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Forester

Foresters are dedicated to planning and managing the process of growing, protecting and harvesting trees. In addition, they assist in the managing of the utilisation of trees once they have been harvested.


Available Qualifications:

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 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.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 31 will be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
  • 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.

 

 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 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.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 31 will be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
  • 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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be in possession of the three-year National Diploma: Forestry or equivalent qualification.  Although not a requirement, it is regarded as desirable that an applicant has completed at least two years' applicable practical service after having graduated.  Candidates with less than two years' service will be considered if their average mark for the final year of diploma studies is at least 60%.

Prospective students who have not completed subjects in Management, Engineering, Silviculture, Economics and Utilisation on a third-year level of study, with a specific focus on the commercial plantation forestry sector, who apply for admission to the full-time BTech Forestry Programme, will be required first to do the third (final) year of the Diploma in Forestry offered by the NMMU.  Prospective students will not be allowed to register for any BTech subjects during this year and all 3rd-year subjects must be completed successfully before a student can commence to the BTech Programme.  These students will be registered as occasional students and will not be awarded the NMMU Diploma in Forestry.

Some students only apply for admission to the BTech programme after some years of industry experience. In such cases, they apply for studies on a part-time basis. The admission of these students will therefore depend on the duration and relevance of their industry experience (minimum 3 years if the applicant did achieve an average of 60% during his final year of diploma studies), as evaluated by the Programme Co-ordinator of the Forestry Programme and the Director of Schools: Natural Resource Management.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be in possession of the three-year National Diploma: Forestry or equivalent qualification.  Although not a requirement, it is regarded as desirable that an applicant has completed at least two years' applicable practical service after having graduated.  Candidates with less than two years' service will be considered if their average mark for the final year of diploma studies is at least 60%.

Prospective students who have not completed subjects in Management, Engineering, Silviculture, Economics and Utilisation on a third-year level of study, with a specific focus on the commercial plantation forestry sector, who apply for admission to the full-time BTech Forestry Programme, will be required first to do the third (final) year of the Diploma in Forestry offered by the NMMU.  Prospective students will not be allowed to register for any BTech subjects during this year and all 3rd-year subjects must be completed successfully before a student can commence to the BTech Programme.  These students will be registered as occasional students and will not be awarded the NMMU Diploma in Forestry.

Some students only apply for admission to the BTech programme after some years of industry experience. In such cases, they apply for studies on a part-time basis. The admission of these students will therefore depend on the duration and relevance of their industry experience (minimum 3 years if the applicant did achieve an average of 60% during his final year of diploma studies), as evaluated by the Programme Co-ordinator of the Forestry Programme and the Director of Schools: Natural Resource Management.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Technology: Forestry or equivalent qualification which includes the subject Research Methodology.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Technology: Forestry or equivalent qualification which includes the subject Research Methodology.