Centre for Academic Planning and Quality Assurance
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Academic Planning

The Centre for Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (APQ) coordinates the introduction of new academic programmes to and changes to existing programmes at Stellenbosch University. 

APQ manages the secretariat function for the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC), which reports to the Academic Planning Committee, a sub-committee of Senate. 

The Centre is responsible for the external submission of new programmes for approval, accreditation and registration to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Quality Assurance

Stellenbosch University has a system of periodic peer evaluations of academic departments and professional administrative support services according to a six-year cycle.

The Centre for Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (APQ) coordinates the quality assurance processes at Stellenbosch University and manages the secretariat function for the Quality Committee, which reports to the Executive Committee of Senate.