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iUndergraduate study programme information 20152015

University of PretoriaUndergraduate study programme information

2015

Tuks netball player Melissa Myburgh

1Undergraduate study programme information 2015

CONTENT

1. University of Pretoria campuses and contact details ..............................................................................................................................2 The Client Service Centre .............................................................................................................................................................................2 GPS coordinates to campuses ......................................................................................................................................................................2

2. Admission requirements ............................................................................................................................................................................2 National Benchmark Test (NBT) ....................................................................................................................................................................2

3. Application for admission ..........................................................................................................................................................................3 Closing dates ................................................................................................................................................................................................3 Restriction on student numbers .....................................................................................................................................................................3

4. Language policy and medium of instruction ............................................................................................................................................3

5. Bursaries,awardsandloans(financialaid) ..............................................................................................................................................3 Achievementawardsnewfirst-yearstudents:2015 ...................................................................................................................................3 Other achievement awards ...........................................................................................................................................................................4 Sports bursaries ............................................................................................................................................................................................4 Other bursary options ....................................................................................................................................................................................4

6. Special offer to top academic achievers ...................................................................................................................................................5

7. Fees ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................5 How and where to pay...................................................................................................................................................................................6 Tuition fees....................................................................................................................................................................................................7

8. Accommodation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................7 Accommodation fees .....................................................................................................................................................................................8 Private accommodation .................................................................................................................................................................................8

9. Cultural activities ........................................................................................................................................................................................9

10. Security services .........................................................................................................................................................................................9

11. TuksSport.....................................................................................................................................................................................................9

12. International students .................................................................................................................................................................................9 Supporting documents ..................................................................................................................................................................................9 Higher Education South Africa (HESA) .........................................................................................................................................................9 SouthAfricanQualificationsAuthority(SAQA) ............................................................................................................................................10 Medical Cover .............................................................................................................................................................................................10

13. AdmissionPointScore(APS)conversion ..............................................................................................................................................10

14. Study programme information .................................................................................................................................................................11 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences .............................................................................................................................................. 11 Faculty of Humanities .........................................................................................................................................................................................13 Faculty of Health Sciences .................................................................................................................................................................................16 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology ............................................................................................................18 Faculty of Theology ............................................................................................................................................................................................21 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences ......................................................................................................................................................21 Faculty of Law ....................................................................................................................................................................................................26 Faculty of Education ...........................................................................................................................................................................................27 Faculty of Veterinary Science .............................................................................................................................................................................28

Produced by the Client Service Centre in November 2013. Commentsandqueriescanbedirectedtocsc@up.ac.zaortel:+27(0)124203111.

Disclaimer: This publication contains information about regulations, policies, tuition fees, curricula and programmes of the University of Pretoria applicable at the time ofprinting.Amendmentstoorupdatingoftheinformationinthispublicationmaybeeffectedfromtimetotimewithoutpriornotification.Theaccuracy,correctnessorvalidityoftheinformationcontainedinthispublicationisthereforenotguaranteedbytheUniversityatanygiventimeandisalwayssubjecttoverification.Theuseriskindly requested to verify the correctness of the published information with the University at all times. Failure to do so will not give rise to any claim or action of any nature against the University by any party whatsoever.

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1. University of Pretoria campuses and contact details

The University of Pretoria (UP) has seven academic campuses, namely Hatfield, LC de Villiers Sports Grounds, Prinshof,Groenkloof, Mamelodi, Onderstepoort and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

The Client Service CentreTel: +27(0)124203111Email: csc@up.ac.zaWebsite: www.up.ac.za

LocationUniversity of Pretoria, cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street, Hatfield,SouthAfrica

Postal addressUniversityofPretoria,PrivatebagX20,Hatfield0028,SouthAfrica

GPS coordinates to campusesHatfield: S254521E281351GIBS: S260746E280246

(56kmfromHatfieldCampus)Groenkloof: S254610E281234

(3.5kmfromHatfieldCampus)LCdeVilliers: S254510E281446

(1.2kmfromHatfieldCampus)Mamelodi: S254322E282356

(12kmfromHatfieldCampus)Onderstepoort: S281054E253852

(22kmfromHatfieldCampus)Prinshof: S254357E281210

(6kmfromHatfieldCampus)

2. Admission requirementsThe statutory minimum requirements for degree studies is a NationalSeniorCertificate(NSC),withaminimumachievementlevelof4(5059%)infourrecognisedNSC20-creditsubjectsfromthedesignatedsubjectlistbelow: Accounting AgriculturalScience BusinessStudies(previouslyBusinessEconomics) ConsumerStudies(previouslyHomeEconomics) DramaticArts Economics Engineering Graphics and Design (previously Technical

Drawing) Geography History InformationTechnology Languages* LifeSciences(previouslyBiology) MathematicalLiteracy Mathematics Music PhysicalScience(previouslyNaturalSciences) ReligionStudies(previouslyBiblicalStudies) VisualArts

*Based on the languages used as medium of instruction at theUniversity of Pretoria, it is advisable that students should have English and/or Afrikaans as a Home Language or as a First Additional Language, together with any other language of choice. Faculties and/or certain study programmes may impose additional requirements.

ProspectivestudentsinGrade12(finalschool-year)mustusetheirfinalGrade11yearmark(promotionmark) toapply.NoGrade 12 marks will be considered for provisional admission. Please note that prospective students who have already left school should use their NSC/IEB* Certificate to apply (alsorefertoHigherEducationSouthAfricaonpage9).Additionalselection criteria are applicable in applications for selection programmes (see faculty tables from page 11 in this brochure or refer to www.up.ac.za).

Provisional admission is granted on the results obtained in the finalGrade11yearmark(promotionmark).PleasenotethatthefinalGrade12resultsremainthedeterminingfactorwithregardto admission. Also note that the achievement of the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission to any study programme.

The calculation of an Admission Point Score (APS) is based on acandidatesachievementinanySIXrecognisedNSC20-creditsubjects (not only designated subjects), by using the NSC seven-pointratingscaleinthetablebelow.LifeOrientationisa10-creditsubjectandmaynotbeusedforcalculatingtheAPS.Neither can Mathematics Paper 3 be used for this purpose. Life Orientationisalsonotafaculty-specificsubjectrequirement.

*IndependentExaminationBoard(IEB)

NationalSeniorCertificateachievementlevels

Achievementlevel Description Percentage

7 Outstanding achievement 80100%6 Meritorious achievement 7079%5 Substantial achievement 6069%4 Adequate achievement 5059%3 Moderate achievement 4049%2 Elementary achievement 3039%1 Not achieved 029%

ExampleofAPScalculation

School subject Achievement levelAfrikaans 4English 4Mathematics 6Physical Science 6Life Sciences 7Accounting 3APS total 30

NationalBenchmarkTest(NBT)The NBT is not compulsory for all study programmes. Please refer to the relevant study programmes from page 11 in this brochure. Please note that the Academic Literacy Test does not replace the NBT.

Contact informationTel: +27(0)216503523Website: www.nbt.ac.za

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3. Application for admissionApplications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study. Owing to the large number of applications received every year, prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible from 1 March. We recommend that you apply online at www.up.ac.za. Once your application form has been processed,youwillreceiveaneight-digitUPstudentnumber.You are also welcome to download an application form from the website. You may follow the progress of your application online via the UP Portal (Student Centre). Visit www.up.ac.za/portal.

However, if you do not have access to the internet you are still welcome to submit an application on paper. Just make surethatyoudonotusethepreviousyearsapplicationformfor this purpose. Application forms are distributed to schools ormay be requested by calling +27 (0)12 420 3111.A non-refundable application levy of R300 must accompany every application. The University will only accept original application forms.Faxed, scanned,or emailedapplication formswill notbe accepted. Each student must complete only one application form.

Theapplicationformprovidesforafirstandsecondchoiceofstudy programme. It is strongly recommended that you also indicate a second choice study programme on your application form. Refer to www.up.ac.za/admissioninfo. It is not advisable toapplyfortwoselectionprogrammesasyourfirstandsecondchoice. Selection programmes are study programmes with early closing dates and limited space and must preferably be indicated as first choice on your application form. It isparticularly important to note that applications for admission to any of the study programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences and to the selection programmes BScArch Bachelor of Science Architecture or BScInt Bachelor of Science Interior Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, will only be considered if the relevan...