Master of Science in Forest Resource Assessment and Management

The programme is to equip students with innovative knowledge, skills and values in integrated forest resource assessment and management in  order to enhance understanding of current forest resources management and environmental issues.

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

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The MSc FoRAM is a full time 2 years programme with coursework during the 1st year and research leading to production of a dissertation during the 2nd year

Summary of courses under MSc. FoRAM Programme and their notional hours distribution
YEAR 1
SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 1

Notional Hours

 

Core courses

L

T

P

AS

IS

CREDITS

WLM 600

Applied Statistics

30

10

20

15

15

9

WLM 601

Research Methods

20

15

15

15

15

8

FMM 600

Advanced Forest Resource Assessment

30

10

15

15

20

9

FMM 601

Perspectives in Forest Governance

30

15

0

10

15

7

Sub-total

110

50

50

55

65

33

Elective courses

   

 

   

 

DS 607

Natural Resources and Environmental Management

27

17

0

13

13

7

DS 602

Demography and Development

20

15

0

12

13

6

FOE 606

Entrepreneurship in Natural Resources

20

15

10

10

5

6

FOE 600

Natural Resource Economics

25

15

0

15

15

7

MN 601

Management of Natural Resources in the Tropics

25

20

10

15

10

8

FOR 612

Tropical Vegetation and Plant Taxonomy

20

5

10

5

10

5

Sub-total

137

87

30

70

66

39

Total Semester 1

247

137

80

125

131

72

 

 

   

 

   

 

SEMESTER 2

   

 

   

 

Core courses

   

 

   

 

FO 632

Forest Resource Management

30

10

0

20

20

8

FMM 602

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

35

10

0

15

20

8

FMM 603

Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing: Applications in Forestry

35

10

25

20

10

10

FMM 604

Climate Change and Forestry

30

10

10

15

15

8

IPM 601

Indigenous Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property

40

0

20

20

20

10

Sub-total

170

40

55

90

85

44

FO 633

Research proposal development

0

60

0

0

90

15

       

 

   

 

Elective courses

   

 

   

 

MN 606

Ecology and Tropical Biology

25

15

15

15

10

8

MN 608

Project Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation

20

15

15

15

5

7

FO 602

Computer Applications in the Management of Natural Resources

20

10

10

10

10

6

FO 636

Forestry in Rural Development

35

15

0

20

20

9

WLM 613

Sustainable Utilization of Wildlife

25

20

20

20

15

10

FPU 605

Non -Timber Forest Products

25

10

10

10

25

8

LU 603

Principles of Land Use Planning

30

10

10

20

10

8

Sub-total

180

95

80

110

95

56

Total Semester 2

350

135

135

200

180

100

Total Semester 1 & 2

597

272

215

325

311

172

     

 

   

 

Year 2

   

 

   

 

FO 634

Research and Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

                 

L= Lectures T = Tutorials AS = Assignments P= Practical

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

There shall be exit award. A student who fails or who decides to end studies for some reasons after accumulating a minimum of 120 credits shall be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Forest Resource Assessment and Management equivalent to level 9 of UQF. A candidate that successfully completes both the course work and the dissertation and thus accumulate 180 credits shall be awarded the MSc. Forest Resource Assessment and Management degree.

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

The Admission regulations for Masters 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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