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Course Code: 
SOS 1206
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

General concept of soils as complex living systems.  Soil genesis (formation); Factors and processes of soil formation. Basic soil physical and chemical properties; (soil texture, soil structure, clay mineralogy soil consistency, soil density, porosity, soil colour, soil temperature) and how these relate to/influence agricultural engineering works.  Principles and practices of soil site characterization

Learning Outcomes: 

For agricultural engineering students to:

  • Be able to identify and evaluate various soil types and their potential (s)
  • Apply appropriate soil management/and conservation practices for sustainable utilization.
  • Identify soil/land related research problems through case studies and field attachments. 
Soil Science for Engineering
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