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.
Doctor of Philosophy: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
The PhD involves a three-year period of research in the students’ home country or any location of his choice. Students are required to present a seminar on their PhD research proposal. This will cover the background for the research, the problem to be investigated, the objectives and the methodologies to be used including data analysis, a plan of the work to be carried out and the expected outputs or results. Students will be expected to give a seminar to be followed by a general discussion. It is expected that all members of the supervisory committees will be present at the proposal seminars.
Learn more about this programme in the Students’ Guide Handbook.