The Department has a vibrant, inclusive, energetic and highly dedicated team of 14 academics 8 of whom with PhD capable to take any challenge in terms of postgraduate research and training. Three other academic staff will return soon on completion of PhD. The University is in close proximity to the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) which employs the competent agricultural scientists. By building a partnership between Unitech and NARI, the NARI scientists will be a further synergistic complement to the Departmental academic staff.
Train and develop highly skilled agricultural professionals with specialization in different areas of agriculture to meet the increasing requirements for the agricultural industries including universities.
Rules for MSc in Agriculture with course work
The MSc degree in Agriculture will be fully governed by the existing “Rules for Master’s Degree based on Course Work” of the PNG University of Technology with the following exceptions.
1. The degree offered will be MSc in Agriculture.
2. There will be a three member advisory committee including the Principal Supervisor appointed by the HOD, Agriculture to help the student in selecting the courses and monitor the progress over the period of the study period. The major responsibility of guidance will lie with the Principal Supervisor.
3. The thesis will be marked as “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory”. To pass, the candidates have to have a satisfactory grade.
Programme duration and course schedule
The MSc degree in agriculture is a full time programme of studies extending over four academic semesters (two years). The students will be taking the courses as per the following schedule along with a research (thesis) component.