Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Consumer Science

Qualification stream: Hospitality Management
Qualification code: 98005 - HOM
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 62424
APS/AS: 20
The practical sessions will be conducted in Gauteng.
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, dependent on the stream selected.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants (new applicants & Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification) may only register if they have received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online. 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 2024 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note: Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

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

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

Please click on the modules below to see further information (eg semester/year module, NQF level)

First level

Students who have completed CLA1501 are not required to register for MNB1501
Students who have completed CLA1502 are not required to register for MNB1601.
Students who have completed FAC1502 are not required to register for FAC1501.

Second level

Students who have completed HPS3701 are not required to register for HPS2601.
Students who have completed FOO2603 are not required to register for FOO2613.

Third level

Students who have completed APH3701 are not required to register for GGH3708.
Students who have completed FOO3704 are not required to register for FOO3714.

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
FOO3701 - International Cuisine
FOO3702 - Food and Beverage Management
FOO3703 - Beverage Studies
FOO3705 - Food Preparation Practical III Pre-requisite:FOO2602
FOO3714 - Food and Beverage Service
GGH3708 - Environmental Awareness and Responsibility
HPS3702 - Front Office Operations Co-requisite:HPM2603
HPS3703 - Accommodation Operations Co-requisite:HPM2603
HPS3704 - Hospitality Project Co-requisite:HPM2601, HPM2602 & HPM2603.
HPS3705 - Operations: Data Systems Co-requisite:HPM2602, HPS3702 & HPS3703