Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Administration in Human Settlements Management

Qualification stream: (Extended Program)
Qualification code: 90016 - FHS
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 94622
APS/AS: 20
* It is strongly recommended that students should complete all foundation modules before commencing with the second year. * Students will be allowed to continue with the 2nd year after successfully completing three foundation modules and while registered for the remaining foundation modules. * Students will not be allowed to progress beyond the 2nd year without having completed all foundation modules. The College has replaced EUP1501 with BNU1501, and replaced FAC1501 with QMI1500. Students that have completed EUP1501 and FAC1501 in this qualification, will retain the credits and will not be required to complete the replacement modules.* Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of the qualification is to educate human settlements practitioners of governments at national, provincial and municipal spheres and in public entities. Qualifying students will be able to work effectively in any human settlements environment but also specifically in any position in human settlements in the public sector. Qualifying students will be able to demonstrate knowledge, specific skills and applied competence within opportunities for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and ethical conduct and leadership in the fields associated with public administration and human settlements management. This qualifying student will be able to perform public administrative functions and be able to apply the following: Perform public administration functions as a basis for managerial decisions for human settlements management. - Apply fundamental aspects, principles, and procedures of financial accounting. - Manage policy implementation of human settlement projects adhering to compliance applicable to housing laws and regulations. - Perform Human recourse duties/responsibilities within the administration on human settlements. - Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles of ethics in a comparative multidisciplinary perspective. - Investigate the role that government plays in environmental affairs at national, provincial and local level. This qualification lays the foundation for career advancement and further studies in the fields of Public Administration and Human Settlements Management. Candidates that obtain this degree will also be able to contribute to the theory of human settlements management when they articulate to Higher Degrees or a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration.
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.

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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.

First level

Second level

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
GGH2601 - The African Challenge: People and Environment
GGH2604 - People and the Environment
MCL2601 - Management: Civil II Pre-requisite:MCL1501
MNB1601 - Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 (except for qualification code 90017)
MNG2601 - General Management
PUB2601 - Foundations of Public Administration Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB2603 - Creation of Wealth Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB2606 - Environmental Affairs Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 (NOT applicable to 98052-ECH, 98052-XEC and 98055)
PUB2621 - Human Settlements Management IIA Pre-requisite:PUB1602
PUB2622 - Human Settlements Management IIB Pre-requisite:PUB2621

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
DVA3705 - Empowerment and Popular Initiatives
LAH3701 - Land and Housing Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on ADL2601
PUB3701 - Public Management Skills Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 (NOT applicable to 98052-EBO, XEB, 98052-ECH, XEC, 98052-EZO, XEZ and 98055)
PUB3702 - Public Human Resource Management Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3703 - Public Policy Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3705 - Public Financial Administration and Management Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3706 - Reflective Public Administration Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3707 - Ethics in Public Administration and Administrative Justice Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3723 - Human Settlements Management IIIA Pre-requisite:PUB2622
PUB3724 - Human Settlements Management IIIB Pre-requisite:PUB2622