Programme: MSc Applied Geoinformatics (Coursework)

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Code Faculty Department
02250417 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department: Statistics
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Programme information

A minimum of 180 credits is required to obtain the MSc (Applied Geoinformatics) Coursework degree, made up of coursework (110 credits) and a research component (90 credits).

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant BScHons (or equivalent) degree
  2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the honours degree
  3. An admission examination may be required
  4. A CV with contactable references may be required

Note: Additional modules may be required in order to reach the desired standard

Other programme-specific information

Candidates are required to familiarise themselves with the General Regulations regarding the maximum period of registration and other requirements for master’s degrees.

Promotion to next study year

As long as progress is satisfactory, renewal of the registration of a master’s student will be accepted for the second year of the study. Registration for a third and subsequent years will only take place when the Student Administration of the Faculty receives a written motivation that is supported by the head of department and Postgraduate Studies Committee.

Pass with distinction

The MSc degree is conferred with distinction to candidates who obtain a final average mark of at least 75%, with a minimum of 65% in each module, and a mark of at least 75% for the mini-dissertation. 

Minimum credits: 110

Total credits required:  180

First year credits:  110

Elective modules - special note:

Select two of the electives listed in the fixed curriculum OR take modules of a least 30 credits offered as part of ONE of the coursework master's programmes in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT or the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.  In this instance, the prerequisites of the repective modules selected must be met and permission from the relevant HOD is required.

Contact:  Prof Serena Coetzee

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3823

Email:  [email protected]

Core modules

Elective modules

Minimum credits: 90

Total credits:  180

Final year Core credits: 90

Core modules

  • Module content:

    An approved individual research project carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. Compilation of a research proposal. Literature survey. Selecting an appropriate research method. Carrying out of the research. Analysis and interpretation of the research results. Preparation of a mini-dissertation and a draft journal article.

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The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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