MUT Nature Conservation, our first concern is the country and our natural environment and we use that to inform all our decisions within the department. We endeavour to provide the highest teaching standards to our students in an atmosphere that is both participative and informative. We aim to produce graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge who will be true assets to the industry and most importantly the environment we must all share.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
This course produces competent nature conservators and resource managers to the nature conservation industry who are able to manage a conservation team with efficiency and inspiration. All of our students who achieve this qualification will be competent in sustainable management of natural resources, interpretation of the environment, enforcing the appropriate legislation and demonstrating basic knowledge of research.
Selection criteria for admission to the National Diploma: Nature Conservation are based on both academic prowess and field experience. Students wishing to be admitted are required to hold a Senior Certificate (or equivalent), with a minimum of a “D” symbol in English and Biology on the Higher Grade. A pass mark in Mathematics, Physical Science, or History/Geography is also a recommendation.
In addition, a CV detailing interests, hobbies, field experience and references indicating the candidateâs enthusiasm and suitability for the course must accompany a studentâs completed application form.
BTECH Nature Conservation
The minimum requirement is the National Diploma Nature Conservation. Field experience and aptitude for this course are assessed before being accepted. Subjects offered in the curriculum:
DURATION OF STUDY
National Diploma: three years comprising of two years theoretical component at MUT and one year of Work Integrated Learning at a relevant conservation authority.
|SEMESTER 1:Animal studies IComputer UsageConservation Communication IConservation Ecology IPlant Studies I||ANIS111COUS011COCO111CONE111PLSU111||0.1000.1000.1250.1000.100|
|SEMESTER 2:Conservation Administration IAnimal Studies IIConservation Ecology IIResource Management IPlant Studies II||CONA111ANIS121CONE121RESM111PLSU121||0.1000.1250.1000.1000.125|
|SEMESTER 3:Resource Management IIAnimal Studies IIIConservation Ecology IIIConservation Development I||RESM121ANIS131CONE131COND111||0.1250.1250.1250.100|
|SEMESTER 4:Plant Studies IIIResource Management IIISoil Science IConservation Communication II||PLSU131RESM131SOSC111COCO121||0.1250.1250.1000.125|
BTECH NATURE CONSERVATION
A one year course:
- Coastal and Marine Management
- Conservation Management
- Environmental Education
- Financial Management
- Freshwater Management
- Plant Studies
- Principles of Management
- Research Methodology
- Resource Management
Telephone (0)31 907 7663
Courses: National Diploma Nature Conservation, Bachelor of Technology Nature Conservation
Head of Department Prof. P Small
Telephone (0)31 907 7663
Department Secretary Phumi Ngcobo
Secretary â Telephone (0)31 907 7664