PIASS • Program of Natural Resources And Environmental Management

Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences

FAITH AND SCIENCE FOR LIFE.

PIASS,Huye Po Box 619,RW

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Program of Natural Resources And Environmental Management

Overall aim of this programmeTo produce highly competent professionals in the field of natural resources and environmental management able  to find solutions to  problems in the area of policy-making and operational decision making on the subject of preserving the environment and sustainable development.

Programme Objectives

General Objectives

The general objectives of this programme are namely:
  • Play an effective role in the development and expansion of opportunities for individuals wishing to continue their education in natural resources and environmental management;
  • Prepare students academically and professionally for a career of natural resources and environmental management;
  • Produce high quality graduates capable of critical analysis, problem-solving , research and life-long learning ;
  •  Conduct research in natural resources and environmental management with a view to providing recommendations to solve related problems.

Specific Objectives

The Specific objectives of this programme are namely:
  • Provide community services through consultation, advice, training, participation, moral and financial support to the community and stakeholders;
  • Generate and impart knowledge, skills and attitudes that pertain to effective recognition and response to natural resources and environmental management challenges;
  • Train manpower that is adaptable to emerging and re-emerging natural resources and environmental management challenges;
  • Enhance an appropriate use of natural resources to promote good management of the environment;
  • Utilize environment concepts to examine local environment and natural resources management issues;
  • Expose students to current environment and natural resources management policy issues while gaining an understanding of the way to avoid mismanagement of them.
  • Year I:

-Level I

Module Code         Module component Credits
MAT111   Mathematics
 1111 Elements of Algebria
1112  Analytical elements
10(1)
 FBI 113
 
Fundamentals of Biology
1131 General Biology
1132  Introduction to  Botany
1133  Introduction to Zoology
20(3)
ICT 112 ICT
1121  Descriptions & application of a computer system
1122 Software applied to Environmental Management  
15(2)
SSK 112 Study Skills
1121    Study skills and strategies
1122 Introduction to scientific research-Academic Writing
15(2)
ISS 122 Introduction to Social Sciences
1221  Introduction to Sociology
1222 Introduction to politics
1223 Introduction to cultural and Religion
15(2)
PE 122 Principles of  Economics
1221 Introduction to micro-economy
1222 Introduction to macro-economy
1223 Rwandan economy
15(2)
EPE123  Earth’s  Physical Environment
 1231 Atmosphere
 1232 Biogeochemical cycle
20(3)
STA 121 Statistics
1211 Descriptive statistic
1212  Inferential statistic
10(1)
  English I Not credited
Total Credit         120
Award: Certificate of Arts in Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
Year II: Level II
Module Code Module component Credits
PEC 213 Principles of Ecology
2131 Terrestrial  ecology
2132 Aquatic ecology
20(3)
NRM 212  Natural Resources Management
2121  Natural Resources Conservation
2122 Integrated Natural Resources Management
15(2)
EEC  213 Environmental Economics
2131 Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Management
2132  Economics of Renewable Resources
20(3)
WRM 223 Water Resources Management
2131  Introduction to hydrology system
2132 Integrated water resources management (IWRM) 
2133 Water pollution and remediation
20(3)
IGR 223 Introduction to GIS   and Remote Sensing
2231 Principles of GIS.
2232  Principles of  Remote Sensing
20(3)
EPL 221
 
 
Environmental Policy and Law
2211 Principles of environmental law
2212 Rwanda National Environmental Policy
and Multilateral Environmental Agreements
10(1)
SLM 222 Soil and Land Resources Management
2221 Land Resources Management
2222 Soil and Water Conservation for Agro environmental Management
15(2)
  English II Not credited
  Total Credits 120
Award: Diploma of Arts in Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Year III: Level III & Level IV Level III
Module Code Module component Credits
FRM311 Forestry Resources Management
3111 Introduction to Agroforestry
3112 Forestry Resources Conservation
        10(1)
WMG 311     Wastes Management
3111 Solid wastes Management
3112 Liquid Wastes Management
10(1)
EHS 311 Environment Health and Safety
3111 Disaster Management and preparedness
3112 Occupational Health Safety and Environment
10(1)
EBT312 Environmental Biotechnology
3121 Principles of environmental biotechnology
3122 Applications of Environmental  Biotechnology
15(2)
ECD 312 Environment and Community Development  :
3121 Religious and environment conservation  ,
3122  Community conservation;
3123  Environmental Education and Advocacy
15(2)
  Sub-Total Credits Level III         60
Award: Advanced Diploma of Arts in Natural Resources and environmental Management

Level  IV
 
Module Code Module component Credits
EIS 421 Environmental Information Systems
4211 Information Cycle and Needs assessment
4212 Information networking and data mobilization;
10(1)
EIA 421 Environmental Impact Assessment
4211 Methods of assessing Environmental impacts
4212 Environmental Inspection and Audits
10(1)
CCD 423  Climate Change and Development
4231 Introduction to the earth's climate
4232 Climate change and global environment
4233 Efforts to control climate change
20(3)
ARM423 
 
Applied Research Methods in Resources Management
4231 Theoretical Framework on Applied Research
4232 Applied Research on Resources Management
20(3)
  Sub-Total Credits Level IV 60
  Total credits Year III 120     





















Award: Ordinary degree of Arts in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)
 
  • Year IV: Level V
Module Code Module component Credits
PEV 511 Population and Environment
5111 Demographic explosion
5112 Conflicts and Environment management
55113 Environmental Planning
10(1)
EBD 513 Environmental Business and Development
5131 Environmental Business for self employment
5132 Entrepreneurship applied to natural resources
20(3)
ETG 512 Environmental Technology
5121  Introduction to Environmental Technology;
5122 Environmental Technology and  Sustainable Development
15(2)
AGR 512 Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing
5121 Principles of advanced GIS and Remote Sensing.
5122 Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing for environmental management
15(2)
EPM 523 Environmental Project Development & Management
5231 Environmental Project Development
5232 Environmental Project Management
5233 Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation
20(3)
ITP 523 Internship 20(3)
RDT523 Research Dissertation 20(3)
  Total Credits 120
Award: Bachelor of Arts   in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)

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