UP Mamelodi Campus



UP Mamelodi Campus

UP Mamelodi Campus, The University of Pretoria incorporated the Mamelodi Campus of the erstwhile Vista University per national government decree on 2 January 2004. The Mamelodi Campus hosts the first year of the University of Pretoria’s flagship BSc and BCom Extended Programmes.



Message from the Dean, Prof Nthabiseng A. Ogude

Our campus is a unique environment where you will get a strong foundational basis for your studies in the Faculties of Natural and Agricultural Sciences or Economic and Management Sciences.
The Mamelodi campus is where you will be taught and learn in small classes to ensure personal attention and time from dedicated lecturers who are committed to ensuring that you get a solid grasp of academic concepts before continuing the rest of your degree at one of our other campuses.
At the Mamelodi campus, you will find that your classmates will be just as dedicated and focussed as you are to making a success of your life and working hard to excel and make the most of the chance you’ve been given. You will make friends for life here.
Numerous studies have shown that students who began their academic journey at UP’s Mamelodi campus have done much better academically in their studies overall than students without the strong foundation that we help you with.
The option to begin studying one of the specially tailored, extended programmes is one of the best decisions you can take because you will be equipped with all the skills you need to complete your academic studies, and be ready for work or ready to start your own business.
You can always find extra notes, tips and resources online for you to make studying and revision even easier for you. Through our community engagement projects, many of you will even learn to apply your skills for the benefit of society which will add value to your CV and encourage your growth as a person.
Choose UP! We hope to see you.
 



Study

Programmes offered:

  • BSc in Mathematical Sciences, Biology and Agricultural Sciences or Physical Science; and
  • BCom in Management or Financial Sciences.

(Take note that the Agricultural Sciences Programme is 5 years in length.)
 
BSC EXTENDED PROGRAMME
FACULTY OF NATURAL & AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES EXTENDED PROGRAMME
Admission requirements:
BSc in Mathematical Sciences stream:



  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission for degree purposes
  • An Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 26
  • Mathematics: level 5
  • Two languages, one has to be English or Afrikaans: level 4
  • Life Orientation: level 4 (excluded when calculating APS)
  • Three other subjects

BSc in Biological and Agricultural Sciences or Physical Sciences streams:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission for degree purposes
  • An Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 26 (Physical Sciences) and 24 (Biological Sciences)
  • Mathematics: level 4
  • Physical Sciences: level 4
  • Two languages, one has to be English or Afrikaans: level 4
  • Life Orientation: level 4 (excluded when calculating APS)
  • Two other subjects: level 4

 
BCOM EXTENDED PROGRAMME
FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES EXTENDED PROGRAMME
BCom in Management or Financial Sciences streams:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission for degree purposes
  • An Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 26
  • Mathematics: level 3
  • Two languages, one has to be English or Afrikaans: level 4
  • Life Orientation: level 4 (excluded when calculating APS)
  • Three other subjects

All prospective students are encouraged to write the NBT. Students are advised to write the test between July and October. Please visit our website for information on registration procedures for the NBT at www.nbt.ac.za.

Features of programmes:

  • The programmes have two phases. During the first phase, which lasts 18 months (three semesters), students are assisted to develop on a personal and academic level to excel in their further studies. They then continue their studies in the second phase where they join students in the normal three-year mainstream degree programmes. The first phase of the Four-Year Extended Curriculum Programmes lasts 12 months (2 semesters) and is offered at the UP Mamelodi Campus.
  • During the first phase, more exposure is given to the academic content than in the mainstream programmes, so that students have more time to engage with the subject content and develop a thorough understanding of the material. During the three semesters of the first phase the pace is gradually increased to the standard pace required of university students.
  • Additional modules help students cope at university by focusing on the use of language, writing and study skills in specific disciplines. Basic computer skills are also taught in the first year.
  • Most of the teaching and learning takes place in smaller groups. This allows individual attention and gives ample opportunity for questions and discussion.
  • In addition to small classes, students also attend lectures in large groups where the teaching style is more formal. This is excellent preparation for the second phase of the programmes.
  • A variety of methods are used to deliver subject content to remedy possible gaps in school knowledge. The programmes focus on understanding to develop critical thinking skills as well as practical skills needed to continue with the subjects.
  • Progress is assessed continuously. Throughout the year students have to meet certain levels of academic performance. Failing to do so will result in a student not being allowed to continue with the programmes.
  • A Student Support office at the Mamelodi Campus deals mainly with issues that may hinder academic success to students individually. It offers support for personal and academic development. On a day to day basis it offers assistance on career guidance, study methods, test taking skills, time management, etc. It also assists students with transfers to different academic pathways on completion of the one year at the campus.

Continuation and Transfer Guidelines:
The following are guidelines on how continuation or the major transfers take place from the programme:
STEM Pathway



Natural and Agricultural Science (NAS)

  • Students who stay in the faculty will continue into the third semester and take any additional modules from the first semester in the degree they want to enter into.
  • Exception is made for BSc (Actuarial and Financial Mathematics): Admissions from the BSc Extended programme to the BSc (Actuarial and Financial Mathematics) programme will be considered if students have passed all their first-year modules with an average mark of at least 60% and a minimum mark of 65% for the mathematic modules WTW 143 and WTW 153.
  • Students who wish to study health sciences and veterinary science should apply for the Biological stream of the BSc Four-year Extended Curriculum Programmes. During the first semester of the BSc Four-year Extended Curriculum Programmes, students may apply to the Faculty of Health Sciences. This Faculty admits students based on their performance in the first year of the programme.
  • If accepted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, the student leaves the programme at the end of the first year (after two semesters). Access to the Health Sciences is not guaranteed as the numbers are limited.
  • During the third semester of the BSc Four-year Extended Curricula Programmes, students may apply to the Faculty of Veterinary Science. Access to the BVSc is not guaranteed as numbers are limited.
  • Students who wish to study engineering should apply for the Physical Sciences stream of the BSc Four-year Extended Curriculum Programmes. During the first year of the BSc Four-year Extended Programmes, students may apply to the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. This Faculty admits students based on their performance in the first year of the programme. If accepted by the faculty, the student leaves the programme at the end of the first year (after two semesters). Access to engineering is not guaranteed as the numbers are limited.

Commerce Pathway

Economic and Management Science (EMS)

  • Students wishing to transfer to BCom (Accounting Sciences) and BCom (Investment Management) should first continue with their second year (first year at Hatfield Campus) in either BCom (Own Choice) or BCom (Financial Sciences). At the end of this second year, they can apply to enter into either one of the aforementioned degrees – provided they comply with all the set transfer requirements published yearly in the EMS Transfer Guide.
  • Students wishing to enter into any of the Management Sciences degrees will continue into the third semester (first year at Hatfield Campus) and take any additional modules from the first semester of the degree they want to pursue. For their second semester at Hatfield Campus, they will then enroll for the normal modules prescribed for their degree of choice.

 

Community Engagement

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Business Clinic
The Mamelodi Campus Business Clinic enables entrepreneurial development through innovative interventions that serve to address social problems such as unemployment and poverty faced by the Mamelodi community. Find more information at http://www.up.ac.za/business-clinic
Animal Health Clinic (MAHC)
The MAHC provides animal health care to the community of Mamelodi and the surrounding areas of Eersterust and Nellmapius. The main service of the clinic is sterilisation and vaccination, through which it seeks to combat threats like rabies. It provides affordable veterinary services to improve the wellbeing of the animals. First-year BSc students on the Mamelodi Campus who are still applying to be selected for the Veterinary Science programme volunteer at the clinic to gain exposure to and experience in their intended field of study and participate in community service.
Itsoseng Clinic
The Itsoseng Clinic offers comprehensive psychologica services to the community in order to turn needs into opportunities. The Clinic provides an open, accepting atmosphere where the needs of clients who experience psychological difficulties that result from mental health and other life stressors, which often occur from the challenging socio-economic conditions in Mamelodi, can be addressed. Primary services include psychological assessments, psycho-legal services, counseling with individuals, groups and families for a variety of issues. These include depressin, stress-related conditions, early childhood development and learning problems, parent-child relationships, addiction in the family and destructive coping skills like drug abuse, violence and aggression, as well as domestic violence, women and child abuse, and rape. Other services include expressive art therapy and career guidance, as well as psycho-education workshops and conferences aimed at preventing and dealing with mental health and family and community issues. It also acts as a training base for Psychology students. The Itsoseng Clinic aims to provide quality care and opportunities for community members to experience growth, development and healing.
Siyathemba Clinic for Occupational Therapy
The Siyathemba Clinic provides school children with free therapy. The Clinic sercies children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, mental illnesses and epilepsy. Treatment options include individual ad group therapy. The Clinic is run by final-year Occupational Therapy students under supervision and operates in three blocks in a year that run for seven weeks.
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Are the programmes easy?
No. This is a university course and not simply a repetition of Grade 12. At the end of each semester, students write university examinations and receive university credits when they pass. The programmes are demanding and students will be in class early in the morning until late in the afternoon.
Where will I attend classes?
Students admitted for the Four-year Extended Curriculum Programmes will be placed at the Mamelodi Campus in the first year of study, and then transferred to the Hatfield Campus after the successful completion of their first year.
Will all applicants meeting the requirements for the four-year programmes be placed?
No. There are a limited number of spaces. The Four-year Extended Curriculum Programmes’ placement is based on the final Grade 12 results, with due consideration of the NBT results.
Will a student be able to transfer in the middle of the year to another campus?
No. Students have to complete their first year at the Mamelodi Campus. Applications for transfers happen during the year. The transfer itself happens only at the end of the year or after 18 months – depending on the transfer applied for.
What about accommodation?
Students may apply for accommodation at Hatfield Campus or find their own private accommodation close to Mamelodi Campus. A daily bus service is available to transport students between Hatfield and Mamelodi campuses.
(Same as Hatfield Campus accommodation)
How and when do I apply?
The closing date for applications is 30 September. Applications are done online at www.up.ac.za  Follow the “Online Application” link.
 

Contact us



Google map –
https://www.google.co.za/maps/search/University+of+Pretoria+Mamelodi+Campus/@-25.72175,28.400345,17z?hl=en
Address
Cnr Solomon Mahlangu & Hinterland Street, Mamelodi East, 0022
 
Telephone
Mamelodi Campus Administrative Office:
Boitumelo Sehoole
+27 (0)12 842 3430
boitumelo.sehoole@up.ac.za
 
BSc Four-Year Extended Curriculum Programmes:
Henda van Vuuren
+27 (0) 12 420 2726
henda.vanvuuren@up.ac.za
 
BCom Four-Year Extended Curriculum Programmes
Khomotso Matabane