Bachelor of Science in Forestry

The main aims of the programme are to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of forestry in terms of science and practice; and to produce graduate foresters who have sound knowledge and understanding of forestry and have key skills that are required to spearhead the move to modernise forestry practices for sustainable development.
 

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Programme Availability
College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES                
FEC 101    Introduction to Resource Economics                
FEN 101    Fundamentals of Forest Engineering                
FMM 101    Introduction to Surveying and Mapping                
FWU 101    Wood Chemistry                
FBL 103    Introduction to Soil Science                
FWU 102    Wood Anatomy and Quality                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics                
BTM 102    Tourism, Environment and Development                
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development                                
                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES                
FBL 101    Forest Botany                
FBL 102    Fundamentals of Ecology                
CIT 100    Computer Applications                
MTH 106    Introduction to Statistics                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
FBL 104    Integrated Ecosystems Assessment                
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness                
FEN 102    Workshop Technology                             

SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FBL 201    Silviculture                
FBL 202    Tree Improvement                
FEN 201    Logging and Ergonomics                
FEC 201    Resource Economics                
FMM 202    Forest Biometry                
FBL 203    Wildlife Management and Beekeeping                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
FBL 207    Ecological Impact Assessment and Environmental Planning                
*SC 100    Communication Skills 1                
AE 202    Introductory Land Surveying                
                                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FMM 201    Principles of Remote Sensing and GIS                
FBL 204    Soil Classification, Surveying & Land Evaluation                
FMM 205    Forest Resource Assessment                
FWU 201    Wood Properties and Utilization                
FWU 202    Sawmilling                
FBL 205    Agroforestry                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
FWU 203    Non-Timber Forest Products                
FEC 202    Natural Resource and Environmental Economics                
FBL 208    Climate Change                           

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES                
FBL 301    Forest Protection                
FBL 302    Integrated Watershed Management                
FEN 301    Timber Transportation Planning and Roads                
FEC 303    Resource Policy, Legislation and Land Use Economics                
FMM 301    Forest Management Planning 1                
FSP 300    Research Project I                             
FBL 303    Forest Soil Management                
FBL 305    Biodiversity Measuring and Monitoring                
FEC 304    Entrepreneurship Skills and Development                
*SC 100    Communication Skills 1                
                              
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FEC 302    Extension Education in Nature Conservation                
FMM 302    Forest Management Planning II                
FWU 301    Wood Based Materials                
FEC 301    Principles of Administration and Management                
FSP 300    Research Project II                        
FEC 305    Introductory Marketing and Financial Accounting                
FBL 304    Ecological Restoration                
BTM 308    Human Resource Management                        
 

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Forestry requires Two principal passes (4 points) in Biology/Botany and Chemistry/ Physics/Geography/Science and Practice of Agriculture at A- level certificate OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in   Forestry, Bee-keeping, Wildlife Management or Agriculture (with forestry component) 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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