Postgraduate
Programme Code:
08BOSH
Duration:
1.00
Mode of Study:
Full Time
Accreditation:
NQF Level 8, Credits 120

Bachelor of Science Honours

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Science Honours aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and expertise in applied natural science disciplines and to develop student’s capacity to conduct supervised research of an applied nature. The programme is purposefully designed to expose students to advanced scientific concepts, theories, tools, and methods. Students will be able to critically evaluate and apply theoretical and practical aspects of natural sciences in general; develop advanced information acquisition and have the skills required to analyse and problem solve a wide range of pressing challenges and needs in relation to science, technology, engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the current Namibian market and economy.

This programme provides a platform for developing scientific literacy and for increasing essential scientific knowledge and skills for lifelong learning in STEM. Additionally, the programme is designed to enable students to appreciate the relationship between science and other disciplines. Thus, the programme will enable students to demonstrate deepened, comprehensive and systematic scientific knowledge required to effectively communicate research results in written and oral formats.

In following this programme, students will have had the opportunity to develop such skills, in particular relating to communication, interpersonal skills, learning skills, research skills, numeracy, self-management, use of IT and problem-solving and will have been encouraged to further develop and enhance the full set of skills through a variety of opportunities available outside their curriculum.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science Honours programme if they have a Bachelor of Science degree (with a major in Biology, or Chemistry or Physics) at NQF Level 7 from NUST. Alternatively, candidates should have an equivalent qualification at NQF level 7 from a recognised institution, worth at least 360 NQF credits, or a pre-NQF Bachelor degree of at least three years duration from a recognised institution with specialisations in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. NB: Admission into a specialisation will be based on the major undertaken previously at the undergraduate level (NQF Level 7).

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

Prerequisite

RME810S

Research Methodology

None

Plus ONE of the following strands compulsory depending on specialisation:
Applied Biology Strand:

EBM811S

Environmental Biology and Aquatic

None

 

Ecosystem Management

 

MRT811S

Methods in Recombinant DNA Technology

None

MSP811S

Microbial Systematics and Processes

None

Biotechnology Strand:

BIO811S

Bioinformatics

None

MRT811S

Methods in Recombinant DNA Technology

None

PAB811S

Plant and Animal Biotechnology

None

Applied Chemistry Strand:

AAC811S

Advanced Analytical Methods and

None

 

Chemometrics

 

BBC811S

Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry

None

AOC811S

Advanced Organic Chemistry

None

Applied Physics Strand:

ENP811S

Environmental Physics

None

AGE811S

Advanced Geophysics

None

ISP811S

Instrumentation Physics

None

Semester 2

MSH821S

Mini-thesis

Research Methodology

Plus TWO of the following Strand Elective courses for Strand/Specialisation in Applied Biology (based on demand):

AMB82S

Advanced Microbiology

None

BPM821S

Biosynthetic Pathways and Molecular

None

 

Biology

 

ENS821S

Entrepreneurship

None

Plus TWO of the following Strand Elective courses for Strand/Specialisation in Biotechnology (based on demand):

EIM821S

Environmental, Industrial and Medical

None

 

Biotechnology

 

BPM821S

Biosynthetic Pathways and Molecular

None

 

Biology

 

ENS821S

Entrepreneurship

None

Plus TWO of the following Strand Elective courses for Strand/Specialisation in Applied Chemistry (based on demand):
SAM821S                Synthetic Aspects in Medicinal Chemistry         None
EPM821S                Environmental Pollution, Monitoring and         None
                                    Remediation
ENS821S                  Entrepreneurship                                                         None
Plus TWO of the following Strand Elective courses for Strand/Specialisation in Applied Physics (based on demand):

ASO821S

Astrophysics

None

MAP821S

Materials Physics

None

ENS821S

Entrepreneurship

None

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