MSc in Soil Science and Land Management

The programme is designed to train the candidates for research and teaching positions in educational and research institutions, research administration and extension in government departments and parastatal organizations. The programme also aims at training candidates for self-employment in the agricultural sector.
 

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Soil and Geological 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 Distribution

Year 1

SEMESTER  I

Core courses and their units/credit hours

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

CS 600

Research Planning, Experimentation and Statistics

20

10

30

10

30

10

SS 606

Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry

30

10

20

10

10

8

SS 603

Soil Genesis, morphology and classification

40

10

20

10

20

10

SS612

Advanced Soil-Water-Plant relationships

30

10

15

10

15

8

LU 602

Advanced Geographic Information System

30

 10

40

15

25

12

 

Sub-Total

150

50

125

55

100

48

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

Elective courses and their units/credit hours
 

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

SS 610

Soil Mineralogy

30

10

20

10

10

8

SS 614

Soil and Water Pollution

30

10

20

10

10

8

LU 601

Advanced Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

30

10

20

25

15

10

SS 601

Advanced Soil Physics

30

10

20

15

15

9

SS 602

Advanced Soil Chemistry

30

10

30

10

10

9

 

Sub-Total

150

50

120

65

55

44

 

Total for Semester

300

100

245

120

155

92

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

YEAR 1
SEMESTER 2
Core courses and their units/credit hours

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

IPM600

Research innovations management and commercialization

40

0

20

20

20

10

SS 608

Advanced Plant Nutrition

30

10

20

10

10

8

SS 604

Soil Fertility & Management

30

10

20

10

20

9

SS 605

Soil & Water Management

30

10

20

10

10

8

SS 609

Soil Survey and Land Evaluation

40

10

20

10

20

10

 

Sub-Total

170

40

100

60

80

45

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

Elective courses and their units/credit hours

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

SS 607

Chemistry of Soil Organic Matter

30

10

30

10

10

9

SS 611

Salt-Affected Soils

30

5

20

10

5

7

SS613

Advanced Dryland Management

20

10

30

10

10

8

LU 604

Agricultural Meteorology

35

 0

0

10 

25

7

 

Sub-Total

115

25

80

40

50

31

 

Total for Semester

285

65

180

100

130

76

 

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

Proposal development

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

*SS 615

MSc Research proposal development

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

Sub-Total

0

60

0

0

90

15

* This add up to credits for year 2

YEAR 2

SEMESTER 1&2

Core courses and their units/credit hours

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

SS 615

MSc Research proposal development

0

60

0

0

90

15

SS 616

MSc Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

 

Total for proposal and dissertation

0

110

0

0

490

60


EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

There will be two exit levels for the MSc. Soil Science and Land Management. 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 Soil Science and Land Management. Upon successful completion of the program as stipulated in "Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees of Sokoine University of Agriculture", the candidate will qualify for the award of Master of Science in Soil Science and Land Management degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture.
 

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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