Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture

The Program aims to produce manpower with professional skills and knowledge to utilize the aquaculture potential in Tanzania

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Animal Aquaculture and Range Sciences
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
AQ 100    Introduction to Aquaculture                
AQ 101    Biology of Aquatic Organisms                
AQ 102    Chemistry for Life Sciences                
BL 103    Introduction to Ecology                
AS 102    Introductory Animal Genetics                
VM 132    Animal Microbiology                
AEA 101    Agricultural Economics and Development                
CIT 100    Computers Applications                
               
ELECTIVE COURSES
AS 101    Introduction to Animal Production and Health                
EE 101    Introductory Sociology                
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
ENV111    Introduction to Meteorology                
                            
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
AQ 103    Aquaculture Structures                
AQ 104    Marine Ecology                
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics                
ENV 103    Biochemistry                
AQ105    Developmental Biology for Aquatic Organisms                
AS 104    Introduction to Animal Nutrition                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES:
FT 107    Introductory Food Biotechnology                
EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management                
SS100    Agro-Meteorology                    
                

SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
AQ 200    Fish Genetics and Stock Improvement                
AQ 201    Aquaculture Reproduction and Propagation                
AQ 202    Limnology                
MTH 201    Biometry                
ENV 210    Environmental Microbiology                
WLM 212    Conservation of Wetlands                
              
ELECTIVE COURSES:
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development                
EE 202    Extension Methods                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
ENV201    Hydrogeology and Water Resource Management                
                       
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 4

COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
AQ 204    Principles of Fish, Crocodiles and other Vertebrates Culture                
AQ 205    Nutrition of Aquatic Organisms, Feeds and Feeding                
AQ 206    Mariculture                
AQ 207    Aquaculture Production Systems                
FT 206    Food Microbiology II                
AS 210    Research Methodology                

ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 204    Farm Management                
FT 209    Sensory Evaluation of Foods and Product Development                
RD 208    Conflicts Management                

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
AS 300    Research  Project I                
FT 303    Food Quality Assurance and Legislation                
FT 304    Food Hygiene                
AQ 301    Diseases and Health Management in Aquaculture                
AQ 302    Integrated Agro-Aquaculture                
AQ 303    Marine and Freshwater Fisheries                
FBL 302    Integrated Watershed Management                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
RD 303    Rural Development Planning                
AEA 305    Agribusiness Project Appraisal and Evaluation                
CIT 300    Information and Communication Management                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
 
SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSE
AQ 305    Research Project II                
AQ 306    Aquatic Products Processing and Preservation                
AQ 307    Aquaculture & the Environment                
AQ 308    Principles. of Molluscs and Crustacean Culture                
ENV311    Environmental Health Management and Ecological Restoration                
AQ 309    Fisheries Policies, Regulations and Ethics                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 306    Human Resource Management                
SS 305    Environmental Pollution and Management of Agricultural Wastes                

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture requires Two principal passes (4 points) in Biology/Zoology and Science and Practice in Agriculture/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Geography at A- level certificate OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0  in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Natural Sciences, Animal Husbandry/Production/ Wildlife, Animal Health or Agriculture and  THREE credits   or  FOUR passes  in relevant science subjects at O-level certificate

Tshs 1,263,000 per year.

Apply for this Programme

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at http://www.suasis.sua.ac.tz/index.php/registration

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    

Email: admission@sua.ac.tz    
Web: www.dus.sua.ac.tz

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