Undergraduate & honours qualifications

National Diploma: Agricultural Management

Qualification code: NDAGR
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 62370
APS/AS: 18
Rules:
Practical work and work integrated learning form an integral part of this qualification. Students who completed ASC111A will be credited for SSC1501.
Purpose statement:
This qualification is intended for Agricultural Management students in the Higher Education and Training band of the NQF. Persons achieving this qualification will be competent in applying relevant knowledge, skills and values about agricultural production, problem solving, situation analysis and human relations in order to effectively manage an agricultural business.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 0, 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.

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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

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AGE111A - Agricultural Engineering I
AGM111A - Agricultural Management I
ANP111A - Animal Production I
EUC1501 - End-User Computing I (Theory)
GPM201A - Agricultural Production Management II
OMN101M - Operations Management I
PTP111A - Plant Production I
SSC1501 - Soil Science I
Group B. Choose 1 of the following
PRA003K - Beginners Practical Course A Recommendation:NOTE: PRA003K & PRA003N have the same content therefore, students may choose either module code when registering.
PRA003N - Beginners Practical Course B Recommendation:NOTE: PRA003K & PRA003N have the same content therefore, students may choose either module code when registering.

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AGM211A - Agricultural Management II Pre-requisite:AGM111A
AGT201A - Agricultural Production Techniques II
ANP211A - Animal Production II Pre-requisite:ANP111A
EUP1501 - Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions
PAS111A - Pasture Science I
PTP211A - Plant Production II Pre-requisite:PTP111A
SSC2601 - Soil Pedology and Classification II Pre-requisite:CHE1501 (or XHE1501) and CHE1502 (or XHE1502) (Not applicable to NDAGR)
Group B. Choose 1 of the following
PRA004F - Advanced Practical Course A Recommendation:NOTE: PRA004F & PRA004N have the same content therefore, students may choose either module code when registering.
PRA004N - Advanced Practical Course B Recommendation:NOTE: PRA004F & PRA004N have the same content therefore, students may choose either module code when registering.

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AGP301A - Agricultural Practice III
CAA211A - Computer Applications (Agriculture II) Pre-requisite:EUC131T or EUC1501 & EUP1501
CLA1501 - Commercial Law IA
CLA1502 - Commercial Law IB
FAC1501 - Introductory Financial Accounting
HRM1501 - Introduction To Human Resource Management
Group B. Choose 1 of the following:
ANP311A - Animal Production III Pre-requisite:ANP211A
PTP311A - Plant Production III Pre-requisite:PTP211A