Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

Dean
Prof. Bartholomew Mupeta, PhD

Chair (Agriculture) – Prof. Bartholomew Mupeta, PhD
Chair (Science & Technology) – Clyde, E. Makamure, MSc
Coordinators:
1. (Food & Nutrition) – Dr. Namo Gwisai, PhD
2. (Clothing Technology & Family Studies) – Mercy Rugedhla, MSc
3. (Agribusiness) – Dumisa Dlamini MSc (Acting)

DEPARTMENTS AND DEGREES
A. Department of Agriculture
• Bachelor of Science Honours in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship & Management
B. Department of Science and Technology
• Bachelor of Science Honours in Clothing Fashion Design
• Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Science
• Bachelor of Science Honours in Mathematics
• Bachelor of Science Honours in Nutrition Science

PHILOSOPHY:
The Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology believes that agriculture, science, and technology are the engines which fuel life and development. As such, the Faculty endeavours to make science work for the benefit of humanity and the environment. Our scientific and problem-focused research and development activities will continue to ensure relevance of our research and graduates to the dynamic industries and economic development of the time.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Faculty strives for excellence in teaching, research, innovation, value-added production and community service. It is committed to imparting professional scientific skills and produce highly competent, innovative and practical oriented graduate with Christian values and ethics in all facets of agriculture, science, and technology.

Entry Requirements – Agribusiness 

Normal Entry: Five O Levels including English and Mathematics and 2 Advanced Level passes in Commercial and/or Science subjects including one of these (Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics, Food Science, Geography, Accounts, Management or Business.

Special Entry: A relevant National Certificate, National Diploma or Higher National Diploma from a recognized Institution

Mature Entry: Five ‘O’ level passes including English and Mathematics plus 25 years of age  and 5 years of experience in a relevant field. Interviewed by Faculty Board mandatory prior to admission

Entry Requirements – Clothing

Normal Entry: Five O” Levels including English, two A’ Level passes or their assessed equivalent

Special Entry: National Certificate (NC), National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Clothing and Textiles, Fashion Designing and other related areas from an accredited and recognized institution.

Mature Entry: 25 years and at least 5 years of experience in a relevant field.

Five “O” level subjects, including English Language and a science

Entry Requirements – Mathematics

Normal Entry: At least two Advanced Level passes including Mathematics or its recognized equivalent (Mechanics, Statistics, Pure Mathematics) plus at least five Ordinary Level passes/ National Foundation Certificates including Mathematics and English Language OR National Certificate.

Special Entry: National Diploma and Higher National Diploma

Mature Entry: At least 25 years plus work experience.

Entry Requirements – Nutrition

Normal Entry; At least 2 Advanced Science Level passes which include Chemistry, Biology or Food Science. At least 5 passes at Ordinary Level inclusive of Mathematics and English. 

Special Entry: NC, ND, HND in relevant field. Five Ordinary level passes which include Mathematics and English Language

Mature Entry: Twenty-five years of age and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a relevant field. Five Ordinary level passes which include Mathematics and English Language.

Entry Requirements – Environmental Science

Normal Entry: Five O Levels including English and Mathematics and Advanced Level passes in any two of the following subjects or their recognized equivalents: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Geography or a relevant National Certificate from an accredited Institution

Special Entry: National Cerrtificate, National Diploma or Higher National Diploma from an accredited Institution.

Mature Entry: At least 25 years of age, with at least five years relevant working experience. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A graduate from this department may be employed as:

  • Extension Officers,
  • Researchers,
  • Agriculture Project Directors,
  • Project Analysts,
  • Consultants in private firms and Commercial Banks, Non-Governmental Organizations,
  • Farm Managers,
  • Lecturers in colleges or high schools.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A graduate from department may be employed in various departments such as:

  • statisticians,
  • engineer,
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • School Teacher
  • Family and Consumer Scientists
  • Food Scientists
  • Nutritionists
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