AUCKLAND PARK KINGSWAY CAMPUS
This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory, and methodology of the physical sciences. The purpose of the BSc Physical Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with physical sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world.
With the focus of the programme being on the principles and theory of the physical sciences and the possible applications thereof, the students acquire the appropriate competence and research ability that serves as a basis for entry into the labour market and a range of professional training and practice as well as postgraduate studies opportunities associated with the physical sciences.
Exit level outcomes
Students should be able to:
- Identify, interpret, analyze and solve routine as well as unfamiliar problems and issues using inquiry and theory-driven arguments
- Demonstrate effectiveness in working with others in a team by taking responsibility for their own work and showing regard for the work of others
- Identify, evaluate and address their own task-specific learning needs
- Develop good information retrieval as well as quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills, including the appropriate use of ICT
- Demonstrate a well-grounded, systematic and integrated knowledge and theory of the physical sciences
- Monitor and evaluate their own academic development and progress based on commonly applied physical science related criteria
- Present and communicate information and ideas and opinions in well-structured arguments, adhering to appropriate academic/ professional discourse
- Use science and technology reliably in variable and unfamiliar contexts and adhere to recognized professional and/or ethical standards, seeking guidance where appropriate
- Identify, distinguish, effectively select and apply procedures, processes, methods/ techniques of inquiry and research applicable to the physical sciences related contexts.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.
About the School
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