Course of the Week-B.Sc. Land Resource Planning and Management


Land Resources Planning and Management program is designed to impart the skills needed to undertake basic surveys essential for the planning and sustainable management of land resources.

The program is of interest to those wishing to be:

  • Soil surveyors
  • Irrigated crop agronomists
  • Land evaluators
  • Physical planners,
  • Environmental impact assessors
  • Land resources managers
  • Land use planners
  • Policy managers in land use planning, both in private and public sectors  

The program is offered by the Department of Land Resources, Planning and Management, under the Faculty of Agriculture in JKUAT.

The minimum entry requirements for this program are:

The candidate must have a minimum aggregate of C+ (Plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics/Geography OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences/ Mathematics /Geography


A Diploma in agriculture, horticulture, agricultural engineering, forestry, earth sciences and related disciplines from a recognized institution or its equivalent

Diploma candidates with credit pass and above may be admitted into the second year of study, while those with pass will be admitted in into the first year of study.

The program takes four (4) academic years to complete, each year comprising of two (2) semesters.

Graduates will be eligible for registration in professional bodies engaged in land use planning, irrigated agriculture and environmental monitoring and evaluation.

Career opportunities are in:

  • urban and regional planning
  • environmental management and impact assessments
  • sustainable rain fed
  • irrigated agriculture  
  • land resource surveys


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