UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN 2019 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS
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1 CONTENTS Message from the Vice-Chancellor 2 Using this Prospectus 4 About Cape Town and UCT 5 Visiting the University 7 Application and Admission to UCT 8 Faculty of Commerce 16 Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment 22 Faculty of Health Sciences 28 Faculty of Humanities 38 Faculty of Law 49 Faculty of Science 53 Student Housing 58 Sports, Student Clubs and Student Societies 61 International Students 63 Tuition Fees & Residence Costs 66 Funding your studies 68 Student Life at UCT 70 Key Dates 72 Contact information 73
2 MESSAGE committees, the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and Student Parliament. UMYALEZO OVELA FROM Fourth, we will prepare you for the globalised world of work. We shape KWISEKELA-NTLOKO THE VICE- opportunities for students to engage internationally with student groups. LEYUNIVESITHI CHANCELLOR You will study with students from over a hundred different countries, and you will make new and lasting friendships. Wamkelekile kwiYunivesithi yaseKapa. Ndiyavuya uceba ukuza kufunda e-UCT (University of Cape Town), neliziko elaziwa ngemfundo Welcome to the University of Cape Town. I am There are curricular opportunities for nangemfundiso ekudidi oluphezulu, nokuzinikela ekuthatheni delighted that you are considering studying at learning about global issues. There are inxaxheba kwimiceli-mngeni yoluntu ngophando namanyathelo ayo UCT, an institution renowned for the quality also opportunities to spend some of okuzibandakanya kwiingxaki zoluntu. of its teaching and learning, and for its commitment to your time studying at a university abroad. engaging with society’s challenges through research and I-UCT ibonelela ngoluhlu oluphangaleleyo lweenkqubo zezidanga active citizenship. Fifth, to support you, we offer a range of student services, zokuqala (undergraduate) nezilandelayo (postgraduate) kumasebe including services and facilities for students with disabilities, amathandathu: EzoRhwebo (Commerce), UbuNjineli neeNdawo UCT offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate the student wellness service, HIV/Aids prevention and Ezakhiweyo (Engineering & the Built Environment), ezeMpilo (Health programmes in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the treatment, and a career development office. There are also sciences), ezoLuntu (Humanities), ezoMthetho (Law) nezeNzululwazi Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law and dozens of sports clubs, cultural societies and social activities (Science). Iinkqubo zethu zezidanga zokuqala ziyilwe ngenyameko Science. Our undergraduate programmes have been carefully to enable your all-round development and ensure you have ukuqinisekisa ukuba umfundi ngamnye uzilungele ngokupheleleyo designed to ensure that each student is well prepared for the lots of fun. We also have many academic support programmes iimeko zemisebenzi yenkulungwane yama-21. work environment of the 21st century. to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Nazi ezinye izizathu zokukhetha i-UCT: Here are some reasons why you should opt to study at UCT. We recognise that tertiary education is expensive and Okokuqala, uzakuba nethuba lokufumana isidanga esamkelwa First, you will have the opportunity to get an internationally even unaffordable for many. We undertake to provide kumazwe ngamazwe ehlabathi. Uninzi lwabafundi abathweswe recognised qualification. Many of our graduates have jobs financial assistance to ensure that any student who excels izidanga yiUCT bafumana amathuba emisebenzi bengekakulungeli before they qualify and almost all have jobs within a few academically, whether poor or middle class, will be able to ukusebenza (besaphekwa) kwaye phantse bonke baqeshwa emva months after graduating, unless they choose for a specific afford to come to UCT. kweenyangana nje ezimbalwa bethweswe izidanga, ngaphandle reason not to enter formal employment. kokuba banazizathu zimbi zokunganqweneli ngqesho. This Prospectus will help you explore requirements for Second, we will expose you to some of the best researchers different degrees, financial aid options, and provides Okwesibini, sikunxulumanisa noompondo zihlanjiwe bokuhlohla and teachers in the world. The quality of your education is information about admission testing, accommodation and neengcali eziphum’izandla kwilizwe jikelele. Imfundo oyizuzayo directly related to the quality of the faculty staff teaching more. If you still have questions, please call UCT’s admissions ihambelana ngqo nezinga ezikulo iinkcubabuchopho ezikuhlohlayo. you. At UCT, researchers of outstanding quality teach, and office for help. E-UCT, oompondo zihlanjiwe babaphandi bayafundisa, zize iinkcuba- teachers of outstanding quality do research, so that the latest buchopho zenze uphando ukuze baphefumlelane ngowona scholarly work, teaching methods and practical experience We are keen to attract talented, motivated students and, mkhombandlela wokufunda nokufundisa. are incorporated into your curriculum. in particular, students who care about society and the environment. We encourage you to choose UCT. It will Okwesithathu, siphuhlisa iinkokheli zengomso. Imfundo yalapha Third, we aim to prepare leaders for life. You will acquire an change your life! ikulungiselela iimfuno zobomi nezixhobo zokulola ubunkokheli education that extends beyond the classroom curriculum. At bakho ngokuzibandakanya nemibutho ngemibutho, iiklabhu, iikomiti UCT you will have the opportunity to hone your leadership Yours sincerely zeendawo zokuhlal zabafundi, iBhunga Elimele Abafundi (SRC) skills through engagement in societies, clubs, residence Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor nePalamente yabaFundi (Students Parliament).
3 Okwesine, sikuphekela ukusebenza naphina ehlabathini. Siqulunqa BOODSKAP jou leierskapsvaardighede deur jou betrokkenheid by verenigings, klubs, koshuiskomitees, die Studenteraad (SR) amathuba okuba abafundi bazibandakanye noogxa babo bamazwe ngamazwe. Uza kufunda uze wakhe ubuhlobo namakhulu-khulu VAN DIE en die Studenteparlement te slyp. abafundi abaphuma mbombo zone zehlabathi. Akwakho namathuba okufunda ngemiba yehlabathi nawokuya phesheya ngezifundo. VISE-KANSELIER Vierdens sal ons jou voorberei vir werk in die internasionale veld. Ons skep geleenthede vir studente om internasionaal met studentegroepe te skakel. Jy sal saam met studente Okwesihlanu, nokujolise ukuxhasa wena, sinoluhlu lweenkonzo Welkom by die Universiteit van Kaapstad (UK). Ek Is bly jy van meer as ’n honderd verskillende lande studeer, en jy zabafundi, njengezibonelelo kubafundi abakhubazekileyo, inkonzo oorweeg dit om aan hierdie universiteit te studeer, ’n in- sal nuwe en standhoudende vriendskappe smee. Daar engempilo yabafundi (student wellness service), i-ofisi yonyango stelling welbekend vir die gehalte van sy onderrig en opleid- is ook geleenthede in die leerplanne vir studies oor nothintelo lwesifo sengculazi (HIV ne-Aids) kunye neyophuhliso ing, asook sy verbintenis tot die aanpak van samelewing- wêreldkwessies. lwezakhono zomsebenzi (Careers service). suitdagings deur navorsing en aktieweburgerskap. Vyfdens bied ons, om jou te ondersteun, ’n reeks Kukwakho nentlaninge yamaqela yezemidlalo, ezamasiko nezithethe UK bied ’n volle reeks van voorgraadse en nagraadse studentedienste; waaronder dienste en geriewe vir nezoluntu nokuhlala ukuze uphuhle ngokupheleleyo kwaye siqinisekise studierigtings in ses fakulteite aan: Handel, Ingenieurswese studente met gestremdhede, die studente-welstandsdiens, ukuba wonwabile. Sikwanoluhlu lweenkqubo zenkxaso ukukhawulelana en die Beboude Omgewing, Gesondheidswetenskappe, MIV/Vigs-voorkoming en -behandeling, en ’n loopbaan- neemfuno zabafundi abasuka kumakhaya angathathi ntweni. Geesteswetenskappe, Regswese en Natuurwetenskappe. ontwikkelingskantoor. Daar is boonop tientalle sportklubs, Ons voorgraadse leerplanne is sorgvuldig ontwerp om kulturele verenigings en sosiale aktiwiteite om jou in staat Siyazi ukuba imfundo ephakamileyo ayifikeleleki kwabaninzi. te verseker dat elke student goed voorberei is vir die te stel om volledig te ontwikkel en hope pret te hê. Ons Sinikeza ngenkxaso-mali ukuqinisekisa ukuba nawuphi na umfundi werksomgewing van die 21ste eeu. het ook talle akademiese ondersteuningsprogramme om osebenza ngemfezeko nokuba uphuma khikhaya elifumileyo okanye studente uit benadeelde agtergronde te help. elingathanth’intweni unakho ukufunda e-UCT. Hier is ŉ paar belangrike redes waarom jy behoort te kies om aan die UK te studeer. Eerstens sal jy die geleentheid Ons besef dat baie nie tersiêre onderrig kan bekostig nie Lo mpoposho ushicilelweyo ukhawulelana nawe ukuphonononga kry om ’n internasionaal erkende kwalifikasie te verwerf. en onderneem om finansiële hulp te verleen om seker te uluhlu lwezidanga, inkxaso-mali, nolwazi malunga novavanyo Baie van ons gegradueerdes het reeds werk voordat hulle maak dat enige student wat akademies goedgekeur is, of lolwamkelo (admission testing), indawo yokuhlala nokunye. Ukuba kwalifiseer en byna almal kry werk binne ’n paar maande hy/sy nou arm of van die middelklas is, in staat sal wees usenayo imibuzo, nceda uqhakamshelane ne-ofisi yolwamkelo ye-UCT. nadat hulle graad gekry het, behalwe as hulle om ’n om dit te kan bekostig om na UK te kom. spesifieke rede verkies om nie formele indiensneming te Sinomdla wokutsala abafundi abanezakhono, intshisakalo, betree nie. Hierdie Prospektus is saamgestel om jou te help om ingakumbi abafundi abazikhathazayo ngoluntu nangokusingqongileyo. verskillende graadvereistes en opsies rondom finansiële Siyakukhuthaza ukuba usizame, singakutshintshela ubomi! Tweedens sal ons jou blootstel aan van die beste hulp te ondersoek, asook om inligting te verskaf oor navorsers en dosente ter wêreld. Die gehalte van jou toelatingstoetse, huisvesting, en dies meer. As jy steeds Ozithobileyo onderrig hou regstreeks verband met die gehalte van die vrae sou hê, skakel asseblief UK se toelatingskantoor vir Gqr. Max Price, Isekela-Ntloko fakulteitspersoneel wat jou onderrig. By UK gee navorsers bystand. van hoogstaande gehalte klas en doen dosente van hoogstaande gehalte navorsing. Die jongste navorsingswerk, Ons is gretig om talentvolle, gemotiveerde studente te onderrigmetodes en praktiese ondervinding word dus in trek, en veral studente wat waarde aan maatskaplike jou leerplan geïnkorporeer. geregtigheid en betrokke burgerskap heg. Ons moedig jou aan om UK te kies. Dit sal jou lewe verander! Derdens mik ons daarna om toekomstige leiers te kweek. Jy sal ’n opvoeding verkry wat wyer as die klaskamer- Dr. Max Price leerplan strek. By UK sal jy die geleentheid kry om Vise-kanselier
4 USING THIS PROSPECTUS This prospectus is a guide for school-leavers and others who are interested Applicant status: Once you have submitted your application, you can in studying for a first qualification at the University of Cape Town. It check the progress of your application on the UCT website. You will need introduces you to life at UCT, describing the campus and detailing the to use your applicant number or personal details to access information. services and facilities we provide for students. Disadvantage factor: This is a percentage, between 0 and 10%, by which Details of all undergraduate programmes offered are provided. we adjust the FPS of South African NSC candidates to arrive at the WPS. We recommend that you also visit the websites of faculties and The disadvantage factor is in turn derived from factors related to the departments in which you may be interested. To help you understand disadvantage experienced by applicants in their school and at home. the contents of this prospectus, we list below some of the terms that we use in this prospectus and what we mean by these terms. Early conditional offer: This is an offer of admission, made during the course of the year preceding admission, which is conditional on Admission Points Score (APS): This is the measure of your performance in your final school examinations. Early conditional offers are academic achievement based on your school-leaving results (or an not made to all applicants. An early conditional offer will be withdrawn if acceptable equivalent). The APS either on its own or (as in some the conditions for admission are not met. faculties) combined with your NBT scores produces a Faculty Points Score (FPS) which we use to rank applicants. Faculty Points Score (FPS): This is the score we use to rank applicants. In two faculties it combines the APS and NBT scores. In other faculties it Admissions selection criteria: We use these to select whom is the APS. we will accept to study at UCT. First, we decide who has met the (minimum) admission requirements. Then, we apply the Faculty: A faculty is a grouping of departments that offers specific degree admissions selection criteria for the programme concerned. and diploma programmes. There are six faculties at UCT. Students register in a faculty. Applicant: You (A person who applies to study for a degree, diploma or certificate). Once you register at UCT, you become Matriculation / Matriculation Endorsement: If you obtain a NSC a student. endorsed for bachelors degree study you do not need a matriculation certificate or a certificate of exemption. If your school-leaving certificate is Application fee: This is the fee required as part of your from another examining authority you will need to obtain a matriculation application. It is non-refundable, even if your application is exemption certificate. unsuccessful. Minimum Admission requirements: What you must have: for example, Applicant number: An alpha-numeric number will be Mathematics is required for admission to some programmes. These are allocated to you to identify and track your application. It necessary requirements you must meet, but are not necessarily sufficient normally consists of the first three consonants of your for entry. surname, and the first three characters of your first name, followed by a unique three digit number. It is National Benchmark Tests (NBT): All applicants to undergraduate important that you quote this number in any subsequent programmes living in, or at school in, South Africa, and all Health Sciences correspondence that you have with us. applicants, must write the NBTs. The NBTs comprise of three tests.
5 National Senior Certificate (NSC): Since 2008, South African school-leavers School subject requirements: The subjects and ratings that you must write the NSC examinations. This may be under the auspices of one of obtain to be considered for admission for a particular degree or diploma three examining authorities: The Department of Basic Education (DBE), the programme. Obtaining the NSC with bachelors endorsement and meeting Independent Examinations Board (IEB) or the South African Comprehensive the minimum admission requirement does not guarantee admission to Assessment Institute (SACAI). Scores in this prospectus are calculated for the University. NSC applicants. Undergraduate: A university student registered for a first degree or an Programme: Students enter a degree, diploma or certificate programme, undergraduate diploma. This Prospectus is intended for you if you wish which is a combination of subjects that have been constructed to provide to be admitted to an undergraduate programme at UCT. you with a particular knowledge and skills base, and leads to a qualification. Weighted Points Score (WPS): For South African Redress Category: The redress category is derived, for South African NSC applicants only, this is the faculty applicants only, from the racial classification of their parents during Apartheid. points score weighted by the disadvantage factor applicable Registration: If you are offered a study place, you must sign up before the start to each applicant. of the first term. We call this registration. Registration gives you student status, commits you to a certain programme, and to pay fees for it. Glossary and abbreviations of common application-related terms A Level Advanced Level AL Academic Literacy AP Advanced Programme APS Admission Points Score AS Level Advanced Subsidiary Level FPS Faculty Points Score GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education IB SL International Baccalaureate Standard Level IB HL International Baccalaureate Higher Level IGCSE International General Certificate of Secondary Education MedPS Medical Points Score NBT National Benchmark Tests NSC National Senior Certificate NSSC Namibian Senior School Certificate OL Ordinary Level QL Quantitative Literacy WPS Weighted Points Score ZIMSEC Zimbabwean Schools Examination Council
6 ABOUT CAPE TOWN & UCT One of the most popular destinations in the world, Cape Town has it all. With beaches, mountains, forests and UCT on your doorstep, Cape Town is an historic, cosmopolitan city with a vibrant contemporary culture of music and art, as well as a host of sport and leisure activities. The University’s main campus lies on the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak in the Cape Peninsula. The Peninsula and its environs feature some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world and offer you a unique natural environment to explore during your leisure time. Many sports are offered at the University and there is an active cultural life, both on campus and in and around the city. Cape Town forms the hub of the Western Cape, and it is the centre of politics, business, industry and services in the region. This region provides an ideal ‘laboratory’ for much of the University’s teaching and research. The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 29 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. Some 5 500 degrees and diplomas are awarded each year in our six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to over 5 000 international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence and research that is respected world-wide. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee.
7 VISITING THE UNIVERSITY This Prospectus can only give you a flavour of life at UCT. If School talks to Grade 11 and 12 pupils Parents’ Orientation events are held annually for both local you can visit the campus before applying, please do so. There • Grade 9 subject-choice talks (at schools) parents, and parents of students from outside of Cape Town. are many opportunities for applicants and their parents to • Campus tours scheduled for 10h00 and 14h00 daily; For more information about visiting UCT or the services listed visit the University to find out more about us, our degree booking on 021 650 4556 is essential above, contact: programmes and our facilities. • Career evenings • Career exhibitions • Assistance with the application procedure The Admissions Office: UCT Open Day: 21 April 2018 • Provision of application forms for those unable to Our annual Open Day is aimed at high school students in apply online Tel: 021 650 2128 Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance • UCT evenings for applicants and parents Email: firstname.lastname@example.org counsellors. All faculties take part in the event, offering talks, • Advice on study options available at UCT. Website: www.uct.ac.za tours, exhibitions, performances and other events. Detailed information will be sent to schools and will also be on the UCT website (www.uct.ac.za). Parents’ Orientation Parents of new undergraduate students are invited to attend From time to time, we host events which are specific to Parents’ Orientation each year. The programme allows for particular disciplines, or faculties. parents to be addressed by the Vice-Chancellor, and meet the Deans. In addition, parents will be exposed to therange of facilities on The Admissions Office offer at UCT, including transport You are invited to visit the Admissions Office between 08h30 and security arrangements in (except for Thursdays, when we open at 09h30) and 16h30 place for students. daily. Access information by either meeting with a student recruitment officer, or collecting a copy of our prospectus.
8 APPLICATION AND ADMISSION TO UCT ADMISSIONS POLICY Our admissions policy is designed to ensure that Redress on the basis of disadvantage These are the four designated redress categories used to give top achievers are offered places at UCT, and to ensure effect to our admissions policy. a diverse student body by incorporating measures for As our South African history has been, and in many cases continues to • Redress category 1: An applicant with at least one parent redress and measures to ensure that the incoming be, one of gross inequality usually structured along racial lines, a key classified as Black under apartheid cohort increasingly reflects the demographic diversity element of our admissions policy is to provide for redress for South • Redress category 2: An applicant with at least one parent of our country. African citizens and permanent residents on the basis of disadvantage. classified as Coloured (but the other not as Black) under To do this we look at the school the applicant attends/attended and apartheid We start by his/her family background. This yields a disadvantage factor, expressed • Redress category 3: An applicant with at least one parent • setting minimum levels of academic achievement as a percentage between 0% and 10% (or for the MBChB, between 0% classified as Indian (but the other not as Black or Coloured) for each programme, below which we will not offer and 20%). We add this percentage of the FPS to the FPS to derive the under apartheid a place; weighted (for redress) Faculty Point Score (WPS). • Redress category 4: An applicant with at least one parent • setting the class size for each programme and setting classified as Chinese (but the other not as Black, Coloured or an aspirational demographic enrolment target for In other words if the disadvantage factor is 7%, we calculate the Indian) under apartheid each programme; and WPS as follows: WPS = FPS + (7% X FPS) • determining selection methods If there is a zero redress factor (no school or family disadvantage or an international applicant) then the factor is 0% and WPS = FPS +0 = FPS Selections methods The Faculty Points Score When making offers, we: Redress for diversity • select a proportion of the class using the unweighted FPS; The Faculty Points Score (FPS) (calculated in different this we call Band A. ways to meet the needs of each faculty) is used to rank We categorise all South African applicants (not international • select a proportion (usually a bigger proportion) of the class the best applicants; a small number of applicants will be applicants) according to the categorisation of their parents’ race under using the weighted score – the WPS – in which we make a offered places on the basis of the FPS. apartheid. This allows us to have a proxy for the applicant’s race. significant allowance for school and/or family disadvantage We use these categories to give priority in making selection and this we call Band B. decisions to ensure that we meet the diversity targets we • select the remaining members of the class in FPS rank order set for each class. from redress categories in order to constitute each class for diversity; this we call Band C.
9 HOW TO APPLY IMPORTANT DATES Apply online at http://applyonline.uct.ac.za. APRIL 2018: 30 NOVEMBER 2018 Alternatively, contact the Admissions Office for an • 2019 applications open in early April. • Last date on which we can make an offer application form. You will get directions on how to complete to an international undergraduate applicant the form. You must submit only one application. Your 30 SEPTEMBER 2018: requiring a study visa. application allows you to choose two programmes. It is in • Applications close your interest to seek advice about your programme choices, • Applications for housing close 31 DECEMBER 2018: since this selection may affect your chances of admission. • All final transcripts and non-NSC school- 1 OCTOBER 2018 : leaving results (except CIE, ZIMSEC and When you apply to UCT, your application will be dealt with • Final date to submit the Health Sciences’ NSSC) must be submitted as certified paper by the Admissions Office and by the Faculty that offers your Personal Report or CV documents. choice of study. You can contact the Admissions Office at • Final date to submit the Bachelor of any time before or during the application process, and we Architectural Studies (BAS) and Bachelor 15 JANUARY 2019 will be happy to give you help or advice. of Fine Art (BA(FA)) portfolios • Final CIE results from the November 2018 session are due. You can contact us: 13 OCTOBER 2018 : By post: The Admissions Office • National Benchmark Tests must be written 26 JANUARY 2019 no later than 13 October 2018 • University residences open. The University of Cape Town • Parents’ orientation. Private Bag X3 31 OCTOBER 2018: Rondebosch 7701 • For applicants finishing secondary school 28 JANUARY 2019 in 2018, all grade 12 interim results, or • Parents’ orientation. By telephone: 021 650 2128 predicted scores in the case of non-NSC By email: email@example.com candidates, are due. 11 FEBRUARY 2019 On the website: www.uct.ac.za • You may change choices, as you wish, • Classes start. On Twitter: @uctadmissions until 31 October 2018. After this date your programme choices may only be changed In person: Admissions Office, Level 4, with the prior permission of the faculty to Masingene Building, which you wish to apply. Cross Campus Road, • Interim and past transcripts for transferring Middle Campus, applicants are due Rondebosch, UCT
10 What is the application fee? Your application will have one of several statuses while it is being processed. These include: South African and SADC applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of R100. • Application submitted: typically shortly after we first receive your application International students are required to pay an application fee of R300. Application fees will • Decision deferred: for any number of reasons, we may not be able to take a decision to admit or not be refunded under any circumstances. Paying your application fee does not mean you will deny an application yet because we do not have enough information. An example would be that the be offered a place to study at UCT. applicant’s performance at school Is not yet strong enough to attract an offer of admission • Conditional offer: we have made an offer of admission, based on certain conditions being met Currently registered UCT students and UCT graduates do not pay an application fee, unless applying for • Firm offer: we have made a firm offer of admission, without any conditions admission to a programme offered by the Graduate School of Business. • Deny: the application Is unsuccessful • Waitlisted: you have met all the criteria for admission, but we are unable to admit because, for example, What happens when your application has been submitted? the applicant pool Is very competitive You will get an email acknowledgement setting out what you have to do next. If you apply by completing a paper application form, and you do not have an email address, we will write Early conditional offers to you acknowledging receipt, asking you to check the data we have captured from your Conditional offers are offers of admission which are dependent on you meeting one or more conditions. form. Once we have your application our faculties will consider it and all updates/decisions We will specify such conditions to you in our communication. We make conditional offers throughout the will be sent to your email account. application cycle. When we acknowledge receipt of your application, we will give you your applicant number, and a username For NSC applicants, conditional offers will usually (but not necessarily) be made only once two sets of (which is also your applicant number) and password for access to Student Self-Service. At any stage you will internal school examination results and the NBT results are available. Conditional offers will only be be able to track the status of your application, using these log-in credentials. confirmed once the final FPS and NBT results are available, and provided both the FPS and NBT results confirm that the admission criteria have been satisfied. However, if all of your applications are cancelled/denied, you will no longer have access to Student Self-Service. Please use your applicant number when you contact us as it will help us track your For applicants doing international school-leaving qualifications, we typically require all possible submissions application. You may check the status of your application and update your application, as required, at before final school-leaving results are available. Examples of important submissions to support conditional www.studentsonline.uct.ac.za. offers are predicted scores, IGCSE results and SAT results. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES In order to be considered for admission to a programme, an applicant must, in the first instance, • Applicants with non-South African school-leaving certificates must have met the be eligible for consideration. As an undergraduate applicant to UCT you must be aware of the requirements for matriculation exemption. following, and satisfy criteria which apply to you. • All applicants, in the final school-leaving assessment, must have achieved the minimum • National Senior Certificate applicants must, for admission to higher certificate, diploma or criteria for admission to the programme/s of their choice. These include: degree programmes have met the NSC requirements for such endorsement. - the required APS, FPS, WPS or MedPS as it may apply to the programme of choice • If you do not meet the minimum requirements for university admission but you are 23 years - performance levels specified for required school subjects or older and have a Grade 12 (school-leaving) certificate, you may qualify for a mature age - performances in the applicable components of the NBTs exemption. If you fall into this category, you should discuss the possibility of conditional - any other requirements, as outlined in the faculty sections, that may be applicable to exemption with the relevant faculty office. Applicants with mature age exemption are not specific programmes considered for programmes offered in the Faculties of Health Sciences and Law.
11 SCORE CALCULATIONS FOR NATIONAL EXAMPLES OF POINTS SCORE CALCULATIONS FOR NSC APPLICANTS SENIOR CERTIFICATE APPLICANTS ONLY 1. FACULTIES OF COMMERCE, ENGINEERING & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, HUMANITIES AND LAW For applicants writing the National Senior Certificate we use an Admission In these faculties the FPS is calculated out of 600. Points Score (APS), a Faculty Points Score (FPS) and, in the case of South African English Home Language 75% = 75 pts applicants, a Weighted Points Score (WPS) to assess your performance at school. In isiXhosa First Additional Language 70% = 70 pts addition, only for admission to the MBChB programme, we also use a MedPS. The Mathematics 84% = 84 pts scores are described in detail below. Life Sciences 86% = 86 pts Geography 79% = 79 pts The percentages achieved in NSC examinations (preliminary and final examinations) will Accounting 69% = 69 pts be allocated an admissions score equal to that percentage. Life Orientation 80% = 0 pts Total = 463/600 FPS = 463 TO CALCULATE YOUR APS (a score out of a maximum of 600), add the six best subject percentages, excluding Life Orientation and scores for AP subjects, but including Use the disadvantage factor to derive the weighted score: English and any other required subject(s) for the relevant programme. (In other words, for the purpose of this example the disadvantage factor is 10%. for a programme where Mathematics and Physical Sciences are required, take the scores Disadvantage factor = 10% (46) for English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and the next best three subjects other than WPS = 509 (463+46) Life Orientation to calculate your APS.) Results below 40% for any subject do not attract [for South African applicants only] a score. In order to determine which subjects are required for admission to particular programmes, please refer to the faculty sections that follow. 2. FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES 2.1 MBChB applications only: The MedPs is calculated out of 1000. This includes the FPS (900) and the Personal Report (100). TO CALCULATE YOUR FPS, the APS will be adjusted as described below in the English Home Language 75% = 75 pts calculation examples. Two faculties (Health Sciences and Science) adjust the APS when isiXhosa First Additional Language 70% = 70 pts calculating the FPS. For the rest (Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Mathematics 84% = 84 pts Humanities and Law), the APS equals the FPS. Life Sciences 86% = 86 pts Physical Sciences 79% = 79 pts In order to calculate the FPS for the Faculty of Science, double the scores achieved Accounting 69% = 69 pts for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (a score out of a maximum of 800). Where Life Orientation 80% = 0 pts an applicant has not completed Physical Sciences, Information Technology or Life APS = 463/600 Sciences may be doubled (this is only allowed for certain majors as stipulated in the NBT Scores of: AL: 55% faculty entry). QL: 60% MAT: 50% When calculating the FPS for the Faculty of Health Sciences (a score out of a maximum NBTs = 165/300 of 900), simply add the sum of the three NBT scores to the APS. In the same faculty, for application to the MBChB programme, a MedPs Is calculated by adding the score of the FPS = 628/900 ( APS + NBTs) Personal Report to the FPS, creating a score out of 1000. PR = 65/100 MedPS = 693/1000 (FPS + PR) Use the disadvantage factor to derive the weighted score: FOR SOUTH AFRICAN APPLICANTS ONLY, in order to calculate the WPS, adjust for the purpose of this example the disadvantage factor is 20%. the FPS by the disadvantage factor applicable to you. This is a percentage between 0% Add Disadvantage factor of 20% = 20% x MedPS = 20% x 693 = 139 and 10%, except for applications for admission to the MBChB programme, where the WPS = 832 (693 + 139) range is between 0% and 20%. [for South African applicants only]
12 2.2 HEALTH AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES applications only: 3. FACULTY OF SCIENCE The FPS is calculated out of 900. The FPS is calculated out of 800. English Home Language 75% = 75 pts English Home Language 75% = 75 pts isiXhosa First Additional Language 70% = 70 pts isiXhosa First Additional Language 70% = 70 pts Mathematics 84% = 84 pts Mathematics 84% = 84 pts Life Sciences 86% = 86 pts Physical Sciences 86% = 86 pts Physical Sciences 79% = 79 pts Geography 79% = 79 pts Accounting 69% = 69 pts Accounting 69% = 69 pts Life Orientation 80% = 0 pts Life Orientation 80% = 0 pts APS = 463/600 APS = 463/600 NBT Scores of: AL: 55% QL: 60% Scores for Mathematics and Physical Sciences are doubled; therefore, 170 (84+86) MAT: 50% is added to the APS: Make a total 165/300, added to 463 FPS = 633 /800 FPS = 628/900 Use the disadvantage factor to derive the weighted score: for the purpose of this example the Use the disadvantage factor to derive the weighted score: for the purpose of this example the disadvantage factor is 20%. disadvantage factor is 0%. Add 20% as follows: Disadvantage factor = 20% x FPS = 20% x 628 = 135.6 Disadvantage factor = 0% WPS = 764 (628+135.6) WPS = 633 (633+0) [for South African applicants only] [for South African applicants only] An additional 10 points are added if you have passed a third official South African language at Home or First Additional Language Level. SCORE CALCULATION FOR SELECTED NON-SOUTH AFRICAN EXAMINING AUTHORITIES ADMISSION POINTS TABLE The table alongside is an indication of how we rate results for subjects, taken at various levels, for some school-leaving Points IGCSE NSSC HL AS LEVELS A LEVELS IB SL IB HL qualifications. In some faculties we do not use an APS for 10 A 7 admission, but subject requirements are published as minimum requirements, and applications are considered individually. 9 B 6 8 1 A C 7 5 7 2 B D 6 4 6 A 3 C E 5 3 5 B D 4 4 C E
www.nbt.ac.za 13 Current UCT students applying for undergraduate transfers If you are currently registered for an undergraduate Applicants repeating NSC subjects Applicants who are repeating one or more NSC subjects will be assessed individually based on faculty NATIONAL programme at UCT, and wish to transfer to another faculty other than Health Sciences or another requirements. BENCHMARK TESTS programme in your faculty, you are not required to English proficiency submit a new application but must consult with the All international students for whom English is not a Admissions and placement tests have been used at UCT for over 30 faculty that you wish to transfer to. If you wish to first/home language or have not passed English at years. The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) are administered by the transfer to the Faculty of Health Sciences, you must Grade 12, AS-level, IGCSE or NSSC level or equivalent, Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement on behalf of apply online on or before 30 September. must provide proof of English language proficiency. Universities South Africa (CETAP). Applicants are required to achieve one of the Transferring Students following: All undergraduate applicants who are normally resident or at school in If you are studying at, or completed studies at, 1. A score of at least 51% for the Academic Literacy South Africa must write the NBT, and all applicants to programmes in another higher education institution, you will be (AL) component of the National Benchmark Tests Health Sciences must write the NBT wherever they reside. considered on the basis of your school-leaving (NBTs) results and your higher education results. In addition, 2. A pass in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign All applicants write the Academic and Quantitative Literacy test transferring applicants are required to write the NBTs, Language) with a score of at least 570 on the (described below) and all applicants to Commerce, Engineering & the and may be asked to submit a letter of motivation. paper-based test, or 230 on the computer-based Built Environment, Health Sciences, and Science faculties also write the test; or 88 on the internet-based test Mathematics test (described below). Information regarding the use of the To be considered for admission, you must have met 3. An overall band score of 7.0 (with no individual test scores in each faculty can be found in the faculty pages. the school-leaving requirements and have a good element of the test scoring below 6.0) on the academic record and satisfactory conduct from your International English Language Testing System What are the National Benchmark Tests? previous institution. (IELTS) The National Benchmark Tests are three multiple-choice tests written as a 4. A score of 64 on the Pearson PTE Academic test. combined Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy test and a separate You will need to submit an interim academic The tests must be taken at your own expense, Mathematics test. The Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test (AQL) is a three- transcript and a certificate of good conduct with your before submitting an application. hour test which consists of an Academic Literacy (AL) section and a Quantitative application, and your final, year-end transcript as soon Literacy (QL) section. The results of the two sections of the test are reported as they are available and no later These are the minimum levels of separately. than 31 December 2018. English proficiency required for consideration for admission The Academic Literacy (AL) Test tests your capacity to engage successfully with to UCT. the demands of academic study in the language of instruction which is English at UCT. The Quantitative Literacy (QL) Test targets your ability to manage situations or solve problems in a real context that is relevant to higher education study, using basic quantitative information that may be presented verbally, graphically, in tabular or symbolic form. The Mathematics Test is a three hour test which targets a writer’s ability related to mathematical concepts formally regarded as part of the secondary school curriculum relevant for Higher Education studies. Who writes what? Applicants to the Faculties of Humanities and Law write the Academic and Quantitative Literacy test only. Applicants to Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences and Science write the Academic and Quantitative Literacy test as well as the Mathematics test. The completion of the Mathematics syllabus is not a prerequisite for writing the Mathematics Test.
14 REGISTERING FOR YOUR In summary, our advice to you is to: hearing or mobility/physically impaired, have a learning disability, NATIONAL BENCHMARK TESTS • register to write the NBTs as early as possible but no later or have a chronic illness that requires special accommodations. than 13 October 2018 Time concessions, readers, scribes, and braille versions of the It is compulsory to write the NBTs if you: • ensure that you show up to write the NBTs on the date for tests have been made available. • apply for admission to an undergraduate programme of which you registered, as you are liable for the fees study (whatever your previous studies), and live in South regardless of whether you write or not Africa, attend secondary school in South Africa, or if you • rewrite the NBTs if you feel you did not do yourself justice How to register for NBTs apply for admission to the Faculty of Health Sciences at the first attempt. Note that you are only allowed to You may register online.at www.nbt.ac.za. (wherever you may reside) write the NBTs at most twice in any test cycle. After reading the general information and the • we expect you to write the NBTs, in English, as early as FAQs, select the ‘Book a test’ option and follow possible in 2018, preferably in the June/July period. Writing If you think you have valid reasons for not writing the NBTs by all instructions. Note that you will need your the NBTs later will mean that we receive your results 13 October 2018 you may apply before 30 September 2018 to SA identity number or passport number in order later, and that we are only able to make decisions on your the Admissions Office, firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to register. application later. to write the NBTs later. Permission will only be granted if there is a valid reason as to why you will not be able to write the NBTs If you encounter problems during the registration You must write the NBTs by 13 October 2018. If you fail to do before 13 October 2018. process, call 021 650 3523 or send an email to so, we are unable to consider you for an early conditional offer. email@example.com for assistance. In addition, we are unable to consider you for admission in 2019 How are the test results used? if you write the NBTs in January 2019, or after the release of the The test results are used in addition to school-leaving The NBT Project is staffed NSC results. academic performance and do not replace the use of from 08:00 to 16:00 weekdays school-leaving results. In the case of Engineering & the Built and from 07:00 to 10:00 Environment and Health Sciences, the National Benchmark Test on national test days. results make up a specific proportion of a school-leaver’s overall The tests begin at 08h00 at many venues Faculty Points Score. (See the Faculty specific section in this throughout South Africa. The Academic and prospectus for more information). The NBT results may also Quantitative Literacy (AQL) test is written in the be used to decide admission to an extended or foundation morning session and the Mathematics (MAT) programme. test in the afternoon. Can I write the NBTs outside of South Africa? If both tests are written, you will probably complete Writing the NBTs in a remote venue, or outside of South Africa them at about 16h00. They must also be written Remote sessions are run when someone is unable to write at an at the same sitting. Testing dates and venues are institution that generally facilitates the National Benchmark available on the NBT web site at www.nbt.ac.za. Test sessions. Alternatively please call the NBT Project. Usually, these are for test writers in another country or in an area too remote to be able to make a trip of a reasonable distance to the nearest testing centre. Should you wish to request a remote venue, please contact the NBT Project at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provision for candidates with disabilities Provision is made for test writers with disabilities. We have successfully accommodated writers who are blind, visually,
15 DEGREE Benchmark Performance Levels Benchmark Academic Literacy Quantitative Literacy Mathematics Performance Levels Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum May I write the NBTs more Proficient 68 100 70 100 69 100 than once? Intermediate 39 67 40 69 35 68 You may attempt the NBTs at most Basic 0 38 0 39 0 34 twice in one test cycle. But: • you will have to register for each attempt; DEGREE Benchmark Performance Levels Split into Upper and Lower Boundaries* • you will have to pay the NBT test fee each time you do so; • you will receive one unique registration number for all Benchmark Academic Literacy Quantitative Literacy Mathematics NBT attempts; Performance Levels Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum • if you write a second time and you are doing all three Proficient Upper 84 100 85 100 85 100 tests, you must rewrite all three tests; Proficient Lower 68 83 70 84 69 84 • we will use your best NBT results for each of AL, QL and MAT. Intermediate Upper 54 67 55 69 52 68 Intermediate Lower 39 53 40 54 35 51 What must you take to the tests? • your identity book or passport Basic Upper 19 38 20 39 17 34 • lunch (not all centres are close to shops) Basic Lower 0 18 0 19 0 16 • HB pencil and eraser • bus/train/taxi fare for returning home DIPLOMA and HIGHER CERTIFICATE Benchmark Performance Levels • please note that you will not be allowed to use calculators in any of the tests. Benchmark Academic Literacy Quantitative Literacy Mathematics Performance Levels Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Venues for the tests for admission to UCT in 2018 Proficient 61 100 66 100 67 100 Please check & confirm venues on the website at www.nbt.ac.za. The testing venues will be clearly sign posted on the days the tests are Intermediate 33 60 34 65 38 66 written. The NBT Project reserves the right to change the venue as Basic 0 32 0 33 0 37 circumstances require. How do you get your test results? DIPLOMA and HIGHER CERTIFICATE Benchmark Performance Levels Split into Upper and Lower Boundaries* About four weeks after writing, you may access your results on the Academic Literacy Quantitative Literacy Mathematics Benchmark NBT website. Log on using your South African ID number. Your scores Performance Levels Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum will also be sent to UCT for use in processing your application. Proficient Upper 81 100 83 100 84 100 Proficient Lower 61 80 66 82 67 83 NBT contact information Intermediate Upper 47 60 50 65 51 66 Website: www.nbt.ac.za Intermediate Lower 33 46 34 49 35 50 Email: email@example.com or Tel: 021 650 3523 Basic Upper 16 32 17 33 17 34 Facebook: www.facebook.com/nationalbenchmarktest Basic Lower 0 15 0 16 0 16 Twitter: www.twitter.com/cetap_uct * Equated scores are reported as a whole number percentage (i.e., rounded, with zero decimal places)
16 www.commerce.uct.ac.za FACULTY OF COMMERCE ABOUT THE FACULTY UCT’s Commerce degrees and diplomas prepare you for the employment needs of the We do not expect students new to university to finalise their specialisation choices before being exposed expanding world of business and professional financial services and equip you to participate in the to the disciplines at a tertiary level, so the more similar the specialisation, the more flexibility students global economy. have to move around as they discover where their strengths and interests lie. In the early stages of the degree, you may choose to move from one option to another, one specialisation to another or even A UCT Commerce degree will give you the education to enable you to succeed in a rapidly changing change degrees. environment, whether you want to work locally or internationally, change jobs or even careers. WHAT WE OFFER entrepreneurship, recognising that many students will ultimately run Managers, Entrepreneurs, Lenders, Financial Analysts and the The faculty offers two undergraduate degrees and one level 7 their own businesses. Public Sector. Accountants analyse businesses and communicate advanced diploma that is only available to graduates or those with information to stakeholders. It is NOT necessary to have done appropriate work experience. Education Development Unit (EDU Commerce) Accounting at school if you wish to do Accounting at UCT, although www.commerce.uct.ac.za/EDU/ you must have done Mathematics and English. BACHELOR OF BUSINESS SCIENCE (BBUSSC) The Education Development Unit (EDU) is focused on enhancing & BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (BCOM) the teaching and learning environment in the Commerce Faculty. An Accounting specialisation is useful for anyone who wishes to Academic Development (AD) is situated in the EDU and is an equity prepare for a career in business or in the accounting profession. An Both degrees allow for a variety of specialisations to cater for both programme. It has been designed to enable equity students with accounting qualification will prepare you to work in any size or type the interests of our students and the employment needs of our a disadvantage factor greater than 1.0 to complete Commerce of organisation and in any employment section in any country. country. The first year curriculum is more or less common as all degrees over either a standard or extended period offering a range of Commerce graduates need a solid academic foundation in core additional interventions. The duration of the degree will be determined The General Accounting option is designed for the student who does subject areas: Accounting, Information Systems, Economics, Business by the Commerce Faculty admission requirements. The same exit not wish to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (CA). Graduates become Law, Mathematics, Business Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, Critical standards certificate will be applied whatever the duration of the general managers, tax advisors, internal auditors or business advisors. thinking (Evidenced based management) and Business Ethics. Both degree and the qualification (and thus the degree certificate) will be The CA option is designed for students who intend to qualify as degrees are offered in the standard form or as academic development the same. Chartered Accountants. Graduates become members of management programmes tailored for students who may have experienced gaps or teams, financial advisors, or partners in auditing practices. disparities in their educational or life experience. The BBusSc is a four- If you are offered a place in Commerce you can choose either degree year qualification, and the BCom is a three-year qualification. BCom or BBusSc and any specialisation for which you meet the The Accounting and Law option is designed for students who are entrance requirements. interested in a law career with a commercial background and may The certificate will stipulate whether you have graduated with a wish to continue with an LLB degree. BCom or BBusSc and the area of specialisation. All BBuSc students also take courses in the functional areas of Finance, Marketing and Areas of study offered in both degrees Actuarial Science People Management. In their final year, students take a course Accounting www.commerce.uct.ac.za/Managementstudies/actuarialscience/ in Strategic Thinking that integrates all the courses covered in www.commerce.uct.ac.za/accounting This is intended for students with a strong numerate ability who wish the previous years of study. This course also includes exposure to Accounting is the language of business used by Investors, Financial to enter the actuarial or allied professions.
17 DEGREE SPECIALISATIONS AT A GLANCE Economics www.commerce.uct.ac.za/Economics/ All Economics options give a good grounding in the areas of Bachelor of Business Science in Actuarial Science expertise that professional economists and managers need, Discipline: Actuarial Science such as formulating economic policy, general economic Specialisation: Actuarial Science and financial analysis and the management of portfolios. The Quantitative Finance Economics specialisation is designed for students who wish to Bachelor of Business Science experience a broad fundamental education in Commerce or who Specialisation: Finance want to become professional economists. Finance with Accounting Computer Science We offer the following Economics options: Information Systems • Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE): this focuses Economics on the special problems, both practical and ethical, raised Economics with Law for developing countries by the globalisation of trade and Marketing markets. Economics & Statistics: this is oriented towards Organisational Psychology quantitative economics and statistical methods, providing Analytics students with the skills to analyse and interpret economic and financial data. Bachelor of Commerce in Actuarial Science Discipline: Actuarial Science • Economics with Finance: this focuses on financial issues and Specialisation: Actuarial Science provides students with the skills needed to operate in the world Quantitative Finance of finance. Bachelor of Commerce • Economics with Law: this is intended for students who are Discipline: Financial Accounting interested in a law career with a commercial background, or who Specialisation: General Accounting may wish to continue with an LLB degree. Chartered Accountant Accounting with Law Information Systems www.commerce.uct.ac.za/InformationSystems/ Discipline: Information Systems The Information Systems discipline investigates how computers and Specialisation: Information Systems communication technologies can be used to address the information Information Systems and needs of modern organisations. The curriculum deals not only with the Computer Science information technologies but also imparts students with the skills to Discipline: Economics analyse user requirements and develop information systems. The Specialisation: Philosophy, Politics and Economics Information Systems curriculum allows students to cover this Economics and Finance exciting and expanding field. Economics and Statistics Economics with Law This specialisation maintains a balance between the technical (hardware and software) aspects of information systems and Discipline: Management Studies the human side of the discipline. There is a demand for qualified Specialisation: Management Studies Information Systems professionals.
18 dmission These a be read in must OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS Finance criteria tion with the conj u n c www.commerce.uct.ac.za/FinanceandTax/ entitled Students in this discipline either continue section d Admission The selection instruments we use for Commerce are: ion an to complete the CA qualification on Applicat CT on p. 8. • Academic results (usually school-leaving examinations), the actual percentages obtained; to U completion of the degree or enter into the • Performance in the National Benchmark Tests (only the AL and QL components are considered, though areas of investment or corporate finance. Mathematics must also be written); • Performance (usually in the school-leaving examination) in Mathematics and English. Statistical Sciences www.stats.uct.ac.za CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO A COMMERCE DEGREE VIA MAINSTREAM OR Statistical Sciences is the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, and presentation of ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT DEGREES data. Business Statistics is intended for students who want to have a The following are guidelines and do not guarantee admission. more applied approach to statistics. Mathematical Statistics is intended for students with a very strong numerate ability. Mainstream Applicants who are made an offer of admission to a the faculty are entitled to register for ANY specialisation in Management Studies the Faculty for which they meet the entrance criteria. Thus, if we have made an offer for a BCom and their final www.commerce.uct.ac.za/Pages/School-of-Management-Studies NSC results meet the entrance criteria for BBusSc Actuarial Science, they will be eligible to register for BBusSc The specialisation in Management Studies offers students a wide range of Actuarial Science should they desire to do so. choice in subject areas whilst requiring them to complete the general core courses required of the first three years of the Business Science degree. We Academic Development (Places are limited by capacity) believe that the flexibility and academic rigour of this degree will make it South African Black, Chinese, Coloured or Indian applicants with a disadvantage factor very attractive to students and employers; it enables students to make greater than 1.0 may apply for admission to Academic Development (AD) programmes. the most of their individual strengths and interests. We may also offer places on AD specialisations to equity candidates not meeting The degree, offered over a minimum of 3 years, requires students the admission requirements for mainstream programmes, whose NBT results to complete 18 prescribed courses, including a minimum of a indicate potential. full year of mathematics, as well as 9 or more courses from a basket of approved electives ranging from Marketing to Politics to Statistical Sciences to Spanish to Environmental and Geographical sciences. Of this total of 27 courses, 7 are required to be at a 3rd year level, so students will liaise with an advisor to plan their curriculum. ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE The Advanced Diploma in Actuarial Science offers high calibre graduates from other disciplines a fast track route to an actuarial qualification. Successful completion of the diploma may allow the student entry into the Honours programme in Actuarial Science.
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