Engr. Philip Vandi Kwaya

 (M.Eng (Agric.Eng), PGD (Agric.Eng’g), HND (Agric.Eng’g), NSMNIAE, MNSE& COREN REGD)



Nasarawa State is not just being endowed with solid minerals but its also an agrarian area with deverse agricultural produce. Hence, the establishment of the Department of Agricultural Bio-Enviromental Engineering Technology in 1997. The philosophy of the Department of is to intergrate teaching, practical and research in Agricultural and BioEnvironmental Engineering such that the Graduates Technicians and Technologists would be able to solve real and practical problems of Agriculture thereby making them self-employed and be of immediate value to industry and the nation at large. The General objectives of the Department is to train Agricultural Engineering Technicians and Technologists capable of applying engineering knowledge and skills in the operation, repair and maintenance of all equipment used for production, processing and storage of Agricultural products, and in designing and fabricating locally adopted ones.  In addition, the graduates would be able to effectively manage erosion, irrigation and drainage schemes as well as environmental and wastes management.  


The Department currently runs the following Programmes:

National Diploma (ND)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Farm Power and Machinery Technology (option)

Post-Harvest Technology (option)


National Diploma (ND) Programme;

Credit in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any one subject from the following; Biology/Agric Science, Economics, Technical Drawing, Geography and Woodwork/Metal work in addition to JAMB requirement. 

Higher National Diploma (HND) Programme:

 National Diploma result with minimum of a Lower Credit pass and one year Industrial Training (IT).he Department runs Part-time programmes in all the accredited HND and ND courses. Both the HND and ND have minimum duration of six (6) and maximum of twelve (12) semesters for completion of the programme.