UNAM Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics

Degree

Bachelor of Science Honours

Admission Criteria

The normal basic requirement for entrance to Diploma programmes shall be a Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSC O-Level) or a recognized equivalent, provided that a candidate has passed five subjects with a minimum of 22 points on the UNAM Evaluation Point Scale. The following minimum requirements will apply:

i) English with a ―D‖ symbol at NSSC O-Level (English as a Second Language);
ii) Mathematics with a ―D‖ symbol;
iii) For Higher Diploma in Agriculture: Any two of the following: Biology NSSC O-Level (D symbol
better), Agriculture NSSC O-Llevel (D symbol or better) or Physical Science NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better);
iv) For Higher Diploma in Natural Resources Management: Any two of the following: Biology NSSC O-
Level (D symbol or better), Agriculture NSSC O-Level (D symbol or better), and Physical Science NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better) or Geography NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better); and
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v) Any fifth additional subject.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not necessarily ensure admission. Admission is based on the number of places available and is awarded on the basis of merit after a rigorous selection process. The Faculty reserves the right to interview candidates before admission.

Duration of Study

Subject to the provisions of Faculty Special Regulations the minimum duration of full-time study for a Bachelor‘s degree shall normally be four years, and that of the Diploma normally three years.

The maximum period of full-time study for a Bachelor‘s degree or a Diploma, is the minimum full-time period of study for that Degree or Diploma plus two years.

Modules

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1
Computer Literacy
English Communication and Study Skills
Contemporary Social Issues
Introduction to Biology
Basic Microeconomics
Basic Mathematics
YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2
Basic Macroeconomic
Diversity of Life
Pre-calculus
Introduction to Statistics
English for Academic Purposes
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
Intermediate Microeconomics
Rural Sociology
Financial Management
Agric. Communication and Group Dynamics
Agronomy
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2
Production Economics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Mathematical Economics & Linear Programming
Livestock Production Systems
Food Technology
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1
Field Attachment I
Agricultural Engineering
Econometrics
Resource Economics
Farm Planning and Management
Development Economics
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2
Research Methodology in Agric. Economics
Agricultural Extension
Entrepreneurship
Crop Storage and Handling
Agricultural Price analysis and Forecasting
Agricultural marketing
YEAR 4, SEMESTER 1
Field Attachment II
Research Project in Agricultural Economics
Project Planning and Management
International Agricultural Trade
Beef Production
YEAR 4, SEMESTER 2
Research Project in Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Policy Analysis
Agric. Business Management
Small Ruminant Production
Rural Development