APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICS

Purpose of Programme:
Students achieving the objectives of this program will have a fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge of Hydrology and Statistics. At third year level, the emphasis in Hydrology is on both surface and groundwater hydrology as well as hydrological modelling and water resources management. Hydrology and Statistics are closely allied fields as the assessment and analysis of hydrological data as well as the prediction of hydrological events such as droughts and floods and the assessment of water demand projections rely extensively on statistical analyses such as probability, time series, measures of central tendency and regression analysis.

Employment opportunities: 
There is a great demand for hydrologists in South Africa and in the region. The primary initial employer of our graduates is the Department of Water and Sanitation where graduates will gain valuable work experience. Opportunities also exist in Water Boards, local and District municipalities and Metros. The newly created Catchment Management Agencies are likely to be good potential employers as well. Outside of the Government sector, many private concerns such as mining houses, consulting engineers and hydrological and geohydrological consultants also employ hydrologists.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities:
Hydrological studies are required for all environmental impact assessments and are critical in the development, planning and operation of most industrial projects. They are also critical in the development of water services infrastructure. As a result there are considerable opportunities for qualified and experienced hydrologists to establish themselves as independent hydrological consultants.

Vertical articulation:
Hydrology graduates are encouraged to pursue post-graduate studies, from BSc Honours (I year), MSc (2-3 years) through to PhD (3-4 years). The attainment of higher degrees will greatly enhance career and entrepreneurial  opportunities.

Horizontal Articulation:
Within the broad field of hydrology, there are many additional courses that will enhance graduate employability. Specialised courses exist in allied disciplines such as Geographical Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Hydrological Modelling, Water Quality and Pollution, Water Purification, Wastewater Treatment, Water Reticulation, Water Governance, Environmental Management, Groundwater Exploration and Well Drilling.

Contact details:
Programme coordinator and Head of Department:
Mr B K Rawlins (BSc hons Geography & Geology, MSc Hydrology).
Tel 0359026419,
Email rawlinsb@unizulu.ac.za

 

FACULTY FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS: MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORS APPLIED MATHEMATICS MATHEMATICS
ABBREVIATION BSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODE SBSC03
EXIT NQF LEVEL 7
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 60% (LEVEL 5) IN MATHEMATICS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN ENGLISH
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE OR INFO TECHNOLOGY OR LIFE SCIENCES
MINIMUM CREDITS FOR ADMISSION NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE WITH DEGREE ENDORSEMENT WITH AT LEAST 30 NSC POINTS
MINIMUM DURATION OF STUDIES 3 YEARS
PRESENTATION MODE OF SUBJECTS: DAY CLASSES
INTAKE FOR THE QUALIFICATION: JANUARY
REGISTRATION CYCLE FOR THE SUBJECTS: JANUARY
READMISSION: SUBJECT TO PRIOR PERFORMANCE AND CURRENT APPLICABILITY OF PASSED MODULES
TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 360

 

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT CREDITS NQF LEVEL PREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S) CO-REQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 1
CALCULUS I SMTH111 F M 15 5
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS SAMT111 G M 15 5 SMTH111 (SLMH111)
EITHER INTRODUCTORY COMPUTING SCPS111 B E 15 5
OR CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER SPHY111 A E 15 5 SMTH111 (SLMH111)
OR GENERAL CHEMISTRY 111 SCHM111 E E 15 5
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
FURTHER DISCRETE MATHEMATICS SAMT122 G M 15 6 SMTH112 (SLMH112) SAMT111
CALCULUS II SMTH112 F M 15 6 SMTH111 (SLMH111)
EITHER INTRO TO SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING SCPS112 B E 15 6 SCPS111
OR ELECTROMAGNETISM, NUCLEAR & MODERN PHYSICS SPHY112 A E 15 6 SPHY111 (SLPH111) SMTH112 (SLMH112)
OR GENERAL CHEMISTRY 112 SCHM112 E E 15 6 SCHM111 (SLCH111)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS & MATHEMATICAL MODELLING SAMT211 E M 15 6 SMTH111 (SLMH111) SMTH112 (SLMH112) SMTH221
ADVANCED CALCULUS SMTH221 H M 15 6 SMTH111 (SLMH111) SMTH112 (SLMH112)
DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS SCPS211 D E 15 6 SCPS111 SCPS112
EITHER MECHANICS SPECIAL RELATIVITY & PROPERTIES OF MATTER SPHY211 C E 15 6 SPHY111 (SLPH111) (SPHY121 60%)

(SLPH121 60%) SPHY112 (SLPH112) (SPHY122 60%)

(SLPH122 60%) SMTH111 (SLMH111) SMTH112 (SLMH112)

OR COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS SCPS231 A E 15 6 SCPS111
OR ANALYTICAL & INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2  

SCHM211 G

 

E

 

15

 

6

SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112) SMTH111 (SLMH111)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
INTRO TO OPERATIONS RESEARCH SAMT212 E M 15 6 SMTH111 (SLMH111) SMTH112 (SLMH112) SAMT211 SMTH222
LINEAR ALGEBRA & DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS SMTH222 H M 15 6 SMTH111 (SLMH111) SMTH112 (SLMH112) SMTH221
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING SCPS212 D E 15 6 SCPS112 SCPS211
EITHER MODERN PHYSICS, PHOTONICS AND WAVES SPHY212 C E 15 6 SPHY111 (SLPH111) (SPHY121 60%)

(SLPH121 60%) SPHY112 (SLPH112) (SPHY122 60%)

(SLPH122 60%) SMTH111 (SLMH111) SMTH112 (SLMH112)

OR DATABASE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT I SCPS232 A E 15 6 SCPS111
OR ORGANIC & PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2 SCHM212 G E 15 6 SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112) SMTH111 (SLMH111)
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
TENSOR ANALYSIS SAMT331 B M 15 7 SAMT211 SAMT212 SMTH221 SMTH222
APPLIED MATHEMATICAL METHODS SAMT321 D M 15 7 SAMT211 SAMT212 SMTH221 SMTH222
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA SMTH311 A M 15 7 SMTH221 SMTH222
REAL ANALYSIS SMTH321 C M 15 7 SMTH221 SMTH222
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
ADVANCED CLASSICAL MECHANICS SAMT312 B M 15 7 SAMT211 SAMT212 SMTH221 SMTH222
NUMERICAL METHODS SAMT322 D M 15 7 SAMT211 SAMT212 SMTH221 SMTH222
GRAPH THEORY SMTH312 A M 15 7 SMTH221 SMTH222
COMPLEX ANALYSIS SMTH322 C M 15 7 SMTH221 SMTH222