- In order to register NSC/IEB/Cambridge candidates must comply with the minimum requirements for degree studies as well as with the minimum requirements for the relevant study programme. • Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
- Grade 11 results are used in the provisional admission of prospective students. • A valid National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission to degree studies is required. • Minimum subject and achievement requirements, as set out below, are required. On first-year level a student has a choice between Afrikaans and English as language medium. In certain cases, tuition may be presented in English only, for example in electives, where the lecturer may not speak Afrikaans or in cases where it is not economically or practically viable.
- Provisional admission to the four-year programme in the School of Engineering is only guaranteed if a prospective student complies with ALL the requirements below.
Candidates who do not comply with the minimum requirements, set out above, but who have obtained a minimum APS of 30, an achievement level of 5 for English or Afrikaans, 6 for Mathematics and 5 for Physical Science, will be considered for provisional admission to either the four-year programme or the ENGAGE programme based on the results of the compulsory NBT.
Admission to ENGAGE in the School of Engineering will be determined by the results of the NBT, NSC results, an achievement level of 5 in Mathematics and 4 in Physical Science, as well as an achievement level of 4 in Afrikaans or English, together with an APS of 25.
Students may apply directly to be considered for the ENGAGE programme.
| Minimum requirements for 2016 |
| Achievement level |
| Afrikaans or English || Mathematics || APS |
| NSC/IEB || HIGCSE || AS-Level || A-Level || NSC/IEB || HIGCSE || AS-Level || A-Level |
| 5 || 3 || C || C || 5 || 3 || C || C || |
based on the
- Should a candidate obtain an APS of 26 to 29 consideration for admission will be based on the results of the NBT provided the quotas regarding student numbers have not been reached.
Other programme-specific information
Note that a student who wishes to continue with an MSc(Computer Science) or MCom(Informatics) or MIS(Information Science) should take four of the five honours modules from that specific department in their fourth year of study.
Promotion to next study year
Also consult the G Regulations.
(i) A student is promoted to the following year of study after obtaining the required credits as mentioned below:
• Second year of study after obtaining at least 70% of the credits of the first year of study.
• Third year of study after obtaining at least 70% of the credits of the second year of study.
• Fourth year of study after obtaining at least 70% of credits of the third year of study.
(ii) The degree is conferred if all the prescribed modules have been passed.