Unizulu Environmental Planning And Development



Unizulu Environmental Planning And Development, this qualification is aimed at producing graduates who will provide guidance to developers on environmental issues relating to development. The qualification leads from a foundation in the social sciences, development studies and geographical sciences and is followed by sound grounding in all aspects of environmental planning. With this qualification, learners will be qualified to enter the field of environmental planning at a technical level, but are recommended to continue their studies at honours level in the discipline of geography or development studies.



Employment opportunities

The person who obtained this degree can work as Environmental Officer at various Government Departments which deals with environmental issues, non-governmental organisation, private companies, environmental organisations, nature conservation institutions and also municipalities. The people who are interested in teaching geography can study for a postgraduate teaching diploma after this degree.



Entrepreneurial opportunities

The people with entrepreneurial interest can establish their business which will assist in doing the environmental impact assessments for government and private sector.

Vertical articulation for higher degree studies

The people who have obtained this degree can pursue BA Honours in Geography or BA Honours in Development Studies. Those who are interested to pursue careers in teaching geography can register for Postgraduate Diploma in the Faculty of Education.



Horizontal articulation with other qualifications

This degree requires students to do majors in geography and Development Studies. The students can switch their academic programme to BA Development Studies at second year level. The switch will require them to add one more year in their studies because they are required to add another major course in Public Administration.

Contact details for inquiries

 Programme coordinator:
Mrs NP Ndimande, B Paed (Geography), BA (Hons) (Geography), MSc (Geography),
NdimandeN@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 035 9026331.

Head of Department:
Mr AT Mthembu, B Paed (Geography), BA (Hons) (Geography), MA (Geography),
MthembuA@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 035 9026329.



Programme grid structure



FACULTYFACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS:Geography
Degree(Designator)Bachelor of Arts Environmental Planning and Development
Qualifier
MAJORSGeography
AbbreviationBA
Qualification Code (SAQF)
UNIZULU CodeSGBA01
EXIT NQF LEVEL7
Admission  RequirementsPass of at least 50% (level 4) in English
Admission  RequirementsPass of at least 50% (level 4) in Geography
Minimum Credits for AdmissionNational Senior Certificate With Degree Endorsement And with 26 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies3 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

FIRST YEAR

 SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE CREDITS
NQF
 LEVEL

PRE-REQUISITE

CO-
REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1
Introduction to Physical and Environmental  GeographySGES111 15 5 NoneNone
NGO Sector, Development and  UnderdevelopmentADEV111 15 5 NoneNone
Introduction to TourismARTO111155NoneNone
Practical English 1 Part AAENG121155NoneNone
SEMESTER 2
Introduction to Human GeographySGES112 15 6 NoneNone
Community Project Development and FacilitationADEV112 15 6 NoneNone
Business Tourism and EntrepreneurshipARTO112 15 6 NoneNone
Practical English 1 Part BAENG122156NoneNone
TOTAL120

SECOND YEAR

 SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE CREDITS NQF LEVEL PRE-REQUISITE
CO-
REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1
Global Landforms and CartographySGES211 15 6 SGES111None
Integrated  DevelopmentADEV221 15  6  None None
Planning and Local EconomicOR
Development Development  Concepts:ADEV21115 6 NoneNone
Economic and Social.
Tourism Marketing AARTO211156NoneNone
Elementary Statistics for Science StudentsSSTT111 15 5 NoneNone
SEMESTER 2
Demographics, Health and Sustainable  DevelopmentSGES212 15 6 SGES112None
 CHOOSE ONE ELECTIVE
 Integrated Rural Development OR ADEV222 15  6 None None
Population Studies and SA
Population Policy.ADEV212156NoneNone
 Tourism Marketing B ARTO212 15 6 None None
OR
Computer Literacy IISCPS122
155NoneNone
Geographical Info SystemsSHYD222156NoneSGES211
TOTAL120

THIRD YEAR

 SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE CREDITS NQF LEVELPRE-REQUISITECO-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1
Urban Environment and Recreation PlanningSGES311 15 7 SGES212None
Land Use and Natural Resource  ManagementSGES331 15 7 SGES211None
Integrated Urban DevelopmentADEV311157NoneNone
Industry and DevelopmentADEV321157NoneNone
SEMESTER 2
Environmental  ManagementSGES312157SGES211None
Environmental Fieldwork and ResearchSGES322 15 7SGES211 and SGES212None
Project Management and EvaluationADEV312 15 7NoneNone
Research  MethodologyADEV322157NoneNone
TOTAL120