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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

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for diploma entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 350.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 55% for Mathematics.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 50% for Physical Sciences

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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for diploma entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 350.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 55% for Mathematics.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 50% for Physical Sciences.
  • Please note that, due to health and safety reasons, the chemical industry screens prospective employees for a medical history of asthma or lung diseases. Do not consider the programme if you have had any previous medical illness like Asthma or lung diseases.

OR

  • An N3 Certificate with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics and Engineering Science and 50% for any other electives subject to admissions and placement testing.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 370.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 50% for Mathematics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement. Maths and Physical Science minimum SG=E.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 410.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 60% for Mathematics.

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. 

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The entrance qualification for the Honours degree in Biochemistry is a Bachelor’s degree with Biochemistry as a major subject. Candidates who have not obtained an average of at least 60% in this major subject will only be admitted to the Honours programme with the special permission of the Department, and on such conditions as may be determined by the Department.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • BSc degree majoring in Chemistry.
  • At least 60% for CH300 or equivalent. Students with a mark lower than 60% could be considered provided other criteria such as completion of the degree within the minimum prescribed period are met.

 

 

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
The entrance qualification for the Honours degree in Microbiology is a Bachelor’s degree with Microbiology as a major subject. Candidates who have not obtained an average of at least 60% in this major subject will only be admitted to the Honours programme if they scored a combined average of 60% between Microbiology and Biochemistry as major subject or with the special permission of the Department, and on such conditions as may be determined by the Department.

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.
 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Master of Technology: Chemistry or equivalent qualification.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Master of Technology: Chemistry or equivalent qualification.