UNAM Higher Diploma In Natural Resources Management

Degree

Higher Diploma In Agriculture

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
English for General Communication
Computer Literacy
Contemporary Social Issues
Mathematics and Basic Statistics
Biology
YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2
English for General Communication
Nursery Management
Plant Taxonomy
General Ecology
Basic Economics
Physical Science
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
Introduction to Agroforestry
Forest and Veld Fire Management
Financial Management
Introduction to Rural Sociology
Communication and Information Systems
Soil Science
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2
Vegetation Assessment & Monitoring Techniques
Plant Pathology
Silviculture
Applied Entomology
Introduction to Research
Crop Production
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1
Natural Resources Policies and Administration
Forest Products & Services
Principles of Agricultural Extension
Water Management and Soil Conservation
Field Attachment
Special Study
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2
Natural Resource Management
Principles of Wildlife Management
Economics of Natural Resources
Project Management
Special Study