Master of Science in Environmental Sciences,Management and Technology

The environment supports life, and is an engine for socio-economic development given the requisite science and technologies. However, some of the current technological developments in Tanzania and elsewhere in the world do not adequately consider the social, economic, and environmental impacts on natural systems and renders the environment inhospitable. While this is the case, some programmes offered at higher learning institutions in Tanzania are theoretical and less relevant to the job market. Consequently, some graduates have found themselves trapped in a web of lacking adequate skills in undertaking research in environmental sciences and technology.

There is also a gap in some curricula of Tanzania in terms of translating science, technology and environment into entrepreneurial opportunities. In order to comprehend the environmental problems and how they are interlinked, it is necessary to produce experts who will be capable of succinctly scrutinizing environmental problems on a global scale and their relation to the social and economic development at national and local levels.  Therefore, this program aims to produce environmental professionals (managers, scientists and technologists) who are capable of employing themselves as well as taking up posts in research and academic institutions, government, industries, NGOs, consultancy firms and other related institutions.

 

ABOUT PROGRAMME

Programme Availability
Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education
Host Department
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Course structure under the MSc. Environmental Sciences, Management and Technology Degree Programme

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1

Core Courses and their units/credit hours

Course Code

Course Title

Module Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

MTH 600

Statistics

40

15

10

15

20

10.0

EMT 601

Environmental Impact Assessment and Management

40

20

10

10

20

10.0

EMT 602

Environmental Chemistry

40

20

10

10

20

10.0

EMT 603

Environmental Biotechnology

40

20

10

10

20

10.0

EMT 620

Research Planning and Management

30

15

0

15

15

7.5

Sub-total-Core

190

95

30

65

95

47.5

 

Elective Courses and their units/credit hours

Course Code

Module title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

EMT 608

Wastewater Treatment and Technology

40

15

10

20

15

10.0

EMT 609

Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis

30

0

20

10

15

7.5

GLG 652

Integrated Water Resources Management

40

20

10

10

20

10.0

LU 601

Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

40

20

10

10

20

10.0

LU 602

Geographical Information System

30

15

10

10

10

7.5

Sub-total Elective

180

75

30

75

90

45

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 1

370

170

60

140

185

92.5

Note:  L* = Lecture, P* = Practical, S/T* = Seminar/Tutorial, AS* = Assignment, IS* = Independent Study/Research

SEMESTER 2

Core Courses and their units/credit hours

Course Code

Module title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

EMT 604

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

40

20

0

20

20

10.0

EMT 605

Environmental Pollution and Control Technology

40

10

15

15

20

10.0

EMT 606

Climate Change Science and Impact Management

40

20

0

20

20

10.0

EMT 607

Environmental Disaster and Risk Management

40

10

0

20

30

10.0

IPM 600

Research Innovations Management and Commercialization

40

0

20

20

20

10.0

Sub-total Core

200

70

30

100

100

50.0

Note:  L* = Lecture, P* = Practical, S/T* = Seminar/Tutorial, AS* = Assignment, IS* = Independent Study/Research

Elective Courses and their units/credits hours

Course Code

Module Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

EMT 610

Environmental Microbiology

30

15

15

0

15

7.5

EMT 611

Environmental Safety, Health and Management

40

20

0

20

20

10.0

EMT 612

Integrated Waste Management

40

15

10

15

20

10.0

EMT 613

Biodiversity and Conservation

40

15

10

15

20

10.0

EMT 614

Environmental Law, Policy and Management Systems

40

20

0

20

20

10.0

Sub-total Elective

190

85

35

70

95

47.5

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 2

390

155

65

170

195

97.5

Note:  L* = Lecture, P* = Practical, S/T* = Seminar/Tutorial, AS* = Assignment, IS* = Independent Study/Research

Course Code

Module Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

S/T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

EMT 615 #

Research Project Development

0

60

0

0

90

15.0

TOTAL FOR YEAR 2

0

60

0

0

90

15.0

#This course allows students to prepare a research proposal, on a topic of their choice, that can be implemented in Year 2 as part of EMT 600 Dissertation.

Year 2

Course Code

Module Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

S/T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

EMT 600

Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45.0

TOTAL FOR YEAR 2

0

50

0

0

400

45.0

Note:  L* = Lecture, P* = Practical, S/T* = Seminar/Tutorial, AS* = Assignment, IS* = Independent Study/Research

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants to MSc. Environmental Sciences, Management and Technology should have a bachelor degree (UQF level 8, with a minimum of second lower class or its equivalent) in physical or environmental sciences, environmental engineering or closely related fields from a recognized higher learning institution. Applicants with a PASS degree and postgraduate diploma in the relevant field will be considered for admission if they have exhibited academic potential through extensive fieldwork, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.


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

FEES

HOW TO APPLY

Online application through http://suasis.sua.ac.tz:9092/index.php/welcome . Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made

CONTACT

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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