CHEMISTRY AND HYDROLOGY

Purpose of the program
The purpose of this program is to provide a platform for students to study the impact of water on other elements in systems and vice versa so that they can contribute to the design and implementation of processes and policies to manage areas of impact. Students interested in this area should take as many courses as possible in environmental policy to supplement their technical expertise and understand how the data they collect affects environmental policy and regulations.

Employment opportunities citing typical employers 
Opportunities exist in the water treatment industry, which is quite considerable since most manufacturing companies use water as part of their production or cooling processes. Chemists in this field can work as bench chemists and can be in government or with private sector environmental management companies. Water chemists undertake a variety of responsibilities. They hold the following titles:
(1) Hydrologists
(2) Hydrogeologist
(3) Hydro biogeochemists
(4) Water purification chemist
(5) Wastewater treatment plant chemist
(6) Surface water chemist
(7) Groundwater chemist

Entrepreneurial opportunities citing sector, industry and typical businesses
Business opportunities include water treatment plant set up to recycle municipality waste water to power/electricity or other value added products

Vertical articulations for further / higher degree studies where applicable
A career in water chemistry or hydrology requires an advanced degree (master’s or Ph.D.), and presently a small number of schools offer such programs.
Horizontal articulation with other qualifications where applicable
HydrologyChemistryPhysicsEnvironmental Science for policy and regulationsGeological EngineeringBio systems and Bio products

 

Contact details for inquiries [name, qualifications, email and office phone number]
Name: Dr Zikhona Linda LinganisoQualification: PhD (Petroleum Chemistry, WITS)
Email: LinganisoL@unizulu.ac.za
Office number: 035 902 6150
Programme coordinator
(Dr Linganiso, Coordinator, PhD (Petroleum Chemistry), WITS University)

Head of Department [Prof T. E. Motaung, BSc (Polymer Science), BSc Hons (Polymer Science), MSc (Polymer Science), PhD (Polymer Science), University of the Free State]

Programme grid structure including listing of allowed electives where applicable
• General Chemistry
• Hydrology
• Analytical Chemistry
• Industrial/Applied Chemistry

FACULTY FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS: CHEMISTRY AND HYDROLOGY
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORS CHEMISTRY HYDROLOGY
ABBREVIATION BSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODE SBSC16
EXIT NQF LEVEL 7
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN ENGLISH
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 60% (LEVEL 5) IN MATHEMATICS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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
INTRO TO PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY SGES111 H C 15 5
CALCULUS I SMTH111 F C 15 5
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 111 SCHM111 E M 15 5
EITHER CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER SPHY111 A E 15 5 SMTH111 (SLMH111)
OR CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER(BIO) SPHY121 C E 15 5
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
INTRO TO GEOLOGY SHYD112 D M 15 6
CALCULUS II SMTH112 F C 15 6 SMTH111 (SLMH111)
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 112 SCHM112 E C 15 6 SCHM111 (SLCH111)
EITHER ELECTROMAGNETISM, NUCLEAR & MODERN PHYSICS SPHY112 A E 15 6 SPHY111 (SLPH111) SMTH112 (SLMH112)
OR ELECTROMAGNETISM, NUCLEAR & MODERN PHYSICS(BIO) SPHY122 C E 15 6
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
INTRO TO SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY SHYD211 F M 15 6 SGES111
 

ANALYTICAL & INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

 

SCHM211 G

 

M

 

15

 

6

SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112) SMTH111 (SLMH111)
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS FOR SCIENCE STUDENTS SSTT111 E C 15 5 SMTH111 (SLMH111)
GLOBAL LANDFORMS & CARTOGRAPHY SGES211 B C 15 6 SGES111
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
INTRO TO SUBSURFACE HYDROLOGY SHYD212 F M 15 6 SHYD112 D
 

ORGANIC & PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

 

SCHM212 G

 

M

 

15

 

6

SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112) SMTH111 (SLMH111)
HYDROMETEOROLOGY SGES222 B C 15 6 SGES111
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS SHYD222 X C 15 6 SGES211
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY SHYD311 A M 15 7 SHYD211 SSTT111 (SSTT122)
GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY SHYD321 C M 15 7 SHYD212
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM311 B M 15 7 SCHM212 SMTH112 (SLMH112)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM321 D M 15 7 SCHM212 SMTH112 (SLMH112)
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING SHYD332 A M 15 7 SHYD211 SHYD212 SHYD311 SHYD321
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SHYD342 C M 15 7
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM312 B M 15 7 SCHM211 SMTH112 (SLHM112)
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM322 D M 15 7 SCHM211 SMTH112 (SLHM112)