Syllabus

Competency Based Learning Curriculum

Abbreviated syllabus

 

DEPARTMENT:      ANIMAL PRODUCTION

LINE:                          ANIMAP PRODUCTION AND HEALTH

SUBLINE:                 ANIMAL HEALTH

 

Agricultural Biology 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ABI111

1

1

5

6

Anatomy and physiology of small ruminants, cattle, horses, pigs and poultry. Introductory botany. Disease causing microbes, parasites.

 

Animal Health 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AHM121

1

2

6

5

Animal diseases in various species, classes and contexts.

 

Animal Health 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AHM231

2

3

6

5

Animal handling, treatments, ethics, diagnostics and monitoring.

 

Animal Health 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AHM241

2

4

6

6

Facilitated application and integration of knowledge of diseases, disease control, nutrition, breeding in planning various systems.

 

 

Animal Health 3

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AHP370

3

5 & 6

7

10

Applied flock health and production. Integrated industry studies.

  

 

SUBLINE:     ANIMAL BREEDING

 Animal Breeding 1A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ABG111

1

1

5

6

Breeds and systems of production in farm animals with the emphasis on breeding, genotype X environment interaction, housing and the human/animal interface.

 

Animal Breeding 1B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ABG121

1

2

6

5

Principles of inheritance.  Mendelian genetics, introduction to genetics of all farming species.

 

Animal Breeding 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ABG231

2

3

6

3

Calculations to support record keeping, genetic data and feeding on Excell and handheld calculators.  Calculating volumes and dosages.

 

Artificial Insemination 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AIR231

2

3

6

3

Artificial insemination in small ruminants, the Animal Improvement Act.

 

Animal Breeding 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ABG241

2

4

6

6

Principles of selection, genetic evaluation, breeding systems, mating systems, the Animal Improvement act.  Selection for reproduction.

 

Animal Breeding 3

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ABG370

3

5 & 6

6&7

8

Use of “Shepherd” in production units and other flocks, sire rankings, sale catalogues, National Small Stock Improvement Scheme.

 

 

SUBLINE:     ANIMAL NUTRITION

Agricultural Chemistry 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ACH111

1

1

5

6

Introduction to organic and inorganic chemistry with the emphasis on nutrition, chemical use on farms, the environment and industrial safety.

 

Animal Nutrition 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NUT121

1

2

6

5

Feeds, rations, processing for small ruminants and other farm animals.

 

Animal Nutrition 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NUT231

2

3

6

3

Practical nutrition in different production systems, veld types, seasons and geographical areas.

 

Animal Nutrition 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NUT241

2

4

6

5

Facilitated Excell based group work drafting plans for various scenarios and systems.

 

Animal Nutrition 3A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NUT351

3

5

6

5

Plan and implement a feedlot for sheep, raising pigs, visits to dairies, feed factories.

 

Animal Nutrition 3B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NUT361

3

6

7

5

The interrelatedness of human health, animal health, human and animal nutrition.  The role of the WHO, FAO, OIE, food security, industrial safety when dealing with animal production.

 

 

LINE:              SMALL STOCK PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY

SUBLINE:     WOOL PRODUCTION

Wool Production 1A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

WSP111

1

1

5

6

Wool sheep classes, ages, equipment, facilities, terminology, geographical distribution, farm visits, shepherding skills.

 

Wool Production 1B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

WSP120

1

2

5

6

Wool industry, farming systems, breed societies, commodity organizations, the shearing process. Wool sheep practicals.

 

Wool Production 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

WSP230

2

3

6

10

Wool theory and genetics.  Wool classing.  Wool sheep practicals.

 

Wool Production 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

WSP241

2

4

6

6

The annual production cycle and production plan, parameters in various environments, codes of best practice, animal classing

 

 

SUBLINE:     MOHAIR PRODUCTION

Mohair Production 1A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

MHP111

1

1

5

6

Mohair goat classes, ages flock composition, equipment, facilities, terminology, geographical distribution, farm visits, shepherding skills.

 

Mohair Production 1B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

MHP121

1

2

5

6

Mohair industry and farming systems, breed societies, commodity organisations, the shearing process.

 

Mohair Production 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

MHP231

2

3

6

6

Mohair theory & genetics.  Classing mohair.

 

Mohair Production 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

MHP241

2

4

6

6

The annual production cycle and production plan, parameters in various environments, codes of best practice.  Animal classing.

 

 

SUBLINE:                 MEAT AND MILK PRODUCTION

Meat and Milk Production 1A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

MMP111

1

1

5

6

Goat meat and mutton, sheep and goat milk, breeds, classes, ages, flock composition, equipment, facilities, terminology, geographical distribution, farm visits.

 

Meat and Milk Production 1B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

MMP121

1

2

5

6

Meat industry and farming systems, breed societies, commodity organisations, milking process, abattoir management, marketing systems, skin processing and marketing.

 

Meat and Milk Production 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

MMP231

2

3

5

6

Judging courses, meat classes, product standards, HACCP, genetic parameters.

 

Meat and Milk Production 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

MMP241

2

4

5

6

The annual production cycle and production plan, parameters in various environments, codes of best practice, judging courses, breed standards.

 

Agricultural Production Units 3

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

APU370

3

5 & 6

7

53

Students plan and manage a small farm unit and produce a comprehensive report.  Integration and assessment of all disciplines presented during the foregoing 4 semesters as well as critical cross-field outcomes. Product processing.

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT:      NATURAL RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

LINE:                          NATURAL RESOURCES

SUBLINE:                 NATURAL SYSTEMS

 

Veld Management 1A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NRM111

1

1

5

6

Introduction to veld management, veld types, biomes, climate, plant identification.

 

Veld Management 1B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NRM121

1

2

5

6

Terminology, growth cycles.

 

Veld Management 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NRM231

2

3

6

6

Grazing systems.

 

Veld Management 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NRM241

2

4

6

6

Applied veld management, farm planning.

 

Natural Resource Management 3A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NRM351

3

5

6

6

World issues, climate change, fracking.

 

Natural Resource Management 3B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

NRM361

3

6

7

6

Game ranch management (Theory & Practical:tour)

 

 

SUBLINE:     AGRONOMY

Soil Science 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AGR111

1

1

5

6

Introduction to soil as a natural resource, development of soils, soil chemistry, physics, biology, water and fertility.

 

Crop Production 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AGR121

1

2

5

6

Introduction to pasture species, establishment and maintenance, drought fodder crops.

 

Crop Production 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AGR231

2

3

6

6

Introduction to crop production, planning and management, pest and plague control.

 

Crop Production 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AGR241

2

4

6

6

Irrigation systems.

 

 

SUBLINE:     INFRASTRUCTURE AND TECHNICAL

Agricultural Technical Skills 1A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ATS110

1

1

3

6

A: Building science, hand tools and practise.

B: Welding science and practise.

C: Motor mechanics.

D: Control of fire short course, occupational health and safety.

 

Agricultural Technical Skills 1B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ATS120

1

2

3

6

A: Fence making.

B: Electricity on the farm.

C: Windmill maintenance.

D: Introduction to soil conservation, gully control, stream bank erosion control.

 

Agricultural Technical Skills 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ATS230

2

3

3

6

Operating a tractor and use of implements.

 

Agricultural Technical Services 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

ATS240

2

4

3

6

Animal handling facilities, water provision on the farm, surveying, farm security. Applied agricultural technical skills

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT:      STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

LINE:                          AGRICULTURUAL MANAGEMENT

SUBLINE:                 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY

 

Agricultural Management 1A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

SBM111

1

1

5

5

Introduction to agricultural economics, land, labour and capital as production factors, optimum level of production.

 

Agricultural Management 1B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

SBM121

1

2

6

5

Introduction to marketing, price analysis, demand and supply, the marketing structures of the different agricultural commodities, future markets.         

 

Agricultural Management 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

SBM231

2

3

6

5

Compiling and analysis of financial statements.

 

Agricultural Management 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

SBM241

2

4

6

5

Financial record-keeping, filing of source documents.

 

Agricultural Management 3

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

SBM370

1

5 & 6

7

10

Integrated farm planning, financial and strategic management.

 

Agricultural Entrepreneurship 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AEN361

3

6

7

5

Compiling of a business plan, identify markets, practical entrepreneurial project.

 

 

SUBLINE:     HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resource Management 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

HRM121

1

2

6

5

Introduction to personnel management, personnel provision, maintenance and motivation.

 

Agricultural Law 1

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AGL231

2

3

6

5

Principles of the law of contract, contracts of sale and lease, labour law.

 

Agricultural Extension 1A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AEX351

3

5

6

4

The communication process in rural development, public speaking skills, how to conduct a meeting.

 

Agricultural Extension 1B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

AEX361

3

6

6

4

Extension methods, leadership.

 

 

SUBLINE:     INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Information Management Systems 1A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

IMS110

1

1

3

3

Introduction to general computer terminology and use in a Graphical user Interface (GUI-environment). Using Internet & e-mail to communicate electronically.

 

Information Management Systems 1B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

IMS120

1

2

3

3

Advanced word-processing & spreadsheets.

 

Information Management Systems 2A

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

IMS230

2

3

3

3

Advanced word-processing & spreadsheets.

 

Information Management Systems 2B

Code

Year

Sem

NQF level

Credits

Summary

IMS240

2

4

3

3

Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to create and edit slide presentations.