Candidates who do not comply with the minimum admission requirements of programmes in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, may be considered for admission to the BSc – Extended programme for the Mathematical Sciences. The BSc – Extended programme takes a year longer than the normal programmes to complete.
BSc — Extended programme — Mathematical Sciences
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This programme is not available for students who meet all the requirements for the corresponding mainstream programme.
Note: Only students who apply in the final year of their NSC or equivalent qualification, will be considered for admission into any of the BSc – Extended programmes.
Admissions from the BSc — Extended programmes to the BSc (Actuarial and Financial Mathematics) programmes will only be considered if students have passed all their first-year modules with a wighted average of at least 60%, passed IAS 111 and achieved a minimum mark of 60% for WTW 143 and WTW 153.
- Students in the BSc Extended: Mathematical Sciences programme must achieve a minimum GPA requirement of 65% in year 1, in order to progress from semester two to semester three.
- Students in the BSc Extended: Mathematical Sciences programme who pass all their modules in semester one and two, may be considered in other programmes in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences as well as other faculties.
- Students who are admitted to one of the BSc extended programmes register for one specific programme. Three extended programmes are available:
- BSc (extended programme) – Mathematical Sciences
- BSc (extended programme) – Biological and Agricultural Sciences
- BSc (extended programme) – Physical Sciences
- These programmes are followed by students who, as a result of exceptional circumstances, will benefit from an extended programme.
- Students who do not comply with the normal three-year BSc entrance requirements for study in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, may nevertheless be admitted to the Faculty by being placed on the BSc (extended programme). Generally the BSc (extended programme) means that the first study year in Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry is extended to take two years. After completing the BSc (extended programme) successfully, students join the second year of the normal BSc programme to complete their degrees. The possibility of switching over to other faculties such as Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Veterinary Science and Health Sciences, after one or two years in the extended programme, exists. This depends on selection rules and other conditions stipulated by the other faculties.
- Students who wish to follow one of the BSc extended programmes will be subjected to an Institutional Proficiency Test and will be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee. Information in this regard is available at the Client Services Centre.
- Applications for admission to the BSc (extended programme) should be submitted before 30 September each year. Details are obtainable from the Student Administration at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.
- The rules and regulations applicable to the normal study programmes apply mutatis mutandis to the BSc (extended programme), with exceptions as indicated in the regulations pertaining to the BSc (extended programme). For instance, students placed in the BSc (extended programme) must have a National Senior Certificate with admission for degree purposes.
- An admissions committee considers applications for the BSc (extended programme) annually. Regarding subject choices, admitted students are individually placed on the BSc (extended programme) according to their prospective field of study. Students may NOT change this placement without the permission of the Chairperson of the admissions committee.
Other programme-specific information
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.
Promotion to next study year
Academic promotion requirements
It is expected of students who register for the first year of the BSc (extended programme) to pass all the prescribed modules of the first year.
It is expected of students accepted into the BSc (extended programme) to finish a complete corresponding BSc first year within the two years of enrolment in the BSc (extended programme). Students who do not show progress during the first semester of the first year will be referred to the Admissions Committee of the Faculty.