Renewal of registration
- Subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, a student may not sit for an examination for the honours degree more than twice in the same module.
- A student for an honours degree must complete his or her study, in the case of full-time students, within two years and, in the case of after-hours students, within three years of first registering for the degree. Under special circumstances, the Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, may give approval for a limited extension of this period.
In calculating marks, General Regulation G.12.2 applies.
Apart from the prescribed coursework, a research project is an integral part of the study.
1. BSc (Mathematics) degree or BSc (Applied Mathematics) degree or relevant bachelor’s degree
2. At least 60% in all mathematics and applied mathematics modules at final-year level
3. At least four (4) of the following modules/subjects (or equivalent) with at least 60% at final-year level:
· Partial differential equations
· Dynamical systems (ordinary differential equations)
· Real analysis
· Complex analysis
· Numerical analysis
· Continuum mechanics
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.