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UNIVEN BURP (Bachelor of Urban and Regional planning) Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Venda (UNIVEN) BURP (Bachelor of Urban and Regional planning).

Programmes
The Department of Urban and Regional planning offers courses/modules leading to professional qualifications. 

BURP (Bachelor of Urban and Regional planning). This is a four year full-time professional planning programme.

M.URP (master Urban and regional planning) a two year full time professional degree programme for graduates of environmental sciences, the built environment, economic and management sciences, social and behavioural sciences, and other relevant disciplines or equivalent training.

Ph D: a program of minimum duration of three years

Certificate and Diploma or Postgraduate diploma/certificates

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING:

Matric passes at symbol E (HG) or D= 50% (SG) or 50% pass in NSC in Mathematics and Physical science, 60 in English and four of the following matric subjects at symbol D=50%(HG) or C=60% pass in NSC in: Accounting; Agricultural Sciences; Biology or Life Sciences; Economics; Geography; or Technical Drawing and a pass of 60%in Home Language and Life Orientation.

Expected Outcomes

The detailed modules and expected competencies are an outcome of inputs from guidelines for the Planning profession by the South African Council of Planners (SACPLAN)

The following critical skills are embedded and underpin all the critical outcomes:

  • Problem definition, gathering information and proffering alternatives and collaborative problem solving.
  • Written, oral and graphic communications.
  • Understanding strategic and synoptic dimensions and the interconnections between different facets of planning.
  • Aesthetic dimensions and design awareness.
  • The use of information technology (CAD, GIS and the use of the Internet among others).

Furthermore, that the knowledge of a planner must encompass a sound theoretical and applied base of the following areas:

  • The nature, purpose and method of planning.
  • The environment and development.
  • The political and institutional context of planning.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning has taken into consideration and adopted the above SACPLAN discussion guidelines in the new course modules presented in the following pages.

Modules
Short Courses
The following is a list of staff in the department of Urban and Regional Planning 

Name:MrsAzwidowiMashangu
Designation:Typist Grade I / Clerk Grade Ii
Qualification:DIP (COLLEGE OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES), DIPMAN (SOUTHERN BUSINESS SCHOOL), BBA (SOUTHERN BUSINESS SCHOOL), BADHON (SOUTHERN BUSINESS SCHOOL)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:azwidowi.mashangu@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MissSedzani GraciousTshikunde
Designation:Junior Laboratory Techinician
Qualification:NAT (UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:Sedzani.tshikunde@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrNtsieni ColenKhwathisi
Designation:Technician
Qualification:BSHONA (University of Venda Production), MTRP (University of Venda Production)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:ntsieni.khwathisi@univen.ac.za
Office: Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:Dr.EmmaculateIngwani
Designation:Lecturer In Urban & Regional Planning
Qualification:DIPEDU (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS), PDIP (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS), BED (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS), MSC (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS), DPHIL (UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:emaculate.ingwani@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MissShudufhadzo GodliveMukwevho
Designation:P/Time Lect In Urban And Regional Planni
Qualification:BSC (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:shudufhadzo.mukwevho@univen.ac.za
Office: Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrThiathu DarrylManenzhe
Designation:P/Time Lect In Urban And Regional Planni
Qualification:MAD (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:thiathu.manenzhe@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrMasala ThomasMakumule
Designation:P/Time Lect In Urban And Regional Planni
Qualification:DIP (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), BA (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), BAHON (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), MSC (UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:thomas.makumule@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrFrankMoffat
Designation:Lecturer
Qualification:MSC (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), BSCHON (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), PHD (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:frank.moffat@univen.ac.za
Office: Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrNtshengedzeniTshishonga
Designation:P/Time Lect In Urban And Regional Planni
Qualification:MTRP (UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA), BURP (University of Venda Production)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:ntshengedzeni.tshishonga@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrTendayiGondo
Designation:Senior Lecturer In Land Sur, Remote & Pl
Qualification:PDIP (UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH), MSC (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:tendayi.gondo@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrBrightnesRisimati
Designation:Professor Regional And Urban Planning
Qualification:NAT (UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG), BPROC (UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG), MTRP (UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:brightnes.risimati@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MsPhathutshedzoNetshivhulana
Designation:Internship (Urban And Regional)
Qualification:BSC (University of Venda Production)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:phathutshedzo.netshivhulana@univen.ac.za
Office: Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrsShylet AnesuNyamwanza
Designation:Lecturer
Qualification:MSC (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA), BURP (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:Shylet.Nyamwanza@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrFunananiNetshivhulana
Designation:Internship (Urban And Regional)
Qualification:BSC (University of Venda Production)
Telephone:0159628000
Email:funanani.netshivhulana@univen.ac.za
Office: Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrFulufhedzani VictorMushiana
Designation:Senior Technologist
Qualification:NAT (TECHNIKON NORTHERN GAUTENG), BA (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS)
Telephone:0159628053
Email:victor.mushiana@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number


Name:MrMaphari ChristopherMudau
Designation:P/Time Lect In Urban And Regional Planni
Qualification:BJUR (University of Venda Production), LLB (UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND)
Telephone:0159627594
Email:christopher.mudau@univen.ac.za
Office:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BUILDIG Building, Office Number, Floor Number

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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