Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Applied Mathematician

Applied Mathematicians conduct mathematical modelling, numerical analyses and operational research. They bridge the gap between mathematics theory and practice and concentrate on solving problems, conducting research and predicting performances across various fields.


Available Qualifications:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS:

  • Admission Points Score of 40.
  • Minimum statutory NSC requirements for degree 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 5 (60-69%) for Mathematics.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 39 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 APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Learners must score at least 34 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement. Maths minimum HG=E or SG=C.
  • 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 40.
  • Minimum statutory NSC requirements for degree 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 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 39 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 APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Learners must score at least 34 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement. Maths minimum HG=E or SG=C.
  • 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
The entrance qualification for the Honours degree in Applied Mathematics is a Bachelor’s degree with Applied Mathematics as a major subject. Candidates who have not obtained an average of at least 60% in this major subject will only be admitted to the Honours programme with the special permission of the Department, and on such conditions as may be determined by the Department. Candidates must in addition have completed the prerequisites for the modules which they select.

Note that the modules and focus areas offered in any year will depend on both the availability of staff and student demand.

A candidate may, with the approval of the Department, obtain a maximum of 48 credits from modules offered in other Departments, provided that no substitutions may be made in respect of the core modules for the chosen focus area.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Only candidates who satisfy Senate that they have attained an acceptable level of competence in their studies for the Bachelor’s degree, shall be admitted to studies for the Honours degree.  In particular a student shall, in addition to special provisions in departmental requirements as stated in the General List of Modules, have received an average mark of at least 60% at third-year level for the subject he/she intends to study at Honours level.  Notwithstanding this requirement, FMC may grant a concession in exceptional circumstances, on the recommendation of the Head of the relevant department.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The admission requirement for the Honours degree in Mathematics is a Bachelor degree with a weighted average of at least 60% in either Mathematics or Applied Mathematics as a major subject.  Candidates who have not obtained an average of at least 60% in this major subject will only be admitted to the Honours programme with the special permission of the Department, and on such conditions as may be determined by the Department.  Candidates must in addition have completed the prerequisites for the modules which they select.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
BSc Honours: Applied Mathematics or equivalent.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
BSc Honours: Applied Mathematics or equivalent.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students wishing to register for this degree must be in possession of an Honours degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and have demonstrated ability in the chosen area of specialisation.  They must, in addition, have completed any prerequisites prescribed for the modules which make up their curriculum, or must otherwise satisfy the Department of their ability to perform the work of the courses.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students wishing to register for this degree must be in possession of an Honours degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and have demonstrated ability in the chosen area of specialisation.  They must, in addition, have completed any prerequisites prescribed for the modules which make up their curriculum, or must otherwise satisfy the Department of their ability to perform the work of the courses.