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Bachelor of science Land Resource Planning and Management program

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Bachelors Degree Program 4years

Course Details

Course Overview

Bachelor of science Land Resource Planning and Management at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) is of interest to those wishing to be soil surveyors, irrigated crop agronomists, land evaluators, physical planners, environmental impact assessors, land resources managers, land use planners and policy managers in land use planning, both in private and public sectors. 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor of science Land Resource Planning and Management at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following minimal entry requirements;

AGR 1: No candidate shall be admitted to the Faculty of Agriculture without satisfying the  minimum entry requirements of the university

AGR 2: Candidates must also satisfy faculty regulations and departmental requirements before registering for courses in any department in the faculty.

In addition to the AGR 1 and AGR 2 above the candidates are expected to:
(a)    Have a minimum aggregate of C+ (Plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics/Geography OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Geography and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, or 3rd Group II subject, or a Group III subject, or any Group IV or any Group V.

(b)    Alternatively, admission may also be granted to candidates with a diploma in agriculture, horticulture, agricultural engineering, forestry, earth sciences and related disciplines from a recognized institution or its equivalent.

(c)    Candidates admitted under AGR 3 (b) above with credit pass and above may be admitted into the second year of study, while those with pass will be admitted in into the first year of study.

(d)    For candidates admitted under Joint Admission Board (JAB), JAB will fix cut-off points for each admission year

Course Objectives

Bachelor of science Land Resource Planning and Management at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) aims to produce graduates who  will be eligible for registration in professional bodies engaged in land use planning, irrigated agriculture and environmental monitoring and evaluation.

Course Program

Bachelor of science Land Resource Planning and Management at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following course units;

Year 1

  • ECE 2331 Introduction to Engineering Drawing
  • SMA 2262 Statistics
  • ALP 2201 Soil Physics
  • AHS 2202 Soil Chemistry
  • ABE 2101 Bio-resource studies
  • ALP 2203 Water Resources and Aquatic ecology
  • SZL 2403 Wild life management
  • BT 2406 Forest Ecology
  • ECE 2218 Engineering Surveying I
  • ICS 2215 Information Technology I
  • ALP 2203 Principles of Hydrology
  • ALP 2204 Regional and Urban Land Use
  • ALP 2205 Principles of Fluid Mechanics
  • ALP 2206 Remote Sensing I
  • AHL 2344 Computer Aided Design
  • ALP 2207 Principles of Environmental Science

Year 2

  • ECE 2331 Introduction to Engineering Drawing
  • SMA 2262 Statistics
  • ALP 2201 Soil Physics
  • AHS 2202 Soil Chemistry
  • ABE 2101 Bio-resource studies
  • ALP 2203 Water Resources and Aquatic ecology
  • SZL 2403 Wild life management
  • BT 2406 Forest Ecology
  • ECE 2218 Engineering Surveying I
  • ICS 2215 Information Technology I
  • ALP 2203 Principles of Hydrology
  • ALP 2204 Regional and Urban Land Use
  • ALP 2205 Principles of Fluid Mechanics
  • ALP 2206 Remote Sensing I
  • AHL 2344 Computer Aided Design
  • ALP 2207 Principles of Environmental Science

Year 3

  • ALP 2301 Sociology, Development and Extension
  • EGE 2202 Cartographic Techniques
  • ALP 2302 Conservation Agriculture and Dry Land Farming
  • ALP 2303 Principles of GIS
  • ALP 2304 Land Degradation, Rehabilitation and Drainage
  • ALP 2305 Agrometeorology and Crop Water Requirements
  • ALP 2306 Land Use Economics
  • ALP 2306 Remote Sensing II
  • ALP 2307 Soil Genesis and Classification
  • ALP 2308 Land Use Conflict and Resolution
  • HRD 2114 Research Methodology
  • ALP 2309 Land Use Policy and Laws
  • ALP 2310 Irrigation Systems Planning, design and Management
  • ALP 2311 Urban Planning I
  • ALP 2311 Soil Survey
  • ALP 2312 Research Project I (1 unit)
  • ALP 2314 Field Attachment (8 weeks)

Year 4

  • ALP 2401 Introductory Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • ALP 2402 Infrastructure and Utilities planning
  • ALP 2403 Land Evaluation I
  • ALP 2404 Land Use Planning
  • ALP 2405 Project Planning and Management
  • ALP 2406 Principles of Land Valuation and Taxation
  • ALP 2407 Land use modelling I
  • HRD 2401 Entrepreneurship Skills
  • ALP 2408 Urban Planning II
  • ALP 2409 GIS Applications
  • ALP 2410 Land Use Modelling II
  • ALP 2411 Land Evaluation II
  • ALP 2412 Environmental Impact Assessment and audit
  • ALP 2413 Research Project II (2 units) (Semester I)
  • ALP 2414 Research Project III (1 unit) (Semester II)