Master of Science in Forestry

The programme is designed to train students for higher professional positions in the management and administration of forest resources and wood-based industries.

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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
YEAR 1
SEMESTER 1
Courses 

CORE COURSES

NOTIONAL HOURS

CREDITS

Course Ante

Course Title

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

WLM 600

Applied Statistics

30

10

20

15

15

9

WLM 601

Research Methods

20

15

15

15

15

8

FOR 610

Agro-forestry systems and technologies

20

5

20

10

5

6

FOR 611

Silviculture of plantations and natural forests

20

5

10

10

15

6

FOR 612

Tropical Vegetation and Plant Taxonomy

20

5

10

5

10

5

FOR 613

Tree Improvement

15

10

10

5

10

5

FEN 621

Timber Harvesting Systems

40

10

30

10

10

10

Sub-total: Core Courses

165

60

115

70

80

49

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

NOTIONAL HOURS

CREDITS

Course Ante

Course Title

L

T

P

AS

IS

FMM 603

Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing: Applications in Forestry

35

10

25

20

10

10

FOR 614

Hydrology and Agro-ecological Modelling

20

15

5

10

10

6

FBE 607

Biodiversity monitoring and management

20

10

5

15

10

6

WLM 616

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

20

10

10

10

10

6

FOE 600

Natural Resource Economics

25

15

10

10

10

7

FBE 617

Forest Landscapes Restoration

25

20

5

20

10

8

FEN 622

Advanced Forest Roads Engineering

30

20

20

10

20

10

Sub-total: Elective Courses

175

100

80

95

80

53

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

YEAR 1 COURSES FOR SEMESTER TWO

CORE COURSES

NOTIONAL HOURS

CREDITS

Course Ante

Course Title

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

FMM 600

Advanced Forest Resource Assessment

35

10

20

15

20

10

FOR 615

Forest Health  Management

20

20

10

15

15

8

IPM 601

Indigenous knowledge, genetic resources and intellectual property

40

0

20

20

20

10

MN 602

Resource and Environmental Economics

25

15

10

20

10

6

FO 654

Wood Preservation & Modified Wood

20

10

15

10

25

8

FBE 619

Forest Soils and Water Management

20

10

10

10

10

7

Subtotal: Core Courses

160

65

85

90

100

49

ELECTIVE COURSES

NOTIONAL HOURS

CREDITS

Course Ante

Course Title

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

FBE 608

Ecological Risk and Impact Assessment

20

20

10

15

15

8

MN 608

Project Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation

20

15

15

15

5

7

MN 601

Management of Natural Resources in the Tropics

25

20

10

15

10

8

FMM604

Climate Change and Forestry

20

15

5

15

15

7

FOE 606

Entrepreneurship in Natural Resource Management

25

15

10

10

10

7

FPU 605

Non -Timber Forest Products

25

10

10

10

25

8

Sub-total: Elective Courses

135

95

60

80

80

45

TOTAL: Year 1 Semester 1 and 2

635

320

340

335

340

196

                 

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

 

YEAR 2 – RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

Course Title

NOTIONAL HOURS

CREDITS

L

T

P

AS

IS

 

* FO 633

Research Proposal Development

0

60

0

0

90

15

Subtotal: Research Proposal Development

0

60

0

0

90

15

               

* this add up to the total credits for semester II

YEAR 2

RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION

Course Title

NOTIONAL HOURS

CREDITS

L

T

P

AS

IS

 

FO 634

Research and Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

Subtotal: Research and Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

Subtotal: Research Proposal Development

0

60

0

0

90

15

Total credit Year 2

0

110

0

0

490

60

               

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
There will be two exit levels for the (MSc. FOR). A candidate who shall have completed course work but could not continue with the research component of the program will qualify for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry (Level 9). Upon undertaking research and successful completion of the programme coursework as stipulated in the "Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees of Sokoine University of Agriculture", the candidate will qualify for the award of MSc. in Forestry of Sokoine University of Agriculture.
 

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

The Admission regulations for MSc. (For) degree programme shall be as stipulated in the “Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees of Sokoine University of Agriculture.

OR
A transfer of credits from other recognized University may allow a potential candidate to join MSc. (For) degree programme.

OR

A candidate holding a postgraduate Diploma in Forestry (level 9) wishing to continue with research part of his/her study. However, if the elapsed time is more than a year, the candidate shall be required to present his/her research proposal to evaluate if it is still researchable.

The general regulations for Masters Degrees of the Sokoine University of Agriculture shall apply.
 

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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