Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Baccalaureus Technologiae: Policing

Qualification code: BTPLC
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 62338
APS/AS: 50
There will be no new registration for this qualification from 2017. The qualification will be offered to repeaters only from 2017 to 2020. Kindly note that the following: Elective modules or Majors go in pairs and that if chosen, count as one elective or major, and they are: (AFL1503 and AFL1504); (ORE1M1M and ORE1M2M); (OVM2601 and OVM2602); (OVM3701 and OVM3702); (MNG3701 and MNG3702).
Purpose statement:
The qualifying learner will be able to resolve crime, improve management and address policing trends through scientific methods in a safety and security context to ensure a safe society.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 2020, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
RME101Q - Research Methodology
Choose two from the following.
IOC401P - Investigation of Crime IV
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to BTEXP, BTSMN, 98222 & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
PLC401P - Policing IV
Electives: Choose one from the following
AFL1503 - Language and Communication Skills Acquisition in an African Language I
AFL1504 - Language and Communication Skills Acquisition in an African Language II Pre-requisite:AFL1503
CLA2601 - Commercial Law IIA
CRW2602 - Criminal Law: Specific Crimes Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & SJD1501 (Not applicable to BTPLC)
EUP1501 - Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions
FAC1501 - Introductory Financial Accounting
FUR2601 - Fundamental Rights Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PLS1502 (Not applicable to 02291, 99301, 99302, 99303, 99304 & BTPLC, however JUST PLS1502 is not applicable to 98218, 98220, 98681, 98683 & 90002, but only until 2021)
HRD1501 - Introduction to Human Resource Development
OVM2601 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIA Recommendation:Should be taken after OVM1501 & OVM1502
OVM2602 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIB Recommendation:Should be taken after OVM1501 & OVM1502.
OVM3701 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIIA Recommendation:Should be taken after completing OVM2601 & OVM2602
OVM3702 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIIB Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on OVM2601 & OVM2602
PRO131V - Public Relations I
PYC3701 - Social Psychology