Southern African Center for Cooperation in Agriculrural and Natural Resources Research and Training

Masters programmes under SACCAR

Msc Land and Water Management
Sokoine University of Agriculture

The Southern African Center for Co-operation in Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Training (SACCAR) invites applications for admission into the Msc degree programme in Land and Water Management, at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. The Msc programme lasts for two academic years: the first year is devoted to course work and the second to research and thesis preparation.

Admission requirements

Admission into the programme normally requires a minimum of a second class (lower division)/credit Bachelors degree or its equivalent.

The programme

The objective of the programme is to provide students with advanced knowledge and principles in Irrigation Engineering and Land Use Planning. The programme offers two areas of specialisation; Irrigation and Land Use Planning (LUP). The Irrigation option covers a wide range of topics related to irrigation engineering while Remote Sensing for digital processing of satellite data and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are accorded emphasis in the LUP option. Students with a background in agricultural or civil engineering, soil science, forestry, hydrology, range management, physical geography or environmental science are eligible to apply.

Method of application

Prospective candidates should write to the address given below for further details. They should include the following details:

  • Personal data (name, address including fax/e-mail, nationality and citizenship, date and place of birth, sex, marital status).
  • Educational background (including details of school-leaving qualifications and transcripts of university degrees/diplomas).
  • Employment record showing work experience, and list of any publications
  • Names of three referees who may be approached to provide references on your academic, professional and personal qualities.
  • A one page, type-written statement of how the Msc training will meet your professional objectives, and also contribute to the development of your country.
  • A letter of support from your current employer, if applicable.
  • Enquiries should be addressed to: The Head, Department of Agricultural Engineering & Land Planning, Sokoine University of Agriculture P.O. Box 3003, Morogoro, Tanzania, Telephone: 255-56-4216,Fax: 255-56-3718/4088

    Or The Director SACCAR, Private Bag 00108, Gaborone, Botswana Tel:+267 328847/8:Fax:+267 328806

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