Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is a new generation university, distinguished by its wide range of study options and commitment to serving society. Founded on more than a century of quality higher education, NMMU nurtures innovation, fosters creativity, embraces technology and develops people to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Our affordable, quality higher education is offered to more than 26 000 students across six campuses, making NMMU the largest university in the Eastern and Southern Cape. NMMU brings together the best traditions of technikon and university education, and draws on more than a century of quality higher education, in a new kind of university that offers a wide range of academic, professional and technological programmes at varying entrance and exit levels.
VISION & MISSION:
To be a dynamic African university, recognised for its leadership in generating cutting-edge knowledge for a sustainable future.
To offer a diverse range of quality educational opportunities that will make a critical and constructive contribution to regional, national and global sustainability.
WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A NMMU DEGREE:
An NMMU qualification is your educational passport to the world. Through benefitting from a life-changing educational experience, NMMU graduates and diplomates will be known for demonstrating in-depth disciplinary /interdisciplinary knowledge; social awareness and responsible citizenship; adaptive expertise; creativity and innovation; critical thinking; intra- and interpersonal skills and communication skills.
Academic programmes are offered in seven faculties:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economic Science
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
NMMU offers a wide range of technology-focused and professional programmes, as well as general academic programmes. The success of our career-focused programmes lies in the hands-on involvement of industry and business. Many programmes are also offered on a part-time basis to suit working people.
Undergraduate programmes include certificates, higher certificates, national diplomas and first degrees, ie. bachelor’s (baccalaureus) degrees. All national diplomas and some degree programmes, such as those in media and communication studies, architecture, engineering, health sciences, law, and music, are career-focused, while others are more general and allow students to choose their subjects and tailor their studies to their interests, aptitudes and career plans.
Some bachelor’s degrees may be made up of modules from more than one discipline and are referred to as general degrees (eg. BA General or BCom General), or may be career-focused, referring to an area of focus, such as the BA in Human Resource Management, BA in Media, Communication & Culture, BSc in Human Movement Science, BCom in Financial Planning, etc.
All professional national diploma and degree programmes – for example, in engineering, construction, quantity surveying, chartered accounting, law, interior design, pharmacy and other health professions – carry the necessary accreditation by professional bodies locally and, in same cases, internationally.
The one-year Bachelor of Technology degree (BTech) follows on the national diploma and is perceived in the same way as other four year career-focused bachelor’s degrees. Four-year bachelor’s degrees include the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm), Bachelor of Nursing Science (BCur), Bachelor of Music (BMus) and the Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych). These BTech and four year bachelor’s degrees may be followed by postgraduate study at master’s level, while a three-year bachelor’s degree is usually followed by an honours degree before the master’s degree.
Information on what we offer in terms of careers and qualifications – go to http://myjourney.nmmu.ac.za
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