• To provide training on biological, physical, and social science aspects of forest resource management.

    To produce graduates with quality entrepreneurial skills though a working knowledge of the characteristics of forest resources, their interactions, and the ways in which they can be controlled to provide a socially optimal mix of goods and services.

    To provide an understanding of the political and socio-economic environment in which forestry is practiced.

    To train graduates who have the right information and skill for raising awareness in forest conservation and management for future generations.

    To produce graduates who can think independently and analyse different situations to bridge gaps and improve existing forest management scenarios through research.

    Train forest ecologists who will contribute to the development of forest resource policy formulation in and outside Zimbabwe.

  • Have obtained a pass at „A‟ level in any TWO of the following core subjects or their recognized equivalents: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography and Physics.


  • Have obtained at least 5 O‟ Level subjects including English
    Language and Mathematics

4 years Conventional and Block Release.

  • Graduates are prepared for post-graduate study or may enter the work force directly. Students find employment in forestry departments as foresters, ecologists, entomologists, entrepreneurs in the timber industry and processing industries which add value to timber products.
Full Programme Structure


ASWM 1100 Introduction to Computers and Information Literacy
ASAS 1101 Chemistry
ASCS 1102 Principles of Cell Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology
ASWM 1104 Diversity of Life
ASSS 1130 Introduction to Soil Science


ASWM 1202 Principles of Microbiology and Entomology
ASWM 1203 Principles of Ecology
ASFM 1204 Tropical Dendrology and Botany
ASWM 1206 Biochemistry
ASAS 1209 Biometry
ASCS 1212 Plant Anatomy and Physiology


IDPL 2100 Peace and Leadership
ASWM 2101 Natural Resources Economics
ASFM 2103 Forest Entomology
ASFM 2108 Forest Silviculture
ASFM 2109 Applied Biometry
ASFM 2110 Principles of Forest Management


ASAS 2202 Applied Animal and Plant Breeding
ASFM 2202 Land Evaluation and Land Use Planning
ASAS 2206 Pasture and Rangeland Management
ASAS 2208 Environment Impact Assessment
ASFM 2212 Fire Ecology
ASSS 2200 Soil and Water Conservation


ASIA 3000 Industrial Attachment

Student's Work Related Learning Report
Academic Supervisor's Assessment Report
Employer's Assessment Report


COEC 3001 Industrial Attachment Student‟s Work Related Learning Report
Academic Supervisor‟s Assessment Report
Employer's Assessment Report


ASFM 4001 Forestry as a Business
ASFM 4100 Sustainable Forest Operations
ASFM 4103 Applied Forest Ecology
ASFM 4106 Extension, Communication and Development
ASWM 4108 Natural Resource Management and Climate Change
ASWM 4120 Agroforestry


ASPR 4000 Research Project
ASWM 4205 Social Ecology and Social Policy
ASFM 4207 Forest Inventory and Management
ASFM 4209 Applied Forest Management and Mensuration
ASWM 4211 Applied Terrestrial Ecology
ASWM 4212 GIS and Remote Sensing