Master of Science in Forest Products and Technology

The programme is designed to train competent forest products scientists and technologists to serve in forestry industries, academic institutions and other forestry related settings.

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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

Summary of courses under the programme and their notional hours distribution

 

SEMESTER I

 

Total contact hours

Distribution of nominal hours by scheme of study

Credits

Core Courses

Course Title

Code

 

L

S/T

AS

IS

P

 

AEA 600

Statistics

90

27

18

18

18

9

9

EE 600

Research Planning and Management

80

24

16

16

16

8

8

FPU 600

Research Methods in Forest Products

80

24

16

16

16

8

8

FPU 601

Advanced Wood Anatomy and Chemistry

80

24

16

16

16

8

8

FO 654

Wood Preservation & Modified Wood

80

24

16

16

16

8

8

FPU 602

Forest Industries Management

90

27

18

18

18

9

9

FO 633

Research Proposal development and presentation

150

0

60

0

90

0

15

Sub total

 

650

150

160

100

190

50

65

                 

Elective Courses 

             

FPU 603

Timber Engineering

70

21

14

14

14

7

7

FOE 600

Natural Resource Economics

80

24

16

16

16

8

8

FO 601

Research Papers and Reports

75

22.5

15

15

15

7.5

7.5

FOE 645

Marketing

80

24

16

16

16

8

8

FO 602

Computer Applications in the Management of Natural Resources

75

22.5

15

15

15

7.5

7.5

Sub total

 

380

114

76

76

76

38

38

Total Semester  I

1030

264

236

176

266

88

103

SEMESTER  II

             

Core Courses

             

FPU 604

Advanced Physics, Mechanics & Rheology of wood

100

30

20

20

20

10

10

FPU 605

Non -Timber Forest Products

100

30

20

20

20

10

10

FO 656

Pulp and Paper Technology

80

24

16

16

16

8

8

FPU 606

Forest Industries Technologies

80

24

16

16

16

8

8

FO  655

Technology of Wood Based Materials

90

27

18

18

18

9

9

Sub Total

 

450

135

90

90

90

45

45

Elective Courses

             

FOE 606

Entrepreneurship in Natural Resources

70

21

14

14

14

7

7

FEN 626

Design of Structures

100

30

20

20

20

10

10

NPV 670

Propagation and cultivation of Medicinal plants

70

21

14

14

14

7

7

Sub total

 

780

234

156

156

156

78

78

Total Semester II

1230

369

246

246

246

123

123

SECOND YEAR

             

FO 633

Research Dissertation

450

0

50

0

400

0

45

Sub Total

 

450

0

50

0

400

 

45

Grand Total 

2710

633

532

422

912

211

271

                   

Keys: L = Lectures, S/T = Seminar/Tutorials, P = Practical, AS = Assignment, IS = Independent Studies.

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 postgraduate diploma in Forest Products and Technology. A candidate who successfully completes both the course work and the dissertation (i.e. 180 credits) shall be awarded an MSc. Forest Products and Technology degree.
 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Admission Requirements
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Master degree in Forest Products and Technology if she/he has honours University Degree (Level 8) in Forestry or related forest subjects from SUA or any recognized institution with forest resources related subjects. In addition, candidates with a PASS in biological subjects from SUA or other recognized Universities BUT with shown evidence of extensive fieldwork or research related to relevant discipline of forest products shall also be eligible for admission.

OR
Candidates seeking admission through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) shall be required to have valid RPL University Degree certificate obtained after passing RPL examination relevant to the degree programme being applied for as recommended by TCU. 

OR
A transfer of credits from other recognized university may allow potential candidate to join MSc. Forest Products and Technology programme

OR
Candidates seeking admission by holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Forest Products and Technology (level 9) 
 

See also: General Minimum Admission Qualifications for Postgraduate Studies

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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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