**FACULTY OF SCIENCE**

**RULES FOR DEGREES**

See the General Rules applicable to all Faculties.

The following Rules apply to the Faculty of Science only
**S.1**

The following degrees may be awarded in the Faculty of Science:

Name To be denoted by the letters

Bachelor of Science

NQF Level 7 (360 credits) **BSc**

Bachelor of Science (Information Systems)

NQF Level 7 (360 credits) **BSc(InfSys)**

Bachelor of Science with Honours

NQF Level 8 (120 credits) **BSc(Hons)**

Master of Science (by full thesis)

NQF Level 9 (180 credits) **MSc**

*May be taken in the following subjects: *

*Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer *
*Science, Electronics, Entomology, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Science, *
*Ergonomics, Geography, Geology, Human Kinetics & Ergonomics, Hydrology, Ichthyology & *

*Fisheries Science, Marine Biology, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, *
*Water Resource Science, Zoology*

Master of Science (by coursework and thesis)

NQF Level 9 (180 credits) **MSc**

*May be taken in the following subjects: *

*Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Economic Geology, Environmental *
*Biotechnology, Exploration Geology, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics*

Doctor of Philosophy

NQF Level 10 (360 credits) **PhD**

*May be taken in the following subjects: *

*Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer *
*Science, Entomology, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, *
*Human Kinetics & Ergonomics, Hydrology, Ichthyology & Fisheries Science, Marine Biology, *
*Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Water Resource Science, Zoology*

Doctor of Science **DSc**

*This is a Senior Doctorate awarded for a body of work completed after a PhD. See G.77 for additional *
*details. *

**UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES **
**S.2**

S.2.1 Many undergraduate subjects in the university are now offered as pairs of semester- courses; some subjects are offered as year-long courses, and some offered as single semester-long

courses. Passing any of these courses earns NQF credits at specific exit levels and these accrue towards the total credits required for a degree.

S.2.2 In the rules and tables that follow, subjects are denoted sometimes by their full names, and sometimes by mnemonics and numbers (for

FACULTY OF SCIENCE example the subject Physics 1 (or PHY 1) is a

semesterised year-course that consists of two semester-courses PHY 101 and PHY 102). The first digit of the number denotes the level (year) at which the subject is offered, the second digit is either numeric denoting a course that proceeds to a higher academic level or a letter denoting a service course describing the intended audience with no progression to a higher academic level, and a third digit denoting the semester in which the course is offered. A two-digit number denotes a year-long course. For example, MAT 1S1 is a service course offering Mathematics to students primarily registered for courses offered by the Science faculty at the first-year level and in the first semester, while MAT 1F is a service course offered at the first-year level but over the whole year and is offered to student in the Bachelor of Science Extended Studies Programme.By contrast, MAM 101 is a Mathematics course offered at the first- year level in the first semester that leads onto

MAM 102 and then in later years MAM 2, MAT 3 and/or MAP 3.

S.2.3. Candidates should consult the timetable to determine in which semester a course will be offered in any particular year.

S.2.4 Candidates may present themselves for examination in the following Science and non- Science subjects:

**Science subjects**

The following subjects are offered by departments within the Faculty of Science. Course-specific details can be found in the departmental entries.

Normally, some subjects are offered in the first semester (S1), second semester (S2) or are offered throughout the year (Y). Subminimum requirements for supplementary examinations and aggregation of two semester-courses are also provided.

Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology

*Subject code Mnemonic Subject name* *Semester NQF *
*level* *NQF*

*Credits* *Supplementary*

*subminimum* *Aggregation *
*subminimum*

5004201 BCH 201 Biochemistry 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5004202 BCH 202 Biochemistry 202 S2 6 20

5004301 BCH 301 Biochemistry 301 S1 7 30

5004302 BCH 302 Biochemistry 302 S2 7 30

5601201 MIC 201 Microbiology 201 S1 6 20

5601202 MIC 202 Microbiology 202 S2 6 20

5601301 MIC 301 Microbiology 301 S1 7 30

5601302 MIC 302 Microbiology 302 S2 7 30

Department of Botany

5902101 CEL 101 Cell Biology 101 S1 5 15 35% 45%

6002102 BOT 102 Botany 102 S2 5 15 45%

6002201 BOT 201 Botany 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

6002202 BOT 202 Botany 202 S2 6 20

6002301 BOT 301 Botany 301 S1 7 30

6002302 BOT 302 Botany 302 S2 7 30

FACULTY OF SCIENCE example the subject Physics 1 (or PHY 1)is a

semesterised year-course that consists of two semester-courses PHY 101 and PHY 102). The first digit of the number denotes the level (year) at which the subject is offered, the second digit is either numeric denoting a course that proceeds to a higher academic level or a letter denoting a service course describing the intended audience with no progression to a higher academic level, and a third digit denoting the semester in which the course is offered. A two-digit number denotes a year-long course. For example, MAT 1S1 is a service course offering Mathematics to students primarily registered for courses offered by the Science faculty at the first-year level and in the first semester, while MAT 1F is a service course offered at the first-year level but over the whole year and is offered to student in the Bachelor of Science Extended Studies Programme.By contrast, MAM 101 is a Mathematics course offered at the first- year level in the first semester that leads onto

MAM 102 and then in later years MAM 2, MAT 3 and/or MAP 3.

S.2.3. Candidates should consult the timetable to determine in which semester a course will be offered in any particular year.

S.2.4 Candidates may present themselves for examination in the following Science and non- Science subjects:

**Science subjects**

The following subjects are offered by departments within the Faculty of Science. Course-specific details can be found in the departmental entries.

Normally, some subjects are offered in the first semester (S1), second semester (S2) or are offered throughout the year (Y). Subminimum requirements for supplementary examinations and aggregation of two semester-courses are also provided.

Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology

*Subject code Mnemonic Subject name* *Semester NQF *
*level* *NQF*

*Credits* *Supplementary*

*subminimum* *Aggregation *
*subminimum*

5004201 BCH 201 Biochemistry 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5004202 BCH 202 Biochemistry 202 S2 6 20

5004301 BCH 301 Biochemistry 301 S1 7 30

5004302 BCH 302 Biochemistry 302 S2 7 30

5601201 MIC 201 Microbiology 201 S1 6 20

5601202 MIC 202 Microbiology 202 S2 6 20

5601301 MIC 301 Microbiology 301 S1 7 30

5601302 MIC 302 Microbiology 302 S2 7 30

Department of Botany

5902101 CEL 101 Cell Biology 101 S1 5 15 35% 45%

6002102 BOT 102 Botany 102 S2 5 15 45%

6002201 BOT 201 Botany 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

6002202 BOT 202 Botany 202 S2 6 20

6002301 BOT 301 Botany 301 S1 7 30

6002302 BOT 302 Botany 302 S2 7 30

FACULTY OF SCIENCE example the subject Physics 1 (or PHY 1)is a

semesterised year-course that consists of two semester-courses PHY 101 and PHY 102). The first digit of the number denotes the level (year) at which the subject is offered, the second digit is either numeric denoting a course that proceeds to a higher academic level or a letter denoting a service course describing the intended audience with no progression to a higher academic level, and a third digit denoting the semester in which the course is offered. A two-digit number denotes a year-long course. For example, MAT 1S1 is a service course offering Mathematics to students primarily registered for courses offered by the Science faculty at the first-year level and in the first semester, while MAT 1F is a service course offered at the first-year level but over the whole year and is offered to student in the Bachelor of Science Extended Studies Programme.By contrast, MAM 101 is a Mathematics course offered at the first- year level in the first semester that leads onto

MAM 102 and then in later years MAM 2, MAT 3 and/or MAP 3.

S.2.3. Candidates should consult the timetable to determine in which semester a course will be offered in any particular year.

S.2.4 Candidates may present themselves for examination in the following Science and non- Science subjects:

**Science subjects**

The following subjects are offered by departments within the Faculty of Science. Course-specific details can be found in the departmental entries.

Normally, some subjects are offered in the first semester (S1), second semester (S2) or are offered throughout the year (Y). Subminimum requirements for supplementary examinations and aggregation of two semester-courses are also provided.

Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology

*Subject code Mnemonic Subject name* *Semester NQF *
*level* *NQF*

*Credits* *Supplementary*

*subminimum* *Aggregation *
*subminimum*

5004201 BCH 201 Biochemistry 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5004202 BCH 202 Biochemistry 202 S2 6 20

5004301 BCH 301 Biochemistry 301 S1 7 30

5004302 BCH 302 Biochemistry 302 S2 7 30

5601201 MIC 201 Microbiology 201 S1 6 20

5601202 MIC 202 Microbiology 202 S2 6 20

5601301 MIC 301 Microbiology 301 S1 7 30

5601302 MIC 302 Microbiology 302 S2 7 30

Department of Botany

5902101 CEL 101 Cell Biology 101 S1 5 15 35% 45%

6002102 BOT 102 Botany 102 S2 5 15 45%

6002201 BOT 201 Botany 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

6002202 BOT 202 Botany 202 S2 6 20

6002301 BOT 301 Botany 301 S1 7 30

6002302 BOT 302 Botany 302 S2 7 30

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Department of Chemistry

5001101 CHE 101 Chemistry 101 S1 5 15 40% Theory

examination 45% with at least 40%

for the theory examination

5001102 CHE 102 Chemistry 102 S2 5 15

50011R1 CHE 1R1 Chemistry 1R1 S2 5 15 No

supplementary examinations offered

50011R2 CHE 1R2 Chemistry 1R2 S1 5 15

5001201 CHE 201 Chemistry 201 S2 6 20 40%

5001202 CHE 202 Chemistry 202 S1 6 20

5001301 CHE 301 Chemistry 301 S1 7 30

5001302 CHE 302 Chemistry 302 S2 7 30

Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching & Learning

51011B0 CSC 1S Computer Skills for Science Y 5 15 No supplementary examinations offered

None 6601100 ISCM 1F Introduction to Scientific

Concepts & Methods Y 5 30

Department of Computer Science

5101101 CSC 1L1 Introduction to ICT S1 5 15 35% None

5101112 CSC 112 Problem Solving with

Computers S2 5 15

51011P3 CSC 101 Computer Science 101 S1 5 15 40% 40%

51011P4 CSC 102 Computer Science 102 S2 5 15

5101201 CSC 101 Computer Science 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

5101202 CSC 202 Computer Science 202 S2 6 20

5101301 CSC 301 Computer Science 301 S2 7 30

5101302 CSC 302 Computer Science 302 S1 7 30

Department of Environmental Science

2602201 ENV 201 Environmental Science 201 S1 6 20 No supplementary examinations offered

40%

2602202 ENV 202 Environmental Science 202 S2 6 20 2602301 ENV 301 Environmental Science 301 S1 7 30 2602302 ENV 302 Environmental Science 302 S2 7 30 Department of Geography

26011G1 EAR 101 Earth Science 101 S1 5 15 35% 40%

2601102 GOG 102 Geography 102 S2 5 15

2601201 GOG 201 Geography 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

2601202 GOG 202 Geography 202 S2 6 20

2601301 GOG 301 Geography 301 S1 7 30

2601302 GOG 302 Geography 302 S2 7 30

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Department of Geology

5201102 GLG 102 Geology 102 S2 5 15 35% 45%

5201201 GLG 201 Geology 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5201202 GLG 202 Geology 202 S2 6 20

5201301 GLG 301 Geology 301 S1 7 30

5201302 GLG 302 Geology 302 S2 7 30

Department of Human Kinetics & Ergonomics 2207101 HKE 101 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 101 S1 5 15 40% 40%

2207102 HKE 102 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 102 S2 5 15

2207201 HKE 201 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered 2207202 HKE 202 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 202 S2 6 20

2207301 HKE 301 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 301 S1 7 30

2207302 HKE 302 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 302 S2 7 30

Department of Ichthyology & Fisheries Science

6201201 ICH 201 Ichthyology 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

6201202 ICH 202 Ichthyology 202 S2 6 20

6201301 ICH 301 Ichthyology 301 S1 7 30

6201302 ICH 302 Ichthyology 302 S2 7 30

Department of Mathematics

54011T0 TOF 1F Theory of Finance Foundation Y 5 15 None None

54010Z0 TOF 1C1 Theory of Finance for

Commerce S1 5 15 40% None

540101S MAT 1S1 Mathematics for Science S1 5 15 40% None

54011L1 MAT 1F Mathematics Foundation Y 5 15 45% None

540101A MAM 101 Mathematics 101 S1 5 15 40% 40%

540101B MAM 102 Mathematics 102 S2 5 15

5401203 MAM 201 Mathematics and Applied

Mathematics 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5401204 MAM 202 Mathematics and Applied

Mathematics 202 S2 6 20

5401311 MAT 311 Mathematics 311 Algebra S1 7 18 No

supplementary 40% but 50% is required for 5401313 MAT 313 Mathematics 311 Real

Analysis S1 7 18

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Department of Geology

5201102 GLG 102 Geology 102 S2 5 15 35% 45%

5201201 GLG 201 Geology 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5201202 GLG 202 Geology 202 S2 6 20

5201301 GLG 301 Geology 301 S1 7 30

5201302 GLG 302 Geology 302 S2 7 30

Department of Human Kinetics & Ergonomics 2207101 HKE 101 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 101 S1 5 15 40% 40%

2207102 HKE 102 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 102 S2 5 15

2207201 HKE 201 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered 2207202 HKE 202 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 202 S2 6 20

2207301 HKE 301 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 301 S1 7 30

2207302 HKE 302 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 302 S2 7 30

Department of Ichthyology & Fisheries Science

6201201 ICH 201 Ichthyology 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

6201202 ICH 202 Ichthyology 202 S2 6 20

6201301 ICH 301 Ichthyology 301 S1 7 30

6201302 ICH 302 Ichthyology 302 S2 7 30

Department of Mathematics

54011T0 TOF 1F Theory of Finance Foundation Y 5 15 None None

54010Z0 TOF 1C1 Theory of Finance for

Commerce S1 5 15 40% None

540101S MAT 1S1 Mathematics for Science S1 5 15 40% None

54011L1 MAT 1F Mathematics Foundation Y 5 15 45% None

540101A MAM 101 Mathematics 101 S1 5 15 40% 40%

540101B MAM 102 Mathematics 102 S2 5 15

5401203 MAM 201 Mathematics and Applied

Mathematics 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5401204 MAM 202 Mathematics and Applied

Mathematics 202 S2 6 20

5401311 MAT 311 Mathematics 311 Algebra S1 7 18 No

supplementary 40% but 50% is required for 5401313 MAT 313 Mathematics 311 Real

Analysis S1 7 18

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Department of Geology

5201102 GLG 102 Geology 102 S2 5 15 35% 45%

5201201 GLG 201 Geology 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5201202 GLG 202 Geology 202 S2 6 20

5201301 GLG 301 Geology 301 S1 7 30

5201302 GLG 302 Geology 302 S2 7 30

Department of Human Kinetics & Ergonomics 2207101 HKE 101 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 101 S1 5 15 40% 40%

2207102 HKE 102 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 102 S2 5 15

2207201 HKE 201 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered 2207202 HKE 202 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 202 S2 6 20

2207301 HKE 301 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 301 S1 7 30

2207302 HKE 302 Human Kinetics &

Ergonomics 302 S2 7 30

Department of Ichthyology & Fisheries Science

6201201 ICH 201 Ichthyology 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

6201202 ICH 202 Ichthyology 202 S2 6 20

6201301 ICH 301 Ichthyology 301 S1 7 30

6201302 ICH 302 Ichthyology 302 S2 7 30

Department of Mathematics

54011T0 TOF 1F Theory of Finance Foundation Y 5 15 None None

54010Z0 TOF 1C1 Theory of Finance for

Commerce S1 5 15 40% None

540101S MAT 1S1 Mathematics for Science S1 5 15 40% None

54011L1 MAT 1F Mathematics Foundation Y 5 15 45% None

540101A MAM 101 Mathematics 101 S1 5 15 40% 40%

540101B MAM 102 Mathematics 102 S2 5 15

5401203 MAM 201 Mathematics and Applied

Mathematics 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5401204 MAM 202 Mathematics and Applied

Mathematics 202 S2 6 20

5401311 MAT 311 Mathematics 311 Algebra S1 7 18 No

supplementary 40% but 50% is required for 5401313 MAT 313 Mathematics 311 Real

Analysis S1 7 18

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

5401315 MAT 315 Mathematics 311 Topics in

Mathematics S2 7 18 examinations

offered two of the four prescribed subjects for MAT 3 or MAP 3 5401316 MAM 311 Mathematics MAM 311

Complex Analysis S2 7 18

5411311 MAP 311 Applied Mathematics 311

Numerical Analysis S1 7 18

5411312 MAP 312 Applied Mathematics 311

Dynamical Systems S2 7 18

5411314 MAP 314 Applied Mathematics 311

Partial Diff Equations S1 7 18

Department of Physics & Electronics

57011Z1 PHY 1E1 Elementary Physics S1 5 15 40% None

5701Z2 PHY 1E2 Electronics Literacy S2 5 15 45% None

5701101 PHY 101 Physics 101 S1 5 15 40% 40%

5701102 PHY 102 Physics 102 S2 5 15 45% 45%

5701201 PHY 101 Physics 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

40%

5701202 PHY 202 Physics 202 S2 6 20 45%

5701301 PHY 301 Physics 301 S1 7 30 40%

5701302 PHY 302 Physics 302 S2 7 30 45%

Department of Statistics

55041D0 STA 1C2 Statistics for Commerce S2 5 15 35% None

7001121 STA 1P1 Statistics for Pharmacy S1 5 15 45% None

5504101 STA 1S1 Statistics for Science S1 5 15 35% None

5504102 MST 102 Mathematical Statistics 102 S2 5 15 45% None

5501201 MST 201 Mathematical Statistics 201 S1 6 20 No supplementary examinations offered

40%

5501202 MST 202 Mathematical Statistics 202 S2 6 20 5501301 MST 301 Mathematical Statistics 301 S1 7 30 5501302 MST 302 Mathematical Statistics 302 S2 7 30 Department of Zoology & Entomology

5801101 ZOO 102 Zoology 102 S2 5 15 45% 45%

5801201 ZOO 201 Zoology 201 S1 6 20 No

supplementary examinations offered

5801202 ZOO 202 Zoology 202 S2 6 20

5801301 ZOO 301 Zoology 301 S1 7 30

5801301 ZOO 302 Zoology 302 S2 7 30

6101201 ENT 201 Entomology 201 S1 6 20

6101202 ENT 202 Entomology 202 S2 6 20

6101301 ENT 201 Entomology 301 S1 7 30

6101302 ENT 302 Entomology 302 S2 7 30

FACULTY OF SCIENCE
**Non-science subjects**

Non-science subjects comprise all other undergraduate subjects currently offered in the Faculties of Commerce, Humanities and Law.

**DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE**
**S.3**

Except as provided in Rules G.44 to G.47 of the General Rules, candidates shall not be awarded the degree unless they have attended approved courses for at least three years subsequent to their first registration as students.

**S.4**

S.4.1 Candidates shall not normally be admitted to any of the full curricula for the degree of Bachelor of Science unless either they have met the minimum admission requirements for Bachelor’s degree programmes requiring a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or they are in possession of a matriculation certificate issued by the Matriculation Board or have obtained a certificate of exemption therefrom; and have achieved English (Home language or Additional language) at a rating of 5 or above and at least a rating of 4 in Mathematics in the NSC, or a pass in Mathematics deemed to be the equivalent of the above, or they have successfully completed a year of study under the provisions of the Science Extended Studies Programme.

S.4.2 Except with the permission of Senate, candidates shall not be admitted to any of the full curricula for the degree of Bachelor of Science unless they have obtained a pass in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences at a rating of 5 or above in the NSC, or equivalent subjects in another examination deemed by the Senate to be equivalent thereto.

**S.5**

Notwithstanding any exceptions to Rule S.4 approved by Senate, candidates will not normally be admitted to various courses in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics unless they have achieved a rating of 5 or above in Mathematics in the NSC or have completed Mathematics 1F. It should be noted that these restrictions may apply to some courses that

are co-requisites (subjects required to be completed by the end of the degree) to certain major subjects (see Rule S.22.5); ineligibility to register for a co- requisite may thus preclude certain major subjects from being selected for a candidate’s degree.

**S.6**

A limited number of students who do not meet the strict criteria of Rule S.4 may be admitted under the auspices of the Science Extended Studies Programme (see Rules S.39 to S.41).

**S.7**

Candidates for the BSc degree must obtain not less than 360 NQF credits in various approved subjects with at least 120 credits at the NQF level 7.

**S.8**

S.8.1 A candidate for the degree must obtain credit for all the required courses up to the NQF level 7 in at least two subjects, to be known as major subjects.

S.8.2 Some major subjects are offered only at the second and third-year level, that is, at the NQF levels 6 and 7, respectively.

S.8.3 A candidate for the degree must have at least one major subject as a Science subject (see S.2).

S.8.4 Candidates may elect to take not more than one non-Science subject as a major subject (see S.2). In this case the only other non-Science subjects permitted are those that are prerequisites (subjects required prior to registration of a subject) or co- requisites for that major. Registration for a non- Science major subject shall be subject to the rules of the Faculty in which the department which offers the subject is placed. In the case of Music at most 150 NQF credits shall be allowed for courses in Music Theory & Analysis, Music Culture &

History, and Instrumental Music Studies.

S.8.5 Students electing to take both major subjects from the list of Science subjects may take non- Science subjects, but are limited to from those offered within a single non-Science department and to at most 60 NQF credits.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE
**Non-science subjects**

Non-science subjects comprise all other undergraduate subjects currently offered in the Faculties of Commerce, Humanities and Law.

**DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE**
**S.3**

Except as provided in Rules G.44 to G.47 of the General Rules, candidates shall not be awarded the degree unless they have attended approved courses for at least three years subsequent to their first registration as students.

**S.4**

S.4.1 Candidates shall not normally be admitted to any of the full curricula for the degree of Bachelor of Science unless either they have met the minimum admission requirements for Bachelor’s degree programmes requiring a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or they are in possession of a matriculation certificate issued by the Matriculation Board or have obtained a certificate of exemption therefrom; and have achieved English (Home language or Additional language) at a rating of 5 or above and at least a rating of 4 in Mathematics in the NSC, or a pass in Mathematics deemed to be the equivalent of the above, or they have successfully completed a year of study under the provisions of the Science Extended Studies Programme.

S.4.2 Except with the permission of Senate, candidates shall not be admitted to any of the full curricula for the degree of Bachelor of Science unless they have obtained a pass in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences at a rating of 5 or above in the NSC, or equivalent subjects in another examination deemed by the Senate to be equivalent thereto.

**S.5**

Notwithstanding any exceptions to Rule S.4 approved by Senate, candidates will not normally be admitted to various courses in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics unless they have achieved a rating of 5 or above in Mathematics in the NSC or have completed Mathematics 1F. It should be noted that these restrictions may apply to some courses that

are co-requisites (subjects required to be completed by the end of the degree) to certain major subjects (see Rule S.22.5); ineligibility to register for a co- requisite may thus preclude certain major subjects from being selected for a candidate’s degree.

**S.6**

A limited number of students who do not meet the strict criteria of Rule S.4 may be admitted under the auspices of the Science Extended Studies Programme (see Rules S.39 to S.41).

**S.7**

Candidates for the BSc degree must obtain not less than 360 NQF credits in various approved subjects with at least 120 credits at the NQF level 7.

**S.8**

S.8.1 A candidate for the degree must obtain credit for all the required courses up to the NQF level 7 in at least two subjects, to be known as major subjects.

S.8.2 Some major subjects are offered only at the second and third-year level, that is, at the NQF levels 6 and 7, respectively.

S.8.3 A candidate for the degree must have at least one major subject as a Science subject (see S.2).

S.8.4 Candidates may elect to take not more than one non-Science subject as a major subject (see S.2). In this case the only other non-Science subjects permitted are those that are prerequisites (subjects required prior to registration of a subject) or co- requisites for that major. Registration for a non- Science major subject shall be subject to the rules of the Faculty in which the department which offers the subject is placed. In the case of Music at most 150 NQF credits shall be allowed for courses in Music Theory & Analysis, Music Culture &

History, and Instrumental Music Studies.

S.8.5 Students electing to take both major subjects from the list of Science subjects may take non- Science subjects, but are limited to from those offered within a single non-Science department and to at most 60 NQF credits.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE
**Non-science subjects**

Non-science subjects comprise all other undergraduate subjects currently offered in the Faculties of Commerce, Humanities and Law.

**DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE**
**S.3**

Except as provided in Rules G.44 to G.47 of the General Rules, candidates shall not be awarded the degree unless they have attended approved courses for at least three years subsequent to their first registration as students.

**S.4**

S.4.1 Candidates shall not normally be admitted to any of the full curricula for the degree of Bachelor of Science unless either they have met the minimum admission requirements for Bachelor’s degree programmes requiring a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or they are in possession of a matriculation certificate issued by the Matriculation Board or have obtained a certificate of exemption therefrom; and have achieved English (Home language or Additional language) at a rating of 5 or above and at least a rating of 4 in Mathematics in the NSC, or a pass in Mathematics deemed to be the equivalent of the above, or they have successfully completed a year of study under the provisions of the Science Extended Studies Programme.

S.4.2 Except with the permission of Senate, candidates shall not be admitted to any of the full curricula for the degree of Bachelor of Science unless they have obtained a pass in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences at a rating of 5 or above in the NSC, or equivalent subjects in another examination deemed by the Senate to be equivalent thereto.

**S.5**

Notwithstanding any exceptions to Rule S.4 approved by Senate, candidates will not normally be admitted to various courses in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics unless they have achieved a rating of 5 or above in Mathematics in the NSC or have completed Mathematics 1F. It should be noted that these restrictions may apply to some courses that

are co-requisites (subjects required to be completed by the end of the degree) to certain major subjects (see Rule S.22.5); ineligibility to register for a co- requisite may thus preclude certain major subjects from being selected for a candidate’s degree.

**S.6**

A limited number of students who do not meet the strict criteria of Rule S.4 may be admitted under the auspices of the Science Extended Studies Programme (see Rules S.39 to S.41).

**S.7**

Candidates for the BSc degree must obtain not less than 360 NQF credits in various approved subjects with at least 120 credits at the NQF level 7.

**S.8**

S.8.1 A candidate for the degree must obtain credit for all the required courses up to the NQF level 7 in at least two subjects, to be known as major subjects.

S.8.2 Some major subjects are offered only at the second and third-year level, that is, at the NQF levels 6 and 7, respectively.

S.8.3 A candidate for the degree must have at least one major subject as a Science subject (see S.2).

S.8.4 Candidates may elect to take not more than one non-Science subject as a major subject (see S.2). In this case the only other non-Science subjects permitted are those that are prerequisites (subjects required prior to registration of a subject) or co- requisites for that major. Registration for a non- Science major subject shall be subject to the rules of the Faculty in which the department which offers the subject is placed. In the case of Music at most 150 NQF credits shall be allowed for courses in Music Theory & Analysis, Music Culture &

History, and Instrumental Music Studies.

S.8.5 Students electing to take both major subjects from the list of Science subjects may take non- Science subjects, but are limited to from those offered within a single non-Science department and to at most 60 NQF credits.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE
**DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE **

**(INFORMATION SYSTEMS)**

This degree is intended for students who wish to become computer specialists in a commercial or technical environment, and comprises courses offered by departments in the Faculties of Science and Commerce.

**S.9**

Except as provided in Rules G.39 to G.41, candidates shall not be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) unless they have attended approved courses for at least three years subsequent to their first registration.

**S.10**

Candidates shall not normally be admitted to the full curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) unless either they have met the minimum admission requirements for Bachelor’s degree programmes requiring a National Senior Certificate (NSC), or have a matriculation certificate issued by the Matriculation Board, or have obtained a certificate of exemption therefrom; and have achieved English (Home language or additional language) at a rating of 5 or above, a rating of 5 or above for Physical Science, and at least a rating of 6 in Mathematics on the NSC, or a pass in Mathematics deemed to be the equivalent.

**S.11**

A limited number of students who do not meet the strict criteria of Rule S.10 may be admitted under the auspices of the Science Extended Studies Programme (see Rules S.39 to S.41).

**S.12**

S.12.1 A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) must obtain at least 360 NQF credits in courses as set out in the following curriculum:

**First and second years**

1. Computer Science (CSC 1 and CSC 2) 2. Information Systems (INF 2)

3. Economics (ECO 1) OR Management (MAN 1) but see S.12.3

4. Accounting (ACC 1)

5. Statistics (STA 1S1 or STA 1C2, or MST 102 as a prerequisite for MST 2)

6. Mathematics (MAT 1S1 or MAM 101, or MAM 1 as a prerequisite for MST 2)

7. Electronics Literacy (PHY 1E2)

8. Business problem solving with computers (CSC 112) (must be taken in the first year as it is the prerequisite for Information Systems)

9. Two further semester-courses in Management or Economics or Mathematics or Statistics or Mathematical Statistics or some other Science subject approved by the Dean.

**Third year**

1. Computer Science 3

2. One of the following; Accounting 3, Applied Mathematics 3, Applied Statistics 3, Economics 3, Information Systems 3, Management 3, Mathematical Statistics 3, Mathematics3.

S.12.2 Candidates will be advised at registration as to how the first two years of these degrees are to be structured, taking into account timetable constraints and their previous performance or experience in Computer Studies and Mathematics.

Normally candidates will be required to register for Computer Science, Accounting, Economics, Management, MAM 101 and CSC 112.

S.12.3 Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) who fail CSC 2 in their second year at Rhodes will be required to change registration to a degree in the Faculty of Commerce.

S.12.4. Candidates who wish to move from the degree of Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) to the degree of Bachelor of Science and wish to major in both Computer Science and Information Systems will be permitted an additional 60 NQF credits obtained for Accounting, Management or Economics from their Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) degree.