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COURSE: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN FORESTRY (GEORGE C...

National Diploma in Forestry (George Campus)
National Diploma in Forestry (George Campus)
Type:
N/A
Duration:
4 Years Full Time

Introduction


Students gain a sound grounding in all aspects pertaining to sustainable forest management, such as silviculture, forest management, forest engineering, cost & management accounting, economics and environmental management. This foundation enables students to work in any field related to the global forestry industry. During experiential training, students work at an appropriate site in the industry with experienced foresters and/or forestry contractors acting as role models and mentors. The student gains invaluable technical experience, expanded work perspective and ingrained work ethics.


Admission requirements


(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EXTENDED QUALIFICATION

  • Minimum statutory NSC requirements for diploma entry and for the language of learning and teaching must preferably be met, but in exceptional cases candidates who only meet the minimum NSC requirements for certificate entry will be considered.

  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).

  • Candidates with an APS of 22 who do not meet the requirements for direct admission to the National Diploma: Forestry may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

  • Candidates must perform satisfactorily on the NMMU Access Assessment Battery.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NATIONAL DIPLOMA FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 32.

  • Minimum NSC requirements for diploma entry must be met.

  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 5 (60-69%) for Mathematical Literacy.

  • If an applicant presents with Mathematical Literacy instead of Mathematics, additional modules may be added to the programme, which will extend the length of the programme or he/she could be placed in an extended qualification.

  • Recommended NSC subjects: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Senior Certificate with a pass mark in Mathematics Other recommended matric subjects include Physical Science and Biology.

  • Learners must score at least 24 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.


SITE OF DELIVERY
This qualification will be offered at the George Campus of the university.

DURATION
The qualification shall extend over four years of full-time study.

For more info on this course: NMMU

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