PhD in Soil and Water Management

This is a four-year PhD programme that consists of a coursework and research that leads to a dissertation.

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Soil and Geological Sciences
Level of Study
Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD)
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
4 Years

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of three categories of courses: common core, specialized, and electives. All students must take all common core courses. The specialized courses shall be taken by students who will opt for a given area of specialization as follows: Agricultural Land Resources Planning, Tropical Soil Fertility Management and Soil-water Management.

Summary of Courses under the Programme and their Distribution

YEAR 1: SEMESTER  I

Common Core courses and their units/credit hours

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

SS 801

Agricultural Research Methods

40

20

40

10

20

13

SS 802

Scientific Writing and Presentation Skills

20

30

30

20

20

12

SS803

Soils of the Tropics and Subtropics

40

20

30

10

20

12

SS 804

Climate Change, Challenges, Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture

40

10

20

30

30

13

 

Sub-Total

140

80

120

70

90

50

*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

EE801

Participatory and Action Research

16

16

16

16

96

16

EE809

Knowledge Management and Communication

12

12

12

12

72

12

 

Sub-Total

28

28

28

28

168

28

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


YEAR 1: SEMESTER 2

Specialization core courses  

Specialization name: Integrated soil fertility management

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

SS 806

Soil Fertility Management for Sustainable Agriculture

40

20

30

10

20

12

SS 807

Plant nutrition and crop productivity

30

20

40

10

20

12

SS 808

Soil Health

40

10

40

10

20

12

CS 801

Advances in Agronomy

30

10

30

10

10

9

 

Total (core courses) for semester

140

60

140

40

70

45

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

 

Specialization name: Water resource management

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

AE802

Soil-water management in the tropics

20

20

20

10

10

8

SS 805

Advances in Soil-Plant-Water Relations

30

10

30

10

20

10

AE 803

Applied Soil-Water-Crop Modeling

20

20

20

10

10

8

AE 804

Irrigation and Water Resources Management

40

20

20

20

10

11

AE 805

Integrated Watershed Management

20

20

20

10

10

8

 

Total (core courses) for semester

130

90

110

60

60

45

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

 

Specialization name: Agricultural Land Resources Planning

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

LU801/SS809

GIS and remote sensing applications

40

10

40

10

20

12

LU 802/SS 810

Land Resources Planning for Agriculture

40

20

20

20

20

12

LU 803

Integrated Land Use Management

30

20

20

10

20

10

SS811

Advances in conservation Agriculture

30

10

40

20

20

12

 

Total (core courses) for semester

140

60

120

60

80

46

*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/AE 800

PhD proposal development

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

Sub-Total

0

60

0

0

90

15

* this adds up to the total credits for research and dissertation


YEAR 2 and 3 and 4

Core courses and their units/credit hours

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

*SS/AE 800

PhD proposal development

0

60

0

0

90

15

SS 815

PhD Dissertation

0

50

0

0

4000

405

 

Total for proposal and dissertation

0

110

0

0

4090

420

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

There will be two exit levels for the PhD in Soil and Water Management of SUA. 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 and Water 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 Doctor of Philosophy in Soil and Water Management degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture.
 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

The Admission regulations 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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