BSc in Natural Resources Management

Objectives of the Program:
  • To offer a up-to-date and multi-disciplinary education that produce competent and qualified professionals in NRM,
  • To strengthen Natural Resource Management effort through demand driven research  and establish partnership with Governmental and NGO’s to promote sustainable Natural Resource Management  and  contribute towards improved livelihoods
  • Disseminate technological innovations generated in the course of education and research in NRM by using appropriate dissemination media/channel,
  • Provide technical advices, consultancy services and tailored short term training to development agents and other stakeholders working in NR and environmental areas,
  • Integrate teaching – research with extension activities so as to extend appropriate technologies generated through research,
Entry Requirements:
  • Preparatory Completed programme
    10+2 with minimum higher institution admission criteria.
  • Diploma holder

    A relevant diploma recognized by the university and fulfill the minimum requirements for advanced standing program

Graduate Profile:
The B.Sc. graduates of the NRM program at their graduation will be:
  • Competent in the principle, techniques and inventorization of stocks and distribution of Natural Resources and the opportunities they offer for socio-economic developments and environmental integrity
  • Able to analyze problems encountering the Natural Resources, design an integrated and environmentally sound solutions by considering policies and legislations, and by coordinating and reconciling the varied interests of different parties through analysis, identification and participation of stakeholders,
  • Able to design and implement problem orientated researches and development projects, provide advices for policy makers, teach courses and offer various training programs in Natural Resource Management areas and provide consultancy.
  • Able to apply modern tools and techniques in management of Natural Resources  and environmental protections, work for continuous refinement and upgrading of existing practices, and become competent entrepreneurs in their fields of experts, and
  • Do feasibility studies, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate programs/projects related to natural resources management on sustainable basis,
  • Able to work in multi-disciplinary team to solve Natural Resource Management related problems.
Graduation Requirement:
According to the rules and regulations of the university, students in this program will be able to graduate if and only if:
  • They complete  a minimum of 110 Credit hours course or 180 ECTS
  • They attain minimum CGPA of 2.00  and better  on major courses and over all courses
  • No “F” grades in any course they have taken
Degree Nomenclature: The nomenclature of the degree in the program is:
In English: Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Natural Resources Management
In Amharic: የባ†ለ ሳይንስ  ዲግሪ (በተፈጥሮ ሀብት አያያዝ)
Course breakdown 
Year I   Semester I

Course code

Course title

Cr Hr

ECTS

Enla1021

Communicative  English Skills  I

3[3+0]

5

NaRM1051

Fundamentals of soil science

3[2+3]

5

Cvet1012

Introduction to Civics & Ethical studies

3[3+0]

5

NaRM1041

Introduction to Environmental Sciences

3(2+1)

4

NaRM1042

General Ecology

3(2+1)

4

NaRM1043

Climatology and Meteorology

2(2+0)

3

NaRM1044

Structure, Function and Taxonomy of Plants

3(2+1)

4

 

 

20

30

 Year I   Semester II

Course code

Course title

Cr Hr

ECTS

NaRM1052

Integrated Soil Fertility Management

3[2+1]

5

NaRM1061

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

3[2+1]

4

NaRM1062

Wildlife Resource & Management

3[3+0]

4

NaRM1063

Ecotourism Principles and Approaches

2[2+0]

3

 

Computer Science and Its Applications

3[2+1]

5

 

Basic English Writing Skills

3[2+1]

5

 

Introduction to statistic

3(3+0)

4

 

 

20

30

 Year II Semester I

Course code

Course title

Cr Hr

ECTS

NaRM2072

Surveying and Mapping

3[2+1]

4

NaRM2071

GIS and Remote Sensing

3[2+1]

5

NaRM2081

Hydrology

3[2+1]

5

NaRM2082

Principles of irrigation and water harvesting

3[3+0]

5

NaRM2083

Water Resource planning and Management

3[2+1]

4

NaRM2091

Nursery and Plantation technology

3[2+1]

4

NaRM2093

Non-timber forest products management

2[2+0]

3

 

 

20

30

Year II Semester II

Course code

Course title

Cr Hr

ECTS

NaRM2092

Forest Ecology Management

3[2+1]

5

NaRM2101

Introduction to sustainable agriculture

3[2+1]

5

NaRM2102

Agroforestry Systems and practices

3[2+1]

4

NaRM2111

Land Use Planning

3[2+1]

4

NaRM2112

Land Degradation and Rehabilitation

2[2+0]

3

NaRM2113

SWC

3[2+1]

5

NaRM2114

Rangeland Ecology and Management

3(2+1)

4

 

 

 

30

 Year III   Semester I

Course code

Course title

Cr Hr

ECTS

NaRM2115

IWSM

3[2+1]

5

TBA

Introduction to Economics

2[2+0]

3

NaRM3131

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics

3[3+0]

5

NaRM3142

Project Planning and Management

2[2+0]

3

NaRM3141

EIA

3[2+1]

5

NaRM3161

Research methods and Experimental design

4[4+0]

6

NaRM3162

Senior Seminar

1[1+0]

2

 

 

18

29

 Year III   Semester II

Course code

Course title

CrHr

ECTS

NaRM3121

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

3[2+1]

5

NaRM3122

Renewable Energy Production and management

3[2+1]

5

N/A

Entrepreneurship

2[2+0]

3

NaRM3151

Environment and development

3[3+0]

4

N/A

Rural Sociology and extension methods

3[3+0]

4

NaRM3152

Natural Resources policy and law

2[1+0]

3

NaRM3153

Participatory Natural Resource and conflict Management

3[3+0]

4

NaRM3163

Senior Research Project

2[2+0]

3

 

 

21

31