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Analytical Chemist

Analytical Chemists study the behaviour of substances under various conditions and are able to work in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, forensics and toxicology. They are involved in quality or process control and product formulation and use a diverse range of methods to investigate the chemical nature of substances.


Available Qualifications:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Access to the Advanced Diploma will be for students that had successfully completed one of the following:

  • A diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • A BSc with chemistry as major
  • An equivalent qualification with chemistry or analytical chemistry as a major
  • In each case, the credit-weighted average mark for final year academic chemistry modules must be at least a 60%.

If the demand for the programme exceeds the allowed capacity, then a competitive entry will be used, based on academic merit. Where the first preference will be given to students with the highest marks from their final year academic chemistry modules.

Mature students or those that do not qualify for the programme based on their initial lower entrance requirements can apply if they had worked in the related industry for at least one year after their undergraduate diploma or BSc qualification, would be considered for acceptance onto the programmes by an interview process. The route of entry will be governed by the Nelson Mandela University policy on RPL.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 34.
  • 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 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Physical Sciences.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 24 and 33 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether 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.

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 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 BSc degree majoring in Chemistry is usually required for acceptance into any fourth-year-level module.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A BSc degree majoring in Microbiology is usually required for acceptance into any fourth-year-level module.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Technology:  Chemistry, BSc Hons or B Eng (Chem) or equivalent qualification.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science Honours:  Biochemistry.
 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science Honours:  Biochemistry.
 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science Honours:  Chemistry or equivalent.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science Honours:  Chemistry or equivalent.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science Honours:  Microbiology.
 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science Honours:  Microbiology.