Students may enrol for AIM 111 and AIM 121 instead of AIM 102 (the same content presented over 2 semesters)
To be read together with the Second year, first semester:
Students specialising in plant ecology/taxonomy: Replace BCM 252 with GKD 250.
Students interested in combining Plant Science in a dual major with Biochemistry should replace [MBY 251 and ZEN 251] with [CMY282 and CMY 284].
To be read together with the Second year, second semester:
Students NOT specialising in plant ecology/taxonomy: Replace GLY161 and GLY162 with PLG262 and an elective module chosen from [BCM 261 or BCM 262 or MBY 262 or another
12-credit module at 200 level in consultation with HOD].
Students specialising in plant ecology/taxonomy: Select an elective module of at least 8 credits at 200 level chosen from [GIS 220 or GIS 221, or another module in consultation with HOD].
Specialisation in Plant Pathology: Replace ZEN 261 with PLG 262.
Students interested in combining Plant Science in a dual major with Biochemistry should replace [GLY 161, GLY 162, MBY 261 and ZEN 261] with [BCM 261, BCM 262, CMY 283 and CMY 285 for a total of 48 credits].
To be read together with the Third year:
Plant ecology specialisation: Students take suitable elective modules in the first semester and ZEN 364 (18 credits) in the second semester.
Specialisation in Plant Pathology: In the first semester, select PLG 351 and one module from [ZEN 355 or MBY 355].
In the second semester, select PLG 363 and replace [BOT 365 or BOT 366] with ZEN 365.
Dual major – Plant Science and Biochemistry: Replace BTC 361 in order to take BCM 356, BCM 357, BCM 367 and BCM 368.
Dual major – Plant Science and Genetics: Select GTS 351, GTS 354 and GTS 367. Students may also choose to replace BOT 366 with GTS 368.
Dual major – Plant Science and Microbiology: Replace BOT 366 in order to take MBY 351, MBY 355, MBY 364 and MBY 365.
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.