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National Diploma (Tourism Management)

Introduction

The programme equips students with skills that will enable them to fill the growing opportunities in the expanding tourism industry.


Requirements for admission

(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)


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 2 (30-39%) for Mathematics or 3 (40-49%) for Mathematical Literacy.
  • Qualifying applicants will be required to answer an interest questionnaire.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 22 and 29 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:

  • Senior Certificate with at least five subjects passed.
  • The language of instruction must be passed with a minimum HG=E or SG=C, as well as any other 2nd language.
  • Learners must score at least 24 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Qualifying applicants will be required to answer an interest questionnaire.
  • 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.

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Faculty: Business And Economic Sciences
Level: Undergraduate
Code: 3645
Duration (full-time): 3 year(s)
Qualification type: 23 (Diploma)
Approval letter(s):
Department of Education (DOE)

Curriculum for 2015

 

NATIONAL DIPLOMA:  TOURISM MANAGEMENT:  GEORGE CAMPUS - FULL-TIME
(QUALIFICATION CODE:  3645 - 72)
(NQF LEVEL:  6, TOTAL NQF CREDITS FOR QUALIFICATION:  360)
(PHASING OUT)

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 2 (30-39%) for Mathematics or 3 (40-49%) for Mathematical Literacy.
  • Qualifying applicants will be required to answer an interest questionnaire.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 22 and 29 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:

  • Senior Certificate with at least five subjects passed.
  • The language of instruction must be passed with a minimum HG=E or SG=C, as well as any other 2nd language.
  • Learners must score at least 24 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Qualifying applicants will be required to answer an interest questionnaire.
  • 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.

QUALIFICATION OBJECTIVE
The aim of the diploma is to equip students with skills that will enable them to fill the growing opportunities in the expanding Tourism industry.

APPLICABLE RULES
English Proficiency
All students in the National Diploma:  Tourism Management are required to demonstrate English proficiency before graduating.  To this end, all first-time entering students will complete an English proficiency assessment.  A pass mark for this test will be accepted as evidence of English proficiency.  All students who fail this assessment will be required to register for and pass the subject English B before graduating.

DURATION
The qualification shall extend over three years of full-time study.

CURRICULUM 

 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

First Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Communication I (English)

Year

BCE1130

16

 

Travel and Tourism Practice I*

Year

BCT1510

24

 

Marketing for Tourism ♦

 

BET1520

 

 

Introduction to Marketing

Semester 1

BET1521

8

 

Marketing Mix

Semester 2

BET1532

8

 

End User Computing

Year

BEU1510

16

 

Travel and Tourism Management I ♦

 

BTM1520

 

 

General Management Principles

Semester 1

BTM1521

12

 

Functional Management

Semester2

BTM1532

12

 

Tourism Development I ♦

 

BTO1520

 

 

Tourism Dimensions

Semester 1

BTO1521

12

 

Tourism Impacts

Semester 2

BTO1532

12

 

Credits First Year

 

120

 

 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

Second Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Travel and Tourism Practice II

Year

BCT2510

24

 

Media and Public Relations: Tourism

Year

BMR1510

16

 

Marketing for Tourism II ♦

 

BET2520

 

 

Marketing Strategies

Semester 1

BET2521

8

 

Marketing and Planning for Tourism

Semester 2

BET2532

8

 

Law for Tourism I ♦

 

BLT1520

 

 

Law of Contract

Semester 1

BLT1531

8

 

Specific Contracts and Capita Selecta

Semester 2

BLT1542

8

 

Travel and Tourism Management II ♦

 

BTM2520

 

 

Human Resources Management

Semester 1

BTM2521

12

 

Financial Management

Semester 2

BTM2532

12

 

Tourism Development II ♦

 

BTO2520

 

 

The Tourism Destination

Semester 1

BTO2521

12

 

The Tourism Industry and its Future

Semester 2

BTO2532

12

*Galileo (online reservation) is offered in 2nd Year as an optional extra. Students wishing to register for this short course must have passed Travel and Tourism Practice I.

 

Credits Second Year

 

120

 
 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

Third Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Tourism Management Practice II ♦

Semester 1

BMP2511

60

 

Travel and Tourism Practice III ♦

Semester 2

BCT3512

20

 

Travel and Tourism Management III ♦

Semester 2

BTM3512

20

 

Tourism Development III ♦

Semester 2

BTO3512

20

 

Credits Third Year

 

120

  Total Credits   360
♦ Major modules (please refer to the General Prospectus).

 

NATIONAL DIPLOMA:  TOURISM MANAGEMENT (extended) - GEORGE CAMPUS:  FULL-TIME
(QUALIFICATION CODE:  3645 - 83)
(NQF LEVEL:  6, TOTAL NQF CREDITS FOR QUALIFICATION:  360)
(phasing out)

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 2 (30-39%) for Mathematics or 3 (40-49%) for Mathematical Literacy.
  • Qualifying applicants will be required to answer an interest questionnaire.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 22 and 29 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:

  • Senior Certificate with at least five subjects passed.
  • The language of instruction must be passed with a minimum HG=E or SG=C, as well as any other 2nd language.
  • Learners must score at least 24 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Qualifying applicants will be required to answer an interest questionnaire.
  • 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT
The modules with zero credit values are compulsory.  Students have to pass these modules before the qualification will be awarded.

APPLICABLE RULES
English Proficiency
All students in the School of Natural Resource Management are required to demonstrate English proficiency before graduating.  To this end, all first-time entering students will complete an English proficiency assessment.  A pass mark for this test will be accepted as evidence of English proficiency.  All students who fail this assessment will be required to register for and pass the subject English B before graduating.

No student registered for the Extended Programme will be allowed to register for any 2nd-level subjects, unless he/she has passed all the non-credit-bearing subjects (Communication in English B, Nujmeric Calculations and Life Skills).

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
Satisfactory attendance of a minimum of 80% of normal lecturers is required for the qualification. A student may be excluded from an assessment or examination in a module on the basis of unsatisfactory attendance.

DURATION
The qualification shall extend over three years of full-time study.

CURRICULUM 

 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

First Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Marketing for Tourism I ♦

 

BET1520

 

 

Introduction to Marketing

Semester 1

BET1521

8

 

Marketing Mix

Semester 2

BET1532

8

 

End-User Computing

Year

BEU1510

16

 

Communication in English B

Year

BKI1510

0

 

Life Skills

Year

GLS1110

0

 

Numeric Calculations

Year

GCC1110

0

 

Credits First Year

 

32

 

 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

Second Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Travel and Tourism Practice I *

Year

BCT1510

24

 

Travel and Tourism Management I ♦

 

BTM1520

 

 

General Management Principles (Module I)

Semester 1

BTM1521

12

 

Functional Management

Semester 2

BTM1532

12

 

Travel and Tourism Development I ♦

 

 

Tourism Dimensions

Semester 1

BTO1521

12

 

Tourism Impacts

Semester 2

BTO1532

12

 

Communication I (English)

Year

BCE1532

6

 

Credits Second Year

 

88

 

 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

Third Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Travel and Tourism Practice II

Year

BCT2510

24

 

Media and Public Relations: Tourism

Year

BMR1510

16

 

Marketing for Tourism II ♦

 

BET2520

 

 

Marketing Strategies

Semester 1

BET2521

8

 

Marketing and Planning for Tourism

Semester 2

BET2532

8

 

Law for Tourism I ♦

 

BLT1520

 

 

Law of Contract

Semester 1

BLT1531

8

 

Specific Contracts and Capita Selecta

Semester 2

BLT1542

8

 

Travel and Tourism Management II ♦

 

BTM2520

 

 

Human Resources Management

Semester 1

BTM2521

12

 

Financial Management

Semester 2

BTM2532

12

 

Tourism Development II ♦

 

BTO2520

 

 

The Tourism Destination

Semester 1

BTO2521

12

 

The Tourism Industry and its Future

Semester 2

BTO2532

12

*Galileo (online reservation) is offered in 2nd Year as an optional extra. Students wishing to register for this short course must have passed Travel and Tourism Practice I.

 

Credits Third Year

 

120

 

 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

Fourth Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Tourism Management Practice II

Semester 1

BMP2511

60

 

Travel and Tourism Practice III

Semester 2

BCT3512

29

 

Travel and Tourism Management III

Semester 2

BTM3512

20

 

Tourism Development III

Semester 2

BTO3512

20

 

Credits Fourth Year

 

120

  Total Credits   360
♦ Major modules (please refer to the General Prospectus).

 

Estimated fees for National Diploma (Tourism Management)


Normal full-time duration: 3 year(s)

 

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  • Year 3: fees charged per modules selected.

If fees are listed as charged per modules selected, then you can get an estimate of the cost of a qualification in the following ways:

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Faculty of BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES


VISION AND MISSION

Our vision is to be recognised for our positive and empowering contribution towards the local business and broader community.  As part of a university, we are fully committed to our engagement with Science, but at the same time we also understand that, as a public institution, we have a special role to play within the community.  We believe that the effective integration of these two foci not only adds value to the broader community but also adds a differentiating value to our graduates and our faculty.  While our qualifications are benchmarked against international best practice, they are designed to reflect a sensitivity to the needs of our local communities.

Our mission is derived from the fact that the NMMU is one of the few really comprehensive universities, not only in South Africa but in the world.  This means that we offer a wide range of business-related study opportunities that vary from general formative programmes to programmes with a strong career orientation.  This inclusive qualification mix not only allows students a wide choice but also the opportunity to articulate between programmes while retaining credits - all of this within the same institution.  At the same time, we offer programmes over the full spectrum, from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees.

STAFF

OFFICE OF THE DEAN  

Executive Dean

Prof N J Dorfling BComHons (UPE), BEd (Ter) (UPE), MBL (UNISA), PhD (US)

Executive Secretary

Ms R Petersen

 

 

FACULTY ADMINISTRATION

Senior Manager: Faculty Administration

Ms Z Slabber BA (UPE), BA (Hons) (UPE)

2nd Avenue Campus

 

Manager: Faculty Administration

Mr A Smith BCom (NMMU)

Faculty Administrators

Ms D Gert

 

Ms M Mazinyo BA (UPE), BAHons (NMMU)

 

Mrs F Ngubo NDip (Com Adm) (PET)

South Campus

 

Manager: Faculty Administration

Mrs T B Jonono Dip GenN & Midw (SANC), DipOpThN (SANC), BCom (Vista)

Faculty Administrators

Ms N Bulembu BCom (Vista)

 

Mr M Klaas NDip (Off Mgt and Tech) (NMMU)

 

Mrs S Maswana NDip (Com Adm) (PET), NDip (CMA) (NMMU), BAHons (Group Dynamics) (NMMU)

  Mrs J N van Zyl

Missionvale Campus

 

Faculty Administrator

Ms V Mbola NDip (Mgt) (NMMU)

George Campus

 

Senior Manager: Academic Administration

Mr D F Alexander NDip (PA) (PET), NH Dip (PMA) (PET), MPA (UPE)

Co-ordinator: Academic Administration

Mrs M J M Eybers NDip (Pub Mgt) (PET)

Programme Co-ordinator: BCom Accounting and General Accounting

Ms C Fourie BComAcc (Hons), CA (SA)

Co-ordinator: Academic Administration

Mrs E Labuschagne NDip (Com Admin) (Pret Tech)

Administrative Assistant

Ms N Mapasa NDip (Pub Man) (NMMU), N Cert (Office Mgt & Tech) (NMMU)

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL SECRETARIES

Business School

Ms C Eybers BCom (Law) (NMMU), BComHons (Bus Man) (NMMU), MCom (Bus Man) (NMMU)

School of Accounting

Mrs B D Hayes (South Campus)

 

Ms J King (2nd Avenue Campus)

 

Mrs A Visser (South Campus)

 

Mrs M Walters (South Campus)

Development Studies

Ms L van Rensburg (South Campus)

Tourism

Ms E Wittstock NDip (GD) (NMMU) (2nd Avenue Campus)

Business Management

Ms N Adams (South Campus)

Administrative Assistant

Ms V Vinqi NDip (Pub Man) (NMMU - PET) (South Campus)

Logistics Management and Management Practice

Ms S N Ngcosini NDip (Pub Man & Adm) (PET), BTech (Pub Man & Adm) (PET) (2nd Avenue Campus)

Marketing Management

Ms R Pather (2nd Avenue Campus)

Human Resources

Ms E Grobler BTech (HRM) (NMMU) (2nd Avenue Campus)

Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Ms K-L Roodt BTech (Mgt) (NMMU), MTech (Bus Admin) (NMMU) (South Campus)

 

 

BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

Director of School and Professor of Marketing

Prof S M Burgess Dip (Tech Eng) (USAES Virginia), BSc (Bus Admin) (Marketing) (Ohio State), PhD (Wits)

Personal Assistant: NMMU Business School Director

Ms C Eybers BCom (Law) (NMMU), BComHons (Bus Man) (NMMU), MCom (Bus Man) (NMMU)

Reception

Ms A Mnyamana

Adjunct Professor

Prof C M Adendorff MComm (RU), MPhil in Future Studies (US), DBA (NMMU), PhD (RU)

Marketing Executive

Mr R Foster Dip (Sport Admin & Mktg) (PET), BTech (Mktg) (NMMU)

Finance Manager

Mrs S Artman BCompt (UNISA), MBL (UNISA)

Human Resource Consultant

Mrs I van Rensburg BTech (HRM) (UNISA)

Campus Supervisor

Mr S P J Kotze NDip (Pol Admin)

 

 

GRADUATE SCHOOL

Director: Graduate School

Prof J A Jonker BCom (UNISA), MBL (UNISA), DCom (Tour Man) (UP)

Professors

Prof C A Arnolds BEconHons STD (UWC), MCom (Vista), DCom (UPE)

 

Prof J J Pieterse BSc (UP), HED (UP), NH Dip (Chemistry) (Pret Tech), DTE (UNISA), MSc (Eng Man) (UP), PhD (Tech Man) (UP)

Associate Professor

Prof P Poisat BComHons (UPE), MTech (HRM) (PET), DTech (NMMU), MIPM, RPP

Senior Lecturers

Dr M D M Cullen BA (UPE), HED (UPE), Dip PR (PET), HBA (US), MBA (Potch), DBA (NMMU)

 

Dr J Fraser BCom (Wits), BComHons (Wits), MCom (UP), DCom (UP)

 

Ms H Janse van Rensburg BCom (UPE), BComHons (Acc) (UPE), HDE (UPE), MCom (FMS) (UP)

Research Co-ordinator

Dr A Pretorius BA (NWU), BAHons (Psych) (NWU), BAHons (Crim) (NWU), MA (Psych) (NWU), PhD Psych (UFS)

Head: Marketing & Relationship Office

Ms C Jooste BA (MCC) (UPE), MA (Applied Media) (NMMU)

MBA Co-ordinator

Ms L van Wyk

Academic Programme Co-ordinator

Ms J Ehlers NDip (PRM) (NMMU), BTech (PRM) (NMMU)

Marketing Assistant

Ms Y Madlingozi

 

 

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Director

Mr L Mouton BA (Pol Sci) (UP), Hons (Int Pol) (UP)

Secretary to Director

Ms W Bosch

Senior Manager: Sales & Key Accounts

Ms L Vasi BA (UNISA)

Senior Manager: Business Development and Customisation

Ms J Staphorst NDip (Exec Secr) (PET), NH Dip (Off Admin) (PET), NH Dip (Post School Ed) (PET), BAHons (Group Dynamics) (NMMU)

Senior Programme Specialist Open Programmes (FLP/ILP/ SLP)


Ms N Crause

Senior Programme Specialist Open Programmes (BMP/ALP/ MDP)


Ms S Whitehouse

Manager: QID

Mrs F du Preez BCom (Bus Man) (UPE), BTech (Post School Ed) (Pret Tech), MTech (Ed) (TUT)

Programme Co-ordinator

Ms V Campodonico NDip (HRM) (NMMU)

Quality Co-ordinator

Ms A Ngeva BAHons (NMMU)

Administrative Assistant

Ms W Nel

System Administrator

Ms C Phillips

Administrative Assistant

Mrs B van Vuuren

Co-ordinator: Short Courses

Mrs C Castelyn

Business Services Manager

Mr P Grant BTech (Bus Admin) (PET), MBA (NMMU)

Media Officer

Mr N Kaplan NDip (Multimedia Studies) (NMMU)

Acting Manager: Programme
Co-ordination


Ms I de Lange

Senior Programme Specialist

Mrs C Sibanda

Administrative Assistant

Mrs M Tshona

Missionvale Campus: Senior Business Advisor


Mrs L Qinga

NMMU Business School: George: Manager

Mrs E Myburgh BA Ed Hons (UP), MBA (NMMU)

NMMU Business School: George: Programme Co-ordinator


Mrs J Frans

NMMU Business School: East London: Manager


Mrs S Sogoni ND (PR) (DIT)

NMMU Business School: East London: Receptionist


Ms N Matshabane

NMMU Business School: East London: Programme Co-ordinator


Ms Z Ruiters BA (MCC) (NMMU)

Senior Programme Co-ordinator

Ms C Janse van Rensburg

Key Accounts Consultant

Ms C Schultz BA (US), HDE (Cape Tech), PDBA (UP)

NMMU Business School: East London: Administrator


Ms K Vasi

Marketing Material Practitioner

Mr D Kriel BA (MCC)

Financial Administrators

Ms Y Msutu NDip (FIS) (NMMU)

 

Ms M Pieterse

Special Projects Co-ordinator

Mrs D du Preez BTech (CMA) (NMMU)

Administrative Assistants

Ms S Mashaya BCom (Gen Acc) (NMMU)

 

Ms T Chaqwe NDip (Acc) (NMMU), BCom (Gen Acc) (NMMU)

Secretary for the Business Development & Customised Learning


Mrs T Ferreira

Business Services: Special Projects Co-ordinator

Mrs K Govindjee B Comm (RU), Hons (Bus Man) (UNISA)

Business Development Partner (Africa)

Ms L Maartens Hons (Ind Psych) (UFS)

Programme Co-ordinator: National

Ms R Jeawon BA (UKZN), Master’s Social Policy (UKZN)

Quality Co-ordinator

Ms K Ramoo

Programme Co-ordinator

Mrs K West

Senior Programme Co-ordinator

Ms L Williams BA (HRM), BAHons (Group Dynamics)

Administrative Assistant

Mrs N Thorne

Manager: Program Design

Mr M M de Lange BCom (NMMU), MBA (NMMU)

CRM Co-ordinator

Mr R Scholtz BCom (Mktg Man: Bus & Ind Psych) (NMMU), BComHons (Bus Man) (NMMU), MCom (Bus Man) (NMMU)

 

 

SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING

Director of School

Prof F E Prinsloo BCom (UPE), BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE), CA (SA)

School Administrator

Mrs R Kock BTech (Man) (NMMU)

Secretary

Ms B D Hayes

Honorary Professor

Prof L M Van Vuuren MCom (UP), PG Dip (TE) (UNISA), ACMA CA (SA)

 

 

Applied Accounting

Prof P J W Pelle BCompt (Hons) (UNISA), Adv Tax Cert (UNISA), THED (NKP), MCom (Taxation) (UPE), Professional Accountant (SA), MTP (SA)

Principal Lecturer

Mr G K Hustler BCom (UPE), BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE)

Senior Lecturers

Prof H Fourie NDip Gov Fin (Pret Tech), BTech IntAud (Pret Tech), MTech IntAud (TUT), DCom (Int Aud) (UP), Professional Accountant (SAIPA)

 

Mr N C Houzet BCom (CTA) (RU), BComptHons (UNISA), PG Dip (Acc) (UN), MCom (Taxation) (UP)

 

Mr T A V Jodwana BCom (RU), HDE (RU), MTech CMA (NMMU), Professional Accountant (SA)

 

Mr T G Leo BA (UWC), HED (UWC), BCom (Vista), BEd (Vista), BTech (Bus Adm) (PET), MBA (PET)

 

Ms J Struwig BCom (US), BCom Hons (US), BCompt (Hons) (UNISA), BCom (Hons) (Tax) (UP), MCom (Tax) (UP), CA (SA)

Lecturers

Mr G P Barman Teacher's Diploma (Commerce) (CPUT), BCom (UPE), BTech (CMA) (PET), MTech (CMA) (NMMU)

 

Ms TG Beck Dip (CMA) (PET), BTech (CMA) (NMMU), MTech (CMA) (NMMU), Professional Accountant (SA)

 

Ms L Bester ND (Int Aud) (PET), BTech (Int Aud) (PET), MTech (CMA) (NMMU), Professional Accountant (SA)

 

Ms M Chalmers BComHons (UPE), CA (SA)

 

Mr L Roodt BTech (CMA) (PET), MTech (CMA) (NMMU)

 

Ms M P Sass BCom (US), BComHons (UNISA)

Missionvale Campus

Ms D du Preez NDip (HRM) (PET), BTech (HRM) (PET), MBA (NMMU)

 

 

Accounting Sciences

Head of Department

Ms B I Prinsloo NTSD (NTC, Pmb), (FDE) (UNISA), BCom (UPE), BEdHons (UPE)

Professor Emeritus

Prof J E Rowlands BCom (HED) (UN), BEd (RU), MCom (RU)

Professors

Prof A J N Brettenny BComHons (UCT), M (Acc) (UN), CA (SA)

 

Prof D Forsyth BCom (UN), CTA (RU), CA (SA)

 

Prof F E Prinsloo MCom (UPE), CA (SA)

 

Prof A Singleton BCom (UPE), BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE), CA (SA)

Associate Professor

Prof G Radder MCom (Vista), CA (SA)

Senior Lecturers

Mr J M Barnard BComHons (UPE), CA (SA)

 

Ms S Diedericks BComHons (UPE), CA (SA)

 

Mr J Dillon BComHons (NMMU), CA (SA)

 

Mr K D Freeman BCom (UPE), BComHons (UN), CA (SA)

 

Mr D Joubert BCom (US), CTA (Wits), MCom (UPE), CA (SA)

 

Mr R Loyson BCom (Hons) (NMMU), MCom (Tax) (NMMU), CA (SA)

 

Mr P Matthee B Acc (US), BCompt (Hons), CTA (UNISA), MSAICA, Professional Accountant (SA)

 

Ms A Prinsloo BCompt (UNISA), MBA (Wales), Professional Accountant (SA)

Lecturers

Ms J Christian BComAcc (Hons) (UNISA), CA (SA)

 

Ms M de Lange BComHons (UJ), CA (SA)

 

Ms L D de Villiers BCom (UPE), HED, BEdHons (UPE)

 

Mrs J Fountain BCom (UND), BCompt (Hons) (UNISA), PGCE (SP&FET) (UNISA), CA (SA)

 

Ms C Fourie BComAcc (Hons), CA (SA)

 

Ms J Pienaar BComHons (UFS), CA (SA)

 

Ms B I Prinsloo NTSD (NTC, Pmb), (FDE) (UNISA), BCom (UPE), BEdHons (UPE)

 

Ms M Skotidas BComHons (UN), MCom (Taxation) (NMMU), CIA

 

Mrs S Terblanche BCom (US), HED (US)

Associate Lecturer

Ms B Peter BCom (Hons) (Vista)

 

 

SCHOOL FOR ECONOMICS, DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM

Director of School

Prof H R Lloyd BCom (UPE), BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE), DCom (UPE)

Administrative Assistant

Ms R Petrakis

 

 

Economics

 

Head of Department and Associate Professor

Prof P le Roux M.Com (UOFS), PhD (Vista)

Professors

Prof M du Preez BCom (UPE), BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE), DCom (UPE)

 

Prof S G Hosking HDE (RU), BCom (UKZN), BCom Hon (UKZN), MCom (RU), PhD (RU)

 

Prof H R Lloyd BCom (UPE), BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE), DCom (UPE)

Associate Professors

Prof R Ncwadi MA (Economics) (UPE), PhD (NMMU)

 

Prof M Ocran BSc (Ghana), MPhil (Ghana), PhD (US)

Honorary Professor

Prof R W K Parsons BCom (UCT), BA Hons (UCT), DCom (hc) (UPE), FlstD

Professor Emeritus

Prof C V R Wait B.Comm (US), B.Comm (Honours) (US), M.Comm (US) , D.Comm (US)

Senior Lecturer

Dr D du Preez BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE), DCom (NMMU)

Lecturers 

Dr N S Dyubhele BComHons (RU), HDE (RU), AdvDipl (Mkt Mgt) (UNISA), PG Dip (Economic Impact Assessment) (Molde College, Norway), MCom (Vista), DCom (NMMU)

 

Mr B Ismail BCom (UWC), MCom (Vista)

 

Mr T Qabhobho BCom (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU), MCom (NMMU)

 

Dr M C Sale BCom (UPE), BComHons (UPE), MCom (NMMU), DCom (Eco) (NMMU)

 

Ms S E Tessendorf BComHons (UPE), MCom (NMMU)

Associate Lecturers

Mr C Johnson BComHons (NMMU)

 

Mrs G S Pereira BAHons (Vista)

Administrative Assistant

Ms D Erasmus BA (App Lang Studies) (UPE), BAHons (NMMU) (South Campus)

 

Ms J Keir

 

 

Development Studies

Head of Department

Prof R J Haines MA (UN), PhD (Univ London)

Associate Professors

Dr J M Cherry BA (UCT), BA Hons (UCT), MA (UCT), PhD (Rhodes)

 

Prof J J Makuwira DipEd (Univ of Malawi), BEd (Hons) (Univ of Nottingham), MPhil (Univ of Nottingham), PhD (Univ. New England)

Lecturers

Mr S Phiri BA Hons (Economics) (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK), MA (NMMU)

 

Ms A van den Berg BA (UPE), BAHons (Dev Studies) (UPE), MA (UPE)

Assistant Lecturer

Ms L van Rensburg NDip (Mgt) (NMMU), BTech (Mgt) (NMMU)

Missionvale Campus

 

Contract Lecturers

Dr S Leonard BSc (Geog Sci) cum laude (UKZN), BSc Hons (Geog) cum laude (UKZN), MA (UKZN), PGCE (UNISA), PhD (NMMU)

 

Ms B Snow MSc (UPE)

 

 

Tourism

 

Head of Department

Mr H H Bartis BA (UFH), BSc (Hons) (UFH), MA (Ohio, USA), HDE (PG) (Sec) (RU)

Lecturers

Mr G Fisher NDip (Mkg and Sales) (PET), BTech (PSE) (PET), BTech Mkg (PET), MTech Mkg (PET)

 

Ms S van Zyl BA (HDE) (UPE), MSc (Tourism) (Bucks-Chilterns UK)

Contract Lecturers

Ms R Ambaram BTech (Tourism Mgt) (NMMU)

 

Ms C A Baldie BComHons (Tourism) (NMMU)

 

Ms L Jonas BTech (Tourism Mngt) (cum laude) (VUT), BComHons (Tourism) (NMMU)

Research Associate

Dr D Tassiopoulos PhD (Stellenbosch)

George Campus

 

Lecturers

Mr T Ramukumba BA (Ed) (UniVen), BTech (Tourism Mngt) (PET), MTech (Tourism & Hosp) (TUT), MA (NMMU)

Contract Lecturer

Ms I Voigt BA (Hons) Tourism (UWC), MA (UWC)

 

 

SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Director of School

Prof F W Struwig HDE (UPE), BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE), PhD (Vista)

Secretary

Ms V Jansen van Rensburg NDip (Info Tech) (PET)

Contract Academic Assistant

Mrs C Vogts

 

 

Business Management

Head of Department

Prof N E Mazibuko BComHons (Vista), MCom (Vista), PhD (Vista)

Professors

Prof S Perks BCom (UPE), HED PG (UNISA), PhD (Vista), MBA (Buckingshire Business School, London)

 

Prof E E Smith BComHons (UPE), MCom (Vista), PhD (Vista)

 

Prof E Venter BComHons (UOFS), HDE (UOFS), MCom (US), MBA (Ghent), DCom (UPE)

Associate Professors

Prof S M Farrington BComHons HDE (UPE), MBA (Ghent), DCom (NMMU)

 

Prof C Rootman BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE), PhD (NMMU)

Adjunct Professor

Prof P Stark OBE (Cultural Policy and Management)

Honorary Professor

Prof A P du Plessis BCom (UOFS), BCom (Hons) (UOFS), MBA (US), DCom (US)

Visiting Professor

Prof A Buijs MSC (Utrecht), BL (Utrecht), PLD (Amsterdam)

Senior Lecturers

Dr J Krüger BComHons (UPE), MCom (Vista), PhD (NMMU)

 

Ms J B Palframan BA (RU), Dip in Retirement Funds Mgt, ILPA, MCom (NMMU), CFP®

Lecturers

Mr X Antoni BCom (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU), MCom (NMMU)

 

Ms J E Goliath BCom (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU), MCom cum laude (NMMU)

 

Ms B A Gray BComHons (UPE), MCom (NMMU)

 

Mr R Lillah BCom (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU), MCom cum laude (NMMU)

 

Mr T Matchaba-Hove BCom (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU), PG Dip (Fin Plan) (NMMU), MCom (NMMU)

 

Mr A Nelmapius BCom (UPE), BComHons (UPE), NHD PSE (PET), MCom (NMMU)

 

Mrs N Oosthuizen BComHons (UPE), MCom (UPE)

 

Ms B Zeka BCom (NMMU), PG Dip (Fin Plan) (NMMU), MCom cum laude (NMMU)

Contract Lecturers

Mr P Parks BSc (Australian National Univ), PG Dip (Info Tech) (Univ of Canberra, Australia), MBA (Univ of Southern Queensland, Australia)

 

Ms S Saunders BCom (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU), MCom cum laude (NMMU)

 

Ms A Vambe BCom (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU), MA (Dev Studies) (NMMU)

George Campus

 

Principal Lecturer

Dr M Doubell BA (Ed) (UPE), BAHons (UPE), MA (UN), MA (UDW), PhD (NMMU)

Lecturer

Mr A C Peters B Admin (Ind Psych & Pub Admin) (UWC), B Admin Hons (Pub Admin) (UWC), MBA (Advanced) (Curtin Univ of Tech, Australia)

 

 

Logistics

 

Head of Department

Prof G S Horn BCom (Ed) (UPE), MCom (UPE), DCom (UPE)

Senior Lecturer

Mr R C van den Berg BCom (Ed) (UPE), MCom (UPE)

Lecturers

Mr G T Cook NDip (PurMgt) (PET), NDip (Mkg& Sales) (PET), BTech (Bus Adm) (PET), MTech (NMMU)

 

Mrs J K Howell BCom (UKZN), BTech (Purch) (PET)

Contract Lecturer

Mr S Pillay BTech (Log Mgt) (NMMU)

 

 

Management Practice

Head of Department

Dr E J Zeelie BCom (UPE), NH Dip MgtPrac (PET), MTech BA (PET), DBA (NMMU)

Associate Professor

Prof J Dubihlela NDip (Acc), NH Dip (Acc) (Univ of Zimbabwe), PG Dip (Mgt), MBA (Nat Univ of Science and Tech), DPhil (Bus Man) (NWU)

Lecturers

Mr H Mohamed NDip (HR) (NMMU), BTech (HR) (NMMU), MTech (BA) (NMMU)

 

Mr R Muller MDP (NMMU), MBA (NMMU)

 

Ms T Ngxukumeshe NDip (CMA) (Tech SA), BTech (CMA) (NMMU), MBA (NMMU)

 

Mr P Tai-Hing NHD (Prod Man) (PET), BTech (BA) (PET), MTech (BA) (NMMU)

Associate Lecturer

Mr L Mahlangabeza NDip (Prod Man) (NMMU), BTech (Ops Man) (NMMU), MBA (NMMU)

George Campus

 

Lecturer

Mr Z S Webber Snr Primary Teacher’s Dip (CCE), B.Bbl (UFH), BTech (Educ Mgt) (PET), Honours (Info Science) (UNISA), MPhil (Info and Knowledge Mgt) (US)

 

 

Marketing Management

Head of Department

Prof M Tait B.Econ (UFS), Hons. B.Econ (UFS), M.Com (Vista), DCom (UPE)

Professor

Prof L Radder BCom (UPE), BCom (Hons) (US), MCom (UPE), DCom (UPE)

Senior Lecturer

Ms R Ferreira Dip (Mkt Mgt) (IMM), BComHons (UPE), MBA (PET)

 

Dr M van Eyk NDip (Tour Man) (PET), BTech (Tour Man) (PET), MTech (Mkg) (PET), DTech (Mkg) (NMMU)

Lecturers

Ms A G Jonas NDip (Tourism) (PET), BTech (Mktg) (PET), MTech (Mktg) (PET)

 

Mrs T Shrosbree NDip (Mktg) (PET), NH Dip (Mgt) (PET), BTech (PET), MTech (NMMU)

Contract Lecturers

Mr A Marriott BCom (Mktg) (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU)

 

Dr I McLaren BComHons (UPE), HDE Postgrad (UPE), MBA (PET), PhD (NMMU)

   

George Campus

 

Lecturers

Mr V Hau-Yoon MDP (UNISA), BCom (UNISA), MBL (UNISA)

 

Mrs A Potgieter BCom (Ind Psych) (RAU), BCom Hons (RAU), MCom (Bus Man) (NMMU)

 

 

SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Director of School

Dr M R Mey NH Dip (Mgt Prac) (PET), BCom (UPE), BCom (Hons) (UNISA), MTech (PET), DTech (HRM) (NMMU), MIPM, RPP

Secretary

Ms K Weatherall-Thomas BTech (PRM) (NMMU)

 

 

Human Resource Management

Head of Department

Dr A Werner BA (Comm) (Potch), MA (Potch), DTech (HRM) (NMMU)

Senior Lecturer

To be appointed.

Associate Lecturers

Ms N Agherdien NDip (HRM) (NMMU), BTech (HRM) (NMMU)

 

Miss Y O L Dube NDip (HRM) (NMMU), BTech (HRM) (NMMU)

Contract Lecturer

Ms B de Villiers BAHons (Psych) (UPE), MTech (HRM) (NMMU)

 

 

Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Head of Department

Prof R J Snelgar BA (Ind Psych) (RU), MA (RU), PhD (RU), PG Dipl (Pers Mgt) (UCT), MHRP

Secretary

Ms K-L Roodt BTech (Mgt) (NMMU), MTech (Bus Admin) (NMMU)

Professor

Prof G G Rousseau MA (UPE), DPhil (UPE), FAMS, MAMS

Associate Professor

Prof R van Niekerk BA (Theol) (US), BAHons (Psych) (US), MA (Clin Psych) (UPE), MA (Ind Psych) (US), MEd GETP (RU), PhD (Psych) (UPE)

Senior Lecturer

Vacant

Lecturers

Ms J Bowler BSc Hons (UPE/UNISA), MSc (UPE), MA (UPE)

 

Dr C Harris BComHons (UPE), MCom (NMMU), DCom (NMMU)

 

Dr J D Schoeman BA (Ind Psych) (UPE), B.Soc Sc, Hons (Ind Psych) (UOVS), MA (Ind Psych) (UPE), PhD (Ind Psych) (NMMU)

Contract Lecturer

Mrs L le Roux BA (UPE), NH Dipl (Mgt Prac) (PET), BAHons (LR & HR) (NMMU)

 

 

Registered Entities/Units

 

Unit for Applied Business Management

Entity Manager

Prof E E Smith BComHons (UPE), MCom (Vista), PhD (Vista)

 

 

Family Business Unit

 

Entity Manager

Prof E Venter BComHons (UOFS), HDE (UOFS), MCom (US), MBA (Ghent), DCom (UPE)

 

 

Unit for Positive Organisations

Entity Manager

Dr M R Mey NH Dip (Mgt Prac) (PET), BCom (UPE), BCom (Hons) (UNISA), MTech (PET), DTech (HRM) (NMMU), MIPM, RPP

 

Faculty of BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES


GENERAL INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS

Every student of this Faculty is also bound by the NMMU’s regulations as contained in the General Prospectus.  It is the responsibility of every student to acquaint him/herself with the contents of the General Prospectus.

Please note that the following programmes offered in the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, are being revised as per the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQSF) (Government Gazette No. 36003) document promulgated in 2007 and signed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training in January 2013.

TERMINATING PROGRAMMES
Where applicable, the last registration (last intake) date for the current National Diploma programmes was published in 2014: 

  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: ACCOUNTING (3805)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (3927)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: ECONOMICS (3406)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3958)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3541)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: INTERNAL AUDITING (3397)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: INVENTORY AND STORES MANAGEMENT (3941)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: LOGISTICS (3614)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: MANAGEMENT (3407)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: MANAGEMENT (3505) GEORGE CAMPUS
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: MARKETING (3412)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: MARKETING (3511) GEORGE CAMPUS
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: TOURISM MANAGEMENT (3648)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: TOURISM MANAGEMENT (3645) GEORGE CAMPUS

Where applicable, the last registration (last intake) for the current Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programmes was published in 2014:

  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (4402)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (4925)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: FINANCIAL INFORMATIONSYSTEMS(4956)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT(4541)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: INTERNAL AUDITING (4395)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: LOGISTICS (4612)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: MANAGEMENT (4405)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: MARKETING (4411)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: MARKETING (4521) GEORGE CAMPUS
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: TOURISM MANAGEMENT (4641)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: TOURISM MANAGEMENT (4645) GEORGE CAMPUS

Where applicable, the last registration (last intake) for the current Master of Technology (MTech) programme was published in 2014:

  • MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (5412)
  • MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY: COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING(5924)
  • MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY: ENTREPRENEURSHIP (5505)
  • MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT(5541)
  • MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY: LOGISTICS (5600)
  • MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY: MARKETING (5411)

Where applicable, the last registration (last intake) for the current Doctor of Technology (DTech) programme was published in 2014.

  • DOCTOR OF TECHNOLOGY: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT(6541)
  • DOCTOR OF TECHNOLOGY: LOGISTICS (6600)
  • DOCTOR OF TECHNOLOGY: MARKETING (6411)

For further information regarding the termination of programmes and the introduction of new programmes, please contact:

Prof P Pelle

HOD: Department of Applied Accounting

041 504 3833

Dr M Mey

HOD: Human Resource Management

041 504 3824

Dr J Zeelie

HOD: Management Practice

041 504 3747

Prof P le Roux

HOD: Economics

041 504 1145

Prof M Tait

HOD: Marketing Management

041 504 2202

Prof G Horn

HOD: Logistics Management

041 504 3817

Mr H Bartis

HOD: Tourism Management

041 504 3766

Prof K Jonker

HOD: Graduate School

041 504 3737

PROGRAMME OFFERING
A minimum of 10 students need to be registered for the programme to ensure the viability thereof. Should less than 10 be accepted, the Faculty reserves the right not to offer the programme and applicants will be informed accordingly.
 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Prospective students who MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008 must please contact NMMU’s Admissions Office to determine their admission requirements.

Tel: 041 504 3911
E-mail: admissions@nmmu.ac.za
Web: www.nmmu.ac.za

  • Prospective students will need at least a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent school-leaving certificate for admission to a diploma programme and must ensure that four of their seven subjects are from the designated list for admission to a degree programme.
  • If an N3 Certificate was obtained, the N3 results together with the applicant’s Grade 12 language results are used.
  • Apart from this, there are also specific subject requirements for some qualifications.
  • Admission to an undergraduate programme will be further determined by an applicant’s Admission Points Score (APS). The APS system is used for allocating point values to your seven NSC subjects (see Table A).
  • Applicants who do not meet the general requirements for the APS and/or the specific requirements for admission to a module or programme may be given the opportunity to be assessed on the Access Assessment Battery (AAB). Applicants must have a minimum APS of 22 in order to apply for a programme at the NMMU.
  • There are limits to the number of students that can be admitted to each programme. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does NOT guarantee acceptance and you may be required to undergo further testing and/or be interviewed. If a programme is full, you may be denied admission even though you meet the minimum requirements.

Qualification Minimum Statutory Entry Requirement
National Higher Certificate: Pass NSC, together with any other university requirements.
Diploma: Pass NSC with an achievement rating of 3 (40-49%) or better in four subjects, together with any other university requirements.
Bachelor's Degree: Pass NSC with an achievement rating of 4 (50-59%) or better in four subjects from the designated list, together with any other university requirements.

How to calculate your Admission Points Score (APS)

  • The APS system allocates point values to the levels of achievement obtained for your matric subjects.
  • Write down your seven NSC subjects and the levels obtained.  If you have 8 or more subjects, use Life Orientation + the six best subjects (the six subjects which have the highest level).
  • Allocate points according to the table below.
  • Add up the number of points you have to calculate your APS.

Table A:

NSC

NSC%

APS

APS%

 

 

8

90-100%

7

80-100%

7

80-89%

6

70-79%

6

70-79%

5

60-69%

5

60-69%

4

50-59%

4

50-59%

3

40-49%

3

40-49%

2

30-39%

2

30-39%

1

0-29%

1 = 0

0-29%

 

EXTENDED PROGRAMMES

The high failure rate of first-year students at the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, particularly those from disadvantaged educational backgrounds, is indicative of an underlying educational system not focused on the realities of our situation.  Accepting students into programmes, knowing that the probability of success is very low, results not only in the wastage of economic resources but also in a system which is ethically questionable.

The aim of the extended programme is to offer an integrated solution to the problems of an under-prepared matriculant wanting to study at the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences.  It addresses the need for academic bridging within the context of a particular mainstream programme.

PHILOSOPHY
The following are the fundamental principles underpinning the introduction of these programmes:

  • Certain students, particularly students from educationally-disadvantaged communities, may have the potential to study successfully at a tertiary level but are under-prepared for the particular programme.
  • It would be unethical to exclude students with potential if they are under-prepared due to reasons beyond their control.  Opportunities should be developed to facilitate access.
  • Allowing a student without the necessary potential to register for a programme is unproductive and unethical.
  • Only students with potential and who are properly prepared should be accepted into the normal mainstream programmes.
  • Students who have potential, but are under-prepared, should be provided access by:
    • providing relevant pre-tertiary development (bridging); and
    • integrating the bridging activities with mainstream study.

OBJECTIVES OF PROGRAMME
The following are the major objectives of these programmes:

  • To provide additional access to under-prepared students with potential.
  • To provide academic support for under-prepared students.
  • To improve the success rate of first-year students.
  • To integrate academic bridging activities with mainstream activities.

RE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Once a student has been admitted to a programme and studies have commenced, it is expected that reasonable academic progress will take place every year. However, in reality some students do not live up to this expectation and the University is then obliged to deal with that situation. The outcome may be that such students would have to terminate their studies. To deal with situations like this the University has adopted a Policy on re-admission to Undergraduate Programmes and each faculty has formulated specific re-admission rules applicable to the programmes offered by that faculty.

When considering a student’s re-admission status, the period of study will influence the outcome of the decision. A minimum and maximum period of study has been determined for each programme (please consult the General Prospectus for details). In the event that a student has reached the end of the prescribed maximum period of study, the student will only be readmitted under special circumstances (e.g. when the student, with due consideration of his/her academic record, is likely to complete his/her qualification by the end of the following year).

Since monitoring of the academic progress of students is on-going, students will normally be alerted before re-admission is denied; conditions may also be set for registration when it is noticed that a student’s academic performance is not satisfactory. Conditional re-admission may include limiting the modules for the next year and/or deregistration of modules at the end of the first semester should specified performance requirements not have been met.

In what follows, the re-admission rules for all the programmes in the Faculty are set out in tabular format. In order to be readmitted to a programme, a student needs to have accumulated a minimum number of credits at the end of each year of study. The relevant number of credits for each programme is indicated in the tables with reference to each year of study. If after a particular year of study the required number of credits has not been achieved, the student may either be readmitted subject to certain conditions or be refused re-admission. (It should be noted that, in order to accommodate the difficulties associated with the transition from school to university, students are normally not refused re-admission at the end of their first year.)

In the event of refusal a student may lodge an appeal in terms of the prescribed procedure outlined in the General Prospectus.

Re-admission criteria for full time students:

Period of Registration

Outcome: 3-year programme (360+ credits)

Continue studies

Conditional re-admission

No re-admission

After 1 year

72+ credits

Less than 72 credits

N/A

After 2 years

144+ credits

80 – 143 credits

Less than 80 credits

After 3 years

216+ credits

150 – 215 credits

Less than 150 credits

After 4 years

288+ credits

240 – 287 credits

Less than 240 credits

After 5 years

 

 

Less than 360 credits, unless special circumstances exist

After 6 years

 

 

N/A

 

Period of Registration

Outcome: 4-year programme (480+ credits)

Continue studies

Conditional re-admission

No re-admission

After 1 year

80+ credits

Less than 80 credits

N/A

After 2 years

160+ credits

120 – 159 credits

Less than 120 credits

After 3 years

240+ credits

200 – 239 credits

Less than 200 credits

After 4 years

320+ credits

280 – 319 credits

Less than 280 credits

After 5 years

400+ credits

360 – 399 credits

Less than 360 credits

 

 

 

Less than 480 credits, unless special circumstances exist

Re-admission criteria for full-time students in extended programmes*

Period of Registration

Outcome: 4-year programme (360+ credits)

Continue studies

Conditional Re-admission

No Re-admission

After 1 year

45+ credits

30 - 44 credits

Less than 30 credits

After 2 year

72+ credits

44 - 71 credits

Less than 44 credits

After 3 years

144+ credits

80 – 143 credits

Less than 80 credits

After 4 years

216+ credits

150 – 215 credits

Less than 150 credits

After 5 years

288+ credits

240 – 287 credits

Less than 240 credits

After 6 years

 

 

Less than 360 credits, unless special circumstances exist

After 7 years

 

 

N/A

 

New re-admission criteria for full-time students in extended programmes (2014)*

Period of Registration

Outcome: 4-year programme (360+ credits)

Continue studies

Conditional re-admission

No re-admission

After 1 year

40+ credits

28 credits

Less than 28 credits

After 2 year

84+ credits

72 –83 credits

Less than 72 credits

 

 

Period of Registration

Outcome: 5-year programme (480+ credits)

Continue studies

Conditional re-admission

No re-admission

After 1 year

45+ credits

30 - 44 credits

Less than 30 credits

After 2 year

80+ credits

44 - 79 credits

Less than 44 credits

After 3 years

160+ credits

120 – 159 credits

Less than 120 credits

After 4 years

240+ credits

200 – 239 credits

Less than 200 credits

After 5 years

320+ credits

280 – 319 credits

Less than 280 credits

After 6 years

400+ credits

360 – 399 credits

Less than 360 credits

After 7 years

 

 

Less than 480 credits, unless special circumstances exist

(*Note: Students that have not completed the foundational modules after the third of year of study will be refused re-admission to the same programme.)

Re-admission criteria for part-time students:

Period of Registration

Outcome: 3-year programme (360+ credits)

Continue studies

Conditional re-admission

No re-admission

After 1 year

50+credits

Less than 50 credits

N/A

After 2 year

100+ credits

60 - 99 credits

Less than 60 credits

After 3 years

150+ credits

110 – 149 credits

Less than 110 credits

After 4 years

200+ credits

160 – 199 credits

Less than 160 credits

After 5 years

250+ credits

220 – 249 credits

Less than 220 credits

After 6 years

300+ credits

270 – 299 credits

Less than 270 credits

After 7 years

 

 

Less than 360 credits, unless special circumstances exist

 

Period of Registration

Outcome: 4-year programme (480+ credits)

Continue studies

Conditional re-admission

Nore-admission

After 1 year

60+ credits

Less than 60 credits

N/A

After 2 year

120+ credits

60 - 119 credits

Less than 60 credits

After 3 years

180+ credits

125 - 179 credits

Less than 125 credits

After 4 years

240+ credits

190 - 239 credits

Less than 190 credits

After 5 years

300+ credits

255 – 299 credits

Less than 255 credits

After 6 years

360+ credits

320 – 359 credits

Less than 320 credits

After 7 years

420+ credits

385 - 419 credits

Less than 385 credits

After 8 years

 

 

Less than 480 credits, unless special circumstances exist

Process to determine whether re-admission requirements have been met
The following process will be followed to determine whether a student has met the re-admission requirements:

  • At the end of each year Faculty Administration reviews students’ progress and simultaneously identifies those students who have not met the required re-admission requirements. Heads of Department, in consultation with Faculty Administration, finalise the list of students who have not met the re-admission requirements;
  • Faculty Administration informs students accordingly via email and copies of the letters are placed on the students’ records;
  • Students who have been refused re-admission have one opportunity to apply for enrolment in an alternative programme via the Faculty Administration Office;
  • Students have the right to appeal against the decision to refuse them re-admission.

Appeal procedure
The student has the right to appeal against a decision to refuse re-admission. The decision reached by the appropriate faculty committee regarding the re-admission appeal will be final and no further appeal will be permitted.

The process followed to apply for, consider and deal with a re-admission appeal is as follows:

  • A student must submit their appeal in writing on a prescribed re-admission appeal form, with full motivation and supporting documentation, to the Faculty Administration by either the last day of the re-examination period or within five (5) working days of receiving notification of re-admission refusal, whichever date is the latest. The Faculty Administration must forward the appeal, together with a copy of the student’s study record and the letter in which the student was informed that he/she was being refused re-admission, to the Committee.
  • The Committee will then handle the appeal where consideration could be given to factors such as:

(a) The student’s academic record.

(b) The appropriateness of the reasons for the refusal to readmit the student.

(c) Whether there are any special circumstances related to the student’s unsatisfactory academic performance that should be taken into account and which could mitigate against refusing re-admission

  • A statement of the outcome of the appeal and a motivation for the decision reached will be communicated via e-mail and placed on the student’s record by the Faculty Administration.

 

STATEMENT ON THE UNIVERSITY'S INTERVENTION IN THE EVENT OF POSSIBLE DISRUPTIONS TO ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

From past experience the University knows that circumstances beyond our control may disrupt our academic activities.  The University therefore reserves the right to implement certain emergency measures when deemed necessary to manage such situations.  Please note that the University shall not be held liable for any inconvenience, damage or other negative consequence resulting from the implementation of such emergency measures.

 

 

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