Renewal of registration
- Subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on the recommendation of the head of department, and in the case of distance education where the Dean formulates the stipulations that will apply, 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 and, in the case of distance education students, within the period stipulated by the Dean. Under special circumstances, the Dean, on the recommendation of the 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.
In addition to the requirements of General Regulations G.1.3 and G.62 an appropriate bachelor's degree is a prerequisite: a candidate with an average of less than 60% in the major subjects in the final year of the bachelor’s degree will only be admitted with the approval of the Dean on the recommendation of the head of department. Additional conditions may be prescribed by the head of department.
A BSc in Meteorology degree OR
An appropriate bachelor’s degree with second-year mathematics and first-year physics.
WKD 155 Atmospheric structure and processes
WKD 164 Climate and weather of Southern Africa
WKD 261 Physical meteorology
GMA 220 Remote sensing
WKD 263 Introduction to dynamical meteorology
WKD 356 Climate and community
WKD 352 Atmospheric vorticity and divergence
WKD 361 Quasi-geostrophic analysis
WKD 366 Fundamentals of weather forecasting
WTW 114 Calculus*
WTW 128 Calculus*
WTW 126 Linear algebra*
WTW 218 Calculus*
WTW 248 Vector Analysis *
PHY 171 First course in physics* or PHY 114 and 124
(*or an equivalent qualification as approved by the head of the department.)
Other programme-specific information
Appropriate honours modules from the other disciplines in the Department or Faculty may be taken on approval by the Honours coordinator or Head of Department.
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.