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Faculty Website: Faculty of Science
Department: Department of Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BScHons in Energy Studies
Programme Code: H2006Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in their respective science disciplines/fields, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of those science disciplines. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 30 credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialisation qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study.
A potential candidate should hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree in Science, Commerce, Humanities or an equivalent B Tech degree. In order to be considered for acceptance into the programme the applicant should have achieved a minimum result of 60% for the major modules in the final year of the undergraduate degree. Relevant experience in the energy industry would be an advantage. Admission to the programme requires the approval of the Programme Co-ordinator of Energy Studies and the Head of Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies.