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Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources Management

This course intends to provide a unique opportunity to students who wish to develop their career in natural resource management. Candidates completing this course will be of great value to employers, introducing new skills and practices in the specialized areas covered by the graduate.The course guarantees that all students completing this course meet the Faculty and the OUT standards parallel with the mission of the Open University of Tanzania.

Programme Summary

Course Name:Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources Management
Course Initials:  BA NRM
Duration:  3 Years
Total Units: 
Mode of Deliverence: Blended 
 

Programme Informations

Option (I):  Direct Entry Scheme (Form VI) Qualifications

  1. Possession of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent, with credit passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and
  2. He/she has obtained at least two principal level passes in approved subjects – such as Geography, History, Biology, Economics, Agricultural Sciences and Chemistry, in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE); and

Option (II) Equivalent Qualifications

  1. Diploma in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Management, Land Survey, Land and Soil Management, Forest Management and Nature conservation, Tsetse control,  Environmental Studies, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Tourism Management, Heritage Management, Economic Development, Community Economic Development, Community Development, Education, Law, Gender Studies, Foundation Programme, Youth  Development Work (CYP) and any relevant Diploma recognized by OUT Senate  with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.

OR

  1. b) Recognition of Prior Learning certificate (RPL) with average of B+ Grade approved by TCU shall be eligible for BA NRM program.

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Code

Course Name

Units

1

ORM 101

Background to Natural Resources 

2

2

ORM 102

Introduction to Population, Resources & DVP.

2

3

ORM 103

Introduction to Geographic Techniques 

2

4

ORM 104

Climatology

2

5

ORM 105

Introduction to Human Geography

2

6

ORM 106

Gender and Natural Resource Management

2

7

ORM 201

Minerals and Energy Resources

2

8

ORM 202

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System

2

9

ORM 203

Social Research Methods in Geography

2

10

ORM 204

Field Practical

2

11

ORM 205

Environmental hazards and natural disaster management

2

12

ORM 206

Population and Poverty Studies

2

13

ORM 207

Urban Planning and Management

2

14

ORM 208

Ecology of Natural Resources

2

15

ORM 301

Environmental Economics

2

16

ORM 302

Policy Issues in Natural Resources

2

17

ORM 303

Environmental Impact Assessment

2

18

ORM 304

Climate Variability and Environmental Resources Mgnt

2

19

ORM 305

Biodiversity Monitoring Conservation and Management

2

20

ORM 306

Land Evaluation and Land Use Planning

2

 
NAMECONTACTS
Dr.Anna Wawa

Mob:+255754430075

Mail:anna.wawa@out.ac.tz

Upon completion of the programme, undergraduates will acquire ample knowledge and skills in natural resources management and will be capable of mapping natural resources. Issues of natural resource planning, use and management for the current and future generation will be stressed.

Specifically, undergraduates should be able to:

  1. Clearly define and describe different theories and concepts related to natural resources management
  2. Critically discuss the human influences on natural resources development and conservation
  3. Critically analyze the nature of inter-dependences between different natural resources
  4. Describe and apply various techniques of collecting and analysing geographical data.
  5. Examine natural resource management problems
  6.  Assess natural resources using various evaluation techniques
  • Conduct a research on a natural resources problems and produce reports
  • Discuss and develop policies and regulations for natural resources management
  1.  Carry out mapping of natural resources
  2.  Determine dynamics in natural resources i.e. depletion/regeneration
  3.  Project the future status of given natural resources base
  • Counsel people in proper management of natural resources and stewardship

All Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources Assessment and Management courses shall be examined during the academic year in which they are studied.

The assessment will comprise course work and annual examinations. Course work assessment shall consist of an online coursework assessment and a two hour written test. 

The coursework assessment will contribute 30% of the total marks for each course. Annual examinations; each student shall be required to sit for a three-hour annual examination, at the end of the academic year.

The annual examination will contribute 70% to the total mark of each course. The combination of both coursework and annual examination shall be100%.

Each candidate shall be required to register for the examinations in specific subjects at least one month at latest, before the commencement of annual examinations period.

The annual University examinations shall be conducted under the control of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) with the Director of the Examinations Syndicate.