DPhil with a specialisation in Virtual and Augmented Reality in STEM Education

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Faculty Website:  Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Science and Technology Education (SCITECHED)
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: DPhil with a specialisation in Virtual and Augmented Reality in STEM Education
Programme Code: P5VRSQ

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 117902

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 10 November 2023

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: 011 559 3523
Email: tmorweng@uj.ac.za

Duration of Study: 1 Year Full-Time and 2 Years Part-Time

Programme Fees


The purpose of the programme is to enable a student to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant academic contribution in the field of virtual and augmented reality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. The degree requires students to conduct independent research into the development, testing, and teaching and learning efficacy of applications for virtual and augmented reality within STEM.

Admission Requirements

This DPhil degree is open to students who hold a Masters degree in any one of the wide range of academic disciplines. These disciplines would include Education, Sciences (e.g., Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Sciences and Mathematical Sciences), Engineering (e.g., Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering), and Arts
(e.g., Architecture, Graphic Design and Industrial Design). A 65% average in the preceding NQF-level 9 qualification (or equivalent) is required for admission to the programme.

Non-South African students need to apply to SAQA for verification of the equivalence of the entry qualification prior to applying for this programme.

More Information

Novel interactive technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality show incredible potential for enabling new, embodied learning scenarios, thereby enabling students in a variety of disciplines to understand difficult concepts through experiential learning.

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