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BCom (Computer Science and Information Systems - Curriculum 5)

Introduction

Computer Science and Information Systems graduates from NMMU are highly sought-after by local and international IT companies. This curriculum combines Computer Science with essential subjects for the business world, such as accounting, business management and economics. New modules in Computer Science & Information Systems focus on e-commerce, web technology and multimedia.


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 38.
  • Minimum 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 28 and 37 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:

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
  • Mathematics minimum pass mark of HG=E or SG=C.
  • Learners must score at least 31 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.

 

 


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Faculty: Business And Economic Sciences
Level: Undergraduate
Code: 40005
Duration (full-time): 3 year(s)
Qualification type: 3 (Degree)
Approval letter(s):
Department of Education (DOE)

Curriculum for 2014

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
QUALIFICATION CODES: 40003, 45003, 40005, 40020, 40026, 40002, 45002, 40033, 45033,
40034, 45034, 40035, 40027, 40013, 40028, 40037, 40036, 40038, 40400, 40031, 40029 & 40032)

REGISTRATION

  • Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall, in their first year of study, not register for any module other than those prescribed in the first year of study of their approved programmes.
  • Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates who have failed a particular module in three separate examinations, shall not be allowed to re-register for that module.
  • For the purpose of the above rule, a re-examination in a module shall not constitute a separate examination.

DURATION
The programme shall extend over three years of full-time or five years of part-time study.

APPLICABLE RULES (excluding BCom in Business Studies)
Unless Senate decides otherwise:

  • The degree may be obtained either by full-time or by part-time study.
  • Candidates must comply with the minimum requirements for registration for modules in certain subjects.
  • Unless Senate decides otherwise, no candidate shall obtain more than one BCom degree.
  • The degree shall be obtained by completing the modules prescribed by Senate.
  • Unless Senate decides otherwise, the degree shall be awarded cum laude if candidates comply with the requirements as stipulated in the General Prospectus.
  • Candidates must complete one of the undermentioned programmes or a special programme. Where a choice of modules is permitted, the programme must comply with the following minimum relative course weight (credit value) requirements and the prerequisites for particular modules in accordance with rule G1:

 

RCW

 

Credits

 

Modules at 1st-year level

1,00 }

 

120 }

 

Modules at 2nd-year level

0,70 }

2,50

  84 }

300

Modules at 3rd-year level

0,80 }

 

  96 }

 

Minimum for degree as a whole

3,00

 

360

 

  • The choice exercised by candidates in respect of the optional modules from levels 1, 2 and 3 and special programmes is subject to approval by Senate.
  • For part-time study the programmes are spread over a period of five years taking the lecture and examination timetable into account. Details of the programmes offered part-time appear on the relevant pages in the Prospectus.
  • Students who intend registering for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education after completion of a BCom degree MUST ensure that they have majored in SCHOOL subjects.

Students who would like to register for a three-year BCom degree at the NMMU have a choice of 22 programmes. They are:

1.

BCom Accounting for Chartered Accountants

40003

2.

BCom Accounting for Chartered Accountants – George Campus

45003

3

BCom Computer Science and Information Systems

40005

4

BCom Economics and Statistics

40020

5

BCom Financial Planning

40026

6

BCom General Accounting and Related Subjects

40002

7.

BCom General Accounting and Related Subjects – George Campus

45002

8

BCom General: Business Management

40033

9

BCom General: Business Management – George Campus

45033

10.

BCom General: Economics

40034

11.

BCom General: Economics – George Campus

45034

12.

BCom General: Statistics

40035

13.

BCom General: Tourism

40027

14.

BCom HMS: Sport and Recreation Management

40013

15.

BCom Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management

40028

16.

BCom Information Systems: Accounting

40037

17.

BCom Information Systems: Auditing

40036

18.

BCom Information Systems: Business Management

40038

19.

BCom Law

40400

20.

BCom Marketing: Business Management and Accounting

40031

21.

BCom Marketing: Business Management and Economics

40029

22.

BCom Marketing: Business Management and Industrial Psychology

40032

In the majority of cases, the first-year modules are more or less the same, viz. Accounting, Business Management, Economics and Computer Science & Information Systems whereas, from the second year, the chosen specialised modules are presented.  Students must obtain a minimum of 360 credits for all three-year BCom degrees.

Besides the three-year Bachelor of Commerce, the NMMU also offers a four-year BCom Rationum degree, which leads to the Honours degree in Accounting.  The BCom Rationum allows specialisation in:

1.

Computer Science & Information Systems

42303

2.

Economics/Business Management

42301

3.

Law

42302

ACCOUNTING LINKED MODULES
For assessment purposes, certain modules offered by the School of Accounting are classified as linked modules.  Linked modules are linked with their relevant couplet modules.  The pass mark for modules in the School is 50%.  Linked modules, however, may be "passed on link" by earning a mark of less than 50%, provided that the aggregate mark for the linked module and the relevant couplet module is at least 50% and provided that at least a sub-minimum mark is achieved for the linked module examination and provided that the marks for the linked module and the relevant couplet module have been achieved in the same calendar year (excluding the reassessment period for couplet modules in January of the following year).  A "fail" result achieved in a linked module will be amended to "pass on link" if the abovementioned conditions have been met.

ECONOMICS LINKED MODULES
For assessment purposes the following modules offered by the Department of Economics are classified as linked modules:

  • ECO301 (Public Sector Economics)
  • ECO302 (Financial markets)
  • ECO304 (Econometrics)
  • ECO308 (Managerial Economics)
  • ECO305 (Development Economics)
  • ECO306 (International Economics)
  • ECO307 (Labour Economics)
  • ECO309 (Economic and Development Ethics)

Within any given year, if a student has passed all except one of the prescribed linked modules (depending on the degree programme), the mark for the failed module will be adjusted to a pass-on-link, provided that the student has obtained a final mark of at least 45% for the failed module, an exam mark of at least 40% for the failed module and an average of at least 50% for all the linked modules.

This adjustment will only be considered at the end of the second semester and after all supplementary examination assessments have been completed.

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING SCIENCES
General Rules

A series of tutorial and programming assignments will form part of the modules offered by the Department. Students must show satisfactory progress with these assignments during scheduled practical sessions in venues designated by the University. Part-time candidates who have access to approved computer facilities may apply for exemption from practical classes at the University on condition that the practical assignments and projects are performed satisfactorily. A subminimum of 40% is required for the class mark, as well as a subminimum of 40% for the examination in each module. In the case of insufficient computer facilities the Department reserves the right to select students.

WRFC101 Exemption
Students who have passed CAT in Grade 12 with a final mark of at least 80% receive automatic exemption from WRFC101.

Competency Tests
Competency Tests can be applied for to test whether a candidate can be exempted from modules WRFC101/102 and WRA101/102.

 

 

Specific rules for BCom (C5:Computer Sci & Info Systems)

 

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE:  COMPUTER SCIENCE and INFORMATION SYSTEMS:  FULL-TIME
(QUALIFICATION CODE:  40005 – A1)
(NQF LEVEL:  6, TOTAL NQF CREDITS FOR QUALIFICATION:  370/374)

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS:

  • Admission Points Score of 38.
  • Minimum 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 28 and 37 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:

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
  • Mathematics minimum pass mark of HG=E or SG=C.
  • Learners must score at least 31 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.

 

 

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

CURRICULUM

 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

First Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Business Management

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Business Management and Entrepreneurship


Semester 1


EB101


12

 

Introduction to the Business Functions

Semester 2

EB102

12

 

Economics

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Microeconomics

Semester 1

EC101

12

 

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Semester 2

EC102

12

 

Accounting

 

 

 

 

Accounting 101

Semester 1

R101

10

 

Accounting 102
Or
General Accounting 102

Semester 2

Semester 2

R102

RG102

14

14

 

Mathematics

 

 

 

 

Mathematics (Special) A

Semester 1

MATA101

8

 

Mathematics (Special) A

Semester 2

MATA102

8

 

Computer Science I

 

 

 

 

Programming Fundamentals 1.1

Semester 1

WRA101

8

 

Computing Fundamentals 1.1

Semester 1

WRFC101

8

 

Programming Fundamentals 1.2

Semester 2

WRA102

8

 

Computing Fundamentals 1.2

Semester 2

WRFC102

8

 

Credits First Year

 

120

 

 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

Second Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Mathematics

 

 

 

 

Mathematics (Special) B

Semester 1

MATB101

8

 

Mathematics (Special) B

Semester 2

MATB102

8

 

Computer Science II

 

 

 

 

Data Structures and Algorithms 2.1

Semester 1

WRA201

8

 

Computer Architecture and Networks 2.1

Semester 1

WRC201

6

 

Information Systems 2.1

Semester 1

WRI201

6

 

Data Structures and Algorithms 2.2

Semester 2

WRA202

8

 

Introduction to Business Systems 2.2

Semester 2

WRBA202

8

 

Information Systems 2.2

Semester 2

WRI202

6

 

Select one of the following groups:

A

Business Management

 

 

 

 

Marketing Management

Semester 1

EBM201

14

 

Logistics and Purchasing Management

Semester 2

EBM202

14

B

Economics

 

 

 

 

Macroeconomics

Semester 1

EC201

14

 

Microeconomics

Semester 2

EC202

14

C

Accounting

 

 

 

 

General Accounting 201

Semester 1

RG201

14

 

General Accounting 202

Semester 2

RG202

14

 

Select two of the following groups:

A

Law

 

 

 

 

Commercial Law 121

Semester 1

JHA121

12

 

Company Law 121 [1]

Semester 2

JHM121

12

B

Computer Science II

 

 

 

 

Web Systems 2.1

Semester 1

WRWS201

8

 

Web Systems 2.2

Semester 2

WRWS202

8

 

Business Process Modelling 2.1

Semester 1

WRBP201

6

C

Statistics

 

 

 

 

Mathematics for Accountancy

Semester 1

MACC101

12

 

Business Statistics

Semester 2

STAE102

12

 

Credits Second Year

 

132/134

 

 

 

Presented

Module
Code

Credit Value

Third Year

 

Compulsory modules:

 

Computer Science III

 

 

 

 

Advanced Programming 3.1

Semester 1

WRAP301

10

 

Management Information Systems 3.1

Semester 1

WRB301

8

 

Database Systems 3.1

Semester 1

WRDB301

7

 

Advanced Programming 3.2

Semester 2

WRAP302

11

 

Management Information Systems 3.2

Semester 2

WRB302

8

 

User Interface Design 3.1

Semester 2

WRUI301

7

 

Project

Year

WRR301

9

 

Select either A, B or C from the choice of modules indicated below:

A

Business Management

 

 

 

 

Financial Management

Semester 1

EBM301

24

 

General and Strategic Management

Semester 2

EBM302

24

B

Economics (any five modules)

 

 

 

 

Public Economics

Semester 1

ECO301

10

 

Economics of Financial Markets

Semester 1

ECO302

10

 

Econometrics (not available to students who have completed STAT203)


Semester 1


ECO304


10

 

Managerial Economics

Semester 1

ECO308

10

 

Development Economics

Semester 2

ECO305

10

 

International Economics

Semester 2

ECO306

10

 

Labour Economics

Semester 2

ECO307

10

 

Economic and Development Ethics

Semester 2

ECO309

10

C

Accounting

 

 

 

 

General Accounting 301

Semester 1

RG301

24

 

General Accounting 302

Semester 2

RG302

24

 

Select modules from the list below to supplement module selections above for a total of at least 118 credits for the year:

 

Computer Science III

 

 

 

 

Advanced Data Structures 3.1

Semester 1

WRA301

10

 

Multimedia Systems 3.1

Semester 1

WRMS301

10

 

Multimedia Systems 3.2

Semester 2

WRMS302

10

 

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 3.1

Semester 1

WRER301

11

 

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 3.2

Semester 2

WRER302

11

 

Credits Third Year

 

118/120

  Total Credits   370/374

Major modules (please refer to the General Prospectus).

[1] Students who have passed JHM121 before 2009 and interrupted their studies must repeat JHM121 when they return since the Companies Act of 1973 was replaced by the Companies Act of 2008 as from 2009. This is also applicable to applications for the exemption of JHM121 from transferring students who passed Company Law at other institutions before 2009.

Estimated fees for BCom (Computer Science and Information Systems - Curriculum 5)


Normal full-time duration: 3 year(s)

 

Summerstrand Campus South: Full Time
  • Year 1: fees charged per modules selected.
  • Year 2: fees charged per modules selected.
  • 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:

  • fees for modules can be found under the different offering types listed under View module details found under the Qualification details tab above.
  • or you can browse Fees payable per module under Financial Information.

A list of fees per qualification (i.e. those not charged per module) can also be found under Financial Information.

 

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 BCom (Hons) (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), BA (Hons) (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)

 

Mrs J Kakembo NDip Com Adm (NMMU), MA Dev Studies (NMMU)

 

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

Missionvale Campus

 

Faculty Administrator

Ms V Mbola NDip Mgt (NMMU)

George Campus

 

Senior Manager: Academic Administration

Vacant

Co-ordinator: Academic Administration

Mrs M J M Eybers NDip Public Mgt (PET)

Programme Co-ordinator: BCom Accounting and General Accounting

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

Co-ordinator: Academic Administration

Mrs E Labuschagne NDip Com Admin (Pret Tech)

Administrative Assistant

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

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL SECRETARIES

Business School

Ms J Junicke (2nd Avenue Campus)

School of Accounting

Mrs B D Hayes (South Campus)

 

Ms J King (2nd Avenue Campus)

 

Mrs A Mynhardt (South Campus)

 

Mrs A Visser (South Campus)

 

Mrs M Walters (South Campus)

Development Studies

Ms L van Rensburg (South Campus)

Tourism

Ms E Wittstock NDip Graphic Design (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 and Adm, BTech Pub Man and 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 BTechMgt (NMMU), MTech Bus Admin (NMMU) (South Campus)

 

 

BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

Director of School and

Professor of Marketing

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

Personal Assistant: NMMU Business School Director (Acting)

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

Reception

Ms A Mnyamana

Section Head: Marketing and Stakeholder Relations

Mr J P Roodt BA MCC (NMMU)

Finance Manager

Ms S Artman MBL (UNISA)

Organisational Development Practitioner

Mrs I van Rensburg BTech HRM (UNISA)

Campus Supervisor

Mr S P J Kotze NDip Police Administration

 

 

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

Associate Professor

Prof P Poisat BCom (Hons) (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), MCom (UP)

Research Co-ordinator

Dr A Pretorius BA (NWU), BA Hons Psych (NWU), BA Hons Criminology (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 M Thinyane NDip PRM (NMMU)

 

 

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Director

Mr L Mouton BA Hons (UP)

Secretary to Director

Ms W Bosch (2nd Avenue Campus)

Senior Manager: Business Development and Customisation

Ms J Staphorst 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 MTech (TUT)

Programme Co-ordinator

Ms V Campodonico

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

Media Officer

Mr N Kaplan NDip Multimedia Studies (NMMU)

Tender Specialist/Proposal Writer

Mrs L Vasi BA (UNISA)

Acting Manager: Programme Co-ordination

Ms I de Lange

Senior Programme Specialist

Mrs C Sibanda

Senior Programme Co-ordinator

Ms H Ndhambi BAHons (NMMU)

Administrative Assistant

Mrs M Tshona

Missionvale Campus: Senior Business Advisor

Mrs L Qinga

NMMU Business School: George: Manager

Mrs E Myburg BA Ed Hons (UP)

NMMU Business School: George: Marketer

Mrs J Zeelie

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 S Long NQ6 Coach and Mentor/ Assessor/Moderator/SDF/Training Practitioner

NMMU Business School: East London: Administrator

Ms K Vasi

Marketing Material Practitioner

Mr D Kriel BA MCC

Financial Administrators

Ms Y Msutu

 

Ms M van Wyk

Special Projects Co-ordinator

Mrs D du Preez BTech CMA (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 Industrial Psychology (UFS)

Quality Co-ordinator

Ms K Ramoo

Programme Co-ordinator

Mrs K West

Key Accounts Manager

Mrs R van Jaarsveld ND PR (PET)

Senior Programme Co-ordinator

Ms L Williams BA HRM, BAHons (Group Dynamics)

Administrative Assistant

Mrs N Thorne

 

 

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

Head of Department

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

Dr M J Figg BCom (Vista), BTech BA (PET), MBA (PET), DTech BA (NMMU), Professional Accountant (SA) GTP (SA)

 

Mr H Fourie NDip Gov Fin (Pret Tech), BTech IntAud (Pret Tech), MTech IntAud (TUT)

 

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 BCompt (Hons) (UNISA), BCom (Hons) (US), MCom (Taxation) (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 IntAud (PET), BTech IntAud (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 (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, 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 N C Houzet BCom CTA (RU), BComptHons (UNISA), PG Dip Acc (UN), MCom (Taxation) (UP)

 

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)

 

Mr P Wicht RA, CTA (UCT), CA (SA), FCMA, MBA (UCT)

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 (UPE), BEdHons (UPE)

 

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

 

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

 

Ms H Janse van Rensburg BComHons HDE (UPE), MCom Financial Management Sciences (UP)

 

Mr G Penning BAccHons (UFS), CA (SA)

 

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

 

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

 

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)

Lecturers

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mr M C Sale BCom (UPE), BComHons (UPE), MCom (NMMU)

 

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

Associate Lecturer

Mrs G S Pereira BAHons (Vista)

 

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

Administrative Assistant

Ms D Erasmus BA (Applied Language Studies) (UPE), BAHons (NMMU) (South Campus)

 

Ms J Keir

 

 

Development Studies

Head of Department

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

Senior Lecturer

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

Lecturers

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

 

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

Assistant Lecturer

Ms A Midgley Cert Adult Comm Edu (UCT), BA Hons (UCT), MA (Univ of Auckland)

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 BCom (Hons) Tourism (NMMU)

 

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

Research Associate

Dr D Tassiopoulos PhD (Stellenbosch)

George Campus

 

Lecturers

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

Contract Lecturer

Ms I Voigt BA (Hons) Tourism (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)

Professor

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

 

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

 

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

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

Ms J B Palframan CFP® BA (RU), Dip in Ret Fund Mgt (IISA) (UFS), PG Dip in Financial Planning (UFS)

Lecturers

Ms B A Gray BCom (Hons) (UPE), MCom (NMMU)

 

Dr J Krüger BCom (Hons) (UPE), MCom (Vista), PhD (NMMU)

 

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

 

Mr T Matchaba-Hove BCom (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU), PG Dip in Financial Planning (NMMU), MCom (NMMU)

 

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

 

Mrs N Oosthuizen BComHons, MCom (UPE)

Associate Lecturers

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

 

Ms J E Goliath BCom (NMMU), BComHons (NMMU)

 

Ms B Zeka BCom (NMMU), PG Dip in Financial Planning (NMMU), MCom cum laude (NMMU)

Contract Lecturers

Mr P Parks BSc (Australian National University), PG Dip in 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), BA (Hons) (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 Purchasing (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)

Professor

To be appointed

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)

George Campus

 

Lecturer

Mr Z S Webber Senior Primary Teacher’s Diploma (CCE), B.Bbl (UFH), BTech Education Mgt (PET), Honours Information Science (UNISA), MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management) (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 DipMktM (IMM), BComHons (UPE), MBA (PET)

 

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

Lecturers

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

Associate Lecturer

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

Contract Lecturer

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

 

 

George Campus

 

Lecturer

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

Associate Lecturer

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

 

 

SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Director of School

To be appointed.

Secretary

Ms K Weatherall-Thomas BTech PRM (NMMU)

 

 

Human Resource Management

Head of Department

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

Senior Lecturers

Dr O R Ngalo BTech HRM (TSA), BTech Lab Rel (TSA), M Phil Conflict and Conflict Mgt (UPE), PG Dip Labour Law (NMMU), DTech HRM (NMMU)

 

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

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 (Psychology) (UPE)

   

Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Head of Department

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

Secretary

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

Professor

Prof G G Rousseau MA (UPE), D Phil (UPE), FAMS, MAMS

Senior Lecturer

Dr G J Louw Nat Dipl (Police Science) (UNISA), BA (UNISA), BA Hons (UNISA), MA (UNISA), DLitt et Phil (UNISA), Industrial Psychologist (HPCSA)

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)

Associate Lecturer

Ms M Renard BA HRM (NMMU), BAHons (Ind & Org Psych) cum laude (NMMU), MA (Ind & Org Psych) cum laude (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)

 

 

Labour Relations and Human Resources Unit

Entity Manager

Vacant.

 

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 will be 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 (3506) GEORGE CAMPUS
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: MARKETING (3412)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: MARKETING (3513) GEORGE CAMPUS
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: TOURISM MANAGEMENT (3648)
  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: TOURISM MANAGEMENT (3649) GEORGE CAMPUS

Where applicable, the last registration (last intake) for the current Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programmes will be 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 will be 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 will be 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: Dept 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 in writing 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. The appeal procedure is outlined in the General Prospectus.

 

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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