MSc in Land Use Planning and Management

The programme is geared towards developing the required human resource base in the region to address issues related to planning and management of land resources. Specifically, the programme is designed to:
(1) impart operating capabilities in the use of remotely sensed data;
(2) induce awareness in environmental protection; and
(3) strengthen competence and practical skills in rural development and sustainable agriculture.
 

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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 STRUCTURE

Summary of Courses for MSc. Land Use Planning and Management Degree Programme

YEAR 1

SEMESTER I

Core courses and their units/credit hours

Code

Course title

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

LU 600

Introductory Geomorphology

20

 5

10

15

30

8

LU 601

Advanced Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

30

 10

20

25

15

10

LU 602

Advanced Geographic Information System

30

 10

40

15

25

12

SS 603

Soil Genesis, Morphology and Classification

40

 10

20

 10

20

10

CS 600

Research Planning, Experimentation and Statistics

20

10

30

30

10

10

Total Core

140

45

120 

 95

 100

50


Elective courses and their units/credit hours

 

Code

Course title

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

AE 601

Advanced  Computer Programming

20

10

20

10

10

7

AE 600

Agricultural Systems Modelling and Simulation

30

0

20

 10

10

7

IE 610

Climate Change and Agriculture

20

15

15

10

10

7

SS 610

Soil Mineralogy

30

10 

20

 10

10

8

Total electives

100 

35

 75

40

 40

29

Total for Semester

 240

80

 195

 135

 140

79

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

 

YEAR 1

SEMESTER II

Core courses and their units/credit hours

 

Code

Course title

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

LU 603

Principles of Land Use Planning

30

10

10

20

20

9

LU 604

Agricultural Meteorology

35

 0

0

10 

25

7

AE 605

Soil and Water Conservation

30

15 

15

 10

10

8

SS 609

Soil Survey and Land Evaluation

40

10

20

10

20

10

AE 617

Project Planning and Management

30

20

0

10

10

7

IPM600

Research innovations management and commercialization

40

0

20

20

20

10

Total Core

205 

55 

65 

 80

 105

51

 

Elective courses and their units/credit hours

Code

Course title

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

AE 619

Soil – Plant - Water Relations

30

 20

10

 5

5

7

AE 620

Agricultural Water Management

30

 20

10

10

10

8

FO 612

Tropical Vegetation and Plant Ecology

20

15

10

15

10

7

FBE 612

Assessment and Mapping of Ecosystem Services

20

20

10

15

10

7

Total electives

100

75 

40 

 45

 35

29

Total for Semester

 305

130

105

 125

 140

80

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

LU 607*

MSc Research proposal development

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

Sub-Total

0

60

0

0

90

15

* This adds to total credits for year 2 

YEAR 2

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

SEMESTER III - IV

Core courses and their hours/ credits

 

Code

 

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

LU 608

MSc Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

 

Sub-Total

0

50

0

0

400

45

 

Research Proposal development

 

60

0

0

90

15

 

Total for research proposal development and dissertation

0

110

0

0

490

60


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

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Regulations pertaining to course evaluation shall be as per General University Examination Regulations and Guidelines for Postgraduate Programmes of Sokoine University of Agriculture.  

Master of Science degree in Land Use Planning and Management will be awarded to candidate upon completion and successful passing of all core courses and selected elective courses in year one and Research starting in year two. Assessment criteria for various components of examinations shall be as per SUA general regulations and guidelines. 

Candidates who have completed year 1 but could not meet the requirement for the degree due to various reasons will qualify for postgraduate Diploma in land Use Planning and Management.
 

 

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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