To provide the students the basic knowledge, concepts and principles of environmental science and management systems to improve farm resource management and productivity. Students will learn ecosystems functions and relationships, environmental processes: meteorological, ecological, geological, biological factors, landscape development, biodiversity management, agri-energy resources, and agri-waste management systems
This unit provides the basic knowledge on agricultural mechanisation. Students will learn and demonstrate the different applications of farm tools, equipment and machines that are used in farming. Use of hand tools, animal driven equipment, tractor driven equipment, plant protection equipment and others. . Also, student will able to calibrate simple farm machine operation, field efficiency and working capacity.
This unit will enable students is to develop the basic knowledge, understanding and skills required in the operations, repairs, adjustments and maintenance of various farm machineries and tractors, practice safe habits in operating a tractor and perform basic mechanical adjustments and repairs of various engines and farm machines.
This unit will enable students to develop a better understanding about integrated farming and sustainable agriculture. It will cover all areas of a farming business based on informed management processes. It will also expose students to different farming tools and their applications and modern farming technologies. Improved appreciation of traditional practices in animal production, crop production and aquaculture.
Energy is one of the major inputs for the economic development of any country. The global need for energy is increasing on an average by about 1.5% every year. We need to have a relevant strategy of adjusting and optimizing energy, using systems and procedures to reduce energy requirements per unit of output while holding constant or reducing total costs of producing the output from these systems. In addition to this energy situation in any country is governed by its energy security and policies; hence this course will introduce the relevant policies regarding the energy situation in Fiji and Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
In this unit the student will first learn about site evaluation, followed by system components and configuration. Later the student is introduced to stream hydrograph analysis, map reading, basic system design layout, pre-feasibility and full-feasibility studies, resource monitoring, testing and maintenance, system costing and available software’s for micro-hydro resource assessment. Effects of hydrology and environmental impact will conclude the unit.
The course covers the laboratory component of the course Hydro-Electric Power System. Laboratories are an important part of the course. This course will enhance the theoretical knowledge gain by you in course Hydro-Electric Power System through series of practicals. The experiment covers concepts from classical mechanics, fluid flow, heat and temperature to electricity.
Course Description
Students will learn about characteristics of wind. Then we’ll move onto wind speed data measurement and analysis. You will then learn about wind turbine systems (WTS), selection of suitable WTS, installation, commissioning and maintenance and then finally WAsP software will be used.
The course covers the laboratory component of the course Wind Energy system respectively. Laboratories are an important part of the course. This course will enhance the theoretical knowledge gain by series of practicals. It also provides you with the hands-on skills in resource and load assessment, analysis and design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of wind energy systems and its applications, at least in a laboratory environment.