BSc in Horticulture

Objectives
  • Provide students with basic and applied knowledge and skills of horticultural crops production & management, breeding, protection and soil fertility management principles & concepts
  • Enable the students to understand and realize problems in horticultural crop production and seek solutions through exposure to research, extension and management.
  • Provide the students with the knowledge of handling horticultural fruit plants and their products.
  • Integrate teaching-research activities with extension activities so as to extend the new improved technologies to the farmers
Entry requirements
To be admitted to B.Sc. in Horticulture, candidates should fit to admission requirement to Ethiopian higher education institutions upon successful completion of two years preparatory education in natural science and pass the entrance examination prepared by the Ethiopian ministry of education. Placement of students to the program abides to the MoE affirmative regulation. Others like re-admission and advance standing shall be treated according to the academic rules and regulations of the universities. Students who graduated with diploma in the field of Horticulture, Plant sciences, General Agriculture and other related fields from recognized institutions can also apply to pursue their studies in regular, summer and extension programs based on the university legislations.

Graduate profile
Graduates of the department of Horticulture are well equipped with theoretical knowledge, practical skills in various aspects of horticulture i.e. horticultural agronomy, horticultural breeding and protection and soil fertility management which are needed to:
  • Promote and disseminate agricultural technology through training of farmers
  • Assist in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs/projects related to horticultural production, protection and management in sustainable base
  • Involve in research activities in the area of his/ her professional field of study.
  • Integrate horticultural crop production and natural resources management issues with other farming enterprises
  • Set and manage overall operation of horticultural nurseries and farms.
    • Inspect the quality and safety of horticultural produce.
    • Carry out scientific research on various aspects of horticultural crops.
    • Promote environmental safety by encouraging good agricultural practices.
    • Plan, design, execute and mange residential, public and commercial landscape.
Graduation requirement
  • Successful covering of 117 credit hours
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.00 on scale of 1-4

Degree nomenclature: Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture

Course Breakdown
Year I Semester I 

Module name

Course title

Course code

Cr. hrs

ECTS

Mode of delivery

English Skills /ENLAM1013

Communicative English skills

ENLA 1011

3(3+0)

5

Semester

Ethical education /CVETM1023

Civics and ethics

CVET 1021

3(3+0)

5

Block

Computer science

Introduction to Computer and Its

Applications

ICTE 1031

2(2+0)

5

Semester

Basics in horticultural science /HORTM1044

Plant Anatomy and Morphology

HORT 1041

3(2+1)

5

Block

Plant biochemistry

HORT 1042

3(2+1)

5

Block

Plant physiology

HORT 1043

3(2+1)

5

Block

 

 

 

18

30

 

 Year I Semester II

Module name

Course title

Course code

Cr.hr

ECTS

Mode of delivery

English Skills /ENLAM1013

Basic writing skills

ENLA 1012

3(2+1)

5

Semester

Basics in horticultural science /HORTM1044

Plant ecology

HORT 1044

2(2+1)

3

Semester

Soil and Water Management

(E)/Soil and Agroforestry (E)

(HORTM1052/1062)*

Agricultural microbiology

HORT 1045

2(1+1)

3

Semester

Introduction to soil sciences

----1051

3(2+1)

5

Block

Irrigation and drainage

----1054

3(2+1)

3

Block

Agro forestry systems and practices (E)

----1053

2(1+1)

3

Block

 

Soil and water conservation (E)

----1063

Soil fertility and plant nutrition

----1052

3(2+1)

5

Block

Research Methods and

Analytical Skills (HORT1071)

Introduction to statistics

---2071

2(2+0)

3

Semester

Total

 

 

21

30

 

 Year II Semester I

Module name

Course title

Course code

Cr.hr

ECTS

Mode of delivery

Horticultural Crops Improvement

(HORTM2081)

Principles of plant genetics

Hort2051

3(2+1)

5

Block

Breeding of horticultural crops

HORT2082

3(2+1)

5

Block

Introduction to Plant Biotechnology

HORT2083

2(1+1)

3

Semester

Research Methods and Analytical

Skills (HORT1071)

Principles, design & analysis of

agricultural experiments

HORT2072

3(2+1)

5

Semester

Research methods in Horticulture

HORT2073

2(2+0)

3

Semester 

Greenhouse and Propagation /

HORTM2091

Greenhouse Operation, in Production

and Management of horticultural crops

HORT2091 

2(1+1)

3

Block

 

Principles and practices of plan Propagation 

HORT2092

3(2+1)

5

Block

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

18

29

 

 Year II Semester II

Module name

Course title

Course code

Cr.hr

ECTS

Mode of delivery

Horticultural Crops Improvement

(HORTM2081)

Horticultural Seed Science and Technology

HORT2084

2(1+1)

3

Semester 

Horticultural Crops

Protection ( HORTM2104)

Horticultural Entomology

HORT2101

3(2+1)

5

Block

Horticultural Pathology

HORT2102

3(2+1)

5

Semester

Weed and weeds management in horticultural

Crops   

HORT2103

2(1+1)

3

Block

Vegetable Crops Production and

Management (HORTM2111)

Vegetable crops production and management

HORT2111

3(2+1)

5

Semester 

Root and tuber crops production and management

HORT2112

2(1+1)

3

Block

 

Fruit Crops Production and

Management

(HORTM2121)

 Tropical fruit production and management

HORT2121

3(2+1)

5

Semester  

Sub-tropical fruit production and management

HORT2122

2(1+1)

3

Block

Total

 

 

18

32

 

 Year III Semester I

Module name

Course title

Course code

Cr.hr

ECTS

Mode of delivery

Stimulants, Spices and Medicinal Plants

Production and

Management

(HORTM3131)

Coffee production, processing and quality control

HORT3131

2(1+1)

5

Semester 

Tea production and processing

HORT3132

2(1+1)

3

Semester 

Spice and herb crops production and processing

HORT3133

2(1+1)

3

Block

Medicinal plants production and management

HORT3134

2(1+1)

3

Block

Floriculture and

Landscaping

(HORTM3141)

Floriculture production and

HORT3141

3(2+1)

5

Semester 

Agricultural surveying

HORT3142

2(1+1)

3

Block

 

Principles and practices of landscape designing

HORT3143

2(2+1)

3

Block

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Seminar and

Research Projects

(HORTM3154)

Senior seminar

HORT3151

1(1+0)

2

Block

Senior research project 1

HORT3152

 1(1+0)

2

Block

Total

 

 

15

29

 

 Year III Semester II

Module name

Course title

Course code

Cr.hr

ECTS

Mode of delivery

Farm Machinery

(HORTM3164)

Farm machinery

HORT3161

2(1+1)

3

Block

 

Postharvest physiology and handling of horticultural products

HORT3171

3(2+1)

5

Semester 

Processing of fruits and vegetables

HORT3172

2(1+1)

3

Block

 

Food safety and quality of horticultural produces

HORT3173

1(1+0)

2

Block

 

 

 

 

 

Socio-Economics and

Business Management

(HORTM3183)

Rural sociology and agricultural extension

HORT3181

3(2+1)

5

Semester 

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Management

HORT3182

 2(2+0)

3

Block

Total

Marketing of Horticultural Crops

HORT3183

 2(2+0)

3

Block

 

Farm Management

HORT3184

 2(2+0)

3

Block

Senior Seminar and

Research Projects (

HORTM3154)

Senior research project 2

HORT3153

 2(0.5+1.5)

3

Semester 

Total

 

 

19

30