Students may enrol for AIM 111 and AIM 121 instead of AIM 101 (the same content presented over 2 semesters)
Applied Microbiology option:
ZEN 251 may be replaced with FST 250
Students may replace ZEN 261and/or BOT 261 with either MBY 262 or FST 260 or BCM 262
Two electives may be selected from BCM 356, BCM 357, BOT 356, BOT 358, GTS 351, GTS 354, PLG 351or ZEN 355.
Students can only take a module if they comply with all the prerequisites.
Two electives may be selected from BMC 367, BCM 368, BOT 365, BTC 361, FST 362, GTS 367 or ZEN 365.
Students can only take a module if they comply with all the prerequisites
Medical Microbiology option:
Students should replace ZEN 251 and BOT 251 with FLG 211 and FLG 212
Students should replace ZEN 261 and BOT 261 with FLG 221 and FLG 222
Two electives may be selected from BCM 356, BCM 357, GTS 351 or GTS 354
Two electives may be selected from BCM 367, BCM 368, GTS 367 or GTS 368
Microbiology and Biochemistry combination: Students should replace ZEN 251 and BOT 251 with CMY 282 and CMY 284
Students should replace ZEN 261 and BOT 261 with CMY 283 and BCM 262
Students take BCM 356 and BCM 357 in the third year, first semester
Students take BCM 367 and BCM 368 in the third year, second semester
Microbiology and Genetics combination:
Students may replace ZEN 261 with MBY 262
Students take GTS 351 and GTS 354 in the third year, first semester
Students take GTS 367 and either GTS 368 or BTC 361 in the third year, second semester
Microbiology and Plant Science option:
Students may replace ZEN 261 with MBY 262
Students take BOT 356 and BOT 358 in the third year, first semester
Students take BOT 365 and BTC 361 in the third year, second semester
Electives are chosen as follows:
Third year – 72 credits
A student must pass all the minimum prescribed and elective module credits as set out at the end of each year within a programme as well as the total required credits to comply with the particular degree programme. Please refer to the curricula of the respective programmes. At least 144 credits must be obtained at 300-/400-level, or otherwise as indicated by curriculum. The minimum module credits needed to comply with degree requirements is set out at the end of each study programme. Subject to the programmes as indicated a maximum of 150 credits will be recognised at 100-level. A student may, in consultation with the Head of Department and subject to the permission by the Dean, select or replace prescribed module credits not indicated in BSc three-year study programmes to the equivalent of a maximum of 36 module credits.
It is important that the total number of prescribed module credits is completed during the course of the study programme. The Dean may, on the recommendation of the Head of Department, approve deviations in this regard. Subject to the programmes as indicated in the respective curricula, a student may not register for more than 75 module credits per semester at first-year level subject to permission by the Dean. A student may be permitted to register for up to 80 module credits in a the first semester during the first year provided that he or she obtained a final mark of no less than 70% for grade 12 Mathematics and achieved an APS of 34 or more in the NSC.
Students who are already in possession of a bachelor’s degree, will not receive credit for modules of which the content overlap with modules from the degree that was already conferred. Credits will not be considered for more than half the credits passed previously for an uncompleted degree. No credits at the final-year or 300- and 400-level will be granted.
The Dean may, on the recommendation of the programme manager, approve deviations with regard to the composition of the study programme.
Please note: Where elective modules are not specified, these may be chosen from any modules appearing in the list of modules.
It remains the student’s responsibility to acertain, prior to registration, whether they comply with the prerequisites of the modules they want to register for.
The prerequisites are listed in the Alphabetical list of modules.
A student obtains his or her degree with distinction if all prescribed modules at 300-level (or higher) are passed in one academic year with a weighted average of at least 75%, and obtain at least a subminimum of 65% in each of the relevant modules.