VISION:To be a leading university in the provision of quality knowledge and skills in Agriculture and allied sciences

 

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DIRECT STUDENTS

At least two Principal Level passes in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) that add up to a minimum of 3.0 points for science programmes and 4.5 for socio-science programmes.

EQUIVALENT STUDENTS

(a)    Candidates with Credits or Distinction at Diploma level with either 4 passes in Four relevant subjects at ‘O’ level or in addition having two principal passes of ‘E’ grade at ‘A’ level
(b)     Candidates with PASS at Diploma or Credit/Distinction at certificate level and with 4 passes at ‘O’ level shall be required to sit and pass the qualifying Mature Age University Entry Examination (MAEE).

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND AGRIBUSINESS

Program aim: The aim of the programme is to produce graduates with knowledge and skills in agriculture and applied knowledge of agricultural economics and agribusiness for employment in the private or public sector.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal passes in Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry, Geography, and Practice of Agriculture/Biology/Botany/Zoology OR Diploma/ Certificate in Agriculture or related fields.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND EXTENSION

Program aim: The aim of the programme is to provide for the acquisition of degree level agricultural education and extension knowledge, attitudes, and skills so as to enable them contribute to improved agricultural production.
Specific Entry Requirements: Diploma/Certificate in Agriculture or related fields or Agricultural Education with credit passes in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany or Zoology or Science and Practice of Agriculture.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

Program aims: The overall aim of the programme is to provide for the acquisition of agricultural extension education knowledge, attitudes, skills and values to enrollees to enable them contribute to improved agricultural production. The programme will enable graduates to compete for the job market within and outside the country. It is expected that the ultimate graduate in this programme will fit in various employment opportunities in government, private sectors institutions including Non-Governmental Organizations involved in extension/development work.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

Programme aims: The overall aim of the programme is to provide for the acquisition of agricultural education knowledge; attitudes, skills and values to enrolees so as to enable them contribute towards improved agricultural teaching/training.  It is hoped that the ultimate graduate in this programme would fit in several employment opportunities: in government, private sector and other institutions involved in the teaching/training of and research in agriculture.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Program aims: The programme aims to provide the necessary background in technology, analytical and managerial skills which will enable graduates to analyse and assess engineering systems for effective applications in agriculture. Specifically, the program will allow acquisition of knowledge and skills in the design, construction, operation, management and maintenance of water supply systems including rain water harvesting for agricultural production; designing and constructing simple renewable energy sources; plan, design and manage agricultural mechanisation programmes.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in Advanced Level Mathematics and Physics OR Full Technician Certificate (FTC) or equivalent qualifications with an average grade of C and at least a B grade in Mathematics level OR Diploma in Agricultural Engineering or related fields.

B.SC. BIOPROCESS AND POST-HARVEST ENGINEERING (B.SC. BPE)

Programme Aims: The programme is designed to produce graduate professionals who are well versed with broad knowledge, understanding and skills in bio-process and post-harvest systems design, operations and management.

B.SC. IRRIGATION AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING (B.Sc. IWE)

Programme aims: To impact technology, analytical and managerial skills which will enable graduates to analyse and assess engineering systems for effective application to irrigated agriculture. The programme also aims at equipping graduates with engineering and agricultural related skills; knowledge and skills in the design, construction, operation, management and maintenance of irrigation and water resources systems including rain water harvesting for agricultural production.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE GENERAL

Program aims: The aim of the programme is to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in the general area of agriculture together with the necessary skills to implement crop and animal production enterprises.
Specific Entry Requirement: Principal level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Botany, Physics/Mathematics and Sciences and Practice in Agriculture in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent OR Diploma/Certificate in Agriculture or related fields.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HORTICULTURE

Program aims: The aim of the program is to produce competent graduates that are able to integrate horticultural components in farming systems, to understand farmers’ circumstances and provide technical solutions compatible to the available resources, conversant with different types of horticultural industries, from the smallholder farmer and cooperative level to large estates and also from field/greenhouse production to marketing and export aspects. They should also master planning, organization, management and administrative tasks related to horticultural production.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Botany/Zoology, Mathematics/Geography. Candidates without a Principal level pass in Mathematics should have passed Basic Applied Mathematics at the subsidiary level. Of these, chemistry and at least ONE other subject must be passed at principal level OR Diploma/certificate in Agriculture/Horticulture or related fields.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRONOMY

Programme aims: 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.
Specific Entry Requirements: At least two principal passes and one at subsidiary level. The principal passes have to be in Biology/Botany, and in either of the following: Chemistry, Agricultural Science and Practice, Physics/Mathematics, or Geography OR Diploma/Certificate in Agriculture or related fields.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE

Program aims: The aim of the program is to produce graduates with knowledge in animal production. Such knowledge and skills will enable graduates to either employ themselves or be employed in the private or public sector in the animal production industry.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in Biology/Botany/Zoology/Science and Practice of Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics. Of these, Biology/Botany/Zoology/Science and Practice of Agriculture must be passed at principal level OR Diploma/Certificate in Animal Husbandry/ Animal Health/ Agriculture or related fields.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE

Program aim: To produce manpower with professional skills and knowledge to utilize the aquaculture potential in Tanzania.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in: Biology/ Botany/Zoology/Science and Practice of Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics/Geography OR Diploma /Certificate in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Natural Sciences, Animal Husbandry/ Production/Wildlife, Animal Health or Agriculture.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RANGE MANAGEMENT

Programme aim: The aim of the BSc. (Range Management) degree programme is to produce competent manpower with professional skills for improving and sustainably utilizing rangeland resources and to develop and improve student’s key skills in range management.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in Biology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Science and Practice of Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics/ Mathematics/ Geography OR Diploma/Certificate in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Natural Sciences, Animal Husbandry/Production/Wildlife, Animal Health or Agriculture.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Programme aims: The aim of the programme is to provide a degree-level education in food science and technology, from which graduates can enter a career in the food industry or employment in other sectors of the food chain or related scientific sectors and to develop the capacity to undertake research into the science and problems relating to the production and marketing of safe and quality foods.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in Chemistry, Physics and Biology/ Home Economics/Mathematics/Food and Nutrition in Advanced Level Certificate of Secondary Education Examination or its equivalent. Of these, Chemistry and at least ONE other subject must be passed at principal level OR Diploma/Certificate in Food Science/Home Economics or other related fields.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOME ECONOMICS AND HUMAN NUTRITION

Programme aims: The aim of the program is to produce high level manpower for both the public service and the private sector in the areas of home management, family studies and child development, family resource management, extension as well as clothing and textile.  The graduates should be capable of improving the quality of family life through technological, educational and community action programmes.
Specific Entry Requirement: Principal passes in Chemistry, and Biology/Home Economics/Food Science and Nutrition/ Agriculture and Mathematics or Physics or Geography at A Level or its equivalent OR Diploma/Certificate in Home Economics/Human Nutrition/Food Science and other related fields.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

The Programme aims:  to prepare students for family life, work life and career in consumer sciences by providing opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and attitude, and behaviours needed for strengthening well-being of individuals and families across life span, to offer opportunities for students to develop professional competencies; this will aid in improving and utilizing human and non human resources to enhance individual and family life and to prepare students with professional competences necessary for employment in various fields such as extension, education, industry and business related to areas of family and consumer sciences.
Specific Entry Requirements: Advanced level passes in Chemistry, and Biology or Home Economics or Agriculture or Food and Nutrition, and Mathematics or Physics or Geography in the Advanced Level Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent.  Of these at least TWO must be passed at principal level. OR  Holders of Diplomas with credit in Human Nutrition or Home Economics or Clinical Medicine or Community Development or Nursing and other related fields of knowledge may be considered, provided they pass the Mature Age University Examination. This category of applicants should have taken and passed in four relevant science subjects at “O” level.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN NUTRITION

Programme aims: to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of human nutrition in terms of science and practice, by laying a broad foundation in applied food and nutrition science and aspects of management of nutrition interventions that is informed by research, to stimulate an informed interest in, and critical analysis of, the development and progress of nutrition and health and their relevance to the diverse range of food and nutritional needs at national and international levels and to build upon and consolidate the knowledge of food and nutritional science and data analysis and manipulation as a basis for possible more advanced, post-graduate studies in appropriate fields of applied nutrition.

Specific Entry Requirements:
Advanced level passes in Chemistry, and Biology or Home Economics or Agriculture or Food and Nutrition, and Mathematics or Physics or Geography in the Advanced Level Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent.  The sum of the points from the principal level passes should not be less than 3.0. OR  Holders of Diplomas with credit in Human Nutrition or Home Economics or Food Science or Nursing or community development or Clinical Medicine and other related fields of knowledge may be considered, provided they pass the Mature Age University Entry Examination. This category of applicants should have passed in four relevant science subjects at “O” level.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FORESTRY

Program aims: The main aims of the programme are to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of forestry in terms of science and practice; and to produce graduate foresters who have sound knowledge and understanding of forestry and have key skills that are required to spearhead the move to modernise forestry practices for sustainable development.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in Biology/Botany and Chemistry or Physics/Geography OR Diploma/Certificate in Forestry or Bee-keeping or Wildlife Management or Agriculture (with forestry component).

BACHELOR OF TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Programme aims: The overall purpose of Bachelor of Tourism programme is to develop through theoretical, practical and industrial training, graduates with positive attitudes, ethical values, professional knowledge, and  managerial and entrepreneurs skills in tourism sphere. The graduates are expected to become tourism practitioners as managers, entrepreneurs, trainers, researchers and providers of advisory services. The graduates are also expected to impart positive socio-economic impacts at the state, regional, and international levels.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal passes in Biology, Geography, Chemistry, English language, French Language, Kiswahili Language, Physics, Agriculture, Mathematics, Economics, Commerce; and Food and Nutrition; Home Economics. The sum of points from at least two subjects should not be less than 4.5 OR Diploma/Certificate in Tourism, Hotel Management, Catering, Nutrition, Home Economics, Agriculture, Education, Forestry, or Wildlife Management.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Programme aims: The main aim of the program is to produce wildlife graduates who are equipped with technical, analytical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills in wildlife management and related industries for sustainable development.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in Biology/Botany/Zoology or Chemistry/Physics/Geography OR Diploma/Certificate in Wildlife Management, Forestry, Bee-keeping, Animal Health or Animal Production.

BACHELOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Programme aims: The main aim of the program is to produce qualified and practically competent veterinarians who can contribute to the development of the animal industry, public health sector, biomedical research and improvement of living standards.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal Level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, and the other in Physics, Mathematics, Geography or Science and Practice in Agriculture in Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education. In addition, candidates must also have ‘O’ level passes in English and Mathematics OR Diploma/certificate in Animal Health, Animal Production, Wildlife, Fisheries or relevant fields.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND LABORATORY SCIENCES

Programme aims: The main aim of the program is to produce graduates who will be capable of supervising and managing biological research laboratories.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology/Botany, and the other in Physics, Mathematics, Geography or Science and Practice in Agriculture. Of these, at least TWO must be passed at the Principal Level and must include Chemistry and Biology/Zoology/Botany OR Diploma/Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology, Veterinary Laboratory Technology, Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, Animal Health, Animal Production, Wildlife, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forest, Bee-keeping.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

Programme aims: The main aim of the program is to produce a graduate with theoretical and practical skills in environmental issues and the ability to deal effectively yet sensitively with complex environmental, meteorological and social problems arising at the local, national and global level.
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal level passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Botany/Zoology, Advanced Level Mathematics/Geography/Science and Practice in Agriculture in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent.  Of these, Chemistry is mandatory and must be passed at principal level. Candidates without a Principal level pass in Advanced Level Mathematics should have passed Basic Applied Mathematics at the subsidiary level OR Diploma/Certificate in the fields of Physical, Chemical or Biological sciences.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATICS

Programme aims: The main aim of the program is to produce a graduate with educational experiences information technology/ informatics and allied fields that will enable them to cope with the rapidly changing field of Computing and Information Management by providing them with up-to-date training in the discipline and employ a range of assessment methods to enable them to demonstrate the depth of their understanding and their capacity for independent thought.
Specific Entry Requirement: Principal level passes in Advanced Level Mathematics and any other Science subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent OR relevant diploma in ICT and related fields.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH EDUCATION

Programme aims: The main aim of the program is to produce graduates with knowledge and professional education skills in Science and Mathematics that will enable them teach science subjects i.e. Chemistry, Biology, Nutrition, Geography, Physics, Mathematics, and Agriculture. The programme also aims at impacting skills to enable graduates to manage schools, to be involved in other administrative posts and to participate in research, consultancy and extension services in their relevant disciplines of specialisations. Majors in this programme include:
BSc. (ED.) Majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics
BSc. (ED.) Majoring in Geography and Biology
BSc. (ED.) Majoring in Geography and Mathematics
BSc. (ED.) Majoring in Informatics and Mathematics
Specific Entry Requirement: Principal level passes in Biology/Zoology/Botany, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Advanced Level Mathematics OR relevant diploma

BACHELOR OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Program aims: The main aim of the program is to produce graduates who can perform a range of tasks and can be employed in development-oriented careers with specific focus on rural development. These include Policy Analysts and Planners, Programme Coordinators, Managers or Officers in both government and private organisations, development planners, trainers, researchers and consultants in training and research institutions, NGOs, CBOs and other rural institutions, and managers of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs).
Specific Entry Requirements: Principal passes in History, Geography, Economics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Practice and Science of Agriculture in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent. The sum of the total points from the two principal level passes should not be less than 4.5. OR Diploma/Certificate in Rural Development or Agriculture or Agricultural Education or related fields.

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Postgraduate Degree Programmes

SUA offers the following Master and Postgraduate Diploma programmes:

MSc. Agricultural Education and Extension

Programme learning outcome: The programme is designed to produce graduates capable of planning and managing agricultural projects and extension services and, serving as lecturers and tutors in agriculture and teachers training institutes/colleges and other colleges and as professional agricultural educators for planning and curriculum development.

MSc in Agricultural Engineering

Programme learning outcome:  The programme is designed to train students to contribute to agricultural development through the application of engineering principles and techniques to agricultural production problems, both pre-and post-harvest, and through the management of projects in which engineering plays a significant role.

MSc in Irrigation Engineering and Management

Programme learning outcome: The programme is aimed at developing the required human resource base in the region to address issues related to utilisation and management of water resources for sustainable crop production.  Specifically, the programme is designed to:
(i)    Provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to design, operate and maintain irrigation systems and the associated water supply and drainage networks at scheme, farm and field levels; and also
(ii)    Impart creativity to enable the student develop solutions to management problems, particularly those which limit the successful operation of irrigation schemes.

MSc in Land Use Planning and Management

Programme learning outcome: 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:
(i)    impart operating capabilities in the use of remotely sensed data;
(ii)    induce awareness in environmental protection; and
(iii)    strengthen competence and practical skills in rural development and sustainable agriculture.

MSc Agricultural Tropical Animal Production

Programme learning outcome: This programme is designed to train students for extension, research and teaching posts at educational institutions, ministries responsible for agriculture and livestock development, as well as parastatal organizations.

MSc in Crop Science

Programme learning outcome: The programme is aimed at producing professionals with specializations in Agronomy, Crop Improvement, Crop Protection and Horticulture.

MSc in Agricultural Economics

Programme learning outcome: The programme is designed to train students for professional positions in the public agencies, parastatals, private organizations, teaching and research institutions and private agricultural entrepreneurs.

Master of Business Administration (Agribusiness)

Programme learning outcome: The programme is designed to develop professionals from agro-allied disciplines to acquire managerial and business knowledge and skills. It is also an ideal career development opportunity for people who are already employed.

Master in Applied Agricultural Economics

Programme learning outcome: To produce graduates with knowledge and skills essential for transforming the agro-food sectors and rural economy.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Evening Programme)

Programme learning outcome: To produce graduates with managerial and administrative knowledge related to business management.

Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics

Course structure
The following tables present course structure by module.  Students are required to register for each module.  Students will be allowed to register for module II and III only after completing module I, and register for module IV, the research module after completion and passing all modules I to III

MSc in Soil Science and Land Management

Programme learning outcome: 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.

MSc in Food Science

Programme learning outcome: The programme is designed to train highly skilled postgraduates in Food Science and related fields to professional level. These graduates will be able to undertake advanced research and plan for the implementation of food and nutrition programmes in all community levels in the country towards alleviating food and nutrition security problems.

MSc in Human Nutrition

Programme learning outcome: The programme is designed to train highly skilled postgraduates to be professionals in nutrition and related fields, who will be able to undertake advanced research and plan for the implementation of nutrition improvement programmes at all levels in the country for the alleviation of nutrition insecurity problems.

Master of Science in Forestry

Programme learning outcome: The programme is designed to train students for higher professional positions in the management and administration of forest resources and wood-based industries.

Minimum Entry Qualifications

Students are admitted upon meeting the general requirement for registration for the degree of Master of Science of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). Candidates whose first degree is considered deficient in forestry may be required to take certain specialized courses from the undergraduate forestry curriculum in addition to the minimum postgraduate requirements.

Master of Science in the Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture

Programme learning outcome: The programme is designed to enable graduates to develop a system (systemic or holistic) orientation and awareness of the complex social, economic and ecological factors involved in natural resource management and agricultural production systems, thus students are expected to work on issues together with peers and farmers.
Master of Science in Wildlife Management Degree
Programme learning outcome: The programme aims at training skilled human resource with requisite entrepreneurial knowledge and skills in the discipline of wildlife management, with emphasis on the management and administration of wildlife resources.

Minimum Entry Qualifications

The following shall be eligible for admission:
(i)    Holders of Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management of SUA with a minimum of lower second or from other institutions recognised by the SUA Senate.
(ii)    Holders of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree of SUA or from other institutions recognised by the SUA Senate. In addition, the candidate shall have scored at least FIVE B grades or its equivalent in the undergraduate BVM Programme.
(iii)    Holders of Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Animal Science, and Agriculture General, of SUA with a minimum of lower second or from other institutions recognised by the SUA Senate.
(iv)    Holders of Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Range Management with a minimum of lower second from other institutions recognised by the SUA Senate.
(v)    Candidates with Pass degree in the relevant field will be considered for admission if they have exhibited academic potential through extensive fieldwork, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.
(vi)    Holders of Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management from other institutions recognised by SUA Senate.

Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM)

Programme learning outcome: This programme is designed to train graduates for professional challenges in research, training, extension and private practice.

Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM)

Programme learning outcome: This programme is designed to train and strengthen public veterinarians’ ability to manage (perform planning, regulatory and monitoring functions and in formulating appropriate policies designed to improve the livestock industry), official livestock and veterinary services. Graduates will be equipped with consultancy skills for the private, civil and public sectors on different aspects of animal health and livestock policy.

Minimum Entry Qualifications

The following shall be eligible for registration for the MPVM degree: A holder of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) of Sokoine University of Agriculture or its equivalent. In addition, the candidate shall be required to have scored at least FIVE B grades or its equivalent in the undergraduate BVM Programme.

Master of Science in Anatomy

Programme learning outcome: On successful completion of the program the graduate should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts of (i) Anatomy, (ii) basic and applied research methods used in Anatomy; (iii) normal structure and functions of organs of healthy animals and (iv) etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common anatomical disorders that occur in animals.

Minimum Entry Qualifications

A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Veterinary Anatomy if he/she has:
(i)    University Degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science from SUA or from a recognized institution with an average of B grade or above in morphology related subjects OR
(ii)    Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a credit or distinction in Anatomy or
(iii)    Honours degree (normally first or upper second class) in Biological Sciences; Wildlife, or Zoology or Advanced diploma (First Class) in Anatomy, Biotechnology, Biology, Zoology or other qualifications in life sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR
(iv)    Candidates with a Pass degree and previous substantial work experience and/ or additional training in relevant disciplines

Master of Science in Applied Cell Biology

Programme learning outcome: On successful completion of the degree program, the graduate should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: (i) biological products, such as diagnostics and vaccines; (ii) cell clone systems; (iii) cell biology techniques for increased animal and plant productivity, wildlife conservation, control of diseases, and other commercial applications and (iv) applied research in Cell Biology

Minimum Entry Qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in applied cell biology if he/she has
(i)    University Degree in biological sciences from SUA or from any other recognized institution with a credit or distinction in at least 4 subjects related to cell biology OR
(ii)    Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a credit or distinction in Cell biology, molecular biology or
(iii)    Honours degree (normally first or upper second class) or Advanced diploma (2nd Upper Class) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or other qualifications in health sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR
(iv)    Candidates with a Pass degree and previous substantial work experience in biochemistry, Molecular biology, cell biology or veterinary/medical scientific posts.

Master of Science in Clinical Chemistry

Programme learning outcome: At the end of the degree programme, students will (i) understand the medical, scientific and technological principles of Clinical Chemistry and its interrelationship with other disciplines, (ii) have a sound knowledge of the applications of Clinical Biochemistry in diagnosis and monitoring of disease and its contribution to biomedical research, (iii) be able to assess the effectiveness of individual clinical laboratory tests, strategies and protocols for the investigation of disease, (iv) acquire a detailed knowledge of laboratory techniques, instrumentation and informatics (v) understand the principles of laboratory management, (vi) appreciate new trends including molecular diagnostics, robotics, point of care and self testing and (vii) develop their clinical, scientific and research skills.
Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Clinical Chemistry if he/she has
(i)    University Degree in Veterinary Medicine from SUA or from a recognized institution with a credit or distinction in at least 4 subjects related to clinical chemistry OR
(ii)     Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a Credit or distinction in at least 4 subjects related to clinical chemistry OR
(iii)    Honors degree (normally first or upper second class) or Advanced diploma (2nd Upper Class) in Laboratory Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or other qualifications in health sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR
(iv)    Candidates with a Pass degree will also be considered for admission if they have satisfied the department/faculty that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Programme learning outcome: Candidates graduating from this master's degree will be expected to have skills in (i) integrating the content of different biosciences at a molecular level, (ii) analyzing the molecular mechanisms that operate in human beings and other mammalian species and identifying their applications, (iii) analyzing the possibilities of biochemistry uses in social environment, taking into account economic, regulatory, legal and ethical aspects, (iv) resolving problems related to biology research at the molecular level and demonstrating understanding of the biochemical complexity of living beings and (v) identifying and using bio-computing tools to contribute to genomics, proteomics and biomedicine
Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Biochemistry if he/she has;
(i)    University Degree in biological sciences from SUA or from a recognized institution with a Credit or distinction in at least 4 subjects related to biochemistry OR
(ii)    Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a Credit or distinction in Biochemistry OR
(iii)    Honors degree (normally first or upper second class) or Advanced diploma (2nd Upper Class) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or other qualifications in health sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR
(iv)    Candidates with a Pass degree will also be considered for admission if they have satisfied the department/faculty that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

Masters of Science in Pharmacology

Programme learning outcome: Candidates graduating from this master's degree will be expected to have skills in (i) applied research methods used in all aspects of pharmacology, (ii) the structure and functions of organs of healthy and diseased animals and their response to different xenobiotics and (iii) drug distribution, metabolism and elimination.

Minimum admission requirements
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Master degree in Pharmacology if he/she has either,
(i)    Holders of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from SUA or another recognized university with at least a credit in pharmacology OR
(ii)    Holders of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Bachelor of Pharmacy from a recognized institution with at least a credit in pharmacology OR
(iii)    Holders of Bachelor of Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology from SUA or any other equivalent institutions, who took and obtained at least a credit in pharmacology as an elective or
(iv)    Holders of Bachelor of Nursing from a recognized university with at least a credit in pharmacology OR
(v)    Candidates with a Pass degree will be considered for admission if they have satisfied the department / faculty that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training in pharmacology.

Master of Science in Applied Toxicology

Programme learning outcome: Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) applied research methods used in all aspects of toxicology and the (ii) aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of common poisoning conditions in animals and man.
Minimum admission requirements
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters of Science in Applied Toxicology if he/she has either,
(i)    Holders of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from Sokoine University of Agriculture or other recognized Universities with at least a credit in pharmacology or toxicology OR
(ii)    Holders of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Bachelor of Pharmacy from a recognized institution with at least a credit in pharmacology or toxicology OR
(iii)    Holders of Bachelor of Nursing from a recognized University with at least a credit in pharmacology or toxicology OR
(iv)    Candidates with a Pass degree will be considered for admission if they have satisfied the department/faculty that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training in Pharmacology or toxicology.

Masters of Science in Comparative Animal Physiology

Programme learning outcome: Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) basic and applied research methods. in all aspects of physiology, (ii) the functions of organs and body systems of healthy animals and (iii) the pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common physiological disorders that occur in animals.

Minimum admission qualifications

A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Comparative Animal Physiology if he/she has;
i.    University Degree in biological sciences from SUA or from any other recognized institution with a credit or distinction in at least 2 subjects related to Physiology OR
ii.    Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a credit or distinction in Physiology, Anatomy OR
iii.    Honours degree (normally first or upper second class) or Advanced diploma (2nd Upper Class) in Physiology, Wildlife, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or other qualifications in health sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR
iv.    Candidates with a Pass degree and previous substantial work experience and/ or additional training in relevant disciplines.

Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Programme learning outcome: Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) new concepts in molecular biology and biotechnology and (ii) research methods in molecular biology and biotechnology.
Minimum admission qualifications
The following shall be eligible for registration for the MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology degree programme:
i.    Holder of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited University and holders of BSc. degree in different biological sciences (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology etc) Animal Science, Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Medical laboratory technology may apply to this programme OR
ii.    Candidates with a Pass degree and previous substantial work experience in molecular biology and/or biotechnology will also be eligible.

Masters of Science in Applied Microbiology (Majoring in Bacteriology and Mycology  or Virology or Immunology).

Programme learning outcome: Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) molecular basis of microbial disease pathogenesis (ii) research methods in applied microbiology (iii) roles of microbes, in bio-engineering, bio-processing and bio-remediation and (iv) host defence mechanisms against microbes.
Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Applied Microbiology if he/she has either,
i.    University Degree in biological sciences from SUA or from a recognized institution with a credit or distinction in at least 4 courses related to microbiology OR
ii.    Veterinary, Medical, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a credit or distinction in Microbiology OR
iii.    Honours degree (normally first or upper second class) or Advanced diploma (2nd Upper Class) in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or other qualifications in health sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR
iv.    Candidates with a Pass degree and previous substantial work experience in microbiology or veterinary/medical scientific posts.

Master of Science in One Health Molecular Biology (MSc. One Health Mol. Biol.)

Programme learning outcomes: Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) current and emerging concepts in One Health and molecular biology (ii) research methods in one health and molecular biology.
Minimum admission qualifications
shall be eligible for registration for the MSc One Health Molecular Biology degree programme:
i.    Holders of a honors Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited University in human or veterinary medicine or other biological sciences.
ii.    Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have a credit or a distinction in either molecular biology, biotechnology, immunology or biochemistry.
iii.    Candidates with a Pass degree, whose overall undergraduate performance was a B grade or above and previous substantial work or research experience in molecular biological techniques will also be eligible.

Masters of Science in Parasitology

Programme learning outcome: Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) ecological factors associated with parasitic diseases of man, domestic and wild animals, (ii) methods for diagnosis and control of parasitic diseases of man, domestic and wild animals and (iii) research methods in parasitology.
Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Parasitology if he/she has either,
i.    University Degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science from SUA or from a recognized institution with an average of B grade or above in parasitological related subjects OR
ii.    Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a Credit or distinction in Parasitology OR
iii.    Upper second class Honours degree in Biological Sciences; Wildlife, or Zoology OR
iv.    First Class Advanced  diploma  in Anatomy, Biotechnology, Biology, Zoology or other qualifications in life sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR 
v.    Candidates with Pass degree will be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study is a B grade average or above AND they have satisfied the department that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

Masters of Science in Epidemiology

Programme learning outcome: Upon successful completion of the degree programme, a graduate should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) concepts and methods of epidemiology, (ii) research methods in epidemiology, (iii) data handling and interpretation using different statistical packages (iv) disease surveillance and control in animal and human populations and (v) issues related to policy formulation and decision making.
Minimum Admission qualifications
The following shall be eligible for registration for the MSc. Epidemiology degree programme:
i)    A holder of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM), Doctor of Medicine (MD),  BSc. Food Science and Technology, BSc. Home economics and Human Nutrition, BSc.Environmental Sciences and Management or equivalent from a recognised institution with a credit or distinction in epidemiology or statistics or other related OR
ii)    Holders of degrees in other branches of biological sciences with at least a credit in mathematical and/or statistical courses OR
iii)    Candidates with a Pass degree and previous substantial work experience and/ or additional training in relevant disciplines.

Masters of Science in Public Health and Food Safety

Programme learning outcome: Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) concepts and  advances in public health and food safety, (ii) zoonotic and  food-borne diseases, (iii) principles and methods in  food borne disease surveillance and control, (iv) management of public health programmes, (v) policies and legislations related to public health and (vi) food quality control and assurance.
Minimum admission qualifications
i.    Holder of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM); Doctor of Medicine (MD); Doctor of Dentistry (DD); BSc (Nursing); BSc (Pharmacy); BSc (Food Science and Technology); BSc (Home Economics and Human Nutrition); BSc (Public Health); or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution OR
ii.    Candidates with a Pass degree will be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in public health or related subjects was a “B” grade average or above and/or have exhibited academic potential through substantial work experience and/or additional training in relevant disciplines.

Masters of Science in Clinical Pathology

Programme learning outcome: Graduates should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of (i) clinical pathological features of different organs and systems of the body, (ii) pathogenesis, biochemical, cytopathological, and molecular pathological features of diseases, (iii) research methods in Clinical pathology and (iv) body fluid changes ;
Minimum admission qualifications
Possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine/Science degree from a recognised university, or an equivalent biomedical or bio-veterinary qualification with at least B grade in pathology related subject.

Masters in Veterinary Pathology

Programme learning outcome: Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) pathological features of different organs and systems of the body, (ii) pathogenesis and diagnosis of animal diseases and (iii) research methods in Veterinary Pathology.
Minimum admission qualifications
Possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent Veterinary qualification. In addition, the applicant must have at least a pass grade in Veterinary Anatomy and Veterinary Pathology subjects at undergraduate level.

Master of Veterinary Surgery

Programme learning outcome: Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) effective use of specialized diagnostic facilities and to be able to perform ordinary and challenging surgical interventions in small and large animal patients, (ii) interpretation of radiographs and diagnostic images and prescription and administration of anaesthetics to patients and (iii) research design in veterinary surgery
Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in veterinary surgery if he/she has either,
i.    University degree in veterinary medicine or veterinary science from SUA or from a recognized institution with a distinction or credit in veterinary surgery OR
ii.    Candidates with a Pass grade in Veterinary Surgery will also be considered for admission if they have satisfied the department/faculty that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

Masters of Science in Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology

Programme learning outcome: Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) cellular structure and molecular events regulating cellular processes in reproduction, (ii) reproductive related biotechnologies and (iii) research methodology in animal reproductive biotechnology
Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology if he/she has;
(i)    University Degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science from SUA or from a recognized institution with pass grade or above in reproduction related subjects or
(ii)    A University degree in Wildlife, Animal Science, general or basic biological science degree, human medicine degree or any other degree qualification which show a deep coverage of animal reproduction or
(iii) Honours degree (normally first or upper second class) in Biological Sciences; Wildlife, or Zoology or Advanced diploma (First Class) in Physiology, Biotechnology, Biology, Zoology or other qualifications in life sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution or
(iv)    Candidates with a Pass degree and previous substantial work experience and/or additional training in relevant disciplines.
(v)

Master in Veterinary Anesthesiology

Programme learning outcome: Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) anaesthetic use in different classes of domestic, laboratory and wild animals (ii) anaesthetic drug distribution, metabolism and elimination from the body, (iii) maintenance and service of anesthetic equipment, (iv) applied research methods in anaesthesiology and (v) response of vital organs to different anaesthetics.
Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate is eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Applied Veterinary Anesthesiology if he/she has:
i)    University degree in veterinary medicine or veterinary science from SUA or from a recognized institution with a distinction or Credit in any of the following subjects; veterinary surgery, physiology, or pharmacology.
ii)    Candidates with a Pass grade in veterinary surgery, physiology, or pharmacology and previous substantial work experience and/ or additional training in relevant disciplines.

Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD)

The programmes aims at imparting skills in the analysis of major issues in the theories and practices of agricultural and rural development, with emphasis on interdisciplinary framework, drawing concepts and approaches from different disciplines i.e. economics, sociology, political science etc. Further to this, the programme also provides for better understanding of the international, national and local level agrarian problems, strategies and policies and the gaps between policy and practice that arise from actual rural conditions. The programme will thus provide opportunities for specialization in Population and Development; Gender and Development and Political Economy of Agrarian Change.

 

Doctorate programmes:

Doctorate degree studies are also offered in the Faculties and the Development Studies Institute.

B:    DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE (PhD)

1.    Entry Qualifications
1.1    A candidate for admission to the PhD degree programme of Sokoine University of Agriculture shall hold a relevant Master’s degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture or relevant Master’s degree of equivalent standing from another approved University.
1.2    Candidates with only the first degree but with First Class or Upper Second honours or holders of a distinction in the relevant subject in the case of unclassified degree may also be considered for PhD registration after initially registering for the Master’s degree and doing at least one full year’s postgraduate training, and have been authorized by Senate on recommendation of the relevant Faculty/Institute Board and the Postgraduate Studies Committee to upgrade their registration to PhD candidacy.

C.    DOCTOR OF SCIENCE (DSc)

1.0    Qualification
The Doctor of Science degree is granted for an original contribution of distinguished merit to some branch of science or humanities in the Faculties of Agriculture, Forestry and Nature Conservation, Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Development Studies etc.

2.0    Eligibility for candidacy
The following shall be eligible for candidacy for the award of Doctor of Science of Sokoine University of Agriculture:
2.1    Holder of Bachelor’s degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture of at least ten years standing, OR
2.2    Holder of Master’s degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture of at least eight years standing, OR
2.3    Holder of PhD of Sokoine University of Agriculture of at least five years standing, OR
2.4    Holder of a Bachelor’s, a Master’s or a PhD degree of the former University of East Africa and University of Dar es Salaam of the same standing as indicated in 2.1 - 2.3 above, OR
2.5    Holder of a degree of any other recognised University of the same standing as indicated in 2.1 - 2.3 above provided that at the time of applying for candidacy she/he will have served at Sokoine University of Agriculture in teaching/research or other approved role for a minimum period of four years.

Sokoine University of Agriculture Units Website Ranking Results | June 2017

University wide  Website Committee (UWC) of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in its 12th meeting held on 08th June 2017 approved the results of the ranking of University website for the College/School/Faculty/Department/Institute/Directorate and Centres website for the first quarter (April - June 2017).

Congratulations to the following units for being the Winner of best College/School/Faculty/Department/Institute/Directorate and Centres website for the Second quarter in the year 2017.

1.College of Agriculture (CoA)

2.Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL)

3. College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Tourism (CFWT)

 

 

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