BSc - Extended Programmes

The BSc – Extended programmes are designed for students who show potential to succeed but are academically not well prepared.

The programmes have lower entrance requirements and include an additional year of study that will enhance students’ basic knowledge.

These programmes are gateways to science and science-based programmes. Students admitted to the BSc – Extended programmes will attend classes at the Mamelodi Campus during their first year.
Students who complete their first year will attend lectures on the Hatfield Campus from their second academic year onwards.

The programmes have two phases. The first phase lasts for 18 months (three semesters). During this phase, students are trained and developed academically and psychologically for further studies.
Students who complete the first phase will obtain credits equivalent to the first semester of the
first year of the BSc and BScAgric programmes and may register for the modules of the second semester of a preferred first year in BSc or BScAgric.
Transfer to the second year of these specific BSc or BScAgric programmes takes place in the third year of

Features of the BSc – Extended programmes
-  In the first phase, the academic content is delivered at a slower pace than that of the regular degree programmes.
- Extra modules and support help students cope with university life.
Most of the teaching and learning take place in smaller groups.
- A variety of methods are used to deliver content to remedy
possible gaps in foundational knowledge.

Subject fields in the BSc – Extended programmes
- Mathematical Sciences
- Biological and Agricultural Sciences
- Physical Sciences

Students who wish to follow a career in engineering should apply for the BSc – Extended programme – Physical Sciences, and those who wish to study health sciences or veterinary science should apply for the BSc – Extended programme – Biological and Agricultural Sciences.

Extended Curriculum Programmes: Teaching and Learning activities

Contact details:
Ms Dikeledi Moche
Tel: 012 420 2983
Current students and applicants with UP Empl ID:
External contacts with no UP Empl ID: [email protected]

UP Student Service Centre

012 420 3111
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