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COURSE: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN POLYMER TECHNOLOGY

National Diploma in Polymer Technology
National Diploma in Polymer Technology
Type:
N/A
Duration:
1 Year Practical / 2 Years Full Time

Introduction


Polymer technology can be described in brief as the manufacture, processing, analysis and application of long chain molecules. Materials that are typically classified as polymers include: plastics, paints, rubber, foams, adhesives, sealants, varnishes etc.

The programme includes in-depth training in chemistry, and engineering and manufacturing practices related to the field.

Several bursaries are available for this programme, Financial Aid


Admission requirements

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 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.

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for Physical Sciences.

  • If an applicant has not taken the optional Mathematics topics, additional modules may be added, which may extend the duration of study.

  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 22 and 31 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.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with Mathematics and Physical Science (minimum SG=D) and English (minimum HG=D).

  • Learners must score at least 28 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.


DURATION
Theoretical Training of 2 years at the NMMU and a further 1 year of Practical training in a related industry.

Careers: Chemistry (Polymer Chemistry), Polymer Technology

For more info: NMMU

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