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Textile Scientist

Textile Scientists design, develop and produce fibres, yarns and textiles. They carry out a range of technical, investigative and quality control work to ensure the end product performs to specification, liaising with those involved in the production process.


Available Qualifications:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum statutory NSC requirements for degree entry must be met or equivalent school-leaving certificate. In exceptional cases candidates who do not meet the statutory requirements for admission to a Bachelors degree, but perform very well in the NMMU access assessment battery will be considered for Senate’s discretion admission.
  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50–59%) for Mathematics.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 2 (30-39%) for Physical Sciences.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 39 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 in the NMMU Access Assessment Battery.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement. Maths and Physical Science minimum SG=E.
  • Applicants with 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.
  • Candidates must perform satisfactorily in the NMMU Access Assessment Battery.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 40.
  • Minimum statutory NSC requirements for degree 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 5 (60-69%) for Mathematics.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 39 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

  • Learners must score at least 34 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement. Maths minimum HG=E or SG=C.
  • 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.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 40.
  • Minimum statutory NSC requirements for degree 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 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 39 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

  • Learners must score at least 34 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement. Maths minimum HG=E or SG=C.
  • 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.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 40.
  • Minimum statutory NSC requirements for degree 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 5 (60-69%) for Mathematics.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 39 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

  • Learners must score at least 34 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement. Maths minimum HG=E or SG=C.
  • 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.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A 360-credit post-school qualification at NQF level 7 from an accredited HEI with majors in an allied science (biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, or pharmacy), or chemical engineering, provided the 360-credit qualification includes a two-semester sequence of Organic Chemistry consisting of at least 20 credits. A full study record must be submitted along with:

  • details of related work experience where applicable; and
  • a typed motivation of maximum 2 A4 pages (1.5 line spacing, font size 10) that focuses on an applicant's ability to innovate and which will be evaluated by a standing panel.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A 360-credit post-school qualification at NQF level 7 from an accredited HEI with majors in an allied science (biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, or pharmacy), or chemical engineering, provided the 360-credit qualification includes a two-semester sequence of Organic Chemistry consisting of at least 20 credits. A full study record must be submitted along with:

  • details of related work experience where applicable; and
  • a typed motivation of maximum 2 A4 pages (1.5 line spacing, font size 10) that focuses on an applicant's ability to innovate and which will be evaluated by a standing panel.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission:

  • Bachelor of Science: Textiles obtained at a local or recognised overseas university; or
  • A diploma in Textile Engineering obtained at a recognised overseas Technical High School or University, and recognised by the Department of National Education as being equivalent to a Bachelor of Science Honours degree; or
  • A Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics.
  • Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying test in one or more fields in Textile Science and/or Technology.
  • All candidates should be employed by, or have access to, a well-established textile laboratory having the necessary research facilities.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission:

  • Bachelor of Science: Textiles obtained at a local or recognised overseas university; or
  • A diploma in Textile Engineering obtained at a recognised overseas Technical High School or University, and recognised by the Department of National Education as being equivalent to a Bachelor of Science Honours degree; or
  • A Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics.
  • Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying test in one or more fields in Textile Science and/or Technology.
  • All candidates should be employed by, or have access to, a well-established textile laboratory having the necessary research facilities.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission:

  • An MSc degree in Chemistry, Physics or Textile Engineering obtained at a local uni­versity or a recognised overseas university with at least two years' experience in the textile research field; or
  • An MSc (Textiles) degree obtained at a local or recognised overseas university; or
  • They must have passed the examinations on the grounds of which they will be awarded a Master’s degree by the University or on the grounds of which the required status may later be granted to them by Senate.
  • All candidates where necessary shall be required to pass a qualifying test in one or more fields in Textile Science and/or Technology.
  • All candidates should be employed by, or have access to, a well-established textile laboratory, having the necessary research facilities.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission:

  • An MSc degree in Chemistry, Physics or Textile Engineering obtained at a local uni­versity or a recognised overseas university with at least two years' experience in the textile research field; or
  • An MSc (Textiles) degree obtained at a local or recognised overseas university; or
  • They must have passed the examinations on the grounds of which they will be awarded a Master’s degree by the University or on the grounds of which the required status may later be granted to them by Senate.
  • All candidates where necessary shall be required to pass a qualifying test in one or more fields in Textile Science and/or Technology.
  • All candidates should be employed by, or have access to, a well-established textile laboratory, having the necessary research facilities.