Undergraduate
Programme Code:
07BOSC
Duration:
3.00
Mode of Study:
Full Time
Accreditation:
NQF Level 7, Credits 370

Bachelor of Science

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Science is a single major degree programme, requiring students to minor in a second subject/cognate area, that aims at providing students with a coherent and systematic introduction to the broad knowledge, theories, principles, concepts and problem-solving techniques in the sub-field of natural sciences. The programme will enable students to acquire cognitive, problem-solving and key transferable skills necessary for addressing a wide range of pressing challenges in relation to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the current Namibian market and economy. This science degree provides a platform for developing scientific literacy and for building-up essential scientific knowledge and skills for lifelong learning in STEM. Additionally, the programme is designed to enable students to apply knowledge of the natural sciences to real life situations and appreciate the relationship between science and other disciplines. The programme structure facilitates exposure of students to a variety of disciplines, at least initially, but ultimately requiring specialisation in the final year in a major complemented by a component of Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting the University’s General Admission Requirements (GI2.1 in Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook), candidates must have a total of 15 points on the evaluation scale for Physical Science, Mathematics and Biology, in a combination of symbols on NSSC Higher or Ordinary Level or both. No symbol for any one or more of the subjects may be lower than a D on Ordinary Level or a 4 on Higher Level. Candidates must further have obtained at least an E on Ordinary Level for English. The Head of Department or his/her nominee may admit candidates who do not have the required minimum symbol for one of the above subjects, provided that such candidates have very strong symbols for the other two subjects and that the total point score for the three subjects is not lower than 15. Such candidates may be required to enrol for a bridging course at the discretion of the department. Candidates may be required to participate in a final selection test and/or interview at the discretion of the Faculty.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities in private and government institutions, e.g. laboratories, manufacturing, biotech, food processing, agriculture and environmental organisations.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisites

NQF

NQF

 

 

 

Level

Credits

GNB501S

General Biology 1A

None

5

12

GNC501S

General Chemistry 1A

None

5

12

Semester 2

GNP502S

General Physics 1B

None

5

12


Year 2
Semester 3

CLS502S

Calculus/Calculus 1

Sets, Algebra and Trigonometry

5

12

PLUS two strands depending on intended major and minor
Biology

CEB601S

Cell Biology

General Biology 1A

6

12

EBD601S

Evolution of Biological Diversity

General Biology 1A

6

12

Chemistry

APP601S

Analytical Principles and Practice

General Chemistry 1B

6

12

ORC601S

Organic Chemistry 1

General Chemistry 1B

6

12

Physics

EAM601S

Electricity and Magnetism

General Physics 1A

6

12

TPH601S

Thermal Physics

General Physics 1A

6

12

Mathematics

LIA502S

Linear Algebra 1

Sets, Algebra and Trigonometry

5

12

MAS501S

Mathematical Structures

None

5

12

Semester 4

EAP511S

English for Academic Purposes

English in Practice

5

14

PLUS two strands depending on intended major and minor
Biology

GEN602S

Genetics

Cell Biology

6

12

PSF602S

Plant Structure and Function

Evolution of Biological Diversity

6

12

Chemistry

PCH602S

Physical Chemistry

General Chemistry 1B and Calculus

6

12

ICH602S

Inorganic Chemistry

General Chemistry 1B

6

12

Physics

ECE602S

Electrical Circuits & Electronics

Electricity & Magnetism

6

12

MPH602S

Modern Physics

General Physics 1B

6

12

Mathematics

ODE602S

Ordinary Differential Equations

Calculus 1

6

12

LIA601S

Linear Algebra 2

Linear Algebra 1

6

12

Compulsory Elective for Biology Major

PBT501S

Probability Theory 1

None

5

12

Compulsory Elective for Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics Major

CLS601S

Calculus 2

Calculus 1

6

12

 

Year 3
Semester 5

CIS610S

Contemporary Issues

None

6

12

PLUS one strand/major (based on programme rules and choices made in previous semesters)
Biology

ECO701S

Ecology

General Biology 1B

7

12

ASF701S

Animal Structure and Function

General Biology 1B

7

12

MIB701S

Microbiology

Evolution of Biological Diversity and Genetics

7

12

MAB701S

Marine Biology 3A

Evolution of Biology Diversity

7

12

Chemistry

OCH701S

Organic Chemistry 2

Organic Chemistry 1

7

12

MSC701S

Molecular Spectroscopy & Chemical

Analytical Principles and Practice

7

12

 

Separation Methods

 

 

 

ACS701S

Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

7

12

QCM701S

Quantum Chemistry & Molecular Spectroscopy

Physical Chemistry

7

12


Physics

MMP701S

Mathematical Methods in Physics

None

7

12

EEN701S

Energy & Environment

Thermal Physics and Electricity and

7

12

 

 

Magnetism

 

 

SSP701S

Solid State Physics

Modern Physics

7

12

GPH701S

Geophysics

Electricity and Magnetism and Modern Physics

7

12

Mathematics

MAP602S

Mathematical Programming

Liner Algebra 1

6

12

 

RAN701S

Real Analysis

Calculus 2

7

12

 

NUM701S

Numerical Methods 1

Ordinary Differential Equations

7

12

 

MMO701S

Mathematical Modelling 1

Ordinary Differential Equations

7

12

 

 

Semester 6

WIL702S

Work Integrated Learning

All courses up to Semester 4

7

36

PLUS one strand/major (based on programme rules and choice made in previous semester
Biology

BIO702S           Biotechnology                                                         Microbiology                                                       7            12

MAB702S         Marine Biology 3B                                                Marine Biology 3A                                            7            12

Chemistry

BPP702S           Biochemistry: Biochemical                                 Organic Chemistry 2                                         7            12

                             Principles & Practice

ENC702S           Environmental Chemistry                                  Molecular Spectroscopy and                        7            12

                                                                                                                  Chemical Separation Methods

Physics

QPH702S

Quantum Physics

Modern Physics

7

12

BPH702S

Biomedical Physics

Modern Physics

7

12

Mathematics

NUM702S

Numerical Methods 2

Numerical Methods 1

7

12

MMO702S

Mathematical Modelling 2

Mathematical Modelling 1

7

12

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