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  • SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES

    PROGRAMME RULES AND INFORMATION

    2018

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    SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES

    PROGRAMME RULES AND INFORMATION

    2018

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Contact Details .....................................................................................................1 2. Staff Information ...................................................................................................2 3. General Rules ......................................................................................................5

    3.1 Rules of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences ...................................5 3.1.1. Registration and Progression Rules for all programmes ....................5 3.1.2 Assessment Rules ...............................................................................6 3.1.3 Class attendance ............................................................................... 15 3.1.4 Laboratory Rules ............................................................................... 15 3.1.5 Grievance and disciplinary procedures .............................................16

    4. Programmes offered .......................................................................................... 17 4.1 Module codes .............................................................................................. 17 4.2 Programmes ................................................................................................19

    4.2.1 Bachelor of Science (Data Science) (NDSC701) .............................. 19 4.2.1.1 Programme admission rules .................................................20 4.2.1.2 Programme curriculum .........................................................20 4.2.1.3 Module prerequisites ............................................................25 4.2.1.4 Module information ...............................................................27

    4.2.2 Bachelor of Science ..........................................................................76 4.2.2.1 Programme admission rules ................................................76 4.2.2.2 Programme curriculum ........................................................77 (a) Mathematical and Computer Sciences (NBSC705) ...................77 (b) Physical Sciences: Chemistry Stream (NBSC761)...................138 (c) Physical Sciences: Physics Stream (NBSC762) ....................... 170 (d) Biological Sciences (NBSC707) ...............................................195

    4.2.3 Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (Applications Development) ............................................................ 216 4.2.3.1 Programme admission rules .............................................. 218 4.2.3.2 Programme curriculum ...................................................... 218 4.2.3.3 Module Information ............................................................224

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    1. CONTACT DETAILS Contact Details for School Enquiries

    All correspondence with regard to academic programme matters should be addressed to:

    Head of School

    School of Natural and Applied Sciences

    Postal Address Sol Plaatje University Private Bag X5008 KIMBERLEY 8300

    Street Address Luka Jantjie House Chapel Street KIMBERLEY 8300

    Office Telephone Number & E-mail Address

    (+27) 053 491 0216 aifheli.gelebe@spu.ac.za Head of School (+27) 053 491 0154 Kehilwe.Lesiba@spu.ac.za School Administrator

    Website www.spu.ac.za

    This Calendar is valid for the year 2018. The University reserves the right to amend any rule or provision in this Calendar at any time without prior

    notice.

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    2. STAFF INFORMATION Members of Staff

    Administrative Staff Head of School Gelebe AC, Prof PhD, MSc (RU), BSc Hons,

    BSc (UNIVEN) School Administrator Lesiba K, Mrs

    Academic Staff (*Head of Department)

    Department of Biological and Agricultural Sciences Senior Lecturers

    Harebottle DM, Dr (Zoology) PhD (UCT), MSc, BSc Hons, BSc (UKZN)

    Adebowale A, Dr (Botany/ Biology)

    PhD (UKZN), MSc, BSc Hons (OAU)

    Lecturers Bopape MA, Ms (Agriculture) MTech, BTech (TUT) Nenzhelele E, Ms (Botany) MSc (UCT), BSc Hons, BSc

    (UNIVEN) Musvuugwa T, Dr (Botany) PhD (US), MSc (UCT), BSc

    Hons (NUST, Zimbabwe) Modiba RV, Mr (Zoology) MSc, BSc Hons, BSc

    (UNIVEN) Laboratory Technician

    Letebele PK, Ms BSc Hons, BSc (UFS)

    Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Senior Lecturers

    Tuyikeze T, Dr (Information Technology)

    PhD (UFH), MIT (NMMU), BTech (NMMU), N. Dipl. (WSU)

    Mwansa G, Dr (Information Systems)

    PhD (UNISA), MSc (UNAM), BSc (UNZA)

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    Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Lecturers Baitshenyetsi T, Mr

    (Computer Science) MSc, BSc Hons, BSc (NWU)

    Rudolph G, Mr (Information Technology)

    MTech IT, BTech, N. Dipl. (CPUT)

    Randle O, Mr (Information Networks)

    MTech (TUT), BSc Hons (CU, Nigeria)

    Mwansa M, Mrs (Management)

    MPhil (UJ), BA Hons (UNISA), Bed (Univ, Namibia), Adv. Cert. Project Management (UNISA)

    Serutla LS, Mr (Computer Science)

    MSc (Sherfield, UK), BSc (NUL)

    Matsebula FT, Ms (Information Systems)

    MTech (TUT)

    Nkomo M, Mr (Communication and Information Engineering)

    MSc (Shadong Univ. of Science & Tech., China), BEng Hons (National University of Tech., Zimbabwe)

    Mwanza AJ, Dr (Computer Science)

    DEd (WSU), MSc (NUST), BSc (UNZA), PGDE (UCT), CCAI (CISCO)

    Kunjuzwa DT, Mr (Computer Science)

    MSc (UFH)

    Mpofu N, Ms (Computer Science)

    MSc (Zimbabwe)

    Gundu T, Dr (Information Systems)

    PhD, MCom, BSc Hons, BSc (UFH), Dip. PC Maintenance & Network, Dip. Web Designing & E-Commerce (BCE, London)

    Junior Lecturers

    Mamabolo E, Mrs (Information Technology)

    BTech (TUT), BSc (Vista)

    Modiba N, Ms (Information Technology)

    BTech (TUT)

    Babutsi M, Ms (Computer Science)

    MSc, BSc Hons (NWU), BSc (Amity)

    Marais IJ, Mr (Communications)

    BA Hons (UP)

    Makhoere L, Mr (Information Systems)

    BCom Hons, BCom (NWU)

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    Department of Mathematical Sciences Senior Lecturers