Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling

Qualification code: 98103
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 101038
APS/AS: 60
Rules:
Students are advised NOT to register for too many modules in one academic year as the workload can become overwhelming. Some modules have a compulsory practical. HRENS80 is equivalent to HRENV83, Students who have passed HRENV83 do not need to enroll for HRENS80.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide Hons BSc graduates with the knowledge, specific skills and applied and theoretical competence in a number of Science fields to provide opportunities for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society. A second purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa (and other countries) with graduates in a number of learning fields in order to ensure that the leadership base of innovative and knowledge-based economic and scholarly activity is widened. A third purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa (and other countries) with people who can perform a constructive role they need to play as intellectual leaders in their society.
This qualification will be presented online only.

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 2022 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.

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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.


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Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
HES4802 - Environmental Monitoring Recommendation:CHE1501
HES4803 - Ecotoxicology Recommendation:First year Chemistry/Biochemistry
HES4806 - Environmental Remote Sensing and Modelling
HRENS80 - Environmental Science Research
Group B. Choose ONE module from the following:
HES4801 - Earth Systems and Processes
HES4808 - Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
HES4809 - Integrated Environmental Management