HYDROLOGY AND STATISTICS

NO NEW ENROLMENT IN 2017 FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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: HYDROLOGY AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORS HYDROLOGY STATISTICS
ABBREVIATION BSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODE SBSC32
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
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS FOR SCIENCE STUDENTS SSTT111 E M 15 5 SMTH111(SLMH111)
CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER(BIO) SPHY121 C C 15 5
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
INTRO TO GEOLOGY SHYD112 D M 15 6
CALCULUS II SMTH112 F C 15 6 SMTH111(SLMH111)
INTRO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY SGES112 H C 15 6
 

STATISTICS FOR SCIENCE STUDENTS

 

SSTT112 E

 

M

 

15

 

6

SMTH111(SLMH111) SMTH112(SLMH112) SSTT111
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
INTRO TO SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY SHYD211 F M 15 6 SGES111
 

DISTRIBUTION THEORY

 

SSTT211 C

 

M

 

15

 

6

SSTT111 SSTT112 SMTH111(SLMH111) SMTH112(SLMH112)  

SMTH221

ADVANCED CALCULUS SMTH221 H C 15 6 SMTH111(SLMH111) SMTH112(SLMH112)
GLOBAL LANDFORMS & CARTOGRAPHY SGES211 B C 15 6 SGES111
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
INTRO TO SUBSURFACE HYDROLOGY SHYD212 F M 15 6 SHYD112
 

STATISTICAL INFERENCE

 

SSTT212 C

 

M

 

15

 

6

SSTT111 SSTT112 SMTH111(SLMH111) SMTH112(SLMH112)  

SMTH222

LINEAR ALGEBRA & DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS SMTH222 H C 15 6 SMTH111(SLMH111) SMTH112(SLMH112) SMTH221
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
RANDOM PROCESSES SSTT311 F M 15 7 SSTT211 SSTT212 SMTH221 SMTH222
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN SSTT321 H M 15 7 SSTT211 SSTT212 SMTH221 SMTH222
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING SHYD332 A M 15 7 SHYD211 SHYD212 SHYD311 SHYD321
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SHYD342 C M 15 7
LINEAR MODELS SSTT312 F M 15 7 SSTT211 SSTT212 SMTH221 SMTH222
TIME SERIES SSTT322 H M 15 7 SSTT211 SSTT212 SMTH221 SMTH222