All UKZN courses, requirements, duration and campuses that offer them

All UKZN courses, requirements, duration and campuses that offer them

Studying at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is worth considering because of the quality education and conducive environment, among other things, that you are guaranteed there. While there are several UKZN courses available, an indisputable fact about the institution is that it is recognised as one of the top-rated universities in the world. By implication, every certificate you get from the institution can guarantee you almost instant employment anywhere you tender it. So, for a list of their degree programmes and other short courses, read this article.

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal has the vision of becoming the premier university of African scholarship and a mission to be excellent academically while it is known for its innovations in terms of researches. It was not only ranked as the top university in South Africa in the area of research productivity, it has also made the list of the top 2% of the world’s leading academic institutions based on Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU).

UKZN courses available

It is interesting to note that there are lots of courses that are available for study at the various campuses of KZN University. So, depending on the course you choose to study and the campus that you would like to go to, below is a run-down of all the courses available at different campuses.

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UKZN Howard college courses

Different interesting courses are available for study at the UKZN Howard campus. Below is a list of them based on their colleges.

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

  • B Sc Eng: Computer
  • B Sc Eng: Electrical
  • B Sc Eng: Electronic
  • B Sc: Land Surveying
  • B Sc Eng: Extended Programme
  • B Sc: Property Development
  • B Sc Eng: Agricultural
  • B Sc Eng: Chemical
  • B Sc Eng: Civil
  • B Sc Eng: Mechanical

College of Humanities

  • B Soc Sc (General Studies)
  • B Soc Sc Geography & Environmental Management
  • B Soc Sc Extended Curriculum Programme
  • B A Philosophy, Politics and Law
  • B A (General Studies)
  • B A Music
  • B A Music & Drama Performance
  • B A Cultural & Heritage Tourism
  • B Soc Sc Housing
  • B Architectural Studies
  • B Music
  • B Social Work

You can also study B Laws as a full time or part-time student at the College of Law and Management Studies, and if you are interested in pursuing B Nursing, you can do so at the College of Health Sciences.

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Pietermaritzburg campus

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

  • B Sc Eng: Agricultural
  • B Sc Eng: Chemical
  • B Sc Eng: Mechanical
  • B Sc Stream LES (Life Earth Sciences)
  • B Sc Eng: Civil
  • B Sc Eng: Computer
  • B Sc Eng: Electrical
  • B Sc Agric: Agricultural Economics
  • B Sc Agric: Agricultural Plant Sciences
  • B Sc Eng: Electronic
  • B Sc Environmental Science
  • B Sc Agric: Agribusiness
  • B Sc Stream M (Mathematics)
  • B Sc Biological Science
  • B Sc Computer Science and Information Technology
  • B Sc Environmental Earth Science
  • B Sc 4 Augmented Programme
  • B Agricultural Management
  • B Sc Agric
  • B Sc Agric: Animal and Poultry Science
  • B Sc Dietetics
  • B Sc Industrial and Applied Biotechnology
  • B Agric (Agricultural Extensions and Rural Resource Management)
  • B Sc Agric: Plant Pathology
  • B Sc Agric: Soil Science
  • B Sc Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • B Sc Crop and Horticultural Science

College of Humanities

  • B Soc Sc (General Studies)
  • B Soc Sc Geography & Environmental Management
  • B Soc Sc Extended Curriculum Programme
  • B A Philosophy, Politics and Law
  • B A (General Studies
  • B Theology
  • B A International Studies
  • B A Visual Art
  • B Soc Sc Government, Business & Ethics

College of Law and Management Studies

  • B Com Accounting
  • B Com Extended Curriculum (General)
  • B Business Administration
  • B Com
  • B Business Science
  • B Com Extended Curriculum (Accounting)
  • B Laws
  • B Laws (p/t)

Westville college campus

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

  • B Sc Stream LES (Life Earth Sciences)
  • B Sc Stream M (Mathematics)
  • B Sc Applied Chemistry
  • B Sc Biological Science
  • B Sc Geological Science
  • B Sc Marine Biology
  • B Sc 4 Augmented Programme
  • B Sc Computer Science and Information Technology
  • B Sc Environmental Science
  • B Sc Environmental Earth Science

College of Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Audiology
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy
  • B Dental Therapy
  • B Occupational Therapy
  • B Optometry
  • B Pharmacy
  • B Physiotherapy
  • B Medical Science: Anatomy
  • B Medical Science: Physiology
  • B Sport Science

College of Law and Management Studies

  • B Business Administration
  • B Com
  • B Business Science
  • B Com Accounting
  • B Com Extended Curriculum (General)
  • B Com Extended Curriculum (Accounting)
  • B Admin

UKZN Edgewood campus

The only course available at this campus is B Ed, which you can study at the College of Humanities.

UKZN short courses

In conjunction with The Graduate School of Business and Leadership, the following is the list of short courses that anyone can offer at the University of KZN.

  • Competent Project Management
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers (FNFM)
  • Management Development Programme (MDP)
  • Managing for Impact Programme (MIP)

There are also specialised courses that can be offered at the institution, and the list of them include the following:

  • Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED Johannesburg)
  • Introduction to Construction Health and Safety
  • Applied Construction Health and Safety Management
  • Advanced Construction Health and Safety Management
  • Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED Durban)
  • Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Management
  • Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis
  • Global Immersion Programme
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Bridging courses

If you are interested in any of the bridging courses available at the institution, the following are the options available to you.

  • Foundation Math (available online)
  • Certificate in Public Administration (CPA)
  • Certificate in Business Administration (CBA)
  • Foundation Physics
  • Mathematical Literacy Upgrade to Grade 12 Mathematics
  • Foundation Mathematics

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UKZN part time courses

Although there are limited part-time courses available at the Institution, these are courses that you can be offered with at the School of Management, IT and Governance:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management
  • Doctor of Public Administration (DAdmin)
  • Master Of Commerce In Marketing
  • Master of Commerce In Management
  • Master Of Commerce In Information Systems AND Technology (Coursework)
  • Bachelor Of Business Administration (BBA)

Undergraduate qualifications

If you are seeking admission into the University of KwaZulu Natal as an undergraduate student, the following are the requirements that you need to meet up with before your admission can be considered.

1. Certificate

If you are applying to the undergraduate degree programmes, you are expected to possess a Senior Certificate with endorsement or a National Senior Certificate for Degree Studies. But if you are applying to the undergraduate diploma programmes, then a Senior Certificate or National Senior Certificate for Diploma studies (NSC-Dip) would be needed.

2. Medium of instruction

At the University of KwaZulu Natal, the channel through which students are instructed is in English. Then, you are expected to have a pass in English (First Additional Language (FAL) or Home Language) at Level 4, which must not be less than 50%. However, if you are applying to the College of Law, you need English Home language at either the 5th level or as First Additional Language (FAL) on the 6th level.

Then, if you are seeking admission for Alternative Access programmes or Diplomas, lower performance in English can be considered. For the Senior Certificate, you need a pass for English while an HG E is required at First or Second Language.

3. Life orientation

For the degree programme, you need a pass in Life orientation at the 4th level. However, if you are applying to any of the Access Programmes, if you have a pass at the 3rd level, you may be considered.

4. Minimum composite academic performance score (NSC-Deg and Senior Certificate)

While there is a minimum APS (Academic Performance Score) that is required for each programme, selections are made based on the ranking of each applicant's APS. The implication of this is that the University selects from the top down until the total number of applicants have been achieved. So, it is not just about meeting the APS, ranking higher than the expected APS is very important.

5. Subject requirements and levels of performance

All UKZN programmes have subject specifications as well as minimum levels of performance in specific subjects that have been set for admission. Therefore, any applicant who does not add the right subjects to his or her NSC-Deg or who does not meet up with the expected level of performance in those subjects would not be considered admission.

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Undergraduate qualifications for international students

If you are seeking admission as an international student, take note of the following information:

  • The selection procedure is subject to academic merit as well as the number of available spaces.
  • If you are applying without South African school leaving certificates, you will have to contact the South African Matriculation Board. This is the body that should determine whether you qualify to be admitted for degree studies in the country or not.
  • You can also qualify for exemption if you write Cambridge examinations or AEB, and that would be possible if you have two A-levels (A- E) and three O-level passes (A, B or C) or any equivalent one.
  • There are certain faculties whose requirements may slightly differ from the general requirements. Hence, you need to have the original copies of your documents when you are doing your UKZN registration. Then, if there would be any need for official translations, you have to arrange for such.

Note that you can get more information about the South African Matriculation Board or on how to go about the exemptions through the details below:

Telephone: +27 (0) 12 4812487

Email: exemptions@hesa-enrol.ac.za

Website: www.hesa-enrol.ac.za

Status check UKZN

Once you have applied for admission, you must check the status of your application and never assume that things would work out itself. When you do, you would know if your attention is needed in any way. How do I check the status of my UKZN application? The process is explained below:

  1. Visit the official website of the Institution.
  2. Select the year of application.
  3. Enter in the provided box any of your CAO, Identification or UKZN student number.
  4. Click on the "Check" button and wait for the response.

Bear in mind that there are three options that could come up based on your application status.

  • It could display "Firm offer" and then let you know that you have an "offer without residence or funding", "offer with residence" or an "offer without funding".
  • If it displays "Pending statuses where no decision has been made", it could mean that your application is "Pending", "Waitlisted", "Referred for decision" or "Awaiting academic record or other documentation".
  • Lastly, it could also display "Regret status" which could be because you did not meet the requirements for the admission or the programme you are applying for is full. It could also be because you declined the offer or at the time you were expected to accept the offer, you did not do so on time.

As you have seen for yourself, UKZN courses have been structured in a way that would help individuals to achieve their dreams. What is worth noting is just that before you can be offered an admission to study any of the courses in any of the campuses of choice, you need to meet up with the requirements.

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