Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling

Qualification code: 98103
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 6085
APS/AS: 60
Rules:
HMENV80 and HRENV82 were combined in 2017 - and have been replaced by one module - HRENV83. HMENV80 is no longer available for registration. It is strongly recommended that students register for HRENV83 (or HRENV82 where applicable) ONLY in their final year of registration. Students who have completed HMENV80 must register for and complete HRENV82 by 2019. Students who have completed HMENV80 but need to complete HRENV82 must do so in 2019. Thereafter they will have to complete HRENV83. All new students - or existing students who have not yet completed HMENV80 - must register for the new module HRENV83. All of the postgraduate modules in this qualification are delivered online via myUnisa. All assignments must be submitted via myUnisa. Some modules have a compulsory practical HES4801 is recommended for students who have only a limited environmental management background. Recommended sequence of modules is HES4801 (if chosen as an elective), HES4808 (if chosen as an elective), HES4809 (if chosen as an elective), HES4802, HES4803, HES4806, HRENV83 (or HRENV82 where applicable) plus elective. Students are advised NOT to register for too many modules in one academic year as the workload can become overwhelming.
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.
  • 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.

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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.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory (Check qualification rules on whether to choose HRENV82 or HRENV83)
HES4802 - Environmental Monitoring
HES4803 - Ecotoxicology Recommendation:First year Chemistry/Biochemistry
HES4806 - Environmental Remote Sensing and Modelling
HRENV82 - Environmental Research Project
HRENV83 - Research Project
Group B. Choose 1 from the following:
HES4801 - Earth Systems and Processes
HES4808 - Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
HES4809 - Integrated Environmental Management