|Tuition Fees:||$1,289 /year|
|Applications Begin:||January 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Science in Integrated Forest Resources Management|
|Start Date:||September 2021|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Environment and Resource Development|
|Application Deadline:||October 2021|
Land cover under forestry in Kenya has continued to diminish and currently stands at about 2% of the total land area, which falls far below the internationally accepted minimum of 10%. This has compromised ecological integrity and denied millions of people access to trees and tree products. Rampant deforestation and tree cutting on individual farms continue unabated.
This puts further stress on the already fragile forest ecosystem. Despite the various break-throughs in conventional agriculture and forestry, malnutrition, poverty and deterioration of the natural environment are rampant.
Humankind has a moral responsibility to reverse these negative trends.It is therefore, imperative to have qualified personnel to take up these challenges.
The Bachelor of Science programme in Integrated Forest Resource Management is interdisciplinary in approach and is tailored to provide skills and knowledge relevant in problem analysis, development of research modules, project implementation and pedagogic assignments on aspects of macro-scale and micro-scale forest resources management.
The basic components of the programme embrace forest biodiversity, including invasive species, human dimensions in relation to capacity building options, conservation of genetic resources of wild relatives, and management of water catchment areas.
Integrated Forest Resources Management is one of the key pathways of mitigating poverty, hunger, malnutrition, and environmental deterioration. Integration of trees on the landscape, and intensive forest resources management will diversify and sustain production for increased socio-economic and environmental benefits at all levels.
Integrated Forest Resources Management can enhance supply of wood and non-wood forest products, soil fertility, soil conservation, biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration and reduction of greenhouse gases. The integrated approach will ease the pressure on the already over-utilised national forests by producing competent graduates to address these challenges. Such persons would find ready market in diverse professions such as forestry, agriculture, environment and natural resources and related areas.
The aim of the programme is to train personnel with skills and professional knowledge to carry out integrated forestry research, provide advisory services and disseminate appropriate innovations for purposes of sustainable forest resources management.
On completion of the programme, they should be able to;
i)Provide technical and professional services in forest resources management.
ii)Carry out appropriate research to generate interventions for implementation in areas of forestresources management
iii) Analyse and evaluate critical issues in forest resources management, biodiversity
iv)conservation and related policy issues.
v)Take up forestry as a business
Course Structure and Duration
The Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Forest Resources Management shall take a full time student four academic years or less for students who get credit transfer and a maximum of 8years for part-time students.During this period students will register for a minimum of eighteen credit factors per semester. To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Forest Resources Management, a student should have a minimum of 159 Credit Factors which include the University common core courses approved by the Egerton University Senate.
The course code used is FORM which stands for ″Integrated Forest Resources Management″ followed by 3 digits. Where: Digit 1 indicates the year the course is offered, digit 2indicates the discipline according to the following levels:
Level 0 – Introductory courses
Level 1 – Principles courses
Level 2 – Ecology
Level 3 – Climate
Level 4 – Management courses
Level 5 – Applied courses
Level 6 – Planning
Level 7- Research, Seminars, and Student Projects, and
Level 8- Policy, Law and Administration.
Digit 3 indicates the serial number of individual courses within a particular discipline.
All examinations for the B Sc. in Integrated Resources Management shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute
The grading of examination for B Sc. in Integrated Forest Resources Managment shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.
To graduate with a B Sc. in Integrated Resources Management a student shall be required to take and pass all required courses within the stipulated time.
The classification for B Sc. Integrated Forest Resources Management shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII for undergraduate students
Candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelor of Science in Integrated Forest Resources Management must satisfy the minimum University entrance requirements.In addition, the candidates MUST have attained at least the minimum grades shown in the following subjects: Biology B- or Biological Sciences B , Geography B- , Chemistry C+or Physical Science B-and Mathematics C +. Diploma holders who have passed with credit and above in the following fields: Range Science, Environmental Science, Forestry, Wildlife Management and other relevant diplomas from institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate will be admitted and awarded credit transfer as stipulated in the University Statutes.
Required Documents to be attached during Application include:
– Certified copies of your Result Slip, Certificates and Transcripts.
– ORIGINAL RECEIPT (Application Fee): KShs. 2,000 for ALL Degree Programmes and Kshs. 1,000 for all Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Payable to; Account Name; Egerton University, Kenya Commercial Bank; Account No:1108550703.
– Copy of your National ID Card or Birth Certificate.
Online application procedure
– Simply complete the Egerton University Online Application form and upload all the necessary documents, so that it can be processed by the administrative department
– The application will be complete once all the necessary fees have been paid.
Offline Application Procedure
– An Application form can be downloaded through the school website: http://www.egerton.ac.ke/index.php/Dean-of-Students/application-forms-and-resgistration-forms.html
– The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the admissions office of the university according to the deadline set by the admissions office.
Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Human Resources Manager.
– Employee Relations Manager.
– Compensation or Benefit Analyst/Manager.
– HR Information Systems Manager.
– Training and Development Manager
– Labor Relations Manager.
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 141,840
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs. 184,392
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
– Foreign students out of the East African Community pay 30% more than the Kenyan students.
– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.