Bachelor of Science in Management of Agroecosystems and Environment

Overview

The degree programme offers a rigorous science-based curriculum that focuses on two major issues: (i) ecological management of agricultural land (ii) abatement of resources degradation or pollution of developed rural land. The focus of the programme is on principles and practices of agroecology, agricultural land degradation and understanding the fate and mitigation of pollution, including those processes that influence the impact of pollution in agroecoystems. It concentrates on sustainable management of resources in agriculture and focuses on water and soil quality management, such as monitoring transport and storage of agrochemicals and other contaminants in soil, bioremediation and organic wastes recycling and bioconversion. The programme prepares graduates who would pursue postgraduate studies in a variety of disciplines or employment in training and research institutions, government, agro-industries, NGOs and consulting firms.

  • The teaching period for the degree programme shall extend over not less than four academic years or their equivalents. Each academic year shall consist of two semesters of 15 teaching weeks and two weeks of examination.

  • A candidate enrolled for the degree shall satisfactorily complete the programme in a period of not more than twice the minimum period for which he/she was registered for the degree.

  • A candidate for B.Sc. Management of Agro-ecosystems and Environment shall participate and complete course work and practical assignments that may be applicable to the programme. Admission to the examination at the end of the semester shall be based on satisfactory completion of such requirements.

  • Each student shall be required to undertake field practice (attachment) after completion of the second semester of the third year of study. During the field attachment, students are expected to embark on a research project, which they have to complete and present at a seminar during the fourth year of study.

  1. Holders of KCSE with mean grade of C+ with passes at C or above in Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics or Geography, and one of the following subjects:
  2. English, Kiswahili, Physics (if not included above), History and Government, Geography (if not included above), CRE, Computer Studies, German, Music, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education, Home Science, Art & Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, French, Arabic, Business Studies.
  3.  Holders of KACE or equivalent with minimum 2 Principal Passes in Biology and Chemistry      and at least a subsidiary pass in Mathematics of Physics.  If Mathematics or Physics was not offered at KACE, then it is accepted at Ordinary Level but with a minimum of a Credit Pass.
  4.  Holders of a Diploma in Biological Sciences or related sciences from a recognized institution with credit or distinction, with KCSE mean grade of C or above.
  5. Holders of a degree in biological sciences or related sciences from a recognized University.

The aim of the programme is to provide training on environmental management so as to enable graduates assess and solve environmental problems in diverse fields such as agriculture, natural resources management, civil and public health management and manufacturing industries among others. Through extension, teaching, research or consultancy, the professionals produced will:

  1. Enhance sustainable natural resources management for increased agricultural production and environmental protection
  2. Assess the impact on the environment arising from natural resources utilization
  3. Combat pollution and degradation of rural and peri-urban land and water resources
  4. Contribute to research and technological innovations in agriculture and environment

Contribute to the implementation of the national policies relating to sustainable agriculture and natural resource management

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF AGROECOSYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENT - A26      
       
YEAR 1 -  15UNITS  Semester 1    Semester 2   Yearly total 
TUITION                    162,000.00                  162,000.00                       324,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                                    -                             7,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                        7,000.00                       8,000.00                         15,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        2,250.00                       2,250.00                           4,500.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                                    -                             6,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                                    -                             2,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                        5,000.00                                    -                             5,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        4,000.00                                    -                             4,000.00
Total-Bsc-Agro Ecosystem -Year1                    197,750.00                  172,250.00                       370,000.00
       
       
YEAR 2 -14UNITS  Semester 1    Semester 2   Yearly total 
TUITION                    162,000.00                  162,000.00                       324,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                                    -                             7,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                        7,000.00                       7,000.00                         14,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        2,250.00                       2,250.00                           4,500.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                                    -                             6,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                                    -                             2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        4,000.00                                    -                             4,000.00
Total-Bsc-Agro Ecosystem -Year2                    192,750.00                  171,250.00                       364,000.00
       
       
YEAR 3 -13UNITS  Semester 1    Semester 2   Yearly total 
TUITION                    162,000.00                  162,000.00                       324,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                                    -                             7,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                        6,000.00                       7,000.00                         13,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        2,250.00                       2,250.00                           4,500.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                                    -                             6,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                                    -                             2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        4,000.00                                    -                             4,000.00
Total-Bsc-Agro Ecosystem -Year3                    191,750.00                  171,250.00                       363,000.00
       
       
YEAR 4 -13UNITS  Semester 1    Semester 2   Yearly total 
TUITION                    162,000.00                  162,000.00                       324,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                                    -                             7,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                        6,000.00                       7,000.00                         13,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        2,250.00                       2,250.00                           4,500.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                                    -                             1,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                                    -                             6,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                                    -                             2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        4,000.00                                    -                             4,000.00
Total-Bsc-Agro Ecosystem -Year4                    191,750.00                  171,250.00                       363,000.00
       
Grand totals          1,460,000.00
Mode of Delivery

The programme will be offered under two modules; full time (Module I).

Contacts of support persons

Dr. Anne Karuma 

akaruma@uonbi.ac.ke