Egerton University

Egerton University (EU)

BSc Dryland Resources and Management

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

Arid and semi–arid landsASALs. occupy 80% of Kenya‘s total land surface. Despite its fragile nature, ASALs serves as important biodiversity reservoirs, wildlife habitat, and a resource for livestock production, various minerals, renewable energy and landscape of great attraction.

Sustained productivity from these ASAL ecosystems is needed for economic and social development of the country in line with vision 2030.

This BSc (Dryland Resources and Management) degree programme at Egerton University is intended to produce specialists in range resource management and dryland farming.

Minimum Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the BSc (Dryland Resources and Management) programme at Egerton University, the applicant must have achieved the minimum entry requirements for university, and at least grade B- in Biology or B in Biological Sciences, B- in Geography, C+ in Chemistry or B- in Physical Sciences and C+ in Mathematics at K.C.S.E. or equivalent examinations.

An added advantage will be given to candidates who have passed with at least a C grade in Agriculture or Economics at K.C.S.E or equivalent examination.

Admission will also be granted to outstanding Diploma holders who have passed with Distinction, Credit or equivalent in Range Management, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Animal Health, Wildlife and other related fields recognized by the University Senate.

These categories of students will qualify for a maximum of 30% credit transfer and thus shortening the duration of their course.

Mininum Entry Requirements for Bachelor's Degree at Egerton University
The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they in no way entitle an applicant to a place in the University. Applicants must:

  • Have the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade C+ (C plus)passed at one sitting from at least seven subjects drawn from subject groupings as specified by the Kenya National Examinations Council or its equivalent.

OR

  • Have one of the following combinations of passes in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education examination:
  • Two (2) Principal passes obtained at the same sitting.

OR

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  • Two (2) Principal passes obtained at different sittings provided the passes are of Grade C or higher.

OR

  • Hold a Diploma of Egerton University with a 'Credit' pass or higher or an equivalent
  • Qualification from a recognized institution in the relevant field of specialization acceptable to Senate. Those with a 'Pass' Diploma will be considered if they have at least two years relevant experience after graduation.

AND
Meet additional entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute.

To be admitted for a PRE-SERVICE DEGREE PROGRAM, a prospective candidate must have all the requirements set up by the joint Admission Board (JAB), with a prospective IN-SERVICE student must have completed a diplomaprogram in the relevant field and graduated with at least a CREDIT.

Course Objectives

The curriculum is designed especially to promote the following skills/ objectives;

  1. To assess the quality and quantity of ASAL resources and their influence upon resource production.
  2. To integrate this knowledge into management recommendation and to evaluate different strategies from the aspect of sustainability.
  3. To reduce or overcome infrastructural constraints and limitations with regard to market and trade restrictions and, therefore, enhancing the marketability of dryland farm products.
  4. Enhance conservation of biodiversity through nature-based tourism.
  5. Equip stakeholders with relevant education in natural resource management and dryland farming.
  6. Create entrepreneurship attitude among graduates of this programme.

Course Program

Regular students will take four academic years. Part-time students shall be put on a tailor-made programme to ensure that they cover all the C.Fs required.

To graduate from this programme, a student must have acquired the CF of 199.5.

Some of the subject areas to be covered include:

  • introductory courses,
  • principle courses,
  • energy courses,
  • climate,
  • management,
  • Applied courses
  • planning courses
  • research seminars, and student projects
  • policy, law and administration

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