• In order to register NSC/IEB/Cambridge candidates must comply with the minimum requirements for degree studies as well as the minimum requirements for the relevant study programme.
• Life Orientation is excluded in the calculation of the Admission Point Score (APS).
• Grade 11 results are used for the provisional admission of prospective students. Final admission is based on the Grade 12 results.
| Minimum requirements for 2016 |
| Achievement level |
| Afrikaans or English || Mathematics || Physical Sciences || APS |
| NSC/IEB || HIGCSE || AS-Level || A-Level || NSC/IEB || HIGCSE || AS-Level || A-Level || NSC/IEB || HIGCSE || AS-Level || A-Level |
| 5 || 3 || C || C || 5 || 3 || C || C || 5 || 3 || C || C || 30 |
Candidates who do not comply with the minimum admission requirements may be considered for admission to the BScAgric or the BSc (Four-year Programme) based on the results of the NBT. Please note that students who are placed in the BSc (Four-year Programme) will take a minimum of five years to complete the BSc Agric study programme.
Other programme-specific information
Students may enrol for AIM 111 and AIM 121 instead of AIM 101 (the same content presented over 2 semesters).
Students who want to enrol for the main subjects: Agronomy, Horticulture or Pasture Science, must register for the BScAgric Option: Applied Plant and Soil Sciences degree programme.
Electives: ZEN 161 or VKU 120
Compilation of curriculum
Students must register for elective modules in consultation with the head of department who must ensure that the modules do not clash on the set timetable.
The Dean may, in exceptional cases and on recommendation of the head of department, approve deviations from the prescribed curriculum.
Promotion to next study year
A student will be promoted to the following year of study if he or she passed 100 credits of the prescribed credits for a year of study, unless the Dean on the recommendation of the head of department decides otherwise. A student who does not comply with the requirements for promotion to the following year of study, retains the credit for the modules already passed and may be admitted by the Dean, on recommendation of the head of department, to modules of the following year of study to a maximum of 48 credits, provided that it will fit in with both the lecture and examination timetable.
Pass with distinction
The BScAgric degree is conferred with distinction if a student obtains a weighted average of at least 75% in the modules of the major subjects in the third and the fourth year of study, with a weighted average of at least 65% in the other modules of the third and the fourth year of study.