

Basic Health Awareness

2

0

Total

17

 

Seventh Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Theory

Lab

1

AGEN-4101

Engineering Principles of Precision Farming

2

0

AGEN-4201

Engineering Principles of Precision Farming Lab

0

1

2

AGEN-4105

Agricultural Process Engineering

2

0

AGEN-4205

Agricultural Process Engineering Lab

0

1

3

AGEN-4103

Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering

2

0

AGEN-4203

Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering Lab

0

1

4

AGEN-4107

Principles of Energy Engineering

3

0

5

AGEN-4109

Project & Report-I

0

3

6

AGEN-XXXX/ AGEN-XXXX

AGEN Elective-III

 

3

 

0

7

SSCI-3120

Constitution and Legal System of Pakistan

2

0

Total

20

 

Eighth Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Theory

Lab

1

AGEN-4102

Drainage Engineering

2

0

AGEN-4202

Drainage Engineering Lab

0

1

2

AGEN-4104

Pumps and Tube wells

2

0

AGEN-4204

Pumps and Tube wells Lab

0

1

3

AGEN-4106

Project & Report II

0

3

5

AGEN-XXXX/ AGEN-XXXX

AGEN Elective-IV

3

0

6

MSCI-2111

Engineering Economics and Management

3

0

Total

15