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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

AGBU 3005 (AM35B) INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS (3 credits)

Prerequisite: AGRI 1004 (AG15B)Syllabus:Review of functional relationships, basic calculus and matrix algebra. Methods in economic research. Regression models, basic linear program- ming concepts. Decision-making in profit maximisation and

AGBU 3008 (AM39C) INTERNSHIP (4 credits)

Prerequisite: AG 133, AM30C Syllabus: Ten-week attachment to an agri-business firm to gain practi- cal experience and training in an agri-business environment.

cost minimisation problems. Computer applications. Assessment: Coursework Examination

*AGBU 3012 (AM312) PROJECT (4 credits)

80%

AGBU 3006 (AM36A) AGRICULTURAL PROJECT APPRAISAL & IMPLEMENTATION (4 credits)

Prerequisite: AGRI 1004 (AG15B) Syllabus: The nature of project appraisal and its role in planning. Fi- nancial analysis techniques, benefit cost analysis. Project

implementation techniques. Application to cases. Assessment: Coursework Examination

25% 75%

AGBU 3007 (AM37A) NEW VENTURE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT (4 credits)

Prerequisite:: AG 15B/AM 13A, MS15E Syllabus: The “hands-on” tools and techniques for launching and man- aging a sustainable small business. Frameworks and guide- lines that can be used to formulate strategies relevant in the contemporary business environment. Emphasis will be placed on real world application of business theory through the build- ing of an effective business plan, case study analysis and in-

Syllabus: A project within a subject area relevant to the student’s degree

option. Assessment: Project Report Oral Presentation

80% 20%*

See Project Booklet for detailed guidelines

AGCP 2000 (AC23A) BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES (3 credits)

Prerequisite: AG14C Syllabus: Introduction to biosystems engineering; elementary surveying; farm planning and layout; animal waste management; selec- tion of simple structural members; mechanical power and power units; electrical power and motors; sound and noise; insula- tion and heat flow; properties of moist air; thermal environ- ment; ventilation and cooling systems for buildings; handling, moisture management and storage of biological products; irri- gation; rainfall and surface run off; soil erosion and control.

Assessment: Coursework:

20%

Examination:

80%

teraction with entrepreneurs. Assessment: Coursework Examination

40% 60%

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