U N D E R G R A D U A T E 2023 PROSPECTUS
Prof Tshilidzi Marwala Vice-Chancellor and Principal University of Johannesburg 2 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
3 Welcome toUJ 2023 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS
4 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR AND PRINCIPAL Soon you will be starting out on a new journey. The choices you make now, the doors you choose to open now, will have a profound impact on your life. Two of the most important decisions you will make are what to study and where to study. Which university will you choose to be your home? We pay constant attention to maximising your student experience. To help your transition from school to university, UJ’s First Year Experience Programme provides support and development opportunities, while robust academic and tutor support programmes ensure a seamless journey during your university studies. Our Senior Year Experience Programme will boost you towards your final year, graduation and beyond. Further support systems and extramural opportunities will contribute to your holistic development. Our students form an integral part of the UJ family. Alongside an enjoyable, safe, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment, we provide opportunities for you to expand your network. You will be able to grow networks of friends that will sustain you throughout your life. At UJ, we are also passionate about community service and making a difference in our society. You will have the opportunity to join fellow students in bringing about positive change. UJ is a young and dynamic university and our graduates are leaving their mark in our country, continent and beyond. UJ affords you the opportunity to become an individual who reimagines the future to the benefit of our world – a true UJ brand ambassador. It is your time to create new footprints and make your mark in society. This is your future, reimagined! Your choice of UJ as your academic home is the best investment you can make. Prof Tshilidzi Marwala Vice-Chancellor and Principal If you choose to join the University of Johannesburg (UJ), your journey with us will lead you to great adventures and steps towards your academic destination. Our University has triumphed in ensuring that we offer high-quality education in spite of challenges posed by the pandemic. Globally, we are undergoing changes at an unprecedented rate. South Africa, in particular, finds itself grappling with a particularly challenging context. Against this backdrop, our focus needs to be on the creation of a cohort of strong leaders who can actively and decisively steer us into the future – one that advances everyone. Education is at the heart of this endeavour. Those who do not know, cannot lead. At UJ, we are committed to creating the conditions for you to become one of these inspirational and effective leaders. Our main priority is your progressive academic and intellectual development and to ultimately shape a graduate who is fully equipped for the next chapter of their lives, whether that is a postgraduate journey or the world of work. Our vision is to educate you to be effective participants in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), where technology is changing all aspects of our lives, including in our homes and workplaces. The pandemic has certainly demonstrated that this is the future. At UJ, you will encounter the finest academic minds from diverse backgrounds, spanning across the world, who will contribute to your academic success. There is a wide selection of cutting-edge programmes, ranging from undergraduate diplomas to doctoral degrees in our seven faculties and one college. UJ has adopted a technology-rich approach to teaching and learning, which compares favourably to the best universities in the world. UJ’s global stature and academic robustness are recognised by the most prestigious global higher education ranking systems in the world. In recent years, UJ has emerged as a competitive player, not only in South Africa but also on the continent, and has risen significantly in these rankings.
5 2023 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS MOLAETŠA GO TŠWA GO MOTLATŠAMOKHANSELIRI LE HLOGO E se kgale o tla be o thoma leeto le mpsha. Dikgetho tšeo o di dirago ga bjale, menyako yeo o kgethago go e bula ga bjale, di tla ba le khuetšo ye e tseneletšego mo bophelong bja gago. Tše pedi tša diphetho tše bohlokwa kudu tše o tla go di dira ke gore o tlo ithuta eng le gore o tlo ithuta kae. Ke yunibesithi efe yeo o tlo go e kgetha gore e be legae la gago? Ge o kgetha go ba le Yunibesithi ya (UJ), leeto la gago le rena le tla go iša go mahlagahlaga le magato a magolo go ya boyo bja gago bja dithuto. Yunibesithi ya rena e atlegile ka go dira bonnete bja gore re aba thuto ya boleng bja godimo le ge go na le ditlhohlo tša go tlišwa ke leuba. Lefaseng ka moka, re itemogela diphetogo ka lebelo leo le sego la tlwaelega. Afrika Borwa, kudu, e ikhwetša e katana le seemo sa tlhohlo ye itseng. Kgahlanong le seemo se, tsepelelo ya rena go nyakega gore e be go hlola madira a baetapele ba go tia bao ba ka mafolofolo le ka diphetho tša maleba ba ka re išago ka go bokamoso – bjo bo tšwetšago pele o mongwe le o mongwe. Thuto ke motheo wa maitapišo a. Bao bas a tsebego, ba ka se etepele. Ka mo (UJ) re ikgafile go hlolela maemo a gore o tle o be o mongwe wa baetapele ba tlhohleletšo le mafolofolo. Maikemišetšo a rena a magolo ke tšwelopele ya gago ka mo dithutong le tlhabollo ya bohlale le gore la bofelo re betle sealoga seo se tlabaketšwego ka botlalo go ya kgaolong ya maphelo a bona ye e latelago, e ka ba leeto la dithuto tša ka morago ga tikrii ya mathomo goba lefaseng la mošomo. Pono ya rena ke go le ruta gore le be batšeakarolo ba mafolofolo ka go Phetogo e Kgolo ya Bone ya Intasteri (4IR), moo theknolotši e fetolago mahlakore ka moka a maphelo a rena, go akaretša magae a rena le mafelo a mošomo. Leuba ka nnete le bontšhitše gore se ke bokamoso. Ka mo UJ, o tla kopana le menagano e me kaonekaone ya thuto go tšwa ditšong tša go fapana, tšeo di phatlaletšego mo lefaseng, bao ba tla go go thuša katlegong ya gago ya dithuto. Go na le kgetho yeo e phatlaletšego ya mananeo a maemo a godimo kudu, go tšwa go diploma tša ka fase go ya go ditikrii tša bongaka ka mo go difakhalithi tša rena tše šupa le kholetšhe e tee. UJ e amogetše mekgwa yeo e tletšego ka theknolotši ya go ruta le go ithuta, yeo e bapetšwago gabotse le ya diyunibesithi tše di kaonekaone mo lefaseng. Maemo a lefase a UJ le thuto ye e tiilego di tsebja ke ba mehuta ya kelo ya maemo a godimo kudu ka go thuto ya godimo mo lefaseng. Mo mengwageng ya bjale, UJ e tšweletše bjalo ka moraloki wa phenkgišano, e sego fela ka mo Afrika Borwa eupša gape le mo kontinenteng, e bile e ile godimo kudu ka go maemo a. Re tliša šedi yeo e sa fetogego go oketša boitemogelo bja gago bja go ba moithuti. Go thuša go fetoga go tšwa sekolong go tla yunibesithi, Lenaneo la Boitemogelo bja Ngwaga wa Mathomo la UJ le fana ka thekgo le menyetla ya tlhabollo, mola mananeo a thuto a maatla le thekgo ya bathušabafahloši a dira bonnete bja gore go ba le leeto leo le kopanego ka nako ya dithuto tša gago tša yunibesithi. Lenaneo la rena la Boitemogelo bja Mengwaga ya ka Godimo le tla go kaonafatša go ya go ngwaga wa gago wa mafelelo, go aloga le ka morago ga moo. Mekgwa e mengwe ya thekgo le menyetla ya tlaleletšo e tla thuša go tlhabollo ya gago ka botlalo. Baithuti ba rena ba bopa karolo e bohlokwa ya leloko la UJ. Ka tlaleletšo ya go ba re fana ka tikologo ya lethabo, polokego, thekgo le ya go tsošološa bohlale, re fana gape ka menyetla go wena go katološa kgokanyo ya gago. O tla kgona go godiša kgokagano ya bagwera yeo e tla go kgotlelela bophelong bja gago ka moka. Ka mo UJ, gape re na le kgahlego ka ga tirelo ya setšhaba le go tliša diphetogo ka mo setšhabeng sa rena. O tla hwetša monyetla wa go ikopanya le baithuti ba bangwe gore o tliše diphetogo tše di botse. UJ ke yunibesithi e mpsha ya matšato e bile dialoga tša rena di tlogela maswao a bona ka mo nageng ya rena, kontinenteng le go feta. UJ e go fa monyetla gore o be motho yo a naganago ka bofsa bokamoso gore o hole lefase la rena – moemedi wan nete wa leswao la UJ. Ke nako ya gago ya go hlama mehlala e mefsa le go dira leswao la gago mo setšhabeng. Bjo ke bokamoso bja gago, bjo bo nagannwego bofsa! Kgetho ya gago ya UJ bjalo ka legae la gago la tša thuto ke peeletšo e kaonekaone yeo o ka e dirago. Prof Tshilidzi Marwala Motlatšamokhanseliri le Hlogo
6 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG BOODSKAP VAN DIE VISEKANSELIER EN REKTOR U gaan binnekort ’n nuwe reis onderneem. Die keuses wat u nou maak, die deure wat u kies om oop te maak, gaan ’n groot impak op u lewe hê. Twee van die belangrikste besluite wat u moet neem, is wat om te studeer en waar om te studeer. Watter universiteit sal u kies om u tuiste te wees? As u kies om by die Universiteit van Johannesburg (UJ) aan te sluit, sal u reis saam met ons u lei na wonderlike avonture en stapsgewys in die rigting van u akademiese eindbestemming. Ons Universiteit het daarin geslaag om te verseker dat ons ondanks die uitdagings wat die pandemie gebied het die hoogste gehalte onderrig bied. Wêreldwyd word verandering teen ’n ongekende tempo ondergaan. Suid-Afrika worstel in die besonder met ’n buitengewoon uitdagende konteks. Teen hierdie agtergrond moet gefokus word op die skep van ’n groep leiers wat aktief en daadkragtig kan koershou na ’n nuwe toekoms – een wat almal bevorder. Onderwys is aan die kern van hierdie strewe. Die wat nie weet nie, kan nie lei nie. By UJ is ons daartoe verbind om gunstige omstandighede daar te stel sodat u een van hierdie inspirerende en effektiewe leiers kan word. Ons eerste prioriteit is u progressiewe akademiese en intellektuele ontwikkeling wat uiteindelik gegradueerde individue lewer wat ten volle toegerus is vir die volgende hoofstuk van hul lewens, hetsy dit ’n nagraadse reis of die werkswêreld is. Ons visie is om u op te voed om doeltreffende deelnemers te wees aan die Vierde Industriële Revolusie (4IR), waar tegnologie alle aspekte van ons lewens, ook by ons huise en werkplekke verander. Die pandemie het beslis laat blyk dat dit die toekoms is. By UJ sal u vooruitstrewende akademici uit verskillende agtergronde, van regoor die wêreld, wie sal bydra tot u akademiese sukses teëkom. Daar is ’n wye verskeidenheid vooraanstaande programme, wat wissel van voorgraadse diplomas tot doktorsgrade in ons sewe fakulteite en een kollege. UJ het ’n tegnologie-gedrewe benadering tot onderrig en leer aangeneem, wat vergelykbaar is met van die beste universiteite ter wêreld. UJ se wêreldwye statuur en akademiese robuustheid word erken deur die mees gesaghebbende wêreldranglyste vir hoër onderwys. UJ het die afgelope jare as ’n sterk mededinger na vore getree, nie net in Suid-Afrika nie, maar ook op die vasteland, en het aansienlik verbeter op hierdie ranglys. Ons gee voortdurend aandag aan die maksimalisering van u studente-ervaring. Om u oorgang van skool na universiteit te help, bied UJ se Eerstejaarservaringsprogram ondersteuning en ontwikkelingsgeleenthede, terwyl robuuste akademiese programme en tutorondersteuningsprogramme ’n naatlose reis verseker tydens u universiteitstudies. Ons Seniorjaarervaringsprogram sal u ’n hupstoot gee in die rigting van u finale jaar, gradeplegtigheid en daarna. Verdere ondersteuningstelsels en buitemuurse geleenthede sal bydra tot u holistiese ontwikkeling. Ons studente vorm ’n integrale deel van die UJgesin. Naas ’n aangename, veilige, ondersteunende en intellektueel stimulerende omgewing, bied ons ook die geleentheid om u netwerk uit te brei. U kan vriendskapsnetwerke bou wat u lewenslank sal ondersteun. By UJ is ons passievol oor gemeenskapsdiens en om ’n verskil in ons gemeenskap te maak. U kry die geleentheid om saam met medestudente positiewe verandering teweeg te bring. UJ is ’n jong en dinamiese universiteit en ons gegradueerdes laat hul merk op ons land, die vasteland en daarbuite. UJ bied u die geleentheid om ’n individu te word wat die toekoms tot voordeel van ons wêreld herbedink – ’n ware UJhandelsmerkambassadeur. Dit is u tyd om ’n nuwe weg te baan en u stempel op die samelewing af te druk. Dit is u toekoms, herverbeel! U keuse van UJ as u akademiese tuiste is die beste belegging wat u kan maak. Prof Tshilidzi Marwala Visekanselier en Rektor
7 2023 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS UMLAYEZO OVELA KUSEKELA SHANSELA NOTHISHANHLOKO Masinyane uzobe uqala uhambo olusha. Ukukhetha okwenzayo manje, iminyango okhetha ukuyivula manje, kuzoba nomthelela omkhulu empilweni yakho. Izinqumo ezimbili ezibaluleke kakhulu okufanele uzithathe ukuba uzothatha ziphi izifundo nokuthi uyofunda kuphi. Iyiphi inyuvesi ozoyikhetha ukuba ibe yikhaya lakho? Uma ukhetha ukujoyina inyuvesi yase-Johannesburg (UJ), uhambo lwakho nathi luzokuholela ezenzakalweni ezinkulu nasezinyathelweni ezibheke lapho uya khona ezifundweni. Inyuvesi yethu iphumelele ekuqinisekiseni ukuthi sinikeza imfundo esezingeni eliphakeme yize kunezinselelo ezibangelwe ubhubhane. Emhlabeni jikelele, kunezinguquko ezenzeka ezingeni elingakaze libonwe. INingizimu Afrika, ikakhulukazi, izithola ibhekene nesimo esinezinselele impela. Yize lokhu okwenzekayo, kufanele sigxile ekwakhiweni kweqoqo labaholi abanamandla abangasishukumisela futhi basinqumele esikhathini esizayo – lapho kuzothuthukiswa wonke umuntu. Imfundo ingumongo walo msebenzi. Labo abangenalo ulwazi, bangekwazi ukuhola. E-UJ, sizibophezele ekukudaleleni izimo zokuba ube ngomunye walaba baholi abanogqozi nabasebenza ngempumelelo. Okubaluleke kakhulu kithina inqubekela phambili yakho kwezemfundo nokuthuthukisa ukukhalipha komqondo wakho bese kuthi ekugcineni kulolongwe oseneziqu ohlonyiselwe ngokuphelele isigaba esilandelayo sempilo yakhe, noma ngabe usulanda iziqu ezilandelayo, noma ngabe ususemsebenzini. Umbono wethu ukunifundisa ukuba nibe ababambiqhaza abaphumelelayo oguqukweni olukhulu lwesine ezimbonini (4IR), lapho ithekhnoloji iguqula khona zonke izigaba zempilo yethu ngisho nasemakhaya nasemisebenzini imbala. Ubhubhane lukhombisile ukuthi lokhu yilona ikusasa lethu. E-UJ, uzohlangabezana nemiqondo ephusile kwezemfundo ukusuka ezizindeni ezahlukene, kweqela nasemhlabeni jikelele, ezonikela empumelelweni yakho kwezemfundo. Kunezinhlelo eziningi eziwungqa phambili ongakhetha kuzona, ukusuka kumadiploma abangakathweswa iziqu kufikela kuziqu zobudokotela kumafakhalithi ethu ayisikhombisa nekholishi elilodwa. I-UJ yamukele izindlela ezigcwele ithekhnoloji zokufundisa nokufunda, eziqhathaniseka kahle namanyuvesi aseqophelweni eliphezulu emhlabeni. Isimo somhlaba se-UJ nokuqina kwezemfundo kwaziswa izinhlelo zokulinganisa zemfundo ephakeme eziseqophelweni eliphezulu emhlabeni jikelele. Eminyakeni embalwa edlule i-UJ ivele njengomdlali osemncintiswaneni, hhayi eNingizimu Afrika kuphela kodwa nasezwenikazi, kanti ikhuphuke kakhulu kulezi zilinganiso. Sihlala sinaka ukukhulisa ulwazi lwakho njengomfundi. Ukukusiza ukuwela ukusuka esikoleni ukuya enyuvesi, Uhlelo Lwabaqalayo e-UJ luyaseka lunikeze namathuba okuzithuthukisa kanti izinhlelo ezinamandla zemfundo nokwesekwa kwabasizi bafundisi ziqinisekisa uhambo oluqondile ezifundweni zakho zasenyuvesi. Uhlelo lwabafundi abadala luzokusiza uma usuya ngasonyakeni wokugcina, wokwethweswa iziqu nangale kwalokho. Izinhlelo ezengeziwe zokweseka kanye namathuba kubafundi abangafundi ngokugcwele kuzonikela ekuthuthukeni kwakho ngokuphelele. Abafundi bethu bakha ingxenye ebalulekile yomndeni wase-UJ. Ngasendaweni ejabulisayo, ephephile, esekelayo nevusa imicabango, sinikeza amathuba okuthi wandise inethiwekhi yakho. Uzokwazi ukukhulisa amanethiwekhi wabangani azokuxhasa impilo yakho yonke. E-UJ, siyazifela nangokusiza umphakathi nokwenza umehluko emphakathini wethu. Uzoba nethuba lokujoyina abanye abafundi ekuletheni uguquko oluhle. I-UJ inyuvesi esencane futhi enamandla kanti abafundi bethu abathole iziqu bashiya igalelo elikhulu ezweni lethu, ezwenikazi nakwamanye amazwe. I-UJ ikunikeza ithuba lokuba ngumuntu ocabanga ngekusasa ukuze kusizakale umhlaba wethu ? inxusa elingumkhiqizo wangempela le-UJ. Sekuyisikhathi sakho sokwakha amanyathelo amasha uveze negalelo lakho emphakathini. Leli yikusasa lakho, elicatshangwe kabusha! Ukukhetha kwakho i-UJ njengekhaya lakho lemfundo ukuzibekela okuhle kakhulu ongakwenza. Slz Tshilidzi Marwala USekela-Shansela neNhloko
9 www.uj.ac.za VISION An international University of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. MISSION Inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge. VALUES Imagination Conversation Regeneration Ethical Foundation
10 Shanghai Ranking World Rankings: 601-700 in the world / 5th in South Africa and 6th in Africa Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS): Hospitality & TourismManagement: 18th in the world, 1st in South Africa and Africa Sociology: Top 150 in the world, 1st and only one ranked in South Africa and Africa Public Administration: Top 150 in the world, 1st and only one ranked in South Africa and Africa Education: Top 300 in the world, 1st in South Africa and Africa Earth Sciences: Top 300 in the world, 2nd in South Africa and Africa Geography: Top 300 in the world, 2nd in South Africa and Africa Chemical Engineering: Top 400 in the world, joint 1st in South Africa and Africa Political Sciences: Top 400 in the world, 3rd in South Africa and Africa Physics: Top 400 in the world, 3rd in South Africa and Africa Management: Top 500 in the world, 1st in South Africa and Africa Ecology: Top 500 in the world Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings: 434 in the world, in the Top 1.4% / 3rd in South Africa and Africa Subject Rankings: English Language & Literature: Top 250 in the world, joint 3rd in South Africa and Africa Chemical Engineering: Top 350 in the world, joint 3rd in South Africa and joint 4th in Africa Education & Training: Top 350 in the world, 5th in South Africa and Africa Economics & Econometrics: Top 400 in the world, joint 4th in South Africa and joint 5th in Africa Agriculture & Forestry: Top 400 in the world, 6th in South Africa Physics & Astronomy: Top 450 in the world, joint 2nd in South Africa and joint 3rd in Africa Environmental Sciences: Top 450 in the world, 6th in South Africa and Africa Chemistry: Top 500 in the world, joint 3rd in South Africa and joint 6th in Africa Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering: Top 500 in the world, 5th in South Africa Medicine: Top 650 in the world QS Graduate Employability Rankings: Top 500 in the world, joint 4th in South Africa Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings: 601-800 in the world / Joint 7th in South Africa Subject Rankings: Law: Top 201+ in the world, joint 4th in South Africa and Africa Education: Top 300 in the world, joint 3rd in South Africa and Africa Psychology: Top 400 in the world, joint 2nd in South Africa and Africa Arts & Humanities: Top 400 in the world, joint 3rd in South Africa and Africa Social Sciences: Top 400 in the world, 4th in South Africa and Africa Life Sciences: Top 500 in the world, joint 4th in South Africa and joint 5th in Africa Business & Economics: Top 600 in the world, joint 4th in South Africa and joint 6th in Africa Engineering & Technology: Top 600 in the world, joint 4th in South Africa Clinical & Health: Top 600 in the world Computer Science: Top 800 in the world, joint 4th in South Africa Physical Sciences: Top 800 in the world THE Young University Rankings: 173 among young universities, 4th in South Africa THE Emerging Economies University Rankings: 116 among universities in emerging economies, 7th in South Africa US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Rankings (BGUR) World Rankings: 378 in the world / 5th in South Africa and Africa Subject Rankings: Geosciences: 222 in the world, 2nd in South Africa and Africa Chemistry: 280 in the world, 1st in South Africa and Africa Social Sciences & Public Health: 287 in the world, 5th in South Africa and Africa Physics: 289 in the world, 3rd in South Africa and Africa Engineering: 392 in the world, 2nd in South Africa and 4th in Africa Plant & Animal Science: 424 in the world Environment/Ecology: 463 in the world 2021 Global University Rankings
11 CONTENTS 02 Message from the Vice-Chancellor and Principal Molaetša go tšwa go Motlatšamokhanseliri le Hlogo Umyalezo Ovela Kusekela-Shansela Nothishanhloko Boodskap van die Vise-kanselier en Rektor 12 Applying at UJ 13 Application Process 13 Paper Applications 13 Online Application Process 14 Application Fees 14 Closing Dates 15 How to determine your Admission Point Score (APS) 17 International Students’ Admission Requirements 20 Campus Life at UJ 20 Campuses 20 Languages of instruction 20 Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD) 22 Disability Unit 22 Library and Information Centre (LIC) 22 Putting learning in your hands 22 Computer Laboratories andWi-fi hotspots 23 UJ Arts & Culture 24 Primary Health Care Services 24 Centre for Academic Technologies (CAT) (uLink) 24 UJ Sport 25 Protection Services 25 Student Centres 25 Student Accommodation 26 Private accredited off-campus accommodation 26 Residence Enquiries 26 Day Houses 27 Student Finance 27 Bursaries 27 Merit Bursaries 27 Orange Carpet Campaign 28 Leadership Bursary 28 Culture and Sports Bursaries 28 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 28 Edu-loan 29 Faculty Contact Details 30 Faculties/College 30 Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture 38 College of Business and Economics 52 Faculty of Education 58 Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment 64 Faculty of Health Sciences 72 Faculty of Humanities 80 Faculty of Law 84 Faculty of Science 98 Why you should study at UJ Information correct at the time of publication: January 2022
12 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG Applying at UJ
13 2023 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS With at least 178 undergraduate programmes to choose from, you can take your pick. These programmes are offered in the following eight faculties*: Art, Design and Architecture Business and Economics (College*) Education Engineering and the Built Environment Health Sciences Humanities Law Science To be able to gain access to a faculty* and to a specific programme, applicants are required to have the appropriate combination of recognised National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Independent Examinations Board (IEB) subjects as well as certain levels of achievement in these subjects as set out in this prospectus. Learners who have not written the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Independent Examinations Board (IEB) final examinations, but fall in the categories listed below will be referred to the faculties* for faculty-specific selection: ACE School of Tomorrow NCV, NASCA, SC(a) N3/N4/N5/N6 results Any other final school-leaving certificates not aforementioned. PsyCaD evaluation and NBT results may be required. Note: Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place, as the University has a specific number of places as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training for new undergraduate first years. The University of Johannesburg offers internationally respected and accepted certificates, diplomas and degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Provisional admission is based on the final Grade 11 results for applicants still in matric, as well as final Grade 12 results for applicants who have already completed matric. Final admission is based on the final Grade 12 results. Only once you have applied and you have your reference/student number will you be able to investigate bursaries that may cover your studies. APPLICATION PROCESS ONLINE APPLICATION Please note the following: No application fee will be charged for online applications. If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure that you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process. An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select 'Apply' to complete an application. PAPER APPLICATIONS Step 1: Select your qualification study choices 1 and 2. (Ensure youmeet the admission requirements as set out in this prospectus.) Step 2: If you do not have a UJ student number, please make an application fee payment of R200 and complete the UJ academic application form. Step 3: Submit your application to any of UJ’s four campuses. Please allow for three weeks before checking on the status of your application. If your application * Please note: Reference to "faculties" in this publication includes the "college". Step 3 continues on page 14 The Future. Reimagined. www.uj.ac.za/Apply
14 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG meets the necessary requirements and there is space in your selected programme, you will be informed on whether your application has been successful or not. Please note that all official communication will be sent via email. You may also go to the UJ website to check your application status using your ID or student number. NB: Registration is dependent on final admission in January. APPLICATION FEES Apply online for which no application fee is charged, or, apply with a paper-based application form and pay an application fee of R200 into UJ’s bank account (first-time applicants only). Students without a valid UJ student number, but with a valid South African ID Number or Passport Number, must use the following account. Banking Details: FNB UJ Main Account Account type: Cheque Account number: 626 158 73280 Branch name: FNB Client Services Branch code: 210-554 Reference on the deposit slip: Please use your ID Number as the reference. If you are prompted for a SWIFT CODE, you must provide the following information: FIRNZ AJJ. Please attach a copy of proof of payment when you submit your paper/hardcopy application form. Be sure to make a photocopy of your deposit slip and keep it for your own records. No residence deposit required upon application. Send your application to: Student Enrolment Centre Auckland Park Kingsway Campus University of Johannesburg PO Box 524 Auckland Park 2006 www.uj.ac.za/Apply * Please note: Fees and deposits are subject to change. NOTE: Payments to UJ must only be made into a UJ bank account. If approached to be assisted for a fee to gain access to UJ, please decline the offer and immediately inform the University thereof. Disclaimer: In order to be considered for selection for a programme, an applicant is required to comply with the programme’s minimum admission requirements in respect of the total APS as well as subject specific requirements (as determined per programme). CLOSING DATES FOR APPLICATIONS UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES All Undergraduate Programmes 30 September 2022 @ 12:00 STUDENT ACCOMMODATION All Undergraduate Programmes 30 September 2022 @ 12:00 For more information visit www.uj.ac.za
15 2023 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS How to determine your Admission Point Score (APS) An Admission Point Score (APS), explained below, has been developed for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) based on the Achievement Rating of each subject. The total APS is the sum of the achievement ratings of the six school subjects. Life Orientation is not counted in the calculation of the total APS. Rules to be implemented with this development. In order to determine the Admission Point Score (APS) the following principles need to be taken into consideration: Applicants with the following results, WAEC, Diplome or Exam D’Etat, Certificado de Habilitscoes Literarias, Ensino Medio and Baccalaureat should be linked with the Ordinary Level (O) Grades on UJ's Student database. Applicants with the following results, HIGCSE, NSSC (HL), AS Level, IB (SL) and KCSE should be linked to the South African NSC (N) Grades on UJ's Student database. Applicants who have set for either A Level or IB (HL) should be linked to the (A) Grades on UJ's Student database. Points are awarded for the six symbols on your Grade 11 or Grade 12 report. See example below. * Life Orientation is not counted in the calculation of the total APS. ABBREVIATIONS NSC National Senior Certificate (completed Grade 12 in and after 2008) SC HG Senior Certificate Higher Grade (completed Grade 12 before 2008) SC SG Senior Certificate Standard Grade (completed Grade 12 before 2008) IEB Independent Examination Board HIGCSE Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education IGCSE International General Certificate of Secondary Education NSSC(HL) Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Higher Level) NSSC(OL) Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Ordinary Level – Cambridge) AS Advanced Subsidiary Level (Cambridge) A Level Advanced Level (Cambridge) IB(HL) International Baccalaureate Schools (Higher Levels) IB(SL) International Baccalaureate Schools (Standard Levels) WAEC West African Examination Council KCSE Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Diplome/Exam D’Etat Diplôme/Examen d’Etat Diplôme d’Etat or/ou d’études du cycle secondaire CHL/EM Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias (Mozambique) / Ensino Medio (Angola) Baccalaureate Gabonese School Leaving School Subject Marks APS First language (language of teaching and learning) 65% 5 Additional recognised language 71% 6 Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy 61% 5 Accounting 68% 5 History 81% 7 Geography 86% 7 Total 35 NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL APS NSC (IEB/SACAI) SC HG (M-SCORE) SC SG (M-SCORE) HIGCSE/ NSSC (HL) IGCSE/ NSSC (OL) AS LEVELS A LEVELS IB (HL) IB (SL) WAEC KCSE Diplome/ Exam D’Etat CHL/EM Baccalaureate 10 A 7 9 B 6 8 C 5 7 7 (80-100%) A 1 A D 4 7 A 6 6 (70-79%) B A 2 B E 3 6 B 5 5 (60-69%) C B 3 A C 2 5 A C 80-100% 16-20 16-20 4 4 (50-59%) D C 4 B D 1 4 B D 70-79% 14-15 14-15 3 3 (40-49%) E D C E 3 C E 50-69% 10-13 10-13 2 2 (30-39%) F E D/E 2 D/E F 30-49% 8-9 8-9 1 1 (0-29%) G F F/G 1 F/G G 0-29% 0-7 0-7
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17 2023 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS Admission for all applicants is subject to the faculty qualifications admission point score requirements. Registration of admitted international applicants is subject to compliance requirements as stipulated by the Immigration Act No.13 of 2002, the regulations made thereunder and the University’s policy. Application Application documentation for international applicants: Final Grade 11 results, if currently in Grade 12 and pursuing a South African NSC or IEB curriculum, or Final School Leaving results Valid Passport or Asylum Seeker Permit or Refugee Permit or National Identity Document or Permanent Residence certificate or ID. To enrol for a degree programme in South Africa, applicants with international school leaving results are required to qualify for any type of Matriculation Exemption from the Matriculation Board (USAf ) for admission into undergraduate degree studies. For further information on the application process for Matriculation Exemption visit the website www.mb.usaf.ac.za. The requirements to qualify for Matriculation Exemption will be as follows, Degree seeking applicants with the American High School Diploma are required to submit their SAT statement with Reading andWriting at a score of 610 and Mathematics at a score of 530 or a letter of admission from a recognised American university as part of their application for Matriculation Exemption. English Proficiency Requirement Prospective students are required to provide proof of English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of instruction, learning or teaching. The University accepts appropriate proof of English proficiency certificates from: IELTS, TOEFL, and UJELP. Only the following will be accepted: UJELP and IELTS at an overall score of 6 and TOEFL at an average score of 80 -104 for undergraduate programmes. Alternatively, you may elect to write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP). Should you choose to write the University of Johannesburg English Language Programme Test (UJELP), contact +27 (0)11 559 4265 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Compulsory Study Visa All accepted international applicants (passport holders) are required by law, upon receipt of their admission or acceptance letter, to immediately apply for a study visa in line with the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2002, Immigration Regulations. For more information please contact the University of Johannesburg, Division for Internationalisation or visit the Republic of South Africa Embassy, Consulate or Mission in your home country or visit the Republic of South Africa Department of Home Affairs website www.dha.gov.za. University fees All accepted international applicants who are privately or self-funded are required to pay their fees prior to or during registration as follows; (PTO) INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
18 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG TUITION AND UJ RESIDENCE FEES (ON CAMPUS RESIDENCE) a) An upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees to be paid at registration. b) 35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 30 April. c) 35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 31 July. The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration. Fees generally increase between 10% and 15% per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2023 academic year. International Levy 2023 Please note that the international levy is nonrefundable and expires on 31 December of the year of registration. The international levy for the year 2023 will be published prior to registration. How to pay Payments to the University can be made in the form of a foreign bank payment or electronic transfer into the following account: University of Johannesburg FNB UJ Main Account Account type: Cheque Account number: 626 158 73280 Branch name: FNB Client Services Branch code: 210-554 Swift code: FIRNZ AJJ International applicants making payments at First National Bank (FNB) in South Africa should make use of the following banking details: FNB UJ Main Account Account type: Cheque Account number: 626 158 73280 Branch name: FNB Client Services Branch code: 210-554 All applicants must use their passport number as a reference. Applicants must provide the University with proof of payment from the bank where the transfer was made. The UJ English Language Programme* *UJELP is a Short Learning Programme for international students at the University of Johannesburg. It offers a platform for students to learn and practise the English language, as well as the academic, social and behavioural skills appropriate for academia. Placement Tests (PT) Students registering for UJELP must complete a Placement Test focusing on their competence in Grammar and Vocabulary, Listening, Writing and Oral presentation. This Placement Test may be completed outside of South Africa – Phase 1 (online) or at UJ Phase 2 (on-site), to enable students to obtain their English proficiency results before registration or for visa application purposes (outside of South Africa). By using the proficiency levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages, students are placed in the following groups: Elementary (A1 and A2), Intermediate (B1 and B2), and Advanced (C1 and C2). Should you choose to write the UJELP placement test, please contact +27 (0)11 559 2127 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on payment of fees and mode of offering.
19 ADMISSIONS OFFICERS: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (APK) Mrs Mampou Ngqumshe Tel no: +27 (0)11 559 4517 email@example.com Doornfontein Campus (DFC) Mr Thabang Mothebe Tel no: +27 (0)11 559 6510 firstname.lastname@example.org Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus (APB) and Soweto Campus (SWC) Ms Palesa Makwela Tel no: +27 (0)11 559 1027 or +27 (0)11 559 5014 email@example.com International Student Welfare and Academic Liaison Officer Ms Shantelle Sass Tel no: +27 (0)11 559 7780 firstname.lastname@example.org Physical Address University of Johannesburg International House Madibeng Building Corner of Kingsway and University Road Auckland Park Johannesburg South Africa For more information visit www.uj.ac.za or the Division for Internationalisation home page: www.uj.ac.za/international. CONTACT DETAILS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
Doornfontein Campus Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus Soweto Campus 20 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG Campuses The University of Johannesburg has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road (APB), Auckland Park Kingsway (APK), Doornfontein (DFC) and Soweto (SWC) Campuses. Each one has a unique identity and history, and we endeavour to deliver high quality education and services to all our students on all four campuses. You will attend classes at the campus where the qualification you are registered for is offered. If you are enrolling for a qualification that is offered at various sites of delivery, you will attend classes at the campus where you have been accepted for enrolment. Languages of instruction The University of Johannesburg is a multilingual institution and promotes the preferred languages of the province of Gauteng, namely English, Sesotho sa Leboa, Afrikaans and isiZulu. The language of instruction in all programmes is English. Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD) PsyCaD is present on all four campuses and provides a variety of services to students, staff and external clients at UJ. These include counselling, career guidance and assessments. Information pertaining to the different services is detailed below. Career Services Unit The Career Services Unit offers a range of career development (and related life planning skills) services to our current students and graduates. The Unit strives to actively and meaningfully engage with prospective and enrolled students, alumni, the various faculties, as well as the employer community. PsyCaD, with offices across all four UJ campuses, offers the following services to all its clients: Career assessments Career counselling Advisory and walk-in services Practical skills for becoming a part of the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
21 2023 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS Campus Life working world, such as CV writing, job hunting, how to prepare for job interviews and much more! Workplace readiness workshops Career Resource Centres where students may access a variety of printed and electronic career and company information resources. Graduate Recruitment Programme that is well supported by a variety of top national and international companies. View the programme on YourCareer portal and register to attend company talks and employer showcases all year round! Please contact UJ PsyCaD Career Services for more details or an appointment: 011 559 3333 Follow us! www.uj.ac.za/psycad email@example.com @UJCareerService facebook.com/PsyCaDCareerServices Psychological Services Psychological Services essentially focuses on different forms of counselling, including individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy and psycho-education. There is also an advisory (walk-in) service where students can receive immediate brief support and be directed to the appropriate resources/service. Support groups are available on request. The aim of these services is to provide students with the tools to improve their personal and academic functioning. This process can be beneficial towards personal growth and development. Please contact PsyCaD on 011 559 3324 for more details or for an appointment. The PsyCaD crisis line is a 24-hour service offered to UJ students who are in need of immediate support and guidance in a crisis. When students have to cope with a crisis, they can contact a counsellor for assistance on 082 0541137. The crisis line counsellor can offer immediate emotional assistance, as well as practical referral information.
22 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG Assessment Services The Assessment Team provides assessment services to UJ students and staff, as well as external clients. With valid, reliable, and scientifically sound assessment tools, assessment services are provided in a broad range of assessment areas. The services offered by the Assessment Team include: Career Counselling Assessments Career Transition Assessments Psycho-educational Assessments Subject Choice Assessments Recruitment and Selection Assessments Learning Styles Assessments Personality for Self-Insight and Team Building To learn more about PsyCaD Assessments, visit our dedicated website and the LinkedIn page UJ PsyCaD Assessment Services (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/ urn:li:activity:6412236717578944512) Website: http://www.uj.ac.za/PsyCaD Disability Unit The Disability Unit provides reasonable accommodation with regards to academic and technological support required by students with disabilities. The following are some of the services offered to students with disabilities: Collaboration between the relevant faculty and the student to ensure the specialised support required by the student Support with access related issues and campus orientation Reasonable accommodation support for tests and examinations The provision of accessible learning material and aids, e.g. electronic, braille, and enlargements Computer training and technological support with regards to assistive devices Psycho-social support for students with Disabilities A specialised work environment and computer laboratories equipped with state of the art assistive technology and specialised software Assistance with appropriate residence placement Assistance with bursary application Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Disability Unit for more information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 011 559 3745 Library and Information Centre (LIC) The libraries on all our campuses support the academic and research needs of students. They ensure access to books, periodicals, electronic databases and the Internet. Knowledgeable staff members are available to train students in the use of all information sources. For more information, visit the library web page at http://www.uj.ac.za/EN/Library/Pages/ default.aspx. The web page also gives access to the library catalogue (uLink) and the electronic databases. Putting learning in your hands The University introduced handheld devices into first-year classrooms in 2014, in a bid to connect the young minds with the world of e-knowledge they are growing into, and transform their ability to contribute and compete globally. You will use your handheld device in a multitude of ways: to manage your modules and timetables, review your module learning guides, check your marks, access e-books and other study and administrative requirements. Providing information and engagement, these devices will bring a new and powerful immediacy, collaboration and ease of access to studies. Computer laboratories and Wi-Fi hotspots Various computer laboratories and easy access to our Wi-Fi hotspots give students access to educational software, the World Wide Web and email.
23 2023 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS UJ Arts & Culture Located within the Division of Institutional Advancement, UJ Arts & Culture produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes that align to the UJ vision. Practical experience, performance opportunities in a range of genres and community engagement initiatives are available to UJ students, staff, alumni and the general public on all four campuses. Contact the relevant cultural office for details: Soweto: 011 559 5678 Doornfontein: 011 559 6959 Bunting Road: 011 559 1309 Kingsway: 011 559 4674 UJ Arts & Culture is at the forefront of the arts sector in Johannesburg, constructively engaging established and emerging artists, developing audiences and creating places and spaces which allow young people from all backgrounds and cultures to work together, to redefine their boundaries and themselves. The UJ Arts Centre is located on the Kingsway Campus and comprises an art gallery, a 436-seater state of the art theatre, dance studios and choir rooms. Other facilities include the intimate Experimental Theatre on the Kingsway Campus and the 150-seater Con Cowan Theatre and dance studios on the Bunting Road Campus. These venues also serve as receiving houses for professional South African and international productions, concerts, exhibitions, conferences and cultural events. For regular updates and information, like the Facebook page (University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture) or follow @UJArtsCentre on Twitter. For further information call 011 559 3058 or go to www.uj.ac.za/arts
UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG Primary Health Care Service Full-time nursing sisters at our Campus Health Service are qualified to deal with a wide range of minor medical problems. They offer Primary Health Care services that include; treatment of minor medical problems, health education, the screening and monitoring of chronic conditions, reproductive health care (e.g. family planning), travel health, as well as free and confidential HIV counselling and testing (HCT). Centre for Academic Technologies (CAT) The Centre for Academic Technologies (CAT) supports your learning through the use of technology. Get a head start in your studies with our training in basic computer and tablet skills, as well as face-to-face and online support from our Helpdesk. Via our online portal, uLink, you have access to everything you need to know as a student at UJ. Blackboard is our Learning Management System (LMS) where you find all your learning material and activities for the modules you are registered for. You can also download your Blackboard app from your app store. For help, please email us at email@example.com or call us on 011 559 3580. UJ Sport University of Johannesburg Sport strives to produce high performance programmes, which are characterised by excellence, for men and women. In addition, the Department strives to be recognised as a campus leader in terms of its ethics, non-discrimination, and unquestioned fiscal integrity. Excellence in inter campus and institutional programmes is determined by academic achievement and the development of character, maturity and a sense of fair play in our sport programmes. It, moreover, engenders support for the University among its many constituent groups including students, faculty, alumni, and friends on local, provincial and national levels. In striving to become a leader among our peers, the Department subscribes fully to the philosophy and regulations set forth by the student sport and national federations and operates within the fiscal regulations and non-discriminatory procedures established by the University of Johannesburg legislature. It is the philosophy of the Department that our athlete-students will be strongly encouraged 24
25 2023 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS and supported in their endeavours to progress towards an academic qualification while simultaneously participating in an interuniversity sports programme whose environment is consistent with the highest standards of academic scholarship, sportsmanship, ethics, and institutional loyalty. Finally, the decisions and priorities of the Department should always focus on our athlete-students, first as individuals, second, as students, and third, as athletes. www.uj.ac.za/ujsport Protection Services Protection Services personnel are on duty 24 hours a day to ensure the safety and welfare of students, staff and visitors to the campuses and to control traffic and parking. They are also responsible for emergency assistance, fire warnings and first aid on campuses. For help, call us on 011 559 2555. Student Centres Equipped with meeting places, restaurants, cafeterias, recreational facilities and even shops for added convenience, our campuses are like independent villages in the city. Some of our student centres house banks, bookshops, medical doctors, hairdressers, gift shops, PostNet and a supermarket. You will also never have to run on an empty stomach as all the campuses have cafeterias or coffee shops. After all, we know that sharing a sandwich with someone special just may be a life-changing experience! Student Accommodation A residence is a community in which one meets a range of diverse students and may forge life-long friendships. In order to experience university life to its fullest, why not reside on campus? The University of Johannesburg offers students a wide selection of comfortable accommodation, which ranges from various types of residences to fully equipped apartments. Staying in a University of Johannesburg residence is an extension of your education, and you can benefit from all facilities and services, which are also sources of social enrichment, such as study centres, campus libraries, cafeterias, restaurants and sports facilities within easy walking distance of the lecture halls, life skills and peer tutoring programmes. Like-minded students from all over the country, who could all become your friends,
26 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG will surround you. Apart from our academic programme, we offer extramural activities, such as the first year concert, debate, poetry sessions, indigenous games, a choir festival, a play festival, community service, and many socially engaging activities to create a vibrant residence life. If you would like to apply to stay on campus, please submit an online Residence Application. Applications must reach the University by 30 September. You may only stay on the campus where you attend your studies. An amount of R1220 residence deposit will automatically be charged to the student's account once he/she registers online. Please note the academic admission to the University does not ensure automatic admission to a residence. The University will inform you via email, SMS or in writing, of the outcome of your residence application. Privately owned student accommodation The University of Johannesburg has private accredited off-campus accommodation available should your application for a UJ residence not be successful. For more information on these facilities, please contact the Privately Owned Student Accommodation (POSA) Office situated on Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus on 011 559 1040. Residence Enquiries Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus (APB) Ladies’ Residences: 011 559 1566 Men’s Residences: 011 559 1566 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (APK) Ladies’ Residences: 011 559 2092 Men’s Residences: 011 559 3022 Doornfontein Campus (DFC) Ladies’ Residences: 011 559 6552 Men’s Residences: 011 559 6552 Soweto Campus (SWC) Ladies’ Residences: 011 559 5015 Men’s Residences: 011 559 5015 Day Houses For purposes of bringing students together, providing educational opportunities beyond the classroom, recreational activities and life skills the University of Johannesburg established day houses as a support structure for students who are not living in UJ residences. The main objective of day houses is to create a platform that enhances academic excellence, the celebration diversity within the community, and holistic development of students. Members of day houses enjoy all benefits that are enjoyed by residence students. Each day house has its own unique culture. You are welcome to join a day house of your choice.www.uj.ac.za