The normal duration of study is four semesters (2 years) for full-time study and six semesters (3 years) for part-time study. The maximum duration for full-time study is ten semesters (5 years) and fourteen semesters (7 years) for part-time study.
The programme shall be conducted by course work, examinations and thesis. A student is required to take, and pass, a minimum of 42 credits in order to graduate. These credits are distributed as 30 credits of course work and 12 credits for thesis.
An applicant seeking admission to the programme must have a B.Sc. degree or a B.A. degree (with majors in any of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science and Planning or any other relevant area) or B.Sc. (Agriculture or agriculture related field) from UNESWA or any other recognised institution, with at least a second class (Second Division) of either a single subject major degree programme or a combined major degree programme. In addition, a minimum average mark of a C grade (60%) in the option of interest is required. The following areas of specialization are offered in the programme:
- Biodiversity Conservation and Management
- Land and Water Resources Management
- Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
- Livestock and Environment
- Environmental Chemistry and Management
- Environmental Crop Production
The University Calendar provides comprehensive information on the entry requirements and programme structure.