Department Of Crop Sciences
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Graduates are qualified to:
- become entry-level agricultural managers in any of the various fields of commercial farming;
- follow a career as an agricultural practitioner in the various fields of commercial agriculture: fertilizers, seeds and crop production;
- work as an extension officer in agricultural communities in southern Africa – extension officers advise farmers on and assist them in sustainable agricultural practices; and
- become involved in various fields of research in Agriculture.
What makes studying at the Department of Crop Sciences so unique?
The Department follows a holistic approach to education, which results in graduates who are able and confident to start a career, immediately, because they have both theoretical and practical experience. Practical experience is gained through experiential learning, which forms an integral part of all courses. Experiential learning gives students an opportunity to apply and develop skills in their field of work under the close supervision of proficient and experienced people in the industry.
Not all agricultural students come from a farming background. Therefore, a fully equipped Skills Centre is available to teach students how to use farm equipment, such as tractors and crop production implements, and how to do basic electrical welding and use basic workshop tools. You do not need to look any further if you wish to enter the world of Agricultural Science – a National Diploma, B Tech degree and even a master’s degree or doctorate is within your reach at TUT and will prepare you for a bright future.
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