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The programmes in Agricultural and Rural Engineering aim at training well qualified graduates who are well versed in the challenging engineering and rural development issues faced by rural communities.

Below is a list of the modules offered by the department.

CODE NAME OF MODULE (Prerequisite in brackets)
ARE 2631 Agro-meteorology
ARE 2641 Introduction to Agricultural mechanization
ARE 3531 Engineering drawing and design I
ARE 3532 Farm workshop practices I
ARE 3543 Principles of surveying and measurements
ARE 3545 Renewable energy technologies
ARE 3546 Farm structures
ARE 3547 Principles of irrigation and drainage
ARE 3548 Soil and water conservation
ARE 3641 Engineering drawing and design II
ARE 3632 Farm workshop practices II
ARE 3633 Irrigation and drainage system design
ARE 3634 Post harvest processing technology
ARE 3646 Farm power and machinery
ARE 3647 Rural and urban transport systems
ARE 4521 Land use planning and management
ARE 4522 Mechanization planning and costing
ARE 4541 Irrigation and soil water conservation
ARE 4543 Entrepreneurship in rural development
ARE 4544 Research methods and experimental designs
ARE 4526 Project and seminar presentation
ARE 4621 Selected topics in appropriate technology design
ARE 4622 Ergonomics and environmental safety
ARE 4641 Animal traction
ARE 4643 Rural water resource development
ARE 4644 Field practical/attachment
ARE 4645 Project and mini dissertation
ARE 5531 Soil - Plant - Water Relationships and Irrigation

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The following is a list of staff members in the Department of Agricultural and Rural Engineering.

Designation Name Contact Details
Head PF Kapila Tel: +27 15 962 8324