Bachelor of Rural Development

The main aim of the program is to produce graduates who can perform a range of tasks and can be employed in development-oriented careers with specific focus on rural development. These include Policy Analysts and Planners, Programme Coordinators, Managers or Officers in both government and private organisations, development planners, trainers, researchers and consultants in training and research institutions, NGOs, CBOs and other rural institutions, and managers of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs).

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Programme Availability
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Host Department
Department of Development Studies
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
RD 101    Introduction to Development Studies Disciplines                
RD 102    Principles of Economics I                
RD 107    Agriculture & Rural Development                
RD 111    Introduction to Natural Resources Management                
AEA 101    Agricultural Economics and Development                
EE 101    Introductory Sociology                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
RD 108    Political Economy                
EDP 100    Introduction to Educational Psychology                
RD 110    Science, Technology and Agrarian Development                
RD 105    Rural Production Systems                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
RD 103    Principles of Economics II                
RD 106    Democracy and Governance                
EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management                
CIT 100    Computer Applications                
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics                
SC 101    Communication skills II                
                

RD 108    Political Economy                
EE 103    Introductory Anthropology                
RD 110    Science, Technology and Agrarian Development                
EE 102    Extension Communication and Interpersonal Skills                
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness                
                
                

SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
RD 201    Introduction to Gender and Development                
RD 202    Natural Resources Management                
RD 207    Rural Industrialisation                
EE 204    Training for Development and Facilitation Methods                
EE 201    Diffusion of Innovations                
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 201    Production Economics                
AEA 202    Agricultural Marketing Management                
AEA 205    Microeconomics                
EE 202    Extension Methods                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
RD 203    Introduction to Demography and Population Studies                
RD 204    International Relations and Economic Co- Operation                
RD 205    Public Policies                
RD 206    Co-operatives and Rural Development                
RD 208    Conflicts Management                
HN 206    Food and Nutrition Security                
RD 210    Social Science Research Methodology and Research Project I                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
RD 211    Laws and Development                
EE 205    Program Planning and Evaluation                
AEA 206    Macroeconomics                
AEA 207    Agricultural Price Analysis                
                
                

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
RD 301    Gender and Development                
RD 303    Rural Development Planning                
RD 304    Computer Application in Statistical Data Analysis                
RD 308    Designing Rural Development Programmes/Projects                
RD 313    Socio-Economics of Rural Livelihood                
EE 301    Participatory Methodology                
FEC 303    Resource Policy, Legislation and Land Use Economics                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 303    Agricultural Finance and Credit Management                
EE 302    Communication Technology                
CIT 300    Information and Communication Management                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
RD 305    Human Settlements and Ecology                
RD 306    Rural Finance                
RD 307    Poverty Analysis                
RD 309    Rural Development Programmes/Projects Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation                
RD 311    Human Resource Management                
RD 312    Research Project II                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
RD 302    Population and Development                
EE 308    Comparative Extension Systems                
EE 309    Sociology of Development                
EE 307    Social Impact Assessment                

Admission for the Bachelor of Rural Development requires Two principal passes (4 points) in History/ Geography/Economics/ Mathematics/Physics/ Chemistry/Biology/Zoology/Botany/Commerce/ Accounts/Food and Nutrition/Science and Practice in Agriculture at A- level certificate OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Rural Development or Agriculture or Agricultural Education or related fields and THREE credits   or FOUR passes in relevant subjects at O-level certificate. .

Tshs 1, 000,000 per year

  1. Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system “Application for Admission” button at www.suanet.ac.tz. (See guide for online application below) or physically submit the forms to the admission office (Room No. 223 and 224 in the Administration Block). 
     
  2. Applications to all programs must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of ten thousand Tanzania shillings (10,000/=) only.
     
  3. Payment can be made through M-pesa, Tigo pesa, Airtel money, Halopesa, Master card, Visa card. Instructions on these modes of payment are contained in the application form during the application process.
     
  4. Application fee cqan also be paid at CRDB bank, Sim-banking, Fahari Huduma, using the invoice number generated at preliminary registration during online application. Detailed instructions on how to effect payment are provided on the application panel.
     
  5. Some instructions, including the Invoice number are sent to your e-mail after filling the first application page.
     
  6. Applications must be accompanied (uploaded at application) by genuine copies of relevant certificates and a passport size photograph. Applications without photocopies of certificates will not be considered
     
  7. Applicants with foreign secondary school certificates should arrange with the National Examinations Council (NECTA) for equivalence translation before lodging their applications.
     
  8. Applicants should meet the minimum stated qualifications; otherwise such application will not be processed.
     
  9. Application Deadline for 2017/2018 Application = 30th August, 2017

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The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics),
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,
MOROGORO.


Inquiries should be sent to:-
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro

Telephone No: 0765997885 OR 0692762372

Email: admission@suanet.ac.tz

 

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