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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$543 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Agronomy
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture
Campus:Morogoro Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The aim of the programme is to produce graduates with broad knowledge in agronomic, agricultural, environmental, natural resource management and communication technology who shall be able to work in the agricultural industry.

Expected Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate from this program will be able to;
– Handle and assist farmers on matter related to sustainable ways of improving soil productivity and crop production.
– Work and employ themselves in agricultural-based and related firms
– Apply and develop skills in agronomy and manage natural resources and the environment sustainably.
– Formulate and execute research, analyses data and interpret results in the domain of soil science and related fields of agriculture.
– Apply aspects of crop production, agricultural enterprise and farm management, sustainable exploitation of natural resources for crop production.
– Conduct land capability/suitability evaluation and environmental impact assessment for a wide range of land use.

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1
CORE COURSES
SS 103    Agricultural  Chemistry
AEA 101    Agricultural Economics and Development
CS 101    Agricultural Microbiology
CIT 100    Computer  Applications
SS 101    Introductory Geology and Soil Formation
CS 103    Plant Physiology
EE 101    Introductory Sociology

ELECTIVE COURSES
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics
*SC 100    Communication Skills I
AEA 104    Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics
DS 100    Principles, Theories & Contemporary Issues

SEMESTER 2
CORE COURSES
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics
SS 100    Agro-Meteorology
SS 102    Soil Physics
CS 104    Agricultural Botany
CS105    Genetics
SC 101    Communication Skills II
CS 102    Introductory Entomology

ELECTIVE COURSES
AE 201    Principles of Hydrology and Irrigation
EE 104    Introduction to Agricultural Extension
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness
FBL 102    Fundamentals of Ecology

SEMESTER 3
CORE COURSES
MTH 201    Biometry
CS 201    Crop Physiology
SS 203    Soil Chemistry
SS 204    Soil Classification
SS 207    Management of Dry lands
SS 205    Wetland Ecosystems and their Management
AE 302    Irrigation and Drainage
CS 207    Molecular Biology

ELECTIVE COURSES
EE 202    Extension Methods
AEA 201    Production  Economics
AE 202    Introductory Land Surveying
*SC 100    Communication Skills I
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development

SEMESTER 4
CORE COURSES
SS 200    Research  Methodology
CS 203    Introduction to Plant Pathology
CS 206    Weed Biology
SS 206    Agrochemicals and Manures
CS 205    Annual Crops
CS 204    Principles of Agronomy
SS 202    Soil Biology

ELECTIVE COURSES
AE 301    Farm Power and Mechanization
AEA 204    Farm  Management
AS 205    Pasture Establishment and Management

SEMESTER 5
CORE COURSES
SS 300    Research Project I
CS 304    Applied  Entomology
SS 301    Soil Fertility and Land Productivity
SS 302    Land Husbandry and Conservation Agriculture
CS 302    Seed Technology
SS 305    Environmental Pollution & Management of Agricultural Wastes
AE 414    Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS
CS 311    Plant  Biotechnology

ELECTIVE COURSES
SS 307    Farm & Agronomic Enterprise Skills
HT 307    Organic Farming
*SC 100    Communication Skills I
SS 308    Principles and Application of Agro-forestry

SEMESTER 6
CORE COURSES
SS 300    Research Project II
CS 303    Perennial Crops
SS 304    Agricultural Land Use Planning
CS 310    Weed Management
SS 303    Plant Nutrition
CS 301    Plant Breeding
CS 308    Applied Plant Pathology

ELECTIVE COURSES
ENV 306    Environmental Impact Assessment
ENV 309    Global Climate Change & Disaster Management
SS 306    Management of Natural Resources & Sustainable Agriculture
RD 309    Rural Development Project management, Monitoring & Evaluation

Admission Requirements

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Agronomy requires two principal passes (4 points) in Biology/Botany and either of the following: Chemistry, Science and Practice in Agriculture, Physics, Mathematics, or Geography OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Agriculture or related fields and THREE credits or FOUR passes in relevant science subjects at O-level.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $30

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at http://www.suasis.sua.ac.tz/index.php/registration

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Agronomy include;
– Agricultural consultant
– Estates manager
– Farm manager
– Fish farm manager
– Plant breeder/geneticist
– Rural practice surveyor
– Soil scientist

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $543
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,087

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,263,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 7,174,950 TZS

International Students pay more than the local students. Their fees are displayed in US Dollars (3,100 USD)

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Nyambilila Abdalah Amuri
Head, Department of Soil and Geological Sciences
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
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