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Program: BScHons Applied Science Environmental Technology

Code NQF level Faculty Duration Credits
12243008 NQF level:  08 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Minimum duration of study: 1 jaar Totale krediete: 128

Programinligting

The BScHons (Applied Science) degree is conferred by the following academic departments:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

Any specific module is offered on the condition that a minimum number of students are registered for the module, as determined by the relevant head of department and the Dean. Students must consult the relevant head of department in order to compile a meaningful programme, as well as on the syllabi of the modules. The relevant departmental postgraduate brochures must also be consulted.

Admission requirements

  1. Three-year BSc (or equivalent) degree (in Natural Sciences)
    with a cumulative weighted average of at least 60% for the degree
    and
    a full year of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry passed at least at first-year level (modules entitled “Introductory”, “Elementary” or “Basic” will not be regarded as acceptable)
    or
    relevant BTech qualification excluding the National Diploma; i.e. one offered by a department of chemical engineering at a university of technology in South Africa
    with a cumulative weighted average of at least 75% for the degree
    and
    no modules failed in the BTech degree
    or
    four-year engineering-based university degree not recognised by ECSA for registration as a professional engineer
    and
    a full year of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry passed at least at first-year level (modules entitled “Introductory”, “Elementary” or “Basic” will not be regarded as acceptable)
    or
    BEng degree awarded by the University of Pretoria
    or
    relevant four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering that the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) regards as acceptable for registration as a candidate engineer and for eventual registration as a professional engineer 
  2. An entrance examination may be required
  3. Comprehensive intellectual CV

Other programme-specific information

A limited number of appropriate postgraduate modules from other departments are allowed. Not all modules listed are presented each year. Please consult the departmental postgraduate brochure.

Minimum krediete: 128

Core modules

  • Module-inhoud:

    Air quality awareness and impacts of air pollutants. South African air pollution legislation. Meteorology and dispersion modelling. Measurement of air pollution – sampling and analysis. Equipment design of settling chambers and cyclones. Venturis and other wet cleaning equipment. Bag filters. Electrostatic precipitators. Incinerators, adsorption and absorption equipment.

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  • Module-inhoud:

    Engineering principles for environmental preservation and management, pollution control, life-cycle assessment, interactions in the macro and micro-environments, global and ecological systems, social-economic factors in environmental systems, predictive models for the current and future environment, environmental engineering as the driver of economic systems.

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  • Module-inhoud:

    Identification of source materials, physical and chemical properties of waste. Release and transport mechanisms from source to air, groundwater, soil. Primary pathways of contaminants including sorption, volatilisation, biotic and abiotic transformations. Toxicology: absorption, distribution, biochemical transformation, and secretion of chemicals. Acute and chronic toxicity quantification and evaluation of risk. Hazard identification, exposure assessment, toxicity assessment and risk characterisation. Minimum requirements for the handling, classification and disposal of hazardous waste. Minimum requirements for waste disposal by landfill. Minimum requirements for water monitoring at waste management facilities. Recycling and resource management. Waste prevention, minimisation and optimisation.

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  • Module-inhoud:

    Water quality parameters: physical, chemical, biological, microbiological; Units of expression; Evaluation of parameters; Methods of analysis and practical laboratory analyses; Water quality interpretation, evaluation and assessment, water quality guidelines and requirements for domestic, industrial, agricultural, ecological, recreational requirements; Limnology and water quality in rivers and lakes; Surface water modelling; Ground water quality and assessment; Regulatory aspects including all relevant legislation; Integrated environmental management, integrated pollution control; Procedures to assess effluent discharge impacts; and Water quality management, policies and procedures, role of catchment management agencies, and catchment management plans.

     

     

     

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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 each student to familiarise himself or herself 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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