Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University GIS

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Vision And Mission

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The Faculty of Science is one of seven faculties at the NMMU.  It is well established with highly-motivated academic staff, together with well-qualified technical and other support staff.

The faculty offers the following qualification types: Higher Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Bachelor of Science Honours, Master of Technology, Master of Science, Doctor of Technology and Doctor of Philosophy.

The qualifications of the Faculty are designed to give students an adequate grounding in the fundamental principles of their chosen fields of study.  The practical nature of these qualifications is reflected in the significant number of hours which students spend in modern, well-equipped laboratories.  The students are prepared for interesting and rewarding careers.  Short qualifications are conducted in the NMMU Continuing Education Programme to keep those in industry at the cutting edge of technology.

Staff in the Faculty has gained recognition throughout South Africa and internationally while students are sought after across the country because of the high level of training they receive.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS IN GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Faculty: Science
Level: Postgraduate
Code: 21557
Duration (full-time): 1 year(s)
Qualification type: 48 (Honours Degree)
Approval letter(s):
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Department of Higher Education and Training (DHeT)

INTRODUCTION

The Department has particular strength in the rapidly developing field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), relating to the manipulation and analysis of spatial data sets. Applications range from the analysis of patterns of global climatic change to the solution of urban and regional development problems.

The programme consists of modules in:

  • Cartography
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Research project based on the application of • GIS or Remote Sensing.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements – the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
BSc or BA degree with pass of at least 60% for Geography III, its equivalent or permission granted by the Head of Department.

Students with a lower mark than 60% could be considered provided other criteria such as completion of the degree within the minimum prescribed period are met.

CAREER FIELDS

  • Conservation Biologist
  • Nature Conservationist

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