Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Programmes
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) programme shall be 24 months (two academic years) of taught course work and a thesis. Students in this programme shall undertake compulsory core course modules in the first year (first and second trimesters and undertake an integrated group assignment in the third trimester). The first year shall be for a period of 12 months and the course work shall include classroom lectures/tutorials and field as well as laboratory practicals. A trimester usually covers a period of 16 weeks. Students shall present seminars during the period of study and submit a thesis which shall be researched within a period of 12 months during the study period. Amongst other requirements, for a Master of Philosophy programme, students are mandated to undertake a minimum of 41 credits of course work.
The Department of Agricultural Engineering (DAE) of the School of Engineering, University for Development Studies awards the degree of:
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Philosophy of the Programmes
The curricula for MPhil. and PhD in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering programme have been designed with strong academic, research and practical background in engineering and specialized in irrigation and drainage engineering with the aim to produce graduates who can fit into industry to meet national and international needs upon graduation.
Programmes Objectives and Learning
The objectives of the programmes include:
- Capacity development of the manpower needed for the design, supervision, construction and management of irrigation and drainage systems in a sustainable manner in Ghana and the West Africa region.
- Develop students’ analytical, evaluative and advanced skills to be applied in problem solving as well as support policy formulation and development of growth and sustainability plans for the irrigation and drainage sector.
- Build capacity of students for the conduct of cutting-edge and development-oriented research in irrigation and drainage areas in view of changing climates.
Programme Learning Outcomes
At the end of the training, graduates will be able to use the acquired knowledge, skills to:
- Design, supervision, construction and management of irrigation and drainage system.
- Analyse, evaluate and applied in problem solving as well as support policy formulation and development of growth and sustainability plans for the sector.
- Plan and conduct original and advanced research according to internationally recognized standards in the area irrigation and drainage.
- Pursue careers in irrigation and drainage systems management.
MPhil in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (IDE)
Structure of Course/Modules
Year One: Trimester One
|Course Code||Course Title||Units
|IDE 501||Advanced Water Resources Engineering||2||3||3|
|IDE 503||Advanced Agricultural Drainage and Flood Control||1||2||3|
|IDE 505||Advanced Soil Physics||2||3||3|
|IDE 507||Agricultural Machinery and Land Development||2||1||2|
|IDE 509||Pumps and Pumping Plants||2||2||3|
|IDE 511||Irrigation Structures Construction and Civil Works||2||2||3|
|IDE 513||Statistics and Research Methods||2||1||2|
|IDE 515||Seminar I||0||2||1|
Year One: Trimester Two
|IDE 502||Irrigation Project Planning and Feasibility Studies||2||1||2|
|IDE 504||Crop Water Requirements and Irrigation Scheduling||2||1||2|
|IDE 506||Irrigation Facility Management, Monitoring and Evaluation||2||1||2|
|IDE 508||GIS Modelling of Irrigation and Drainage Systems||2||3||3|
|IDE 512||Agronomy of Irrigated Crops||2||1||2|
|IDE 514||Design of Surface Irrigation Systems||2||3||3|
|IDE 516||Design of Sprinkler and Drip Irrigation Systems||2||3||3|
|IDE 522||Seminar II||0||2||1|
Year One: Trimester Three
|Course Code||Course Title||T||T/P||Credits|
|IDE 599||Integrated Assignment and Field Practical||–||8||4|
Year Two: Student Research/Thesis
|Course Code||Course Title||Units|
|IDE 699||Student Research Work/Thesis||0||18||6|
Learn more about this programme in the Students’ Guide Handbook.