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NWU Science & Technical Education Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the North-West University (NWU) Science & Technical Education.

Admission requirements

Please note that the below admission requirements are subject to change pending selection and possible faculty-specific requirements.

Study information is subject to change and is a summary of the general fields of study. This information was compiled for introduction and orientation purposes and the North-West University accepts no liability for inaccuracies that may occur in this guide. The official yearbook of the University must in all cases be consulted during the process of compiling a programme for a specific field of study. The appropriate yearbook is available on request at: studies@mynwu.info or 018 285 4320.

Please note: owing to specific capacity constraints, the University reserves the right to select candidates for admission to certain fields of study. This means that prospective students who comply with the minimum requirements will not automatically be admitted to the courses in question. Because of the capacity limitations and the high demand from students for admission to particular fields of study, students will be selected on the basis of their Grade 12 results for admission to these fields.

 

 

 

 

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Degree Field Requirements APS Campus Possible Career Opportunities
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (general)
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
  • Accountant
  • Cost and management accountant
  • Financial manager
  • Tax practitioner
  • General manager
  • Teacher/lecturer
Bachelor of Commerce in Chartered Accountancy
  • Mathematics level 5 with Accounting, OR Mathematics level 6 without Accounting
  • English/Afrikaans (language of instruction) level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
32 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Auditor
  • Tax specialist
  • Financial manager
  • Business consultant
  • Computer auditor
  • Corporate finance specialist
  • Structured finance specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic/training provider
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Chartered Accountancy
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
28 Vanderbijlpark

Mahikeng

  • Auditor
  • Tax specialist
  • Financial manager
  • Business consultant
  • Computer auditor
  • Corporate finance specialist
  • Structured finance specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic/training provider
Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accountancy
  • Mathematics level 4
  • English level 4 (language of study)
  • DURATION: 3 years
28 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Professional accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Cost and management accountant
  • Financial manager
  • Tax practitioner
  • Lecturer
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accountancy

 

  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical literacy level 7
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
24 Mahikeng

Vanderbijlpark

 

  • Professional accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Cost and management accountant
  • Financial manager
  • Tax practitioner
  • Lecturer
Bachelor of Commerce in Forensic Accountancy
  • Mathematics level 5 with Accounting, OR Mathematics level 6 without Accounting
  • Language of study level 5
  • DURATION: 3 years
36 Potchefstroom
  • Private practice
  • Internal forensic divisions at corporates (banks, insurance, etc.)
  • Government institutions and regulatory bodies
  • Forensic divisions of auditing, consulting or legal firms
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Accountancy
  • Mathematics level 5
  • English level 4 (language of study)
  • DURATION: 3 years
30 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Project managers
  • Management consultants
  • Finance directors
  • Chief executives
  • Entrepreneurs

For a more detailed description of a career as a management accountant, visit the CIMAglobal.com website.

Bachelor of Commerce in Operations Research
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng People with skills in OR hold jobs in decision support, business analytics, marketing analysis and logistics planning. Many large firms have groups of OR analysts. These are located in the steel, mining, oil, gas, chemicals, paper and engineering industries, airlines, logistics, railways, banking and insurance. Within the public sector, OR analysts are also employed in health, education and electricity supply.
Bachelor of Commerce in Statistics
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng Statisticians have the advantage of combining their interest with almost any other field of study, especially in science, business, medicine technology, education, etc.

Some of these fields are as follows:

  • Education
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health science
  • Public health
  • Computer science
  • Epidemiology
  • Law
  • Population studies
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Insurance
  • Sports
  • Banking institutions
  • Earth sciences
  • Geography
  • Government departments
  • Insurance companies
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Statistics
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng Statisticians have the advantage of combining their interest with almost any other field of study, especially in science, business, medicine technology, education, etc.

Some of these fields are as follows:

  • Education
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health science
  • Public health
  • Computer science
  • Epidemiology
  • Law
  • Population studies
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Insurance
  • Sports
  • Banking institutions
  • Earth sciences
  • Geography
  • Government departments
  • Insurance companies
Bachelor of Commerce in Logistics Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language level 5
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng
Vanderbijlpark
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Logistics Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 5
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
Vanderbijlpark
Bachelor of Commerce in Transport Economics  
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 5
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng
Vanderbijlpark
  • Logistics management
  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Freight forwarder
  • Warehousing
  • Stock control
  • Public transport planner/scheduler/modeller
  • Traffic and travel impact assessor
  • National government, provincial, district and local municipality
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Transport Economics  
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 5
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
Vanderbijlpark
  • Logistics management
  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Freight forwarder
  • Warehousing
  • Stock control
  • Public transport planner/scheduler/modeller
  • Traffic and travel impact assessor
  • National government, provincial, district and local municipality
Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Agricultural Economics and Risk Management
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom
  • Financial economist
  • Market economists
  • Development economists
  • Resource economists
  • Production economist
Bachelor of Commerce in Econometrics  
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Mahikeng
  • Budget analyst
  • Economist
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Econometrician
  • Public policy analyst
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Econometrics  
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
  • Budget analyst
  • Economist
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Econometrician
  • Public policy analyst
Bachelor of Commerce in Economics with International Trade
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Economist
  • Economic or international trade consultants
  • Any position within the import and export process (e.g. logistics or procurement for retailers such as Shoprite Checkers or Pick n Pay)
  • Government departments such as the Department of Trade and Industry, National Treasury as well as the South African Reserve Bank
  • Positions in banks, financing companies and provincial trade and investment promotion organisations
  • Export credit insurance and risk analysts
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Economics with International Trade
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Language level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
24 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Economist
  • Economic or international trade consultants
  • Any position within the import and export process (e.g. logistics or procurement for retailers such as Shoprite Checkers or Pick n Pay)
  • Government departments such as the Department of Trade and Industry, National Treasury as well as the South African Reserve Bank
  • Positions in banks, financing companies and provincial trade and investment promotion organisations
  • Export credit insurance and risk analysts
Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Informatics
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Business Analyst
  • ERP Specialist
  • Web Content Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Application Developer
  • IS Security Manager
  • E-Business Manager
  • Application Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • IT technical support officer
  •  IS/IT Auditor
  • Systems Analyst
Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Risk Management
  • Mathematics level 4
  • English OR Afrikaans level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Bank management
  • Financial risk management
  • Corporative and city treasurer
  • Funds- and asset management
  • SAFEX trade
  • Money-, capital- and stock market
  • Economic advice
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Risk Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
  • Bank management
  • Financial risk management
  • Corporative and city treasurer
  • Funds- and asset management
  • SAFEX trade
  • Money-, capital- and stock market
  • Economic advice
Bachelor of Administration in Development and Management with Local Government Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
21 Mahikeng
  • Administrator
  • Community worker
  • International correspondent
  • Public Administration consultant
  • Mediator
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Policy advisor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Politician
  • Analyst
Extended Bachelor of Administration in Development and Management with Local Government Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
  • Administrator
  • Community worker
  • International correspondent
  • Public Administration consultant
  • Mediator
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Policy advisor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Politician
  • Analyst
Bachelor of Arts in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with Labour Relations Management
  • Mathematics level 4 or Mathematical Literacy level 5
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Training and development
  • Recruitment and assessment
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Labour dispute resolution
Bachelor of Arts with Tourism Management
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
22 Mahikeng
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism marketers
  • Marketers
  • Researchers
  • Lecturers
  • Consultants
  • Guesthouse managers
  • Game farm managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Marketing and Tourism Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom Although this qualification gives graduates access to the entire tourism industry, BCom qualifications are focused on the management of the industry and businesses.

It creates specific access to careers such as:

  • Tourism managers
  • Tourism marketers
  • Marketers
  • Researchers
  • Lecturers
  • Consultants
  • Guesthouse managers
  • Game farm managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Tourism Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom
  • Tourism managers
  • Tourism marketers
  • Marketers
  • Researchers
  • Lecturers
  • Consultants
  • Guesthouse managers
  • Game farm managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Tourism and Recreation Skills
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom Although this qualification offers graduates access to the entire tourism industry, BCom qualifications are focused on the management of the industry and businesses. It creates specific access to careers such as tourism economists, tourism managers, marketers, researchers, lecturers, consultants, guesthouse managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.
Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management  
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
30 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Training and development
  • Recruitment and assessment
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Labour dispute resolution
Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with Labour Relations Management
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
30 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Labour relations specialist/practitioner – The provision of expert advice both in an organisational as well as a consulting capacity. This will include, among others, managing discipline and dismissal, dispute settlement, collective bargaining, dealings with trade unions, CCMA and Labour Court cases, employment conditions, and training and development.
  • Analyst – Students can also study Labour Relations Management to prepare for a career providing insight into market trends as an analyst. These analysts may apply their knowledge of human behaviour to develop marketing strategies.
  • Researcher, teacher or lecturer.
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Business Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

Mahikeng

A business manager is responsible for the planning and organising of activities and people, as well as the leading and guidance of people. Managers’ main tasks are problem-solving, to lead teams, to facilitate team processes and to regularly communicate with people.

The degree gives you access to a wide variety of career opportunities, as management principles are applied in all organisations.

Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Business Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng A business manager is responsible for the planning and organising of activities and people, as well as the leading and guidance of people. Managers’ main tasks are problem-solving, to lead teams, to facilitate team processes and to regularly communicate with people.

The degree gives you access to a wide variety of career opportunities, as management principles are applied in all organisations.

Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Communication Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom Communications managers can work in various types of industries from the educational sector to food and beverage and technical industries.

BCom qualifications are focused on the management of the industry and businesses. This degree creates specific access to careers such as: organisation managers, tourism managers, communications managers, marketers, researchers, lecturers, consultants, guesthouse managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.

Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Marketing Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Any marketing related careers
  • Lecturer
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Marketing Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng

Vanderbijlpark

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Any marketing related careers
  • Lecturer
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Sport and Business Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
  • Sport business managers
  • Administrators
  • Tertiary institution sport bureau managers
  • School sports managers
  • Provincial sport development officers and managers
  • High-performance institution managers
  • Provincial level sports administrators
  • Local sports club and community center managers
  • National level sport federation managers
  • Professional sport teams managers
  • Sports franchise entity owners and managers
  • Business Manager
  • Business consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Executive
  • Sport Marketer
  • Sport Administrator
  • Recreation Manager
  • Positions in the Hospitality sector
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Safety Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Safety Officer
  • Safety Supervisor
  • Safety Practitioner
  • Safety Trainer
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Executive
  • Safety Professional
  • Safety Consultant
Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems
  • Mathematics level 4
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing with Tourism
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng
Bachelor of Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
23 Mahikeng
Extended Bachelor of Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
21 Mahikeng
Bachelor of Administration in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
23 Mahikeng
Extended Bachelor of Administration in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Language level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
21 Mahikeng
Bachelor (BHRD) of Human Resource Development
  • DURATION: 3 years
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