Master of Science in Forest Products and Technology

The programme is designed to train competent forest products scientists and technologists to serve in forestry industries, academic institutions and other forestry related settings.

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Programme Availability
College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism
Host Department
Department of Forest Engineering and Wood Sciences
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


Code    Course Title        
                    
WM 600    Biostatistics                
FPU 600    Advanced    Wood    Anatomy    and Chemistry                
FPU 601    Advanced    Physics,    Mechanics    & Rheology of wood                
FPU 602    Forest Industries Technologies                
FO 655    Technology of Wood Based Materials                
FPU 604    Non -Timber Forest Products                
FO 654    Wood Preservation & Modified Wood                
FO 656    Pulp and Paper Technology                

FPU 605    Research Methods in Forest Products Technology                
    Dissertation                
                    


Elective Courses

Code    Course Title        
                    
FPU 603    Timber Engineering                
FOE 600    Natural Resource Economics                
FOE 606    Entrepreneurship in Natural Resources                
FOE 645    Marketing                
MVPT 605    Ethnopharmacology                
NPV 670    Propagation and cultivation of Medicinal plants                
                    

Teaching Schedule Semester I
Core courses

Code    Course Title        
                    
WM 600    Biostatistics                
FPU 600    Advanced    Wood    Anatomy    and Chemistry                
FPU 602    Forest Industries Technologies                
FO 654    Wood Preservation & Modified Wood                
Total                    

Elective courses

Code    Course Title        
                    
FPU 603    Timber Engineering                
FOE 600    Natural Resource Economics                

Semester II
a)    Core courses

Code    Course Title        
                    
FPU 601    Advanced    Physics,    Mechanics    & Rheology of wood                
FO 655    Technology of Wood Based Materials                
FPU 604    Non -Timber Forest Products                
FO 656    Pulp and Paper Technology                

FPU 605    Research Methods in Forest Products Technology                
                    

b)    Elective courses

Code    Course Title        
                    
FOE 606    Entrepreneurship in Natural Resources                
FOE 645    Marketing                
MVPT 605    Ethnopharmacology                
NPV 670    Propagation and cultivation of Medicinal plants                

1) A candidate shall either hold a relevant honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture or a
qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree
of Sokoine University of Agriculture.

2) Candidates who hold unclassified degrees (e.g. BVM) should have a credit or a distinction in the subject of
intended Master’s degree. Candidates wishing to pursue the Master of Preventive Medicine degree shall be
required to have at least credits in any five subjects of the BVM degree or its equivalent.

3) Candidates with pass degree may also be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in
the proposed subject of study was a B Grade average or above and they have satisfied the relevant
Academic Units that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent
research experience and/or additional training.

4) With the exception of the MPVM and MBA (Agribusiness) which are one year and one and half years
degree programmes respectively, all other Master degree programmes are tenable for two years for full time
students and three years for part time students. In the case of full time students, the first year is for
coursework, while the second year is for research and dissertation writing.

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Application forms can be requested from the undersigned or downloaded from our website:
http://www.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/postgraduate_application_forms201…. Such dully-filled
forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned not later than 31st May, 2017 together with
evidence of payment of Shs. 50,000/= or 20$ for foreigners, as application fee. Payments should be made
through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
THE DIRECTOR,
DIRECTORATE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES,RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND CONSULTANCY,
SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE,
P.O. BOX 3151, CHUO KIKUU,
MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013, Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: drpgs@suanet.ac.tz,
Website: http://www.drpgs.suanet.ac.tz/

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