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Tuition Fees:$1,077 /year
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Campus:Great North Road Campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

Program structure
The degree programme shall have at least 40 taught courses spread over eight teaching semesters. Basic introductory courses are offered in the first year including agricultural practice and introduction to soil science.

Students are attached at the university farm at the end of the first year. Second-year course covers mainly agricultural production and management.

The third and fourth-year courses cover more specialised fields of crop protection, seed production and aquaculture among others. Elective courses are offered from year 2 to allow students to gain extra knowledge in other fields of interest.

Entrepreneurship skills are also taught to enhance self-employment among graduates. Students are attached to industry and commercial farms at the end of years 2 and 3.

On successful completion of the degree programme, graduates can be formally employed in the private or public sector or be self-employed.

The Bachelor of Agriculture curriculum prepares graduates for many speciality areas of the broad field of agriculture and environmental science such as:
Private Sector – Agronomists, Plant Breeders, Crop Protectionists, Farm Managers, Consultants in various fields of speciality, food processing companies; Public Sector – Researchers (Agronomists, Plant Breeders, Crop Protectionists), Extension workers and officers, Lecturers, Development Officers, Agricultural Technical officers; Self-Employment – Farmers, Consultants; and Further Studies -higher degree programmes, which provides a basis for research and academic careers.

Curriculum

Second Year
Semester I
AGA 211 Crop Production
AGA 221 Introduction to Agricultural Genetics
AGA 231 Introduction to Soil Science
AGA 241 Agricultural Biometry
AGA 251 Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
Electives
ALW 211 Agroclimatology
ALW 241 Natural Resources Ecology

Semester II
ALW 222 Soil Fertility and Productivity
HORT 212 Principles and Practices of Plant Propagation
HORT 221 Vegetable Production
SSW 212 Rural Sociology
BEnt 142 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
AGA 200 Field Attachment II (Industry)

Third Year
Semester I
BEnt 142 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ALW 222 Soil Fertility and Productivity
SSW 212 Rural Sociology
AGA 212 Vegetable and Fruit Production
AGA 222 Animal Breeding
AGA 200 Field Attachment II (Industry)
Electives
ALW 212 Management and Conservation of Water Resources
ALW 242 Policies in Land and Water Management

Semester II
HORT 312 Floriculture Production and Management
HORT 231 Fruit Production
AGA 312 Agricultural Research Methods
AGA 322 Crop Pests and Diseases Management
AGA 332 Seed Production and Technology
AGA 300 Attachment III (Industry)

Fourth Year
Semester I
ABM 331 Management of Farm Enterprises
ABM 461 Agricultural Product Processing
ALW 451 Soil and Water Conservation
AGA 411 Management of Farm Animals
AGA 401 Seminar
Electives
ALW 421 Agroecology
ALW 431 Forest Management and Ecology
ABM 421 Management of Agricultural Projects
ALW 441 Land Use Planning

Semester II
ALW 422 Planning, Design and Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems
AGA 442 Agricultural Extension and Education
AGA 452 Aquaculture
AGA 412 Farm Mechanization and Structures
AGA 402 Research Project
Electives
AGA 242 High-Value Horticultural Enterprises
ABM 432 Management of Agricultural Marketing Cooperatives

Admission Requirements

Candidates should have a (6) credit or better in English Language,  Mathematics, Biology or Agriculture Science and Science or physics and Chemistry for those who took pure sciences and a credit (6) or better in any other one (1) subject in the Zambian School Certificate or General School Certificate of Education or Cambridge International Examinations.

Application Process
Application Fees for Zambian Students: $8
Application Fees for International Students: $49

How to apply
– You need to pay the application fee of K150 and this can be deposited in the Mulungushi University ZANACO Bank Account No. 1067654300160 at any of their branches countrywide. Then you need to scan the deposit slip and attach it as part of your online application.
– You need to scan and attach certified copies of your certificate or statement of results.
– For foreign students, you need to make a bank draft of US$50 in the name of Mulungushi University and scan a copy and attach it to the online application. Send the actual bank draft to Academic Office, Mulungushi University, PO Box 80415, KABWE, ZAMBIA.
NOTE: Your application will not be considered if you do not attach the above documents

– If you have obtained academic or professional training after leaving school (eg diploma) and want them to be used to support your application then you should scan and attach certified copies of your diploma certificates.
– Scan and attach either a copy of your passport or National Registration Card (NRC) or any form of identification (this is not mandatory as you can submit it later)
– Scan and attach a letter from your sponsor confirming that they are willing to sponsor you for the course at Mulungushi University (this is not mandatory as you can submit it later)

All completed application forms should be accompanied by certified copies of certificates or statements of results; a bank deposit slip OR receipt from the Bursar’s office and should reach the Academic Office by:
– June, 2021 for Distance Learning programmes
– July 2021 for Full-Time programmes.
Candidates holding admission letters from previous intakes but did not report for one reason or another should buy and complete new application forms. For further information contact the Academic Office on Cell No. +26 0977-134107, +26 0979310324, +26 0971507759, Admission Office Line: 0215-228018

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are:
– Agricultural economist.
– Farm manager.
– Soil and plant scientist.
– Conservation planner.
– Commercial Horticulturalist.
– Agricultural salesperson.

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Tuition Fees for Zambian Students: $1,077
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,077

Tuition fee for Zambian Students= 21,500 ZMW
Tuition fee for International Students= 21,500 ZMW

N.B: International students pay the same fees as Zambian students, the only difference is the application fee which is K150 for Zambian students and $50 for International students.

Relevant Contact

 
Admssions Office
For Admissions Enquiries
 
Mr. Gubula C. Siaciti
Registrar