Master of Science in Forestry

The programme is designed to train students for higher professional positions in the management and administration of forest resources and wood-based industries.

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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

This programme covers all fields of forestry that include forest biology, engineering, economics, wood utilization and mensuration.

CORE COURSES
EE 600    Research Planning and Management
AEA 600  Statistics
AEA 601  Introduction to Programming in Fortran
FO 601    Research Papers and Reports
FO 659    Dissertation


FO 610    Agro-forestry
FO 611    Silviculture
FO 612    Tropical Vegetation and Plant Ecology


FO 621    Harvesting Systems
FO 622    Forest Roads and Transportation
FO 623    Machine Operating Principles and Maintenance
FO 624    Forest Work Studies and Ergonomics


FO 610    Agro-forestry
FO 611    Silviculture
FO 612    Tropical Vegetation and Plant Ecology


FO 621    Harvesting System
FO 622    Forest Roads and Transportation
FO 623    Machine Operating Principles and Maintenance
FO 624    Forest Work Studies and Ergonomics


FO 641    Forest Resource Economics
FO 642    Forecasts and Consumption Surveys


FO 631    Advanced Crop Mensuration    


FO 651    Wood Anatomy and Chemistry
FO 652    Physics, Mechanics and Rheology of Wood
FO653    Wood Machining

ELECTIVE COURSES

FO 605    Special Study in Forest Biology
FO 613    Wildlife Ecology
FO 614    Forest Entomology
FO 615    Forest Pathology
FO 616    Forest Tree Improvement
FO 617    Taxonomy of Tropical Forest Trees and Shrub
FO 618    Forest Influences and Watershed Management
FO 619    Forest Soils
FO 620    Tree Physiology


FO 625    Forest Engineering Quantitative Methods
FO 626    Design of Structures
FO 627    Special Study in Forest Engineering


FO 644    Administration
FO 645    Marketing
FO 646    Project Planning and Evaluation
FO 647    Special Study in Forest Economics


FO 633    Remote Sensing in Forestry
FO 634    Forest Industries Management
FO 635    Quantitative Techniques in Planning
FO 636    Forestry in Rural Development
FO 637    Human Resource Management
FO 638    Special Study in Forest Mensuration and Management


FO 654    Wood Preservation and Modified Wood
FO 655    Technology of Wood Based Panels
FO 656    Pulp and Paper Technology
FO 657    Wood Fuel and Other Forest Produce
FO 658    Special Study in Wood Utilization
 

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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