Refer also to G30-G41.
The curriculum is determined in consultation with the programme organiser.
A student will have to apply to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology if he/she requires more than two years to complete the degree.
- Relevant honours degree with a cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the honours degree or relevant four-year bachelor’s degree with a cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the degree
- Pass mark in Mathematics at NSC level or another qualification in Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematical Statistics or equivalent
- Recommendation letter from the employer/line manager, indicating a commitment that they will make time available for the employee to devote to the studies
- Essay/motivation letter regarding the interest in this degree
- Comprehensive intellectual CV (a template is available on the departmental website)
Other programme-specific information
Discontinuation of studies
The Dean may, on the recommendation of the admissions committee, cancel the studies of a student who fails more than one module. A module may only be repeated once.
Examinations and pass requirements
A student is permitted to enter an examination in a module only if the lecturer of that module, in consultation with the head of department, certifies that the student has prepared himself or herself satisfactorily by due performance in his or her work and has fulfilled the attendance requirements.
A student may be refused admission to the examination if the prescribed tuition fees have not been paid. A student’s final marks may also be withheld should his or her tuition fees be outstanding.
A student may be refused admission to the examination if he or she has failed to fulfil the attendance requirements.
Subject to exceptions approved by the dean, on the recommendation of the head of department, a student may not enter for any master’s examination more than twice.
In order to pass a master’s coursework module, a student must obtain a final mark of at least 50%.
Each faculty, by way of the faculty regulations, must determine the weight that is allocated to the year or semester mark and the examination mark in the calculation of the final mark of the student, where applicable. The calculation of marks may differ from module to module. This information is available in the relevant study guide and students are responsible for familiarising themselves with the way in which marks are calculated in a specific module.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction on students who have obtained at least 75% for the mini-dissertation and a minimum of 75% weighted average (not rounded) final mark for the coursework modules and completed the degree in minimum time.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.