Programme

LAND RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Main objective
To build human capacity for efficient land use planning both at urban and regional levels for sustainable development and environmental management.

Specific  objectives
To impart the knowledge needed to conduct inter- alia:

(i) Soil survey and land evaluation,
(ii) Land Use Planning,
(iii)Land valuation and taxation,
(iv) Environmental impact assessments      and       audit,
(v) Plan and manage Irrigated crop production.

Career  opportunities
The programme is of interest to those wishing to be soil surveyors, irrigated crop agronomists, land evaluators, physical planners,environmental impact assessors, land resources managers,land use planners and policy managers in land use planning, both in private and public sectors. Graduates will be eligible for registration in professional bodies engaged in land use planning, irrigated agriculture and environmental monitoring and evaluation.

Entry requirements

A candidate should have a minimum aggregate of C+ (Plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and also should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics/Geography OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Geography and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, or 3rd Group II subject, or a Group III subject, or any Group IV or any Group V.

Alternatively, admission may also be granted to candidates with a diploma in agriculture, horticulture, agricultural engineering, forestry, earth sciences and related disciplines from a recognized institution or its equivalent. Diploma candidates with credit pass and above may be admitted into the second year of study, while those with pass will be admitted in into the first year of study.

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