Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Agricultural Manager

Agricultural Managers are responsible for the cultivation of crops and animals that can be sold to businesses or private consumers. While farmers are self-employed and operate family farms, Agricultural Managers oversee daily operations at commercial agricultural operations needing management assistance.


Available Qualifications:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 30.
  • Minimum NSC requirements for diploma entry must be met.
  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).
  • NSC achievement rating of at least level 2 (30-39%) for Mathematics or 3 (40-49%) for Mathematical Literacy.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 22 and 29 will be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Senior Certificate.
  • Recommended: Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Science, Biology, Accounting and Bookkeeping.

OR

  • A four-subject National Certificate (N3) with two languages at Grade 12 level.
  • Recognition of prior learning will be considered.
  • Learners must score at least 23 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 32.
  • Minimum NSC requirements for diploma entry must be met.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least level 3 (40-49%) for English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least level 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or level 5 (60-69%) for Mathematical Literacy.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least level 3 (40-49%) for Life Science OR Physical Sciences OR Agricultural Sciences.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 31 will be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
  • Applicants who present with Mathematical Literacy instead of Mathematics will be placed in the associated Extended curriculum programme.
  • Admission is subject to departmental selection.
  • Recommended NSC subjects: Business Studies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Senior Certificate.
  • Recommended: Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Science, Biology, Accounting and Bookkeeping.

OR

  • A four-subject National Certificate (N3) with two languages at Grade 12 level.
  • Recognition of prior learning will be considered.
  • Learners must score at least 23 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be in possession of the three-year National Diploma: Agricultural Management or equivalent qualification. Although not a requirement, it is regarded as desirable that an applicant has completed at least two years' applicable practical service after having graduated.  Candidates with less than two years' service will be considered if their average mark for the final year of diploma studies is at least 60%.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For the Master of Technology: Agriculture, the minimum entrance requirement is a Bachelor of Technology: Agricultural Management.  All applicants will be required to go through a selection process which may include psychometric testing and interviews.  For the research-based M Tech and D Tech qualifications, the entrance requirement is a suitable degree at the B Tech or M Tech level.  Recognition of prior learning will be considered.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Master of Technology:  Agricultural Management or equivalent qualification.