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Walter Sisulu University WSU Bridging Courses

Walter Sisulu University WSU Bridging Courses

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) offers a variety of extended degree programs across several faculties to assist students who do not meet the standard admission requirements. These programs provide an additional year of study to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen fields. Below is a summary of the extended degree programs and related information:

Extended Degree Programs at WSU:

Faculty of Chemistry:

Program: Chemistry

Faculty of Consumer Science:

Program: Food & Nutrition

Faculty of Engineering and Construction:

Programs: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building Engineering, Civil Engineering (Transportation or Water)

Faculty of Finance and Accounting:

Programs: Accounting and Financial Information Systems

Faculty of Information Technology:

Programs: Software Development, Communication Networks, Support Services, Business Applications, Computing

Faculty of Public Relations and Marketing Science:

Program: Public Relations Management

Faculty of Science:

Program: Bachelor of Science

Additional Admission Requirements:

National Benchmark Tests (NBTs): All prospective students are required to take the NBTs before applying to WSU.

Standardized Assessment Tests for Access and Placement (SATAP): Some faculties may require additional SATAP tests.

Specific Faculty Programs with Additional Requirements:

Faculty of Business, Management Sciences and Law:

  • Economics Sciences Access Programme
  • Extended Programs:
    • National Higher Certificate: Accountancy
    • National Diploma in Public Relations Management

All new first-year students accepted into these programs are required to write a test to determine their entry level.

Contact Information for Extended Degree Programs:

Mthatha Campus: +27 47 502 2844

Butterworth Campus: +27 47 401 6254

Buffalo City Campus: +27 43 708 5200

General Information:

WSU’s extended degree programs are aimed at students who need additional preparation for university-level study.

These programs often include foundational courses and skills development.

The duration of these programs is typically one year longer than the standard degree programs.

For more detailed information about these programs and specific admission requirements, prospective students are encouraged to visit the WSU website at or contact the relevant campus directly.

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