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Botswana College of Agriculture
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Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
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The Department of Agricultural Engineering and Land Planning is made up of six units,Agric Structures,Geomatics,Land Planning, Power Machinery,Soil Engineering, Technology

AEL Courses

COURSES FOR HIGHER DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
ELD 120 - Soil Mechanics (2 credits)
Semester 1; Pre-requisites: BSB 110, BSB 112; Co-requisites: none
Course Synopsis: Origins of soils; Classification of soils; Water flow in soils; Soil shear strength; Slope stability; Lateral earth pressures and retaining wall design; Soil consolidation theory; Introduction to soil cutting and tillage; Basic soil engineering tests; Hydraulic conductivity; Soil compaction; Gradation; Direct shear test. (2L-1P)
Lecturer: Dr Tapela.
ELD 215 - Engineering Drawing (3 Credits)
ELD 214 - Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics) (3 credits)
ELD 213 - Computer Applications in Engineering (2 credits)
ELD 212 - Land Surveying (2 Credits)
ELD 224 - Engineering Materials (2 Credits)
ELD 223 - Soil Surveys and Land Use Planning (3 Credits)
ELD 227 - Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics (3 Credits)
ELB 310 - Fundamentals of Electricity (3 Credits)
ELB 322 - Design of Irrigation Systems (3 Credits)
ELD 321 - Farm Power (3 Credits)
ELD 322 - Irrigation Practices (3 Credits)
Key:
L - lecture hours per week
P - Practical hours per week
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An Associate Institution of the University of Botswana established through Act of Parliament No. 9 of 1991