Programmes & Courses



Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE)

The Bachelor of Arts is a three-year programme comprising twenty-four courses; of which eight courses are at 100-level, eight courses at 200-level, and eight courses at 300-level. The disciplines permitted as a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree in 2017 are:

Computing Science

Special Admission Requirements: To be admitted to a Computing Science major in a BA programme, a person shall have:

  • a) achieved 50% or equivalent in Mathematics from a Senate-recognised form 7 or equivalent examination, or
  • b) completed USP Foundation Programme with at least C+ in the courses MAF11 and MAF12 and a pass in CSF12.

Programme Requirements: Students are required to take UU100A - Information Literacy component of UU100 – Communications and Information Literacy course before progressing to 2nd year of studies. UU100A is a 5-week fully online course offered free of charge during the semesters and also through winter and summer schools.

Courses for a Single Major: MA111, MA161, CS111, CS112, UU114, CS211, CS214; plus (IS222 or CS215 or CS218 or CS240); plus UU200, UU204, SC356; CS311; plus (CS310 or CS318 or CS341); plus (CS317 or CS324); plus IS314.

Courses for a Double Major: MA111, MA161, CS111, CS112, UU114, CS211, CS214, plus (IS222 or CS215 or CS218 or CS240); plus UU200, UU204, SC356; CS311; plus (CS310 or CS318 or CS341); plus (CS317 or CS324).

Courses for a Minor: CS111, CS112, CS211; plus one of: IS222, CS215, CS218, CS240; plus one of CS310, CS311, CS317, CS318, CS341.

Geography

Courses for a Single Major: Not offered as a single major.

Courses for a Double Major:

  • Year 1: UU100, UU114, GE101, GE102, GS100
  • Year 2: UU200, UU204, GE201 or GE205; plus two from GE202, GE203 or GE207
  • Year 3: GE304; plus three from GE301, GE302, GE303, GE306, PD301

Courses for a Minor:

  • Year 1: GE101, GE102
  • Year 2: Two GE or GS courses at 200-level
  • Year 3: One GE or GS course at 300-level or PD301

Information Systems

Special Admission Requirements: To be admitted to an Information Systems major from a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination, a person shall have achieved 50% or equivalent in Mathematics in that examination.

Programme Requirements: Students are required to take the UU100A - Information Literacy component of the UU100 – Communications and Information Literacy course before progressing to 2nd year of studies. UU100A is fully online and offered free of charge.

Courses for a Single Major: IS121, IS122, MA101, ST130, UU114, IS221, IS222, IS224, UU200, UU204, SC356, IS314, IS323, IS328, IS333.

Courses for a Double Major: IS121, IS122, ST130, UU114, IS221, IS222, IS224, UU200, UU204, SC356, IS323, IS333; plus (IS314 or IS328).

Courses for a Minor: IS121, IS122, IS222, IS323, IS333.

Mathematics

Courses for a Single Major: IS104, MA111, MA112, MA161, UU114, UU100, MA211, MA221, MA262, UU200, UU204, SC356, MA313, MA321, MA312, MA341.

Courses for a Double Major: IS104, MA111, MA112, UU114, UU100, MA211, MA221, MA262, UU200, UU204, SC356, MA313, MA321; plus at least one of: MA312, MA341.

Courses for a Minor: MA111, MA112, MA211, MA313; plus at least one of: MA312, MA341.

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE MAJOR DISCIPLINES

The Bachelor of Commerce is a three-year programme comprising twenty-four courses; of which eight courses are at 100-level, eight courses are at 200-level, and eight courses at 300-level.

The disciplines permitted as a major for the Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2017 are:

Information Systems

Special Admission Requirements: To be admitted to an Information Systems major from a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination, a person shall have achieved 50% or equivalent in Mathematics in that examination.

Programme Requirements: Students are required to take UU100A - Information Literacy component of UU100 – Communications and Information Literacy course before progressing to 2nd year of studies. UU100A is fully online and offered free of charge.

Courses for a Single Major: IS121, IS122, MA101, ST130, UU114, IS221, IS222, IS224, UU200, UU204, SC356, IS314, IS323, IS328, IS333.

Courses for a Double Major: IS121, IS122, ST130, UU114, IS221, IS222, IS224, UU200, UU204, SC356, IS323, IS333; plus IS314 or IS328.

Courses for a Minor: IS121, IS122, IS222; IS323, IS333.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE MAJOR DISCIPLINES

The Bachelor of Science is a three-year programme comprising twenty-four courses; of which eight courses are at 100-level, eight courses at 200-level, and eight courses at 300-level. The disciplines permitted as a major or minor for the Bachelor of Science degree in 2017 are:

Biology

Courses for a Single Major: BI102, BI108, CH105 (for non-Chemistry minors), UU100, UU114, BI205, BI206; plus at least two of: BI201, BI/ MS202, BI207; plus UU200, UU204, SC356, plus at least four of: BI302, BI304, MS/BI305, MS/BI307, BI/MS308, BI309.

Courses for a Double Major: BI102, BI108, CH105 (for non-Chemistry majors), UU100, UU114 , BI205; plus at least two of: BI201, BI/MS202, BI206, BI207; plus UU200, UU204, SC356, plus at least three of: BI302, BI304, MS/BI305, MS/BI307, BI/MS308, BI309.

Courses for a Minor: BI102, BI108, BI205; plus at least one 200-level BI course to a maximum of five courses.

Chemistry

Courses for a Single Major: CH101, CH102; plus PH106 and MA102 (for nonmathematics majors); plus UU100, UU114, CH201, CH203, CH204, UU200, UU204, SC356 plus CH301 and at least three of: CH303, CH306, CH311, CH312.

Courses for a Double Major: CH101, CH102; plus PH106 and MA102 (for nonmathematics majors); plus UU100, UU114, CH201, CH203, CH204, UU200, UU204, SC356 plus CH301 and at least two of: CH303, CH306, CH311, CH312.

Courses for a Minor: CH101, CH102, CH201, CH203, CH204.

Computing Science

Special Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to a Computing Science Major in a BSc programme, a person shall have

  • a) achieved 50% or equivalent in Mathematics from a Senate recognised form 7 or equivalent examination, or
  • b) completed USP Foundation Programme with at least C+ in the courses MAF11 and MAF12 and a pass in CSF12.

Programme Requirements: Students are required to take UU100A - Information Literacy component of UU100 – Communications and Information Literacy course before progressing to 2nd year of studies. UU100A is fully online and offered free of charge.

Courses for a Single Major: MA111, MA161, CS111, CS112, UU114, CS211, CS214; plus (IS222 or CS215 or CS218 or CS240); plus UU200, UU204, SC356, CS311; plus (CS310 or CS318 or CS341); plus (CS317 or CS324); plus IS314.

Courses for a Double Major: MA111, MA161, CS111, CS112, UU114, CS211, CS214, plus (IS222 or CS215 or CS218 or CS240); plus UU200, UU204, SC356, CS311; plus (CS310 or CS318 or CS341); plus (CS317 or CS324).

Courses for a Minor: CS111, CS112, CS211; plus one of: IS222, CS215, CS218, CS240; plus one of CS310, CS311, CS317, CS318, CS341.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Programme Requirements: Students are required to take UU100A - Information Literacy component of UU100 – Communications and Information Literacy course before progressing to 2nd year of studies. UU100A is fully online and offered free of charge.

Courses for a Single Major: Not offered as a single major.

Courses for a Double Major (only offered with Computing Science major): MA111, UU114, EE102, MM101, MM103, UU200, UU204, plus three of (EE211, EE212, EE222, EE224, EE225), SC356 plus three of (EE301, EE312, EE313, EE314, EE321, EE323, EE325, EE326 and an Industrial Attachment of 10 weeks during summer vacation is compulsory.

Geography

Programme Requirements: Allowed as a double major for the Bachelor of Science only in combination with the following other major disciplines: Biology and Information Systems.

Courses for a Single Major: Not offered as a single major under the BSc programme.

Courses for a Double Major:

  • Year I: UU100, UU114, GE101, GS100, ES106;
  • Year II: UU200, UU204, GE201, GE205; plus one from GE202, GE203, GE207, GS200, GS201 or GS211;
  • Year III: SC356, GE301, GE306; plus up to two from GE302, GE303, GS301, EV301, EV302;

Courses for a Minor: Not offered as a minor under the BSc programme.

Geospatial Science

Courses for a Double Major:

  • Year I UU100A,UU114, IS104, GS100, GS101
  • Year II UU200, UU204, GS201, GS211, GS231
  • Year III SC356, GS301, GS302, GS311

Information Systems

Special Admission Requirements: To be admitted to an Information Systems major from a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination, a person shall have achieved 50% or equivalent in Mathematics in that examination.

Programme Requirements: Students are required to take UU100A - Information Literacy component of UU100 – Communications and Information Literacy course before progressing to 2nd year of studies. UU100A is fully online and offered free of charge.

Courses for a Single Major: IS121, IS122, MA102, ST130, UU114, IS221, IS222, IS224, UU200, UU204, SC356, IS314, IS323, IS328, IS333.

Courses for a Double Major: IS121, IS122, ST130, MA102, UU114, IS221, IS222, IS224, UU200, UU204, SC356, IS323, IS333; plus IS314 or IS328.

Courses for a Minor: IS121, IS122, IS222, IS323, IS333.

Mathematics

Courses for a Single Major: IS104, MA111, MA112, MA116, UU114, UU100, MA211, MA221, MA262, UU200, UU204, MA313, MA321, SC356, MA312, MA341.

Courses for a Double Major: IS104, MA111, MA112 , UU114, UU100, MA211, MA221, MA262, UU200, UU204, SC356, MA313, MA321; plus one of MA312, MA341.

Courses for a Minor: MA111, MA112, MA211, MA221; plus at least one of: MA312, MA341, MA313.

Physics

Courses for a Single Major: PH101, PH102, CH105 (for non-Chemistry minors), MA112, UU100, UU114, PH202, PH204, PH206, UU200, UU204, SC356; plus PH301, PH302, PH304, PH306.

Courses for a Double Major: CH105 (for non-Chemistry majors), PH101, PH102, MA112, UU100, UU114; plus PH202, PH204, PH206; plus UU200, UU204, SC356; plus at least three of: PH301, PH302, PH304, PH306.

Courses for a Minor: PH101, PH102; plus two of: PH202, PH204, PH206; plus one of: PH301, PH302, PH304, PH306.

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