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Bachelor Degree in Regional Development Planning (BRP)

The general objective of the Bachelor Degree course in Regional Development Planning is to impart knowledge to students on regional planning. Specifically, it intends to: equip students with skills of conducting research on regional development issues; enable students facilitate preparation of regional development plans; equip students with skills of coordination and implementation of regional development plans; enable students monitor plan implementation and to enable students correlate practice with policy tenets pertaining to sustainable regional development and poverty reduction.

 

Upon completion of this course, the graduates are expected to be competent in the application of knowledge and skills in a wide range and unpredictable variety of contexts in Regional Development Planning with substantial personal responsibility and responsibility for the allocation of resources at various spatial levels. Moreover, the graduates are expected to be responsible for policy formulation, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of projects/ programmes related to rural sector development. The course duration is three years.

 

Entry Requirements

A candidate should have either

(i) At least two principal passes not below 4.5 points in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) in Mathematics, Economics, Geography, History and English based on the following grades to point conversion scale: A=5; B=4; C=3; D=2; E=1;S=0.5

Or

(ii) A relevant Ordinary Diploma with at least second class from any learning institution registered by the Government or any other recognized body of the country of study.

 

 

Course Modules

 

Semester One (Year One)

Module Code

Module Name

Contact hours

RP 110

Regional Development Planning

64

CS 110

Communication Skills

64

DS 110

Development Studies I

64

CA 110

Computer Applications

64

QM 110

Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics

96

EC 110

Micro - Economics

96

PW 100

Studio/Practical work

64

 

Semester Two (Year One)

 

Module Code

Module Name

Contact hours

EC 120

Macro Economics

64

EP 121

Environmental and Development

64

RP 122

Rural Sociology

64

EP 123

Settlement Planning

64

EP 124

Remote Sensing and Geographical Information system

96

PW 100

Studio Work I

64

PW110

Field Work : Area / District Socio-economic Profile

210

 

 

Semester Three (Year Two)

 

Module Code

Module Name

Contact hours

QM 210

Applied Statistics I

96

DS 210

Development Studies II

64

RP 210

National Development Planning

96

RP 211

Transport Planning

64

PW 200

Studio/Practical work II

64

DF 211

Entrepreneurship Development

64

 

Semester Four (Year Two)

 

Module Code

Module Name

 

Contact hours

DF 220

Financial Accounting

64

DF 214

Financial Management and Development

64

MG 220

Principles and Practice of Management

64

RP 221

Social Planning

64

PW 200

Studio Work II : Sectoral Planning

64

Elective Courses

EP 225

Environment Imapact Assessment

64

DF 223

Rural Investment Planning

64

RPW 210

Studio: Field Placement

210

 

Semester Five (Year Three)

 

Module Code

Module Name

Contact hours

QM310

Applied Statistics II

64

RM 310

Applied Social Science Research

64

RP 310

Regional Planning Techniques

96

EP 312

Natural Resources and Land Use Planning

64

PD 322

Disaster Management

64

RP 314

Principles of Law

64

PW310

Studio

64

 

Semester Six (Year Three)

Module Code

Module Name

Contact hours

RP 311

Urbanization and Development

64

RP 325

Agricultural Development Planning

96

RP 320

Project Planning and Management

96

PD 320

Human Resource Planning and Management

64

PW 300

Studio Work III: Integrated Regional Development Planning

64

RP313

Industrial Development Planning

64

 

Elective courses

 

PD 321

Population and Poverty Analysis

64

RP 327

Development Policy Analysis

64

 

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