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Extended Degree Programme

The Extended Degree Programme (EDP) was introduced to assist students with proven potential but without adequate schooling in mastering their degree programmes. An additional year of study is added to a mainstream degree programme to form an EDP. This extra year is utilised to prepare students, by means of additional academic support, for specific mainstream subjects and for university studies in general.

In all fields of study in the Faculty of AgriSciences except the two fields given below, the EDP includes an additional year of study before students start the first year of study of their chosen mainstream degree programme. The curriculum of this additional year is specifically designed to provide additional academic support and to facilitate the transition between school and university. Students must pass all the modules of this year to gain admission to the first year of the mainstream programme.

In two of the fields of study in the Faculty the EDP is constituted by spreading the first year of the mainstream programme over two years. The two fields of study this arrangement applies to are Agribusiness Management and Agricultural Economic Analysis and Management. All prescribed modules for these two years must be passed to gain admission to the second year of the mainstream programme.

Any student who is admitted to a mainstream programme may apply for admission to the relevant EDP. Based on school results and/or the results of any assessment or test, including the NBTs, prescribed by the University, a student may be advised or compelled by the Faculty to follow the EDP route.

The minimum admission requirements for the EDP in the programmes leading to BScAgric*, BScFor*, BScConsEcol, BSc Food Sc and BAgricAdmin requires at minimum:

  • An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB's school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;

  • Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 (50%);

  • Mathematics 4 (between 55% and 59,9%);

  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 4 (50%); OR

  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 3 (between 45% and 49,5%), and Life Sciences 4 (between 55% and 59,9%) or Agricultural Sciences 5 (between 60% and 69,9%);

  • NBT between 33% and 47%.

*For BScAgric with Soil Science and Chemistry as major subjects:

  • An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB's school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;

  • Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 (50%);

  • Mathematics 5 (between 60% and 69,9%)

  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 4 (50%); OR

  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 3 (between 45% and 49,5%), and Life Sciences 4 (between 55% and 59,9%) or Agricultural Sciences 5 (between 60% and 69,9%);

  • NBT between 33% and 47%.

*For the field of study Wood and Wood Products Science:

  • An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB's school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;

  • Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 (50%);

  • Mathematics 5 (between 60% and 69,9%)

  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 4 (50%);

  • NBT between 33% and 47%.

All necessary information on the structure and curriculum of the EDP will be supplied to students who want to or are required to register for the EDP. This information may also be obtained from the Faculty Secretary (tel. 021 808 9111).

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