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University of Zululand Environmental Planning and Development

University of Zululand Environmental Planning and Development

Purpose of the programme

This qualification is aimed at producing graduates who will provide guidance to developers on environmental issues relating to development. The qualification leads from a foundation in the social sciences, development studies and geographical sciences and is followed by sound grounding in all aspects of environmental planning. With this qualification, learners will be qualified to enter the field of environmental planning at a technical level, but are recommended to continue their studies at honours level in the discipline of geography or development studies.

Employment opportunities

The person who obtained this degree can work as Environmental Officer at various Government Departments which deals with environmental issues, non-governmental organisation, private companies, environmental organisations, nature conservation institutions and also municipalities. The people who are interested in teaching geography can study for a postgraduate teaching diploma after this degree.

Entrepreneurial opportunities

The people with entrepreneurial interest can establish their business which will assist in doing the environmental impact assessments for government and private sector.

Vertical articulation for higher degree studies

The people who have obtained this degree can pursue BA Honours in Geography or BA Honours in Development Studies. Those who are interested to pursue careers in teaching geography can register for Postgraduate Diploma in the Faculty of Education.

Horizontal articulation with other qualifications

This degree requires students to do majors in geography and Development Studies. The students can switch their academic programme to BA Development Studies at second year level. The switch will require them to add one more year in their studies because they are required to add another major course in Public Administration.

Contact details for inquiries

 Programme coordinator:
Mrs NP Ndimande, B Paed (Geography), BA (Hons) (Geography), MSc (Geography),
NdimandeN@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 035 9026331.

Head of Department:
Mr AT Mthembu, B Paed (Geography), BA (Hons) (Geography), MA (Geography),
MthembuA@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 035 9026329.

Programme grid structure

 

FACULTY FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS: Geography
Degree(Designator) Bachelor of Arts Environmental Planning and Development
Qualifier
MAJORS Geography
Abbreviation BA
Qualification Code (SAQF)
UNIZULU Code SGBA01
EXIT NQF LEVEL 7
Admission  Requirements Pass of at least 50% (level 4) in English
Admission  Requirements Pass of at least 50% (level 4) in Geography
Minimum Credits for Admission National Senior Certificate With Degree Endorsement And with 26 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies 3 YEARS
Presentation mode of subjects: DAY CLASSES
Intake for the qualification: JANUARY
Registration Cycle for the subjects: JANUARY
Readmission: Subject to prior performance and current applicability of passed modules
Total credits to Graduate: 360

FIRST YEAR

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE CREDITS
NQF
 LEVEL

PRE-REQUISITE

CO-
REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1
Introduction to Physical and Environmental  Geography SGES111 15 5 None None
NGO Sector, Development and  Underdevelopment ADEV111 15 5 None None
Introduction to Tourism ARTO111 15 5 None None
Practical English 1 Part A AENG121 15 5 None None
SEMESTER 2
Introduction to Human Geography SGES112 15 6 None None
Community Project Development and Facilitation ADEV112 15 6 None None
Business Tourism and Entrepreneurship ARTO112 15 6 None None
Practical English 1 Part B AENG122 15 6 None None
TOTAL 120

SECOND YEAR

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITE
CO-
REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1
Global Landforms and Cartography SGES211 15 6 SGES111 None
Integrated  Development ADEV221 15  

6

 

None

None
Planning and Local Economic OR
Development Development  Concepts: ADEV211 15 6 None None
Economic and Social.
Tourism Marketing A ARTO211 15 6 None None
Elementary Statistics for Science Students SSTT111 15 5 None None
SEMESTER 2
Demographics, Health and Sustainable  Development SGES212 15 6 SGES112 None
CHOOSE ONE ELECTIVE
Integrated Rural Development OR ADEV222 15  

6

None None
Population Studies and SA
Population Policy. ADEV212 15 6 None None
Tourism Marketing B ARTO212 15 6 None None
OR
Computer Literacy II SCPS122
15 5 None None
Geographical Info Systems SHYD222 15 6 None SGES211
TOTAL 120

THIRD YEAR

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITE CO-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1
Urban Environment and Recreation Planning SGES311 15 7 SGES212 None
Land Use and Natural Resource  Management SGES331 15 7 SGES211 None
Integrated Urban Development ADEV311 15 7 None None
Industry and Development ADEV321 15 7 None None
SEMESTER 2
Environmental  Management SGES312 15 7 SGES211 None
Environmental Fieldwork and Research SGES322 15 7 SGES211 and SGES212 None
Project Management and Evaluation ADEV312 15 7 None None
Research  Methodology ADEV322 15 7 None None
TOTAL 120
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