The programme consists of seven honours modules (five modules of 15 credits each from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and two modules of 16 credits each from the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education) as well as the compulsory research project (30 credits). Elective modules should be selected according to the prerequisites of these modules.
Candidates are required to familiarise themselves with the General Regulations regarding the maximum period of registration and other requirements for honours degrees.
- An appropriate bachelor’s degree
- At least a final grade point average of 60% at final-year level for all mathematics/applied mathematics modules
- Required that the candidate has completed at least four of the following final-year modules or the equivalent:
- Partial differential equations
- Dynamical systems (ordinary differential equations)
- Real analysis
- Complex analysis
- Numerical analysis
- Continuum mechanics
- Complete preceding degree will be considered for selection.
Promotion to next study year
The progress of all honours candidates is monitored biannually by the postgraduate coordinator/head of department. A candidate’s study may be terminated if the progress is unsatisfactory or if the candidate is unable to finish his/her studies during the prescribed period.
Pass with distinction
The BScHons degree is awarded with distinction to a candidate who obtains a weighted average of at least 75% in all the prescribed modules and a minimum of 65% in any one module.