[LEFT]Agricultural Engineering Department:
This specialization was established as a branch in 1981, the study period was for 2 years (third and fourth). The branch was changed to department in 1991. The department has got branches, agricultural mechanization, modern irrigation systems, renewable energy and biosystems. The departments offer a wide raneg of courses including farm machinery for small and large acreages for both reclaimed and valley soils and land leveling (longtudenal or network). In addition students are trained on designs for trickle and sprinkler irrigation systems process by LASER. Also, students are trained on workshop processes such as welding, cutting, machining, forging, and casting.
The department through the agricultural consultancy center (agricultural engineering unit) offers studies and consultation in the field of agricultural engineering and related topics, such as training, planning, designing and constructing various modern irrigation systems and the design of farm machinery equipment.
No. of Graduate
Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
No. 30 38 28 17 14 14 13 17 18 33 27 21 31
Agricultural Engineering (1): Analytical Geometry and Calculation. 2 Units (1 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Curve fitting - Theory of desemesterinats - Algebra of matrices, inverse of matrix - solution of linear equations system - Conic sections - Series. Applications.
Agricultural engineering (2): Integration and Differentiation. 2 Units (1 Lec. + 1 Prac.)
Functions, limits, differentiation of algebric, trigonometric, Exponential and Logarthmic functions - Numerical derivatives - Applications of differentiation - integration - methods of integration - the definite integral.
Agricultural Engineering (101): Applied Mathematics. 5 Units (3 Lec. + 4 Prac.)
Vectors: (scalar and vector quantities, and their multiplications vector differentiation, complex number, differential equations applications on heat transfer and vibrations ……. etc.), numberical analysis and scientific computations.
Agricultural Engineering (102): Workshops of Farm Maintenance. 4 Units (3 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Important considerations in construction of a farm workshop, required area, practical lighting and ventilation required, forging, sheet-metal working and metal cutting, plumbing, carpentry, metrdogy and precision, fitting, machinery and tractors maintenance.
Agricultural Engineering (103): Machine Drawing and Design. 5 Units (3 Lec. + 4 Prac.)
Drawing instruments - lettering, drawing scales - basic drawing operations- projections - 3 Dim, isometrics and dimensioning - exercises on drawing of some machine parts.
Agricultural Engineering (104): Theory and Construction of Machines. 5 Units (3 Lec. + 4 Prac.)
Power analysis and moments in constructions - materials resistance, power balance - motion laws - displacement - speed and acceleration polygons, graphical construction - simple harmonic motion - balancing principles and vibration theory.
Agricultural Engineering (105): Tractors and Agricultural Machinery.
3 Units (2 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Introduction to agricultural machinery - power transmission in machines- materials used in machines - principles of mechanics and energy - ploughs, sowing and hoeing - pest control and harvesting machines - agricultural tractors - types of tractors - tractor main parts - clutching and transmission devices - tractor balance - economics of operating tractors and agricultural machinery.
Agricultural Engineering (106): Land Reclamation Machinery. 3 Units (2 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Stages of reclamation - Soil cutting - filling and leveling operations - types of equipment used in earth moving - comparison between wheeled and track-laying traction machines - operation cycles used in cutting and leveling - economics of leveling.
Agricultural Engineering (106): Surveying, Irrigation and Drainage.4 Units (3 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Drawing scales, principles of maps drawing, plane surveying, surveying operations, chain surveying, drawing methods of maps, differential – Cross and checkerboard leveling, and cubes of cutting and filling.
Irrigation water sources, conveying of irrigation water and drainage, Water requirements and measuring methods, Irrigation efficiency and lost in irrigation water, Irrigation methods and drainage.
Agricultural Engineering (107): Tillage & Soil Machinery. 4 Units (3 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Soil physical properties and mechanics - mechanical analysis and Soil classification - draft resistance - moisture effect - measuring Soil resistance to penetration - Soil ploughing implements - ploughs and various shares - Soil resistance to ploughing and the energy exerted - measuring Soil breaking up effects and inversion - theory to models and Soil experiments - moisture diffusion in Soil
Agricultural Engineering (108): Hydraulics and Design of Irrigation Systems. 3 Units (2 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Definitions of basis of motion in fluids – flow measurement - flow in pipes and in open channels – dimensional analysis and hydraulic similarity – pumps – sprinkling irrigation systems and hydraulic design – irrigation by dripping and hydraulic design.
Agricultural Engineering (109): Theory and Design of Machinery.5 Units (3 Lec. + 4 Prac.)
connectors by bolts and rivets – design of some important parts such as screw jack – hydraulic joints – brakes and machines frames. Genetic basis of heredity – genetic parameters of fish repulations - genetic applications of fish improvement – Biochemical genetics – Electrophoretic and biotechnological techniques in fishes – Chromosomal manipulation - Application of genetic engineering in fish culture.
Agricultural Engineering (110): Design of Farm Machinery. 4 Units (2 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
General principles of functional design Soil tillage and plough design – pressure vessels and hydraulic systems – theory and design of reciprocating parts such as of compressors – mowers of fits and tolerances and finishing of machine – part surfaces and operating signs on the working drawings.
Agricultural Engineering (111): Internal Combustion Engines and Maintenance. 4 Units (3 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Engine main parts – combustion theory – ignition combustion cycles by sparks and compression – principles of thermodynamices – and calculation of cycle efficiency – engines normal performance - engines maintenance.
Agricultural Engineering (112): Agricultural Mechanization. 3 Units (2 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Agricultural mechanization - economical and social importance – machines fleet performance – production rates and factors affecting suitability of the fleet to crops patters – areas – operation seasons – maintenance and economics – obstacles and problems facing mechanization and overcoming them.
Agricultural Engineering (117): Pest Control Equipments. 3 Units (2 Lec. + 2 Prac.)
Uniformity of spray distribution – Catch efficiency – Desemesterination of droplet size – Electrostatic charging – Factors affecting drift and drift control – Dust and application of dry chemicals – Sprayer operation – Maintenance of equipment – Safety precautions – Selection of spraying equipment.
Agricultural Engineering (200): Research and Seminar. 3 Units (6 Prac.)
Supervised individual laboratory or field research. A written report of work accomplished is required.[/left]