NWU Physical and Chemical Sciences Department

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NWU Physical and Chemical Sciences Department

NWU Physical and Chemical Sciences Department – See Details Below:

Welcome to the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences (SPCS) provides relevant, value-driven training which prepares students for the industry.  The School’s expertise is divided into three subject  groups, namely Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics.

The collaboration of these three disciplines under one umbrella constitutes a well-rounded structure for multi-disciplined training and innovative, world class research. The compilation of Honours courses serves as a challenging programme where students are prepared for postgraduate studies and are exposed to research methodology within the different subject groups of the  School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at the NWU.

These programmes equip the student with intellectual and practical skills in Physical and Chemical Sciences. Successful study, especially postgraduate study, in one of these programmes offers exciting opportunities in research and development, teaching in higher and secondary education sectors, quality control, marketing and sales, as well as management and consultation in these specialised fields.

NWU Physical and Chemical Sciences Department Contact Address

NWU Physical and Chemical Sciences Department Contact – See Details Below:

Physical Address:

Building A4, Room 2013

North-West University

Mahikeng Campus

Mahikeng

General Contact:

Prof Lebo Seru

018 389 2695

Lebo.Seru@nwu.ac.za

Potchefstroom Campus:
Postal Address:
Private bag X6001

Potchefstroom Campus

North-West University

Potchefstroom

2520

Physical Address:

Building G6, room 110

Potchefstroom campus

North-west University

Potchefstroom

2531

General Contact:

Mrs Antoinette Delport

018 299 2341

antoinette.delport@nwu.ac.za

NWU Physical and Chemical Sciences Department Admission Requirements

NWU Physical and Chemical Department Requirements – See Details Below:

Please note that the below admission requirements are subject to change pending selection and possible faculty-specific requirements.

Study information is subject to change and is a summary of the general fields of study. This information was compiled for introduction and orientation purposes and the North-West University accepts no liability for inaccuracies that may occur in this guide. The official yearbook of the University must in all cases be consulted during the process of compiling a programme for a specific field of study. The appropriate yearbook is available on request at: studies@mynwu.info / 018 285 4320 / applicationsug@nwu.ac.za.

Please note that, owing to specific capacity constraints, the University reserves the right to select candidates for admission to certain fields of study. This means that prospective students who comply with the minimum requirements will not automatically be admitted to the courses in question. Because of the capacity limitations and the high demand from students for admission to particular fields of study, students will be selected on the basis of their Grade 12 results for admission to these fields.

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DEGREE FIELD REQUIREMENTS APS CAMPUS POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (general)
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
  • Accountant
  • Cost and management accountant
  • Financial manager
  • Tax practitioner
  • General manager
  • Teacher/lecturer
Bachelor of Commerce in Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  • Mathematics level 5
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
30 Mahikeng 

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Auditor
  • Tax specialist
  • Financial manager
  • Business consultant
  • Computer auditor
  • Corporate finance specialist
  • Structured finance specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic/training provider
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
26 Vanderbijlpark 

Mahikeng

  • Auditor
  • Tax specialist
  • Financial manager
  • Business consultant
  • Computer auditor
  • Corporate finance specialist
  • Structured finance specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic/training provider
Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accountancy (SAIPA)
  • Mathematics level 4
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
28 Mahikeng 

Potch

Vanderbijlpark

  • Professional accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Cost and management accountant
  • Financial manager
  • Tax practitioner
  • Lecturer
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accountancy (SAIPA) 

 

  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical literacy level 7
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 4 years
24 Mahikeng 

Vanderbijlpark

 

  • Professional accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Cost and management accountant
  • Financial manager
  • Tax practitioner
  • Lecturer
Bachelor of Commerce in Forensic Accountancy
  • Mathematics level 5
  • A Language of study level 5
  • DURATION: 3 years
36 Potchefstroom
  • Private practice
  • Internal forensic divisions at corporates (banks, insurance, etc.)
  • Government institutions and regulatory bodies
  • Forensic divisions of auditing, consulting or legal firms
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Accountancy (CIMA)
  • Mathematics level 5
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
30 Potchefstroom 

Vanderbijlpark

  • Project managers
  • Management consultants
  • Finance directors
  • Chief executives
  • Entrepreneurs

For a more detailed description of a career as a management accountant, visit the CIMAglobal.com website.

Bachelor of Commerce in Operations Research
  • Mathematics level 4
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng People with skills in OR hold jobs in decision support, business analytics, marketing analysis and logistics planning. Many large firms have groups of OR analysts. These are located in the steel, mining, oil, gas, chemicals, paper and engineering industries, airlines, logistics, railways, banking and insurance. Within the public sector, OR analysts are also employed in health, education and electricity supply.
Bachelor of Commerce in Statistics
  • Mathematics level 4
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng Statisticians have the advantage of combining their interest with almost any other field of study, especially in science, business, medicine technology, education, etc. Some of these fields are as follows: 

  • Education
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health science
  • Public health
  • Computer science
  • Epidemiology
  • Law
  • Population studies
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Insurance
  • Sports
  • Banking institutions
  • Earth sciences
  • Geography
  • Government departments
  • Insurance companies
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Statistics
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy Level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng Statisticians have the advantage of combining their interest with almost any other field of study, especially in science, business, medicine technology, education, etc. Some of these fields are as follows: 

  • Education
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health science
  • Public health
  • Computer science
  • Epidemiology
  • Law
  • Population studies
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Insurance
  • Sports
  • Banking institutions
  • Earth sciences
  • Geography
  • Government departments
  • Insurance companies
Bachelor of Commerce in Business Operations with Logistics Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Business Operations with Logistics Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
Bachelor of Commerce in Business Operations with Transport Economics
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng
  • Logistics management
  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Freight forwarder
  • Warehousing
  • Stock control
  • Public transport planner/scheduler/modeller
  • Traffic and travel impact assessor
  • National government, provincial, district and local municipality
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Business Operations with Transport Economics
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
  • Logistics management
  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Freight forwarder
  • Warehousing
  • Stock control
  • Public transport planner/scheduler/modeller
  • Traffic and travel impact assessor
  • National government, provincial, district and local municipality
Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Agricultural Economics and Risk Management
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language of instruction level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom
  • Financial economist
  • Market economists
  • Development economists
  • Resource economists
  • Production economist
Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Economics and Econometrics
  • Mathematics level 3
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Mahikeng
  • Budget analyst
  • Economist
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Econometrician
  • Public policy analyst
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Economics and Econometrics
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
  • Budget analyst
  • Economist
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Econometrician
  • Public policy analyst
Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Economics and International Trade
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom 

Vanderbijlpark

  • Economist
  • Economic or international trade consultants
  • Any position within the import and export process (e.g. logistics or procurement for retailers such as Shoprite Checkers or Pick n Pay)
  • Government departments such as the Department of Trade and Industry, National Treasury as well as the South African Reserve Bank
  • Positions in banks, financing companies and provincial trade and investment promotion organisations
  • Export credit insurance and risk analysts
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Economics and International Trade
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
  • Economist
  • Economic or international trade consultants
  • Any position within the import and export process (e.g. logistics or procurement for retailers such as Shoprite Checkers or Pick n Pay)
  • Government departments such as the Department of Trade and Industry, National Treasury as well as the South African Reserve Bank
  • Positions in banks, financing companies and provincial trade and investment promotion organisations
  • Export credit insurance and risk analysts
Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Economics and Informatics
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom 

Vanderbijlpark

  • Business Analyst
  • ERP Specialist
  • Web Content Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Application Developer
  • IS Security Manager
  • E-Business Manager
  • Application Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • IT technical support officer
  •  IS/IT Auditor
  • Systems Analyst
Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Economics and Risk Management
  • Mathematics level 4
  • PC – Language of instruction level 4
  • VC – Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
26 Potchefstroom 

Vanderbijlpark

  • Bank management
  • Financial risk management
  • Corporative and city treasurer
  • Funds- and asset management
  • SAFEX trade
  • Money-, capital- and stock market
  • Economic advice
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences with Economics and Risk Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
  • Bank management
  • Financial risk management
  • Corporative and city treasurer
  • Funds- and asset management
  • SAFEX trade
  • Money-, capital- and stock market
  • Economic advice
Bachelor of Administration with Human Resource Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
21 Mahikeng
  • Training and development
  • Recruitment and assessment
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Labour dispute resolution
Extended Bachelor of Administration with Human Resource Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
  • Training and development
  • Recruitment and assessment
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Labour dispute resolution
Bachelor of Administration with Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
21 Mahikeng
  • Training and development
  • Recruitment and assessment
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Labour dispute resolution
Extended Bachelor of Administration with Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
  • Training and development
  • Recruitment and assessment
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Labour dispute resolution
Bachelor of Administration in Development and Management with Local Government Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
21 Mahikeng
  • Administrator
  • Community worker
  • International correspondent
  • Public Administration consultant
  • Mediator
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Policy advisor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Politician
  • Analyst
Extended Bachelor of Administration in Development and Management with Local Government Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
  • Administrator
  • Community worker
  • International correspondent
  • Public Administration consultant
  • Mediator
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Policy advisor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Politician
  • Analyst
Bachelor of Administration with Public Administration
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
21 Mahikeng
  • Administrator
  • Community worker
  • International correspondent
  • Public Administration consultant
  • Mediator
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Policy advisor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Politician
  • Analyst
Extended Bachelor of Administration with Public Administration
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
  • Administrator
  • Community worker
  • International correspondent
  • Public Administration consultant
  • Mediator
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Policy advisor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Politician
  • Analyst
Bachelor of Arts with Industrial and Organisational Psychology and Labour Relations Management
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
22 Potchefstroom 

Vanderbijlpark

  • Training and development
  • Recruitment and assessment
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Labour dispute resolution
Bachelor of Arts with Tourism Management
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
22 Mahikeng
  • Tourism managers
  • Tourism marketers
  • Marketers
  • Researchers
  • Lecturers
  • Consultants
  • Guesthouse managers
  • Game farm managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Marketing and Tourism Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom Although this qualification gives graduates access to the entire tourism industry, BCom qualifications are focused on the management of the industry and businesses.  It creates specific access to careers such as: 

  • Tourism managers
  • Tourism marketers
  • Marketers
  • Researchers
  • Lecturers
  • Consultants
  • Guesthouse managers
  • Game farm managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Tourism Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language of instruction level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom
  • Tourism managers
  • Tourism marketers
  • Marketers
  • Researchers
  • Lecturers
  • Consultants
  • Guesthouse managers
  • Game farm managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Tourism and Recreation Skills
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom Although this qualification offers graduates access to the entire tourism industry, BCom qualifications are focused on the management of the industry and businesses. It creates specific access to careers such as tourism economists, tourism managers, marketers, researchers, lecturers, consultants, guesthouse managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.
Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management with Labour Relations Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom 

Vanderbijlpark

  • Labour relations specialist/practitioner -The provision of expert advice both in an organisational as well as a consulting capacity. This will include, among others, managing discipline and dismissal, dispute settlement, collective bargaining, dealings with trade unions, CCMA and Labour Court cases, employment conditions, and training and development.
  • Analyst – Students can also study Labour Relations Management to prepare for a career providing insight into market trends as an analyst. These analysts may apply their knowledge of human behaviour to develop marketing strategies.
  • Researcher, teacher or lecturer.
Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with Labour Relations Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom 

Vanderbijlpark

  • Labour relations specialist/practitioner -The provision of expert advice both in an organisational as well as a consulting capacity. This will include, among others, managing discipline and dismissal, dispute settlement, collective bargaining, dealings with trade unions, CCMA and Labour Court cases, employment conditions, and training and development.
  • Analyst – Students can also study Labour Relations Management to prepare for a career providing insight into market trends as an analyst. These analysts may apply their knowledge of human behaviour to develop marketing strategies.
  • Researcher, teacher or lecturer.
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Business Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • MC – English level 4
  • PC/VC – Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom 

Vanderbijlpark

Mahikeng

A business manager is responsible for the planning and organising of activities and people, as well as the leading and guidance of people.  Managers’ main tasks are problem-solving, to lead teams, to facilitate team processes and to regularly communicate with people. 

The degree gives you access to a wide variety of career opportunities, as management principles are applied in all organisations.

Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Business Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng A business manager is responsible for the planning and organising of activities and people, as well as the leading and guidance of people.  Managers’ main tasks are problem-solving, to lead teams, to facilitate team processes and to regularly communicate with people. 

The degree gives you access to a wide variety of career opportunities, as management principles are applied in all organisations.

Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Communication Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Potchefstroom Communications managers can work in various types of industries from the educational sector to food and beverage and technical industries. 

BCom qualifications are focused on the management of the industry and businesses. This degree creates specific access to careers such as: organisation managers, tourism managers, communications managers, marketers, researchers, lecturers, consultants, guesthouse managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.

Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Marketing Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • MC – English level 4
  • PC/VC – Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng 

Potchefstroom

Vanderbijlpark

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Any marketing related careers
  • Lecturer
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Marketing Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng 

Vanderbijlpark

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Any marketing related careers
  • Lecturer
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Sport and Business Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
  • Sport business managers
  • Administrators
  • Tertiary institution sport bureau managers
  • School sports managers
  • Provincial sport development officers and managers
  • High-performance institution managers
  • Provincial level sports administrators
  • Local sports club and community center managers
  • National level sport federation managers
  • Professional sport teams managers
  • Sports franchise entity owners and managers
  • Business Manager
  • Business consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Executive
  • Sport Marketer
  • Sport Administrator
  • Recreation Manager
  • Positions in the Hospitality sector
Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences with Safety Management
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • Afrikaans OR English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Vanderbijlpark
Bachelor of Commerce in Information systems
  • Mathematics level 4
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng
Extended Bachelor of Commerce in Information systems
  • Mathematics level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • English level 3
  • DURATION: 4 years
20 Mahikeng
Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing with Tourism
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng
Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy level 6
  • English level 4
  • DURATION: 3 years
24 Mahikeng

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