Bachelor of Science Honours (BscHons) in Export Agriculture

  • Course Details:

    The Bachelor of Export Agriculture Honours (BSc. Hons) degree programme offered by the Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (UWU) is a unique degree programme to UWU which accomplishes SLQF Level 06. It is one among the five degree programmes offered by UWU at the time of its establishment in 2006 and the first batch of students graduated in 2010. The degree focuses on specialized knowledge in value addition and export oriented agriculture together with entrepreneurial and managerial skills. The syllabus was prepared by going through individual consultations with eminent scientists, academics, government & non-government officials engaged in agricultural production, agricultural management and food industry, researchers, industrialists etc. This program emphasizes on the theme of the UWU; “Value Addition”.

    During the curriculum revision process, Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) and Subject Benchmark Statements in Export Agriculture were referred in preparation of graduate profile and attributes, programme outcomes, course specifications with ILOs, teaching & learning strategies and assessment strategies.Graduates of BSc in Export Agriculture degree programme will gain a comprehensive training both on theoretical and practical aspects of agricultural production, agricultural management and food industry.

  • Graduate Profile

    Graduates of B.Sc. in Export Agriculture are aspired to be scholars, innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders and global citizens who possess positive attitudes, values & ethics and the clusters of generic capabilities of;

    Graduates of B.Sc. in Export Agriculture are aspired to be scholars, innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders and global citizens who possess positive attitudes, values & ethics and the clusters of generic capabilities of;

    - Disciplinary & interdisciplinary knowledge and practice

    - Critical thinking, innovativeness and problem solving skills

    - Managerial and entrepreneurial skills

    - Information usage and management

    - Communication, networking and social skills

    required in contributing to the national economy providing innovative solutions for the issues in agricultural production, processing and marketing giving more emphasis on value addition to the agricultural resources base.

  • Graduate Attributes

    Knowledge:

    BSc in Export Agriculture graduates will have in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of agricultural production, agricultural management and food industry which can be applied in both local and global contexts.

    Skills:

    BSc in Export Agriculture graduates will develop a variety of generic skills including communication skills, teamwork and leadership skills, creativity and problem solving skills, managerial and entrepreneurship skills, information usage and management skills, networking and social skills which will be useful in their early career and further in their career advancement.

    Attitudes, Values, Professionalism, and Vision for Life:

    BSc in Export Agriculture graduates will develop right thinking, behavior, practices, and goals for the future.

    Mind-set and Paradigm:

    BSc in Export Agriculture graduates will have a commitment to the on-going acquisition of new knowledge and skills and they are expected to be lifelong learners.