Unizulu Zoology



Unizulu Zoology, detailed information about the zoology programme in the is fully provided below.



Zoology

TITLEPOPULATION DYNAMICS AND AQUATIC PRODUCTION
CODESZOL501DepartmentZoology
PREREQUISITESSZOL 312 & SZOL322Co-requisitesNone
AIMProduction of natural aquatic populations range from the primary producers (plants and phytoplankton) through to the higher trophic levels such as fish stocks. The aim of this module is to expose the student to scientific production studies of the animal community of aquatic ecosystems. This module focuses on two components  at opposite ends of the faunal trophic spectrum; the zooplankton as secondary producers at the lower throphic levels and fish stock assessment, representing higher trophic levels and with direct economical importance to humans. Any production study of a natural population is based on population dynamics, which therefore also forms an integral part of this module.
CONTENTPopulation dynamics: Definition of population dynamics. Population parameters, life tables and growth curves.Secondary Production: Reasons for secondary production estimations, basic methods tocalculate secondary production for different types of populations. P/B ratios.Basics of fish stock assessment: Objectives of fish stock assessments. Data required and how they are estimated or obtained. Aspects such as, stock, cohorts, recruitment, natural and fishing mortality, catch per unit effort, maximum sustainable yield, monitoring of exploited stocks.Practical  component:  Secondary  production  calculation  for  an  estuarinezooplankton population.
ASSESSMENT40% Continuous Assessment Mark (Essays, Seminars, Laboratory or Fieldwork etc.)60% Final Assessment (Final end of module exam).
DP REQUIREMENT30% Continuous Assessment Mark 80% Attendance of Contact Periods
TITLEADVANCED FRESHWATER ECOLOGY
CODESZOL502DepartmentZoology
PREREQUISITESSZOL 312 & SZOL322Co-requisitesNone
AIMTo provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the nature and importance of South Africa’s aquatic resources and its associated ecological functioning, recent advances in Aquatic Resource Management in South Africa as well as recent management protocols and management tools for Aquatic Resource Management in South Africa,To introduce appropriate and relevant practical monitoring, biomonitoring and assessment methods, sampling techniques, data interpretation and report writing associated with Freshwater Ecology and Resource Management.
CONTENTThe module content will include Advanced Freshwater Ecological principles in South Africa, Water resources in South Africa, the Ecological Reserve in South Africa, the National Water Resource Strategy, Strategies to balance water supply and demand in South Africa, Water management and Water Management Institutions in the new South Africa, Protection and classification of water resources and Aquatic Biomonitoring (The National Aquatic Ecosystem Biomonitoring Programme).
ASSESSMENT40% Continuous Assessment Mark (Essays, Seminars, Laboratory or Fieldwork etc.) 60% Final Assessment (Final end of module exam)
DP REQUIREMENT30% Continuous Assessment Mark 80% Attendance of Contact Periods
TITLEADVANCED ESTUARINE ECOLOGY
CODESZOL503DepartmentZoology
PREREQUISITESSZOL 312 & SZOL322Co-requisitesNone
AIMTo provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the nature and importance of estuarine ecosystems with particular reference to South Africa.
CONTENTReview of components of the estuarine ecosystem in general and the South African situation in detail.Abiotic influences in the estuarine ecosystem including; salinity, temperature, turbidity, oxygen, metals, currents and tidal flows.Review of anthropogenic impacts on the estuarine environment, generally in a world context and specifically in the South African context.Influence of abiotic components on the major biotic components of the estuarine ecosystem including zooplankton, benthos, macrocrustacea  and fish.Review of the abiotic influences on the biotic components in the estuarine ecosystem, generally in a world context, and specifically in a South African context.
ASSESSMENT40%   Continuous   Assessment   Mark   (Essays,   Seminars,   Laboratory   or Fieldwork etc.) 60% Final Assessment (Final end of module exam).
DP REQUIREMENT30% Continuous Assessment Mark 80% Attendance of Contact Periods
TITLEECOPHYSIOLOGY
CODESZOL504DepartmentZoology
PREREQUISITESSZOL 321 & SZOL322Co-requisitesNone
AIMTo examine the major physiological adaptations exhibited by animals to their environment and to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles controlling the behaviour of cells and organs in response to environmental factors.
CONTENTEnvironmental factors affecting physiological processes in animals. Respiratory physiology of aquatic invertebrates, fish, aquatic mammals and humans.How molecular  substances  in  cells  such  as  DNA  and  enzymes,  and  celldivision are affected by external or environmental factors.
ASSESSMENT40%   Continuous   Assessment   Mark   (Essays,   Seminars,   Laboratory   or Fieldwork etc.) 60% Final Assessment (Final end of module exam).
DP REQUIREMENT30% Continuous Assessment Mark 80% Attendance of Contact Periods
TITLEPROJECT DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION
CODESZOL509DepartmentZoology
PREREQUISITESSZOL 312 & SZOL322Co-requisites
AIMThis module is designed to get the students to follow through the full research project cycle from inception to write up of research findings.
CONTENTThe module will involve:1.   Literature review of research topic2.  Writing a research proposal3.   Research seminar of research project4.   Implementation of research methodology5.   Fieldwork and data collection6.   Data analysis and writing up of the report (mini thesis)
ASSESSMENT30% Continuous Assessment Mark (Project Proposal & Two Project Seminars)   and  70% Final Assessment (Mini Thesis).
DP REQUIREMENT30% Continuous Assessment Mark.

[Qualification code SMSC15, module code SZOL700]



Admission requirements
  • An Honours Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, OR
  • An Honours Bachelor’s degree in another subject OR from another university as approved by Council on recommendation of Sena
  • Admission shall  be  subject  to  approval  by  the  Board  of  the  Faculty  on  the recommendation of the Head of Zoology.
Curriculum / Examination

A dissertation on an approved topic.

[Qualification code SPHD15, module code SZOL800]



Admission requirements

An MSc in Zoology OR an equivalent qualification as recommended by the Head of Zoology and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Science.

Curriculum / Examination

A thesis on an approved topic.

GEOGRAPHY AND ZOOLOGY

Purpose of the programme
This qualification is aimed at producing graduates who intend to become environmental managers. The qualification leads from a foundation in the mathematical, life sciences and geographical sciences and is followed by a sound grounding in all aspects of geography, zoology and environmental management. With this qualification, the students should have the theoretical and practical knowledge to solve problems in environmental field.

Employment opportunities
The graduates can be employed as environmental officer and ecologist. They can be employed by various government departments which deal with environmental issues like Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Other employers include the nature conservation institutions and private companies. The graduates who are interested in teaching geography and life science can study for a postgraduate teaching diploma after this degree.

Entrepreneurial opportunities
The people with entrepreneurial interest can establish their business which will consultancy service such as conducting environmental impact assessments for government and private sector.

Vertical articulation for higher degree studies
The graduates who have obtained this degree can pursue BSc Honours in Geography or BSc Honours in Zoology. Those who are interested to pursue careers in teaching geography and life science 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 zoology. The students can switch their academic programme to BSc Botany and Geography or BSc Botany and Zoology 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 in botany.

Contact details for inquiries

Programme coordinator:
Dr I Moyo, BA (Geography), BA (Hons) (Geography), MA (Geography), PhD (Geography),
Email: MoyoI@unizulu.ac.za 
Tel: 035 9026340.

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

FACULTYFACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS:GEOGRAPHY AND ZOOLOGY
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR)BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORSGEOGRAPHYZOOLOGY
ABBREVIATIONBSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODESBSC27
EXIT NQF LEVEL7
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN ENGLISH
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN MATHEMATICS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN LIFE SCIENCES
MINIMUM CREDITS FOR ADMISSIONNATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE WITH DEGREE ENDORSEMENT WITH AT LEAST 30 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
SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSNQF LEVELPREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)CO-REQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 1
INTRO TO PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHYSGES111 HM155
BASIC CHEMISTRY 121SCHM121 GC155
CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER(BIO)SPHY121 CC155
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY ISZOL111 AM155
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
INTRO HUMAN GEOGRAPHYSGES112 HM156
BASIC CHEMISTRY 122SCHM122 GC156
MATHS & STATS FOR EARTH & LIFE SCIENCESSMTH122 CC155
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY IISZOL112 AM156SZOL111 (SLZL111)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
GLOBAL LANDFORMS & CARTOGRAPHYSGES211 BM156SGES111
ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGYSZOL211 CM156SZOL111 (SLZL111) SZOL112 (SLZL112)
INTRO TO SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGYSHYD211 FC156SGES111
PLANT CYTOLOGY, GENETICS & PHYSIOLOGYSBOT111 EC155
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
EITHER DEMOGRAPHICS, HEALTH & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTSGES212 DEM156SGES112
OR HYDROMETEOROLOGYSGES222 BEM156SGES111
ANIMAL DIVERSITYSZOL212 CM156SZOL111 (SLZL111) SZOL112 (SLZL112)
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMSSHYD222 XC156SGES211
PLANT MORPHOLOGY, TAXONOMY & MYCOLOGYSBOT112 EC156SBOT111(SLBT111)
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
EITHER URBAN ENVIRONMENT & RECREATION PLANNINGSGES311 AEM157SGES212
OR ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES AND POLLUTIONSGES321 EEM157SGES222
EITHER LAND USE AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENTSGES331 CEM157SGES211
OR CLIMATE DYNAMICS & WEATHER VARIABILITY AND PREDICTIONSGES341 GEM157SGES222
ANIMAL ECOLOGY ISZOL311 FM157SZOL212
ECOPHYSIOLOGY & ECOTOXICOLOGYSZOL321 HM157SZOL211
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENTSGES312 EM157SGES211 SGES222 (SGES212)
ENVIRONMENTAL FIELDWORK AND RESEARCHSGES322 GM157SGES211 SGES222(SGES212)
ANIMAL ECOLOGY IISZOL312 FM157SZOL212
RESEARCH DESIGN & APPLICATIONSZOL322 HM157SZOL211

HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE AND ZOOLOGY

FACULTYFACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS:BIOKINETICS & SPORT SCIENCE AND ZOOLOGY
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR)BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORSHUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCEZOOLOGY
ABBREVIATIONBSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODESBSC29
EXIT NQF LEVEL7
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN ENGLISH
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN MATHEMATICS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN LIFE SCIENCES
MINIMUM CREDITS FOR ADMISSIONNATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE WITH DEGREE ENDORSEMENT WITH AT LEAST 30 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
SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSNQF LEVELPREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)CO-REQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 1
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE 1ASHMS111 HM155
BASIC CHEMISTRY 121SCHM121 GC155
CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER(BIO)SPHY121 CC155
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY ISZOL111 AM155
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE 1BSHMS112 HM156
BASIC CHEMISTRY 122SCHM122 GC156
MATHS & STATS FOR EARTH & LIFE SCIENCESSMTH122 CC155
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY IISZOL112 AM156SZOL111(SLZL111)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE 2ASHMS211 FM156SHMS111 SHMS112
ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGYSZOL211 CM156SZOL111(SLZL111) SZOL112(SLZL112)
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY ISZOL121 BC155
BIOMOLECULES & ENZYMOLOGYSBCH211 HC156SCHM121(SLCH121) SCHM122(SLCH122)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE 2BSHMS212 FM156SHMS111 SHMS112
ANIMAL DIVERSITYSZOL212 CM156SZOL111(SLZL111) SZOL112(SLZL112)
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY IISZOL122 BC156
PLANT MORPHOLOGY, TAXONOMY & MYCOLOGYSBOT112 EC156
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE 3ASHMS311 BM157SHMS211 SHMS212
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE 3CSHMS321 DM157SHMS211 SHMS212
ANIMAL ECOLOGY ISZOL311 FM157SZOL212
ECOPHYSIOLOGY & ECOTOXICOLOGYSZOL321 HM157SZOL211
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE 3BSHMS312 BM157SHMS211 SHMS212
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE 3DSHMS322 DM157SHMS211 SHMS212
ANIMAL ECOLOGY IISZOL312 FM157SZOL212
RESEARCH DESIGN & APPLICATIONSZOL322 HM157SZOL211

MICROBIOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY

Purpose of the programme: Students achieving the objectives of this program will have a fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge of Microbiology and Zoology. At third year level, the emphasis in Zoology is on the zoological aspects of aquatic ecology, although aspects of terrestrial ecology, ecophysiology, ecotoxicology and animal diversity are also covered. Microbiology and Zoology therefore are closely allied fields.



Employment opportunities: Microbiology-Zoology graduates are trained in all aspects of animal diversity and ecology. Graduates with Microbiology-Zoology degree are employed in the medicinal (disease vector control) and environmental sectors. Graduates with a degree in Zoology have many career opportunities in the educational, conservation, governmental and entrepreneurial sectors. Our graduates typically are employed by conservation agencies such as Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, National Parks and SANBI, by government departments such as Water Affairs and Sanitation, Environmental Affairs, Agriculture and Forestry, by water management agencies and water boards such as Rand Water, Umgeni Water and Mhlathuze Water, and by municipal Water Resource Management Divisions. Career opportunities in the private sector include, amongst many others, environmental consultancies and mining and mining exploration companies. Graduates are also employed in the education sector as primary, secondary and tertiary level educators.

Entrepreneurial opportunities: Environmental Consultancies and Aquaculture. Also see description above.

Further studies: Zoology graduates are encouraged to pursue post-graduate studies, from BSc Honours (I year), MSc (2-3 years) through to PhD (3-4 years). Further education greatly enhances your career opportunity potential.

Other qualifications: Postgraduate studies in Zoology requires a student to major in Zoology or an equivalent qualification.

Contact details:
Programme coordinator and Head of Department:
Prof L Vivier (BSc Agric, BSc Hons Zoology, MSc Zoology, PhD Zoology).
Tel 0359026741,
Email: vivierl@unizulu.ac.za

FACULTYFACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS:BIOCHEMISTRY & MICROBIOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR)BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORSMICROBIOLOGYZOOLOGY
ABBREVIATIONBSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODESBSC36
EXIT NQF LEVEL7
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN ENGLISH
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN MATHEMATICS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN LIFE SCIENCES
MINIMUM CREDITS FOR ADMISSIONNATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE WITH DEGREE ENDORSEMENT WITH AT LEAST 30 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
SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSNQF LEVELPREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)CO-REQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 1
BASIC CHEMISTRY 121SCHM121 GC155
CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER(BIO)SPHY121 CC155
PLANT CYTOLOGY, GENETICS & PHYSIOLOGYSBOT111 EC155
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY ISZOL111 AM155
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
BASIC CHEMISTRY 122SCHM122 GC156
MATHS & STATS FOR EARTH & LIFE SCIENCESSMTH122 CC155
PLANT MORPHOLOGY, TAXONOMY & MYCOLOGYSBOT112 EC156SBOT111(SLBT111)
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY IISZOL112 AM156SZOL111(SLZL111)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
PROKARYOTES CLASSIFICATION & MICROBIAL TECHNIQUESSMCB211 DM156SCHM121(SLCH121) SCHM122(SLCH122)
ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGYSZOL211 CM156SZOL111(SLZL111) SZOL112(SLZL112)
PROKARYOTES & EUKARYOTESSMCB221 AM156SCHM121(SLCH121) SCHM122(SLCH122)
EITHER BIOMOLECULES & ENZYMOLOGYSBCH211 HE156SCHM121(SLCH121) SCHM122(SLCH122)
OR PLANT GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTSBOT211 GE156SBOT111(SLBT111) SBOT112(SLBT112)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
MICROBIAL GROWTH & MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGYSMCB212 DM156SCHM121(SLCH121) SCHM122(SLCH122)SMCB211
ANIMAL DIVERSITYSZOL212 CM156SZOL111(SLZL111) SZOL112(SLZL112)
METABOLISMSBCH212 HC156SCHM121(SLCH121) SCHM122(SLCH122)
EITHER BIOCHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUESSBCH222 AE156SCHM121(SLCH121) SCHM122(SLCH122)
OR PLANT ANATOMY & BIODIVERSITYSBOT212 GE156SBOT111(SLBT111) SBOT112(SLBT112)
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
FOOD MICROBIOLOGYSMCB311 EM157SMCB211
EPIDEMIOLOGYSMED311 GM157SMCB212
ANIMAL ECOLOGY ISZOL311 FM157SZOL212
ECOPHYSIOLOGY & ECOTOXICOLOGYSZOL321 HM157SZOL211
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON MICRO- ORGANISMS & INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGYSMCB312 EM157SMCB221
BIOTECHNOLOGYSMCB322 GM157SBCH212
ANIMAL ECOLOGY IISZOL312 FM157SZOL212
RESEARCH DESIGN & APPLICATIONSZOL322 HM157SZOL211

HYDROLOGY AND ZOOLOGY

Purpose of Programme
Students achieving the objectives of this program will have a fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge of Hydrology and Zoology. At third year level, the emphasis in Hydrology is on both surface and groundwater hydrology as well as hydrological modelling and water resources management. Hydrology and Zoology are closely allied fields as aquatic life depends upon water and the study of aquatic life is an essential component in assessing the health of aquatic systems. One of the important roles of a hydrologist is to assess the environmental flow requirements of water bodies such as rivers, lakes and estuaries and the combination of hydrology with zoology in these assessments is fundamental.

Employment opportunities: 
There is a great demand for hydrologists in South Africa and in the region. The primary initial employer of our graduates is the Department of Water and Sanitation where graduates will gain valuable work experience. Opportunities also exist in Water Boards, local and District municipalities and Metros. The newly created Catchment Management Agencies are likely to be good potential employers as well. Outside of the Government sector, many private concerns such as mining houses, consulting engineers and hydrological and geohydrological consultants also employ hydrologists.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities:
Hydrological studies are required for all environmental impact assessments and are critical in the development, planning and operation of most industrial projects. They are also critical in the development of water services infrastructure. As a result there are considerable opportunities for qualified and experienced hydrologists to establish themselves as independent hydrological consultants.
Vertical articulation:
Hydrology graduates are encouraged to pursue post-graduate studies, from BSc Honours (I year), MSc (2-3 years) through to PhD (3-4 years). The attainment of higher degrees will greatly enhance career and entrepreneurial  opportunities.

Horizontal Articulation:
Within the broad field of hydrology, there are many additional courses that will enhance graduate employability. Specialised courses exist in allied disciplines such as Geographical Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Hydrological Modelling, Water Quality and Pollution, Water Purification, Wastewater Treatment, Water Reticulation, Water Governance, Environmental Management, Groundwater Exploration and Well Drilling.
Contact details:
Programme coordinator and Head of Department:
Mr B K Rawlins (BSc hons Geography & Geology, MSc Hydrology).
Tel 0359026419
Email rawlinsb@unizulu.ac.za

FACULTYFACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS:HYDROLOGY AND ZOOLOGY
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR)BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORSHYDROLOGYZOOLOGY
ABBREVIATIONBSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODESBSC33
EXIT NQF LEVEL7
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN ENGLISH
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN MATHEMATICS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN LIFE SCIENCES
MINIMUM CREDITS FOR ADMISSIONNATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE WITH DEGREE ENDORSEMENT WITH AT LEAST 30 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
SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSNQF LEVELPREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)CO-REQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 1
INTRO TO PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHYSGES111 HC155
BASIC CHEMISTRY 121SCHM121 GC155
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY ISZOL111 AM155
CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER(BIO)SPHY121 CC155
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
INTRO TO GEOLOGYSHYD112 DM156
BASIC CHEMISTRY 122SCHM122 GC156
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY IISZOL112 AM156SZOL111(SLZL111)
MATHS & STATS FOR EARTH & LIFE SCIENCESSMTH122 CC155
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
INTRO TO SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGYSHYD211 FM156SGES111
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS FOR SCIENCE STUDENTSSSTT111 EC155
ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGYSZOL211 CM156SZOL111(SLZL111) SZOL112(SLZL112)
GLOBAL LANDFORMS & CARTOGRAPHYSGES211 BC156SGES111
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
INTRO TO SUBSURFACE HYDROLOGYSHYD212 FM156SHYD112
ANIMAL DIVERSITYSZOL212 CM156SZOL111(SLZL111) SZOL112(SLZL112)
PLANT MORPHOLOGY, TAXONOMY & MYCOLOGYSBOT112 EC156
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMSSHYD222 XC156SGES211
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGYSHYD311 AM157SHYD211 SSTT111(SSTT122)
GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGYSHYD321 CM157SHYD212
ANIMAL ECOLOGY ISZOL311 FM157SZOL212
ECOPHYSIOLOGY & ECOTOXICOLOGYSZOL321 HM157SZOL211
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
HYDROLOGICAL MODELLINGSHYD332 AM157SHYD211 SHYD212SHYD311 SHYD321
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENTSHYD342 CM157
ANIMAL ECOLOGY IISZOL312 FM157SZOL212
RESEARCH DESIGN & APPLICATIONSZOL322 HM157SZOL211

CHEMISTRY AND ZOOLOGY

Purpose of the programme
Chemistry involves the study of all things chemical – chemical processes, chemical compositions and chemical manipulation – in order to better understand the way in which materials are structured, how they change and how they react in certain situations.

Studying zoology provides students with specialist knowledge in areas like ethology (the science of animal behaviour), animal biology, conservation and ecology.
Students can develop practical experience of modern laboratory and field research techniques in both chemistry and zoology.

 Employment opportunities citing typical employers 

  • Plastic and polymers industries
  • Agrochemical industries
  • Petrochemicals and pharmaceutical industries
  • Schools or wildlife parks and environmental protection agencies
  • Government agencies and research institutions
  • Medical research establishments and the National Health Service
  • universities and research institutes science centres, libraries and museums
  • Aquaculture and animal nutrition companies.

Job titles

  • forensic scientist
  • Pathologist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Patent attorney
  • Ecologist
  • Lecturer
  • Marine scientist
  • Environmental consultant

Entrepreneurial opportunities citing sector, industry and typical businesses
Can develop your own company eg.  Synthesizing detergents

Vertical articulation for further / higher degree studies where applicable
BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD

Horizontal articulation with other qualifications where applicable

Contact details for inquiries
Programme coordinator:

Head of Department:

Prof TE Motaung, PhD (Chemistry)
Email: motaungt@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 0359026786



Prof: Jerling H.L, PhD (Zoology)
Email: JerlingH@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 0359026740

FACULTYFACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS:
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR)BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORSCHEMISTRYZOOLOGY
ABBREVIATIONBSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODESBSC19
EXIT NQF LEVEL7
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN ENGLISH
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 60% (LEVEL 5) IN MATHEMATICS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN LIFE SCIENCES
MINIMUM CREDITS FOR ADMISSIONNATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE WITH DEGREE ENDORSEMENT WITH AT LEAST 30 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
SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSNQF LEVELPREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)CO-REQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 1
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 111SCHM111 EM155
CALCULUS ISMTH111 FC155
CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER(BIO)SPHY121 CC155
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY ISZOL111 AM155
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 112SCHM112 EM156SCHM111 (SLCH111)
CALCULUS IISMTH112 FC156SMTH111 (SLMH111)
ELECTROMAGNETISM, NUCLEAR & MODERN PHYSICS(BIO)SPHY122 CC156
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY IISZOL112 AM156SZOL111 (SLZL111)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
 ANALYTICAL & INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2 SCHM211 G M 15 6SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112) SMTH111 (SLMH111)
ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGYSZOL211 CM156SZOL111 (SLZL111) SZOL112 (SLZL112)
PLANT CYTOLOGY, GENETICS & PHYSIOLOGYSBOT111 EC155
EITHER PROKARYOTES CLASSIFICATION & MICROBIAL TECHNIQUESSMCB211 DE156SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112)
OR BIOMOLECULES & ENZYMOLOGYSBCH211 HE156SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
 ORGANIC & PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2 SCHM212 G M 15 6SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112) SMTH111 (SLMH111)
ANIMAL DIVERSITYSZOL212 CM156SZOL111 (SLZL111) SZOL112 (SLZL112)
PLANT MORPHOLOGY, TAXONOMY & MYCOLOGYSBOT112 EC156SBOT111 (SLBT111)
EITHER MICROBIAL GROWTH & MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGYSMCB212 DE156SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112)SMCB211
OR METABOLISMSBCH212 HE156SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112)
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3SCHM311 BM157SCHM212 SMTH112 (SLMH112)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 3SCHM321 DM157SCHM212 SMTH112 (SLMH112)
ANIMAL ECOLOGY ISZOL311 FM157SZOL212
ECOPHYSIOLOGY & ECOTOXICOLOGYSZOL321 HM157SZOL211
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3SCHM312 BM157SCHM211 SMTH112 (SLHM112)
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 3SCHM322 DM157SCHM211
SMTH112 (SLHM112)
ANIMAL ECOLOGY IISZOL312 FM157SZOL212
RESEARCH DESIGN & APPLICATIONSZOL322 HM157SZOL211