CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

Purpose of the programme
Chemistry and physics are branches of science that study the behaviour of matter using physics and chemistry principles. The purpose of the program is to equip a student with understanding of matter at atomic level, molecular, micro and macro level. The understanding explains properties of bulk materials and possible formulations to develop new ones. This leave long life interest in the students to pursue new innovations.

Employment opportunities citing typical employers
This is a versatile career with abundant job choices such Analytical chemist, Chemical engineer, Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry, Forensic scientist, Pharmacologist,Research scientist (physical sciences) and Toxicologist.

Entrepreneurial opportunities
There are lot of opportunities including technology innovationist and Medicine Maker

Vertical articulation for further / higher degree studies where applicable
After completing the degree, a student has an opportunity to pursue post graduate either in different streams chemistry or nanotechnology and polymer chemistry, from which a research could be pursued.

Contact details for inquiries

Programme coordinator:
Head of Department:

Prof TE Motaung, PhD (Chemistry)
Email: motaungt@unizulu.ac.za
Tell: 0359026786

Mr T Jili, MSc (Physics and Engineering)
Email: JiliT@unizulu.ac.za
Tell: 0359026559

FACULTY FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS: CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS & ENGINEERING
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORS CHEMISTRY PHYSICS
ABBREVIATION BSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODE SBSC18
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
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
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 111 SCHM111 E M 15 5
CALCULUS I SMTH111 F C 15 5
CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER SPHY111 A M 15 5 SMTH111(SLMH111)
EITHER DISCRETE MATHEMATICS SAMT111 G E 15 5 SMTH111(SLMH111)
OR INTRODUCTORY COMPUTING SCPS111 B E 15 5
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 112 SCHM112 E M 15 6 SCHM111(SLCH111)
CALCULUS II SMTH112 F C 15 6 SMTH111(SLMH111)
ELECTROMAGNETISM, NUCLEAR & MODERN PHYSICS SPHY112 A M 15 6 SPHY111(SLPH111) SMTH112(SLMH112)
EITHER FURTHER DISCRETE MATHEMATICS SAMT122 G E 15 6 SMTH112(SLMH112) SAMT111
OR INTRO TO SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING SCPS112 B E 15 6 SCPS111
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
 

ANALYTICAL & INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

 

SCHM211 G

 

M

 

15

 

6

SCHM111(SLCH111) SCHM112(SLCH112) SMTH111(SLMH111)
 

 

 

MECHANICS SPECIAL RELATIVITY & PROPERTIES OF MATTER

 

 

 

SPHY211 C

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

6

SPHY111(SLPH111) (SPHY121 60%)

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

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

ADVANCED CALCULUS SMTH221 H C 15 6 SMTH111(SLMH111) SMTH112(SLMH112)
EITHER DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS & MATHEMATICAL MODELLING SAMT211 E E 15 6 SMTH111(SLMH111) SMTH112(SLMH112) SMTH221
OR DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS SCPS211 D E 15 6 SCPS111 SCPS112
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
 

ORGANIC & PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

 

SCHM212 G

 

M

 

15

 

6

SCHM111(SLCH111) SCHM112(SLCH112) SMTH111(SLMH111)
 

 

 

MODERN PHYSICS, PHOTONICS & WAVES

 

 

 

SPHY212 C

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

6

SPHY111(SLPH111) (SPHY121 60%)

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

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

LINEAR ALGEBRA & DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS SMTH222 H C 15 6 SMTH111(SLMH111) SMTH112(SLMH112) SMTH221
 

 

 

ELECTROMAGNETISM

 

 

 

SPHY222 A

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

6

SPHY111(SLPH111) (SPHY121 60%)

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

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

THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM311 B M 15 7 SCHM212 SMTH112(SLMH112)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM321 D M 15 7 SCHM212 SMTH112(SLMH112)
QUANTUM AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS SPHY311 H M 15 7 SPHY212
ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND DEVICES SPHY321 F M 15 7 SPHY211 SPHY212 SPHY222
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM312 B M 15 7 SCHM211 SMTH112(SLHM112)
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM322 D M 15 7 SCHM211 SMTH112(SLHM112)
NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND APPLICATIONS SPHY312 H M 15 7 SPHY211 SPHY212
SOLID STATE PHYSICS & MATERIAL SCIENCE SPHY322 F M 15 7 SPHY211 SPHY212