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Tuition Fees:$3,032 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Ecology
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
Campus:Pietermaritzburg
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with one another and with their physical environment.

The distribution and abundance of organisms on Earth is shaped by both biotic (living organisms) and abiotic (non-living) factors.

Ecology is studied at many levels, including organism, population, community, ecosystem, and biosphere

Curriculum

Year 1 – BIOL101(16), 102(16), CHEM110(16), CHEM120(16), MATH150(16), PHYS131(16),

STAT130(16)

Year 2 – BIOL204(16), 223(16), (BIOL211(16) or 222(16))

Year 3 – BIOL322(16), 323(16), 325(16), 16C from (BIOL304(16), BIOL305(16), BIOL390(16))

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Agricultural Science/Physical Science/Life Science at level 4.
– Admission points required: 28-48 (highest scoring students took first; BSc in Industrial and Applied Biotechnology requires a minimum point score of 30).
– The closing date for applications is 30 September.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $128

Closing dates for Undergraduate Programmes:

Medicine: 30 June
All other programmes: 30 September
– Applications to study must be made in the prescribed manner via the Central Applications
Office (www.cao.ac.za), and must include the presentation of the Matriculation Certificate where specified.
– An applicant who has studied at any other tertiary education institution must, in addition, present an academic record and a certificate of conduct from that institution.

For new admissions:
– APS (Accumulated points score)
– Selections are processed on a sliding scale, on academic merit, with the minimum as per subject requirements.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Environmental consultant
– Research scientists and Research assistants.
– Park naturalist
– Restoration ecologist
– Natural resource manager

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,032
Tuition Fees for International Students: $12,747

South African students pay R50275 per year as tuition fees.
Students from SADC countries pay local tuition fees plus a levy of R3400 (R1800 per semester)

Application fee:
– All students from SADC and other African countries pay: R470
– All students from outside of Africa: U$146
– Students from within Africa but outside SADC and from the rest of the world are required to pay US $ 14 535.00 per annum; i.e. U$ 6 895.00 per semester (first or second) inclusive of the international levy, where registration is required for one semester only to complete a qualification.

 

Relevant Contact

 
Devashnee Chinniah
School Administration
 
Charmaine Ahrens
Undergraduate Administration