The Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards are for degree programmes in Water Resources Management and Agricultural Meteorology with the following options:
- Water Resources Management and Hydrology option · Agricultural Meteorology option.
Currently courses are mounted in Climatology, theoretical and applied meteorology, hydrology and water resources management as well as aspects of Water Resources Engineering. In addition courses in other relevant applied areas have been mounted.
The primary philosophy that guides the training of students under this program is the production of skilled manpower that is furnished with the comprehensive information required to:
- Handle the problems of water resources in the area of distribution and availability, management and mode of extraction for domestic agricultural and industrial uses. It will also provide basic training required in the sustainable development of drainage basins. Thus introductory and core courses including practical are mounted in hydrological processes and analysis as well as in Water Resources Development and Management.
- Handle the problems of climate as it affects Agricultural practices including specific effects on animal production, Food Crop Production, Forestry and Aquaculture Production. Furthermore it will provide the basic training needed for understanding current environmental problems on land, ocean and atmosphere. Therefore introductory and core courses including practical are mounted in climatological processes and analyses, basic
Meteorology/Climatology and applied aspects as related to Water Resources, Agriculture and Environment in General.
The training program is mounted through classroom instruction, Laboratory practical, field demonstration and workshop practice.
From the Philosophy stated above, the major objectives of the program are:
- To develop an effective and operational method of water resources exploration and exploitation for improving the quantity and quality of potable water and pedal out water related diseases.
- To produce competent manpower with adequate practical background in the development and management of water resources schemes in the area of exploration, exploitation, quality monitoring as well as distribution for municipal, Industrial and agricultural uses.
- To contribute to the achievement of the national goal on food security and poverty alleviation through objective assessment of impact of climate change, climate variability and extremes on agriculture and the livelihoods of peasant farmers.
- To evolve effective ways of preventing and reducing climate related agricultural losses (Crop and Animals) and protecting agricultural land resources from ecological degradation arising from meteorological hazards.
- To enhance the development of suitable techniques for accurate prediction of weather elements which affect farm planning and operation as well as postharvest storage.
- To produce competent manpower with adequate practical background and basic knowledge of the climatic environment and its effects on terrestrial ecosystem and man’s agricultural endeavor, including marine and aeronautical enterprises. General expectations include ability to make reliable seasonal weather forecasts for the schedule of farm operations and agricultural practices in general.
Admission and Graduation Requirements
UME Entry Mode: Credit Passes in 5 WASCE/GCE/NECO subjects includingEnglish, Mathematics, Chemistry and Geography with at least a pass in Physics;Biology &Agric. Science.
Direct Entry: “A” Level passes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Geography. Also Holders of HND or its equivalent in Agric. or Civil Engineering or other related courses (provided the “O” Level requirements have been met), can be admitted into 200 Level.
Requirements for Graduation
Apart from prescribed courses that should be passed, students are also expected to spend a period of six (6) months in relevant private and/or government agencies in order to expose them to the professional environment.
At the end of the program, the products are expected to:
- He/she must have passed all the University COMPULSORY courses.
- He/she must have passed all Departmental/College CORE courses and required electives.
- He/she must not have spent more than two additional years above prescribed minimum duration specified.
- He/she must not have less than a CGPA of 1.0 at the end of the program.