University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
Government has identified agricultural skills development as a national training priority because of the critical shortage of high-level specialists in the public sector and private farming enterprises. There is an especially great need for experts with scientific training in scarce fields such as production economics, land use planning and irrigation and water management.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years full time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Animal Physiology

  • Animal Nutrition

  • Livestock Production Systems

  • Agricultural Meteorology

  • Soil formation and chemistry

  • Pedology and Soil Classification

  • Production Economics and Financial management

  • Bio-resource ecology

  • General chemistry

  • Elementary mechanics

  • End user computing

  • Precalcules mathematics

Second year subject:

  • Agriculture Marketing

  • Financial Analysis and Budgets

  • Developing Agriculture Production

  • Advanced Physiology

  • Animal Breeding

  • Pasture Management

  • Vegetable Science Principles

  • Weed Management

  • Crop Physiology

  • Irrigation and Water Management

  • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

  • Land Use Planning

Third year subjects:

  • Poultry Production

  • Pig Production

  • Beef Production

  • Dairy Farming

  • Game Ranching and Fodder Flow

  • Small Stock Production

  • Veld Rehabilitation

  • Vegetable Science Practices

  • Plant Pests and Diseases

  • Fruit Production

  • Food and Fodder Crops

Careers: agricultural marketing management, agricultural financial analyst, production planner, agricultural meteorologist, researcher, soil chemist.


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