Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Consumer Science

Qualification stream: (Food and Clothing Stream)
Qualification code: 98005 - FCL
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 62424
APS/AS: 20
The practical sessions will be conducted in Gauteng. Transitional arrangements: Students who have completed MNM2601 are not required to register for GGH3708.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of the degree is to provide the student with knowledge, understanding and competence in any of food, clothing and textiles, hospitality services, or nutrition, with business management to enable them to set up their own businesses; to work in the retail sector; or to act as advisors or facilitators. The qualifying students are able to manage and work in a variety of contexts in the fashion, food, hospitality or nutrition field, dependant on the stream selected.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CLO2601 - Textiles: Fibres
CLO2602 - Ethnic and Entrepreneurial Clothing Production: Practical Pre-requisite:CLO1501 & CLO1602
CLO2603 - History of Costume Co-requisite:CLO1501
FOO2601 - Food Preparation II
FOO2602 - Food Preparation Practical II Pre-requisite:FOO1602
FOO2603 - Food Safety and Hygiene Practices
GGH3708 - Environmental Awareness and Responsibility
MNM2602 - Essentials of Marketing
MNM2605 - Consumer Behaviour Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501
NUT2601 - Nutritional Care Pre-requisite:NUT1501

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CLO3701 - Social Psychology of Clothing
CLO3702 - Clothing Range Planning Co-requisite:CLO1501
CLO3703 - Evaluation of Apparel Co-requisite:CLO1501 & CLO2601
CLO3704 - Textiles: Yarns, Fabric and Finishes Co-requisite:CLO2601
CLO3705 - Tailoring: Practical Pre-requisite:CLO2602
FOO3701 - International Cuisine
FOO3702 - Food and Beverage Management
FOO3703 - Beverage Studies
FOO3704 - Food and Beverage Services Co-requisite:FOO1501 & FOO2601
FOO3705 - Food Preparation Practical III Pre-requisite:FOO2602