Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Diploma in Agricultural Management

Qualification code: 90097
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 109028
APS/AS: 18
Some of the pre-requisites and/or co-requisites outlined in this qualification may not apply as they do not form part of the curriculum.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of this qualification is to train low level Managers and Technicians in the agricultural sector to meet the current critical shortage of skilled people in the sector. There is a need to develop skilled people in agriculture to ensure the relevance of the discipline in addressing agricultural sector development for food security and sustainable environment.
This qualification will be presented online only.

Who can register?

  • Applicants (new applicants & Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification) may only register if they have received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. 
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2024 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note: Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

While you are deciding on the modules for which you will be registering, write down the module names and codes so that you have something to refer to when completing your registration.

Please click on the modules below to see further information (eg semester/year module, NQF level)

First level

Second level

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AES2601 - Agricultural Production Principles Pre-requisite:AES1501 & AES1502
AES2602 - Agricultural Marketing Principles Co-requisite:AES2601
AEX1602 - Community Extension Practice
AGM2601 - Irrigation Systems Pre-requisite:AGM1501
AGP2601 - Practical Agriculture I Pre-requisite:ANP1501, ANP1502, PTP1501, PTP1502 & AGM1501
Co-requisite:ANP2601, ANP2602, PTP2601, PTP2602 & PAS2601
ANP2601 - Livestock Production Systems Pre-requisite:ANP1501 & ANP1502
ANP2602 - Poultry and Pig Production
CAA2601 - Computer Applications for Agriculture Co-requisite:EUP1501
GPM2601 - Agriculture Management Practice 1 Pre-requisite:PTP1501, PTP1502, ANP1501, ANP1502 & AGM1501
PAS2601 - Pasture Management Pre-requisite:ANP1502
PTP2601 - Plant Pest Management Pre-requisite:PTP1501 & PTP1502
PTP2602 - Plant Disease Management Co-requisite:PTP2601
SSC2601 - Soil Pedology and Classification II Pre-requisite:CHE1501 & CHE1502 (Not applicable to NDAGR & 90097).

Third level

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AES3701 - Agricultural Financial Systems IIIA Recommendation:AES1501, AES1502, AES2601 & AES2602
AES3702 - Agricultural Financial Systems IIIB Co-requisite:AES3701
Recommendation:AES1501, AES1502, AES2601 & AES2602
AEX3703 - Extension Programme Planning and Evaluation
AGP3702 - Practical Agriculture II Co-requisite:GPM3701 & GPM3702
Recommendation:PTP2601, PTP2602, AGP2601
GPM3701 - Agricultural Management Practice II Pre-requisite:ANP2601, ANP2602 PTP2601 & PTP2602
GPM3702 - Agricultural Management Practice III Pre-requisite:ANP2601, ANP2602, PTP2601 & PTP2602
Group B. Choose TWO either Group B or Group C
ANP3701 - Beef and Dairy Production Pre-requisite:ANP2601 & ANP2602
ANP3702 - Small Stock Production Pre-requisite:ANP2601 & ANP2602
Group C. Choose TWO either Group B or Group C
PTP3701 - Field Crop and Vegetable Production
PTP3702 - Fruit Production