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Admission requirements

Please note that the below admission requirements are subject to change pending selection and possible faculty-specific requirements.

Study information is subject to change and is a summary of the general fields of study. This information was compiled for introduction and orientation purposes and the North-West University accepts no liability for inaccuracies that may occur in this guide. The official yearbook of the University must in all cases be consulted during the process of compiling a programme for a specific field of study. The appropriate yearbook is available on request at: studies@mynwu.info / 018 285 4320.

Please note that, owing to specific capacity constraints, the University reserves the right to select candidates for admission to certain fields of study. This means that prospective students who comply with the minimum requirements will not automatically be admitted to the courses in question. Because of the capacity limitations and the high demand from students for admission to particular fields of study, students will be selected on the basis of their Grade 12 results for admission to these fields.

 

Visit the Faculty of Education

Degree Field Requirements APS Campus
Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Foundation Phase Grade R – 3
  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4. To register for English as a Home Language (HL), English as First Additional Language (FAL) on level 5 (minimum 65%) is required.
  • MC: English/Setswana as HL ANDEnglish/Setswana as FAL;
  • PC: Afrikaans/English/Sesotho/Setswana as HL AND Afrikaans/English/Setswana as FAL;
  • VC: Afrikaans/English/IsiZulu/Sesotho as HL AND Afrikaans/English/Isi Zulu/Sesotho as FAL;
  • Distance: Afrikaans/English/IsiZulu/Sepedi/Sesotho/Setswana as HL AND Afrikaans/English/Setswana as FAL.
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance learning

Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Intermediate Phase Grade 4 – 6 with Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4. To register for English as a Home Language (HL), English as First Additional Language (FAL) on level 5 (minimum 65%) is required.
  • PC: Afrikaans/Sesotho/Setswana as HL AND English as FAL;
  • VC: Afrikaans/English/IsiZulu/Sesotho as HL AND Afrikaans/English/Isi Zulu/Sesotho as FAL;
  • Subject-specific requirements: Mathematics level 3 (minimum 45%) OR Technical Mathematics level 4 (at least 50%)
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

 

with Life Skills and Social Sciences
  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4. To register for English as a Home Language (HL), English as First Additional Language (FAL) on level 5 (minimum 65%) is required.
  • PC: Afrikaans/Sesotho/Setswana as HL AND English as FAL;
  • VC: Afrikaans/English/IsiZulu/Sesotho as HL AND Afrikaans/English/ IsiZulu/Sesotho as FAL;
  • Distance: Afrikaans/IsiZulu/Sepedi/Sesotho/Setswana as HL AND English as FAL.
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance learning

Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Senior and Further Education and Training Grade 7 – 12
with Economics
with History
with Geography
with Business studies
  • Home Language OR First Additional Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

Distance Learning

with English

 

  • Subject-specific requirements: English Home language level 4 OR First Additional Language level 5 AND Home Language/First Additional Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years

 

26 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance Learning

with Physical Science

 

  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4
  • Subject-specific requirements: Physical Sciences level 4; Mathematics level 4 OR Technical Mathematics level 5
  • DURATION: 4 years

 

 

26 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance Learning

with Accounting

 

  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4
  • Subject-specific requirements: Accounting level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance Learning

with Mathematics
  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4
  • Subject-specific requirements: Mathematics level 5
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance Learning

with Afrikaans
  • Subject-specific requirements: Afrikaans Home Language level 5 AND First Additional Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance Learning

with Life Sciences

 

  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4
  • Subject-specific requirements: Life Science level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years

 

26 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance Learning

with Life Orientation

 

  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4
  • Subject-specific requirements: Life Orientation level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years

 

26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance Learning

with Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Home Language OR First Additional Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance Learning

with Computer Application Technology
  • Home Language OR First Additional Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

with Sesotho
  • Subject-specific requirements: Sesotho Home Language level 4 AND First Additional Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance Learning

with Mechanical technology
with Civil technology
with Electrical technology

 

  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4
  • Subject-specific requirements: Mathematics on level 4 OR Bridging course with Mathematics level 3 / Mathematical Literacy level 4 with any Technology subjects / Technical Mathematics level 4 with any Technology subjects that can replace Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy.
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

 

with Setswana
  • Subject-specific requirements: Setswana Home Language on level 4 AND First Additional Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

*Distance Learning

with Information Technology with Art
  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Potchefstroom
with Mathematical Literacy
  • Home Language AND First Additional Language level 4
  • Subject-specific requirements: Mathematics on level 3 (minimum 45%) OR Mathematical Literacy on level 5 (minimum 65%) OR Technical Mathematics level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Vanderbijlpark

*For distance learning visit distance.nwu.ac.za

 

 

 

HEQSF alignment

All universities in South Africa were obligated by law to take part in a National Project driven by the regulatory bodies (Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), to align all qualifications with the Higher Education Qualification Sub Framework (HEQSF). The NWU is thus currently in an ongoing process of aligning our qualification and programme offering with the requirements of the HEQSF.

Prospective students must take notice of the fact that NWU qualification names, programme names as well as the composition of curricula may change due to the HEQSF Project, prior to registration for the 2022 academic year.
Successful candidates are advised to contact the relevant faculty to ensure that they register for the correct qualification, programme and /or curriculum.

Visit the Faculty of Humanities

Degree Field Requirements APS Campus Possible Career Opportunities
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Governance
  • Home language OR First Additional Language level 4 (50%–59%)
  • Duration: 3 years
25 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Public administrator (junior, middle and senior management)
  • Budget analyst
  • Public administration consultant
  • Service delivery specialist
  • Project/regulatory/procurement administrator

A wide range of career opportunities exist at national, provincial, and local government levels and also in the executive, legislative and legal branches of government.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
in Language and
Literary Studies
Language and Literary Studies with different majoring options (PC, MC)

The following subjects are offered:

  • Afrikaans and Dutch
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Language Practice
  • Setswana
  • South African Sign Language
  • Afrikaans, English, Setswana,
    Sesotho as Home Language level 4 (50-60%) OR First Additional Language level 5 (60-70%)
  • No pre-requisites for French, German and acquisition modules in Setswana.
  • Duration: 3 years
24 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Teaching (when combined with a postgraduate teaching certificate/diploma)

  • Academia and research
  • Translation and interpreting work
  • Lexicography, language and terminology development
  • Copywriting, scriptwriter editing and proofreading
  • Speech pathology (requires further study)
  • Translation, interpreting, subtitling and audio description
  • Specialised secretarial and administrative work
  • Language specialisation in government and industry sectors
  • Foreign language practice and services
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and Literary Studies
  • With Languages
  • With Language Practice
  • With Language Practice and Communication

The following subjects are offered:

  • Afrikaans and Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Language Practice
  • Sesotho
  • Afrikaans, English, Setswana,
    Sesotho as Home Language Level 4 (50-60%) OR First Additional Language Level 5 (60-70%)
  • No pre-requisites for French, German and acquisition modules in Sesotho.
  • Duration: 3 years
24 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

  • Teaching (when combined with a postgraduate teaching certificate/diploma)
  • Academia and research
  • Freelance writing and journalism
  • Translation and interpreting work
  • Lexicography, language and terminology development
  • Copywriting, scriptwriter editing and proofreading
  • Speech pathology (requires further study)
  • Translation, interpreting, subtitling and audio description
  • Specialised secretarial and administrative work
  • Language specialisation in government and industry sectors
  • Foreign language practice and services
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music Music and Society
  • NSC with an endorsement for degree study OR A diploma in music or equivalent qualification in which the modules for the final year have been passed with an average of at least 60%.
  • English level 4 (50-60%)

Selection-based course: Successful completion of two audition rounds:

  • Round 1 – Minimum requirements and practical audition (Grade 4) and a theoretical placement test (Grade 2)
  • Round 2 – Language tests
  • Duration: 3 years
21 or a diploma in music Potchefstroom
  • Arrangement
  • Composing or conducting
  • Education, academia and research
  • Entertainment / performance
  • Music journalism
  • Agent and artist manager
  • Audio and broadcast engineer
  • Radio, television, digital media or the recording industry
Baccalaureus Music (BMus) Music
  • NSC with an endorsement for degree study
  • English level 4 (50-60%)

Selection-based course: Successful completion of two audition rounds:

  • Round 1 – Minimum requirements and practical audition (Grade 6 standard) and a theoretical placement test (Grade 5)
  •  Round 2 – Language tests
  • Duration: 4 years
24 Potchefstroom
  • Arrangement, lyricist, song writer
  • Composing or conducting
  • Education, academia and research
  • Entertainment/performance
  • Music journalism, therapist, production
  • Musicologist
  • Radio, television, digital media or the recording industry
  • Event production and production
Diploma in Music (DM) Music
  • NSC with an endorsement for diploma study
  • English level 4 (50-60%)

Selection-based course: Successful completion of two audition rounds:

  • Round 1 – Minimum requirements and practical audition
  • Round 2 – Language tests
  • Duration: 3 years
18 Potchefstroom
  • Arrangement
  • Composing or conducting
  • Education, academia and research
  • Music journalism
  • Radio, television, digital media or the recording industry
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Behavioural Sciences with Sociology and Psychology

 

  • Duration: 3 years
22 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Industrial-organisational psychologists
  • Marketing manager
  • Behavioural therapist
  • Councillor
  • Consultant
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Guidance councillor
  • Community health worker
  • Community worker
  • Lecturer
  • Social researcher
  • Market researcher
  • Market research analyst
  • Teacher, academia and research
  • Social researcher.
  • Market researcher.
  • Market research analyst
  • Teacher
Bachelor of Arts
With Sociology and Labour Relations Management
  • DURATION: 3 years
22 Potchefstroom
  • Labour relations practice
  • Direction and Human Resources Management
  • Management, mediation and intervention in the workforce:
  • Local Employment and Development Agents,
  • Occupational Risk Prevention,
  • Public Administrations
  • Social-labour auditing
  • Labour administration and research, multiple careers in government, private sector and trade union organisations
  • Academia and research
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Graphic Design
  • with Art History and Illustration
  • with Communication
  • English level 5 (60–70%)
  • Selection criteria for a BA in Graphic Design include a photo portfolio of graphics or works of art and a skills test in practical projects, as well as an academic record and interview.
  • Duration: 4 years
24 Potchefstroom
  • Professional graphic designer
  • Artist / illustrator / designer (on a freelance base, for comic books, advertisements etc.)
  • Editorial, webpage, multi-media developer
  • Design director
  • Educator, academia or researcher
  • Manager of artists’ career
  • Art blogger or arts festival officer
  • Art consultant, collector, critic, studio/gallery manager, curator or gallerist
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Communication Communication
  • English level 5 (60–70%)
  • Duration: 3 years
24 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Internal communication practitioner
  • Public /media relations, marketing, brand, reputation, or stakeholder management
  • Creating communication material or publications
  • Online content or social media management
  • Stakeholder relations management
  • Sponsorship liaison
  • Corporate communication consultant
  • Journalist (digital, print, broadcast)
  • Influencer and media policy analyst
  • Academia and researcher
  • Publisher and technical writer
BPhil With Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Duration: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom
  • Compliance coordinator
  • Economic and political research analyst
  • Politics or government service
  • Public policy analysis and development
  • Marketing and sales
  • Project and development manager
  • Politics sector related careers
  • The business and banking sector
  • The legal profession
  • Academia and Research
  • Economic and political leader
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)
  • With Economics (MC, PC, VC)
  • With Geography (MC, PC, VC)
  • With History (MC, PC, VC)
  • With Political Studies and International Relations (MC)
  • With Population Studies (MC)
  • With Psychology and Social Sciences (MC, PC, VC)
  • With Social Anthropology (PC, VC)
  • With Sociology (MC, PC, VC)
  • Duration: 3 years
24 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

Careers will be affected by the majoring option you choose but includes the following professions:

  • Market research
  • Policy or data analyst
  • Development specialist
  • State and civil society research organisations
  • Political scientist
  • Economist
  • Industrial organisational psychologist
  • Sociologist
  • Geographer
  • Psychologist
  • Anthropologist
  • Historian
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Humanities
  • With Afrikaans and Dutch (PC, VC)
  • With English (PC, VC)
  • With French (PC, VC)
  • With Geography  (PC, VC)
  • With German (PC)
  • With History (PC, VC)
  • With History of Art (PC)
  • With Latin (PC)
  • With Philosophy (PC)
  • With Politics (PC, VC)
  • With Politics and Society (VC)
  • With Psychology and Society (VC)
  • With Setswana (VC)
  • With Social Anthropology (PC)
  • With Sociology (PC, VC)
  • With Sesotho (VC)
  • With Psychology (PC, VC)
  • With Geography and Society (VC)
  • If a student wants to major in languages, the student must have Afrikaans, English, Setswana, Sesotho as Home Language level 4 (50-60%) OR First Additional Language level 5 (60-70%)
  • If a student wishes to take Mathematics as a subject, level 5 (60-70%) needs to be obtained in matric.
  • Duration: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

A job directed where human-directed skills are needed, careers will be affected by the majoring option you choose but includes the following professions:

  • African Studies and development
  • Ethics officer
  • Economic and political leader
  • Language consultant
  • Teacher (please see additional requirements)
  • Computer consultant/sales person/ administrator
  • Liaison officer
  • Environmental consultant or community engagement expert
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Governance With Municipal Management and Leadership
  • Candidates interested in this degree must have a minimum of two years working experience within the public sector, preferably the government’s local sphere.
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Limited contact and no full-time students allowed
22 Potchefstroom
  • Public administrator (junior, middle and senior management)
  • Budget and policy analyst
  • Procurement manager
  • Public administration consultant
  • Service delivery specialist
  • Strategic Leadership positions
  • Project/regulatory/procurement administrator

A wide range of career opportunities exist on the local government level and hereto also in the executive, legislative and legal branches of government.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Governance With Policing Practice
  • English level 4 (50%–59%)
  • Duration: 3 years
25 Distance Learning only
  • Public administrator (junior, middle and senior management)
  • Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer
  • Field Investigation Officer
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BSocSc) With Political Studies and International Relations
  • Duration: 3 years
24 Mahikeng
  • Market researcher
  • Policy or data analyst
  • Development specialist
  • State and civil society research organisations
  • Political scientist
  • Policymaking and political risk assessor
  • Economist
  • Industrial organisational psychologist
  • Academia and research
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in  Language Technology Language Technology
  • Please contact us for entrance requirements
  • Duration: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom
  • Academia and research
  • Industry that uses computers to enable interactions with customers
  • Natural language processing research and development groups, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM
Bachelor of Arts (BA) With Sociology and Geography
  • Duration: 3 years
22 Potchefstroom
  • Management consultant
  • Community development worker
  • Project manager
  • Human rights officer
  • Quality control manager
  • Consumer relations specialist
  • Agricultural manager
  • Land economist
  • Urban planning
  • Climatology
  • Geographic information systems analyst
  • Emergency management
  • Ecologist
  • Conservationist

Visit the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Degree Field Requirements APS Campus Possible Career Opportunities
Diploma in Animal Health
  • English level 3
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Life Sciences OR Physical Sciences level 3
  • DURATION: 3 years
19 Mahikeng

 

  • Animal Health Technician
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Animal Feed companies
  • Animal Breeding stations
  • Beef, sheep and goats, Pig, Poultry and Dairy production companies
  • Agricultural firms
  • Research Scientists
  • Consultancy firms
  • National and Provincial Departments of Agriculture
  • National and International NGOs
  • Researchers
Diploma in Animal Sciences
  • English level 3
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 5
  • Life Sciences OR Physical Sciences level 3 OR Agricultural Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
19 Mahikeng
  • Animal Feed companies
  • Animal Breeding stations
  • Beef, sheep and goats, Pig, Poultry and Dairy production companies
  • Agricultural firms
  • Research Scientists
  • Consultancy firms
  • National and Provincial Departments of Agriculture
  • National and International NGOs
  • Research and Policy Institutions
Diploma in Plant Sciences Crop Production
  • English level 3
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 5
  • Life Sciences OR Physical Sciences level 3 OR Agricultural Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
19 Mahikeng

 

  • National and Provincial Departments of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
  • Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR)
  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC)
  • Fertilizer companies
  • Commercial farms
  • Seed companies
  • Agrochemical companies
  • Agro-processing companies
  • Various NGOs that deal in agriculture and rural development
Bachelor of Science
  • with Chemistry and Physics
  • with Physics and Mathematics
  • with Physics and Applied Maths
  • with Physics and Computer Sciences
  • with Computer Sciences and Mathematics
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom

Mahikeng

* See below
Bachelor of Science with Biochemistry and Chemistry
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom

Mahikeng

* See below
Bachelor of Science
  • with Chemistry, Mathematics and Applied Maths
  • with Geography and Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom * See below
Bachelor of Science
  • with Applied Mathematics and Chemistry
  • with Chemistry and Mathematics
  • with Applied Mathematics and Electronics
  • with Electronics and Mathematics
  • with Electronics and Physics
  • with Chemistry and Computer Science
  • with Computer Science and Electronics
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Mahikeng * See below
Bachelor of Science with Computer Sciences and Statistics
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

* See below
Bachelor of Science with Computer Sciences and Economics
  • Mathematics level 5
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

* See below
Bachelor of Science with Mathematics and Economy
  • Mathematics level 5
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom * See below
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Mathematics level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
  • MODE OF DELIVERY: Contact and *Distance learning
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

*Distance learning

  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Application developer
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems analyst and designer
  • Business analyst
  • Database administrator and designer
  • Business Iintelligence developer
  • Project leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Information technology manager
  • Researcher
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences
with Statistics and Mathematics
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom * See below
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with Mathematics
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom * See below
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with Applied Mathematics and Mathematics
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Mahikeng * See below
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • with Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • with Microbiology and Botany
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom

Mahikeng

* See below
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • with Zoology and Biochemistry
  • with Chemistry and Physiology
  • with Zoology and Botany
  • with Zoology and Microbiology
  • with Zoology and Physiology
  • with Microbiology and Physiology
  • with Botany and Biochemistry
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom * See below
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  • with Microbiology and Chemistry
  • with Botany and Chemistry
  • with Geography and Computer Sciences
  • with Geography and Botany
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

 

* See below
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  • with Zoology and Chemistry
  • with Chemistry and Geology
  • with Geology and Geography
  • with Zoology and Geography
  • with Geology and Botany
  • with Zoology and Geology
  • with Geology and Microbiology
  • with Tourism and Zoology
  • with Tourism and Geography
  • with Tourism and Botany
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom * See below
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with Chemistry and Geography
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Mahikeng * See below
Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics level 6
  • DURATION: 3 years
32 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Financial Product Developer
  • Structured Financing Specialist
  • Financial Engineer
  •  Financial Mathematician
Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Risk Management
  • Mathematics level 6
  • DURATION: 3 years
32 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Market or Credit Risk Analyst/Manager
  • Commercial Banker
  • Corporate Banker
  •  Treasury Analyst
  • Risk Analyst/Manager
  • Decision Support Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Financial Engineer
Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Data Mining
  • Mathematics level 6
  • DURATION: 3 years
32 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Analytics Analyst
  • Quantitative Strategist
  • Credit Risk Analyst/Manager
  • Decision Support Analyst
  • Financial Statistician
  • Data Mining Analyst
  • E-Commerce Business Analyst
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Database Marketing Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Strategic Business Analyst
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Sciences
  • Mathematics level 6
  • DURATION: 3 years
32 Potchefstroom
  • Actuary
  • Risk Manager
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Mathematics level 4
  • SELECTION TEST 
  • DURATION: 4 years
28 Potchefstroom
  • Regional Planner Remote-Sensing Analyst
  • Town and Regional Planner / Urban and City Planner at:
  • Government institutions – national and provincial departments, local municipalities, development agencies
  • Private sector – corporate environment (e.g. Vodacom, MTN, ABSA, AngloGold etc.), private consultancy firms (town planners), architects, land surveyors, engineering companies, estate agents, developers and other related built environment professions.
  • Research institutions and universities
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • with Agricultural Economics
  • with Animal Sciences
  • with Animal Health
  • with Agronomy and Horticulture
  • Mathematics level 4
  • English level 4
  • Physical Sciences OR Life Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
22 Mahikeng

 

  • Animal Health Technician
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Animal Feed companies
  • Animal Breeding stations
  • Beef, sheep and goats, pig, poultry and dairy production companies
  • Agricultural firms
  • Research scientists
  • Consultancy firms
  • Researchers
  • National and Provincial Departments of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
  • Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR)
  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC)
  • fertilizer companies
  • commercial farms
  • seed companies
  • agrochemical companies
  • agro-processing companies
  • various NGOs that deal in and agriculture and rural development
  • Agribusiness firms
  • Commercial banks
  • Support services (e.g. SA Canegrowers Association)
  • Marketing research
  • Ecotourism
  • Development Corporations and Finance Institutions
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • with Soil Sciences and Agronomy
  • with Agricultural Economics and Agronomy
  • Mathematics level 4
  • English level 4
  • Physical Sciences level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
22 Potchefstroom

 

  • Animal Health Technician
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Animal Feed companies
  • Animal Breeding stations
  • Beef, sheep and goats, pig, poultry and dairy production companies
  • Agricultural firms
  • Research Scientists
  • Consultancy firms
  • Researchers
  • National and Provincial Departments of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
  • Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR)
  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC)
  • Fertilizer companies
  • Commercial farms
  • Seed companies
  • Agrochemical companies
  • Agro-processing companies
  • Various ngos that deal in and agriculture and rural development
  • Agribusiness firms
  • Commercial banks
  • Support services (e.g. SA Canegrowers Association)
  • Marketing research
  • Ecotourism
  • Development Corporations and Finance Institutions
Bachelor of Science in Indigenous Knowledge Systems Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • English level 4
  • Matriculation with exemption OR Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) OR GCE certification and an application for conditional exemption with USAF (https://mb.usaf.ac.za/)
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng

 

  • Education
  • Cultural tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Health
  • Heritage
  • Government departments
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Traditional authorities and local municipalities
  • Research organizations such as (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) or Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
Extended Bachelor of Science
  • with Applied Mathematics and Chemistry
  • with Applied Mathematics and Electronics
  • with Computer Sciences and Mathematics
  • with Chemistry and Computer Sciences
  • with Chemistry and Mathematics
  • with Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • with Physics and Mathematics
  • with Biochemistry and Chemistry
  • with Chemistry and Physics
  • with Physics and Computer Sciences
  • with Computer Sciences and Electronics
  • with Electronics and Physics
  • with Electronics and Mathematics
  • Ext BSc in Mathematical Sciences with Applied Mathematics and Mathematics
  • Ext BSc in Environmental Sciences with Botany and Microbiology
  • Ext BSc in Environmental Sciences with Botany and Chemistry
  • Ext BSc in Environmental Sciences with Computer Sciences and Geography
  • Ext BSc in Environmental Sciences with Geography and Botany
  • Ext BSc in Environmental Sciences with Microbiology and Chemistry
  • Ext BSc in Environmental Sciences with Chemistry and Geography
  • Ext BSc in Environmental Sciences with Botany and Biochemistry
  • Ext BSc in Biological Sciences with
    Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 4
  • Physical Sciences level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
22 Mahikeng * See below
Extended Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Mathematics level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Application developer
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems analyst and designer
  • Business analyst
  • Database administrator and designer
  • Business Intelligence developer
  • Project leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Researcher
Extended Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Data Mining
  • Mathematics level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
28 Vanderbijlpark
  • Data scientist
  • Analytics analyst
  • Quantitative strategist
  • Credit risk analyst/manager
  • Decision support analyst
  • Financial statistician
  • Data mining analyst
  • e-Commerce business analyst
  • Fraud analyst
  • Database marketing analyst
  • Strategic business analyst
Extended Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Risk Management
  • Mathematics level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
28 Vanderbijlpark
  • Market or credit risk analyst/manager
  • Commercial banker
  • Corporate banker
  • Treasury analyst
  • Risk analyst/manager
  • Decision-support analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Financial engineer
Extended Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
28 Vanderbijlpark
  • Financial Product Developer
  • Structured Financing Specialist
  • Financial Engineer
  • Financial Mathematician
*There are a variety of POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES for someone with a BSc, especially at the NWU, because our programmes have combinations of two majors. Here is an approximate structure for our mainstream BSc degrees:

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES

Obtaining the qualification BSc in Physical and Chemical Sciences offers you diverse career opportunities available in various industries and organisations, such as:

  • Petrochemical industry (SASOL, AECI, OMNIA, Sentrachem, SAB)
  • Universities and secondary schools
  • Government organisations (SABS, MRC, NECSA, MINTEK)
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Water boards
  • Forensic laboratories
  • Textile industry
  • Agriculture sector
  • Plant and process managers
  • Laboratory assistants
  • Chemical analyst and/or modulator

Physicists, specifically, are needed in the following fields/institutions:

  • NECSA (Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa) e.g. the manufacture of silicon discs by method of radiation with the Safari-1 reactor
  • ARC; Agricultural Research Council for general development of applicable technologies
  • HartRAO; Hartebeeshoek Radio Astronomic Observatory for research
  • IMT; Geophysicist, oceanic and space technology at the Institute of Maritime Technology
  • MRC; medical research (including hospitals) with focus on radiation technology (health physicist)
  • NVS; National Accelerator Centre for research and radiation technology
  • SAAO; Research in astronomy and astro physics
  • SABS; Development of technologies implemented by the South African Buro of Standards
  • SAWB; Development of weather and climate models
  • CSIR; Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in development of various technologies such as aerodynamics and laser technology
  • Eskom; Nuclear reactor industry such as Koeberg and Palindaba
  • SADF (South African Defence Force) Technology development and lecturing at the Military Academy in Saldanha
  • De Beers Industrial Diamond Division (now Element Six) basic and applied research on diamonds
  • Telkom; Telecommunication, satellite technology, optic fibre, laser technology and nano technology

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND GEO AND SPATIAL (ENVIRONMENTAL) SCIENCES:

  • Geologist
  • Environmental Geologist
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Minerology and Geochemistry
  • Research Geology
  • Zoologist
  • Botanist
  • Microbiologist
  • Bio-geographer/Ecologist
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Coastal Zone Manager
  • College/University Lecturer/Researcher
  • Community Development
  • Conservation Officer
  • Conservationist
  • Consultant in a range of geographical fields
  • Development Facilitator
  • Delivery Manager
  • Diplomat
  • Earth Scientist
  • Economic Development Planner
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Impact Analyst
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Planner
  • Foreign Service Officers
  • Geographic Information Specialist
  • Geo-physicist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Hazardous Waste Planner
  • Health Services Planner
  • Hydrologist
  • Land Use Planner
  • Map Editor
  • Map Librarian
  • Map, Air Photo and Satellite Image Interpreter
  • Market Researcher
  • Meteorologist
  • Military Planner
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Police
  • Social Ecologist
  • Social Scientist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Teacher (elementary and secondary)
  • Tourism Development / Tour Guide
  • Traffic Manager
  • Transportation Planner
  • Travel Agent
  • Water Resource Manager

MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES:

  • Education
  • Mathematician

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HEQSF alignment

All universities in South Africa were obligated by law to take part in a National Project driven by the regulatory bodies (Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), to align all qualifications with the Higher Education Qualification Sub Framework (HEQSF). The NWU is thus currently in an ongoing process of aligning our qualification and programme offering with the requirements of the HEQSF.

Prospective students must take notice of the fact that NWU qualification names, programme names as well as the composition of curricula may change due to the HEQSF Project, prior to registration for the 2022 academic year.
Successful candidates are advised to contact the relevant faculty to ensure that they register for the correct qualification, programme and /or curriculum.

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