Overview

The Department of Agricultural Engineering is located adjacent to the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management and the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture in the 'Rubber Triangle' at the entrance to the University of Peradeniya between Old and New Galaha roads. The Agricultural Engineering courses are offered in all four years of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management degree programme. The major fields of studies comprise of required technological inputs such as land development, soil and water conservation techniques, land preparation, seeding or planting, plant protection, weeding, irrigation, drainage, harvesting, post harvest handling, transportation, structures for animal housing, storage of grain and perishables, and energy and waste management for increased and sustained agricultural production. In addition to these technological inputs, supporting fields of studies are taught on climatic data acquisition and analysis including hydrology and water quality, remote sensing techniques and geographical information systems and water resource management and forestry for effective management of watersheds. The advanced courses offered by the Department permit students to specialize in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

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