Master of Science in Agroforestry

Programme learning outcome: The programme is designed to produce Agroforestry professionals to serve in the promotion, management, training, research, extension and consultancy in Agroforestry

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

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Summary of Courses under the Programme and their Distribution

YEAR 1

SEMESTER  I

Core courses and their units/credit hours

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credit

WLM 600

Applied Statistics

30

10

20

15

15

9

WLM 601

Research Methods

20

15

15

15

15

8

FBA 602

Agroforestry Concepts, Systems & Technologies 

25

15

10

10

10

7

FBA 603

Woody Perennials Selection & Evaluation

35

20

0

15

10

8

FBA 604

Component Interactions in Agroforestry Systems.

20

15

0

20

15

7

FBA 605

Productivity, Improvement & Sustainability in Agroforestry Systems

25

20

0

25

10

8

Sub-total

155

100

60

100

75

49

L= Lectures; T= Seminar/Tutorial; P= Practical; AS= Assignment;    IS= Independent Study

Elective courses and their units/credit hours

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

FBA 609

Agroforestry Practices Dissemination & Extension

30

20

10

15

15

9

FBA 611

Plant  Propagation

25

15

0

20

10

7

FBA 612

Agroforestry and Poverty Reduction

20

20

10

10

10

7

FBA 613

Pest and Diseases Management in Agroforestry

25

25

0

15

15

8

Sub-total

100

80

20

60

50

31

Total for Semester

255

180

80

160

125

80

                 

L*= Lecture; P* = Practical; T* =Tutorial; AS*=Assignments; IS*=Independent study/Research

 

YEAR 1

SEMESTER  2

Core courses and their units/credit hours

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

AE605

Soil and Water Conservation

25

15

0

15

25

8

FBA 607

Economics of Agroforestry 

20

25

0

15

20

8

FBA 608

Agroforestry and Ecological Restoration

30

20

0

25

15

9

FBA 610

Resources Characterization and Management Options in Agroforestry

25

30

0

20

15

9

IPM 601

Indigenous  Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property

40

0

20

20

20

10

Sub-total

140

90

20

95

95

44

L= Lectures; T= Seminar/Tutorial; P= Practical; AS= Assignment;    IS= Independent Study

Elective courses and their units/credit hours
 

 

 

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

Course Ante

Course Title

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

AS 605

Rangeland  Resources Management

20

15

0

20

15

7

CS 604

Soil Water-Plant Relationship

30

10

10

20

30

10

LU 603

Principles of Land Use Planning

20

20

0

10

20

7

SS 604

Soil Fertility and Management

30

10

10

20

20

9

Sub-total

100

55

20

70

85

33

Total for Semester

240

145

120

165

180

77

Key: L*= Lecture; P* = Practical; T* =Tutorial; AS*=Assignments; IS*=Independent study/Research

 

Proposal development

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

* FO 633

MSc Research Proposal  Development

0

60

0

0

90

15

Subtotal

0

60

0

0

90

15

* this adds up to credits for year 2

YEAR 2

SEMESTER 1 & 2

Core courses and their units/credit hours

Core courses and their units/credit hours

 

Course Ante

 

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

FO 634

MSc Research proposal development

0

60

0

0

90

15

SS 616

MSc Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

Total for proposal and dissertation

0

110

0

0

490

60

 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

There shall be exist award. A student who for some reasons decides to end studies and cannot proceed with the dissertation component after accumulating a minimum of 120 credits shall be awarded a higher diploma in Agroforestry equivalent to level 8 of UQF. A candidate that successfully completes both the course work and the dissertation (i.e. 180 credits) shall be awarded the MSc. Agroforestry degree.
 

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
The Admission regulations for Master Degrees as stipulated in "Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees" of Sokoine University of Agriculture shall apply.


See also: General Minimum Admission Qualifications for Postgraduate Studies

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: postgraduate.students@suanet.ac.tz
Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/

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