Faculty Of Natural Sciences

FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is located at the Mthatha Campus at WSU but currently offers its programs from two delivery sites: Mthatha and Buffalo city. The Departments of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Chemical & Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Computing are located on the Mthatha Campus while the Department of Applied Sciences is in Buffalo City. The faculty is home to over 2000 students and offers 27 science programmes ranging from Diplomas to the PHD’s.

The faculty provides a diverse range of educational opportunities through its Bachelor of Science and diploma programmes in both basic and applied sciences. The basic science programmes encompass a wide array of subjects, such as biological sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, environmental studies, mathematics, and physics. On the other hand, the applied science programs focus on specialized fields like pest management, analytical chemistry, and consumer sciences. This comprehensive selection of programmes ensures that students can pursue their academic interests and career goals within the realm of science and its practical applications.

The faculty provides a wide range of exciting postgraduate programmes for science graduates who want to pursue advanced studies. Students in life sciences have the option to specialize in entomology, plant biotechnology, marine biology, and other captivating fields. Within the faculty, there are accomplished experts in organic chemistry, material and nuclear physics, as well as space sciences. Mathematicians research in the area of Lie symmetry of differential equations. Moreover, the faculty serves as a home to the  National Pollution Laboratory and the Centre for Risk and Vulnerability, where students engage in research on water quality and its associated effects.

Faculty Of Natural Sciences

UNDERGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED IN THE FACULTY

Qual Code

SAQA ID

Qualification Name

NQF

Credits

Duration

Delivery Site

W64001

97039

Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

6

360

3

BCC

W64002

97039

Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (ECP)

6

360

4

BCC

W64004

96787

Diploma in Consumer Science in Food and Nutrition

6

360

3

BCC

W64039

96787

Diploma in Consumer Science in Food and Nutrition(ECP)

6

360

4

BCC

W64005

112034

Diploma in Pest Management

6

360

3

MTH

W64007

101254

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

7

480

3

MTH

W64008

101254

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (ECP)

7

360

4

MTH

W64009

101255

Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistical Sciences

7

360

3

MTH

W64010

101255

Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistical Sciences (ECP)

7

360

4

MTH

W64011

112304

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

7

360

3

MTH

W64012

112304

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (ECP)

7

360

4

MTH

W64013

116397

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

7

360

3

MTH

W64014

116397

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (ECP)

7

360

4

MTH

W64015

112446

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

7

360

3

MTH

W64016

112446

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (ECP)

7

360

4

MTH

W64017

116190

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

7

360

3

MTH

W64018

116190

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (ECP)

7

360

4

MTH

W64019

101253

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

7

360

3

MTH

W64020

101253

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (ECP)

7

360

4

MTH

W64021

112432

Bachelor of Science in Pest Management

7

360

3

MTH

W64022

112432

Bachelor of Science in Pest Management (ECP)

7

360

4

MTH

W64023

112445

Bachelor of Science in Physics

7

360

3

MTH

W64024

112445

Bachelor of Science in Physics (ECP)

7

360

4

MTH