Master of Science in Post-harvest Technology and Management

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Engineering Sciences and Technology
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME COURSE STRUCTURE 

YEAR I
Semester I
Core courses and their units/credits

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

PTM 602

Storage Technology I

30

5

15

10

30

9

PTM 604

Design of Processing Plants for Agricultural Products

30

15

0

10

45

10

FQS 601

Food Quality and Safety Management

35

10

20

15

20

10

CS 600

Research Planning, Experimentation and Statistics

20

10

30

10

30

10

AB 618

Entrepreneurship

30

10

10

10

30

9

Sub-Total

145

50

75

55

155

48

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

Elective courses and their units/credits

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

PTM 605

Properties of Biological Materials

30

10

10

10

30

9

PTM 606

Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer

30

20

10

10

20

9

PTM 607

Processing of Cereals, Pulses, Oil seeds and Fibre Crops

20

20

5

5

30

8

AGE 600

Agricultural Systems Modelling and Simulation

20

10

5

15

20

7

Sub-Total

100

60

30

40

100

33

Total for Semester 1

245

110

105

95

255

81

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

Semester II
Core courses and their units/credits

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

PTM 603

Storage Technology II

30

5

15

10

30

9

PTM 608

Management of Post- harvest System

30

10

5

5

30

8

PTM 609

Advanced Agricultural Process Engineering

30

15

15

10

30

10

FS 604

Food Packaging, Transportation and Marketing

40

10

10

15

25

10

IPM 600

Research Innovation Management and Commercialization

40

0

20

20

20

10

Sub-Total

170

40

65

60

135

47

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

Elective courses and their units/credits

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

PTM 610

Fruit and Vegetable Processing Technology

30

5

30

5

30

10

PTM 611

Bioenergy Systems and Technology

20

10

10

10

35

8.5

AB 610

Quantitative Methods and Operational Analysis

20

10

15

10

45

10

FS 610

Meat and Fish Technology

45

15

35

25

30

15

Sub-Total

115

40

90

50

140

43.5

Total for Semester II

285

80

155

110

275

90.5

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

Proposal development

 

Code

 

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

IE 600*

MSc. Research Proposal Development

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

Sub-Total

0

60

0

0

90

15

* This adds up to total credits for semester II

YEAR 2

The second year will be for research work which will have a total of 60 credits.

Semester III and IV

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

PTM 601

MSc Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

Sub-Total

0

50

0

0

400

45

Total for research proposal development and dissertation

0

110

0

0

490

60

*L= Lectures ; T= Tutorial ; P= Practical ; AS= Assignment ; IS= Independent Stud

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Regulations pertaining to course and dissertation evaluation shall be as per General University Examination Regulations and Guidelines for degree and non-degree programmes of Sokoine University of Agriculture.

MSc degree in Post-harvest Technology and Management will be awarded By the end and successfully passing of all core courses and selected elective courses in year one that make a minimum of 120 credits(1200 ‘NOTIONAL’ OR ‘AVERAGE LEARNING’ hours) and MSc dissertation with a minimum of 60 credits. The minimum time for full time students to complete their degree programme shall be 2 years. Assessment criteria for various components of examinations shall be as per SUA general regulation and guidelines. 

Candidates who have completed coursework but could not meet the requirement for MSc degree due to various reasons will qualify for an exit award which is a postgraduate diploma.

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

The Admission regulations for Masters Degrees as stipulated in "Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees" of Sokoine University of Agriculture shall apply. 
The MSc. in PTM degree programme is open to applicants with a background in bioprocess, post-harvest technology, agricultural engineering, food sciences and technology, biotechnology, process engineering, or related field. 

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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