Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Consumer Science

The information on this page is for the 2019 academic year. Updated information for the 2020 academic year will be available before the start of the 2020 registration period.

Qualification stream: (Food Retail Management Stream)
Qualification code: 98005 - FOR
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 62424
APS/AS: 25
The practical sessions will be conducted in Gauteng. Transitional arrangements: Students who have completed MNM2606 are not required to register for GGH3708; students who have completed MND301T are not required to register for MNM3708; students who have completed MND303V or MNM3706 are not required to register MNM3705; students who have completed MND3073 are not required to register for MNM3709. Students who have completed MNM3036 are not required to complete MNM2608.
Purpose statement:
Students who qualify for the Baccalaureus Consumer Science degree have developed competence in being a professional Home Economist with a traditional background to be employed as a specialist trained in extension, business or become an entrepreneur in clothing management, the food product development in industry or food service enterprises. The Home Economist /Consumer Scientist will develop competence in adult education and intervention to train people to fulfil roles in business and industry or to establish small-scale enterprises.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 2027, 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.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • 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.

First level

Second level

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
FOO3701 - International Cuisine
FOO3703 - Beverage Studies
FOO3704 - Food Preparation for the Hospitality Industry (Theory) Co-requisite:FOO1501 (or XOO1501) & FOO2601
FOO3705 - Food Preparation for the Hospitality Industry (Practical) Pre-requisite:FOO2602
FOO3706 - Food Retail Co-requisite:FOO2605
MNM3705 - Marketing Applications Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM2605 or MNM2611 or MNM2614
MNM3708 - Retail Management Pre-requisite:MNM2601 or MNM2603 or MNM2604 or MNM2605 or MNM2606 or MNM2607 or MNM2612 or MNM2044 or MNM1601
MNM3709 - Strategic Marketing Pre-requisite:MNM2601 or MNM2602 or MNM2605 or MNM2607 or MNM2608 or MNM2609 or MNM2610 or MNM2611 or MNM202Y or MND204T or MNX202J or MNM3036 or MNM1601 or MNM2614
MNM3712 - Customer Relationship Management Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM2614 or MNM2602 or MNM2605 or MNM2607 or MNM2608 or MNM2609 or MNM2610 or MNM2611 or MNM202Y or MND204T or MNX202J or MNM3036