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Bachelor : Hydrology and Water Resources Management

BSHWRM

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

3 Years

Semester 1

366

7

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 and before:

  • A Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and a minimum score of 28 points on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum mark of 50% on standard grade or 40% on higher grade in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Biology/Physiology.
  • Candidates must also adhere to the general admission regulations for candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before.
  • Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted.

For candidates who matriculated in 2008 and thereafter:

  • A Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and a minimum score of 28 points on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum mark of 50% to 59% (Level 4) in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences/Physiology.
  • Candidates must also adhere to the general admission regulations for candidates who matriculated in 2008 or thereafter.
  • Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted. 
  • Candidates in possession of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) will be selected according to the selection requirements as approved by Senate and they should also adhere to the general admission regulations for candidates who completed the N3, N4, N5 and N6 qualifications at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college.
  • In cases where a candidate does not meet the minimum admission requirements, recognition of prior learning (RPL) in addition to the minimum admission requirements could be considered on a case-by-case situation. In other words, RPL in combination with the criteria stipulated above, would only grant prospective students admission to the programme and therefore no exemption of individual subjects as such. In the latter case, the selection of such students will be conducted on an individual basis and in accordance with the RPL Policy of the CUT.

Pre-requisites

Instructional offering

Pre-requisite instructional offering

Code

Subject

Code

Subject

AMM5012

Applied Mathematics

MAT11A

Mathematics I

AWT7000

Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology

HDC6000

Hydrochemistry

CHE5011

Chemistry

Grade 12

DLC5011

Basic Digital Literacy

Grade 12

EVM6022

Environmental Engineering

EVS5012

Environmental Science

EVS5012

Environmental Science

CHE5011

Chemistry

GHR6000

Geohydrology

HYD5012

Hydrology I

HDC6000

Hydrochemistry

CHE5011

Chemistry

HYD5012

Hydrology I

MAT11A

Mathematics I

HYD6000

Hydrology II

HYD5012

Hydrology I

HYD7000

Hydrology III

HYD6000

Hydrology II

LCS5011/2

Academic Literacy & Communication Studies

Grade 12

MAT11A

Mathematics I

Grade 12

PYC5011

Physics

Grade 12

RDM7000

Reticulation Design and Management

EVM6022 WTM6000

Environmental Engineering
Water Resources Management II

WIL6022

Work-integrated Learning
(General)

HYD5012 WTM5012

Hydrology I
Water Resources Management I

WIL7000

Work-integrated Learning

WIL6022

Work-integrated Learning (General)

WTM5012

Water Resources Management I

Grade 12

WTM6000

Water Resources Management II

WTM5012

Water Resources Management I

WTM7000

Water Resources Management III

WTM6000

Water Resources Management II
Career Opportunities

Water management is classified as a scarce skill in South Africa. Graduates from this programme will have career opportunities in national and local government departments, municipalities and private companies involved in water management, water supply and distribution, water and wastewater treatments and environmental management.

One of the major constraints in managing water resources in South Africa is the absence of well-structured education and training programmes suitably targeted to stakeholders in the water resources management fraternity. To fill this gap, the BSc Hydrology and Water Resources Management (BSHWRM) qualification aims at developing competent scientists who demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and disposition as required in the fields of applied hydrology and sustainable water resource management, whilst adhering to all national and international standards.

In this learning programme, the learner is to develop holistically rather than gaining mere knowledge of theoretical principles; hence, the integration of theory, principles, proven techniques, practical experience and appropriate skills to the solution of broadly-defined and abstract problems in the selected fields of hydrology and water resources management. The learner will be able to become a reflective scientist and a life-long student in his/her profession, thereby benefiting both the community and society.

The successful completion of this programme will enable graduates to register with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). Registration will be assurance to the community and society that scientists will adhere to professional conduct, ethics and practice as stipulated by this statutory body. Graduates from this programme will be able to work independently or in a supervisory capacity in various sub-fields, e.g., groundwater exploration and modelling, applied hydrology, engineering hydrology, water resources management, environmental sciences and engineering, and water services and demand management. 

 

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


January

July


LCS5011

LCS5012

Academic Literacy and Communication Studies

6

0.050

DLC5011


Basic Digital Literacy

6

0.050

CHE5011


Chemistry

12

0.100

PYC5011


Physics

12

0.100

MAT11A


Mathematics I

12

0.100


AMM5012

Applied Mathematics

12

0.100


HYD5012

Hydrology I

12

0.100


WTM5012

Water Resources Management I

12

0.100


EVS5012

Environmental Science

12

0.100

Total:

96

0.800







2ND YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


January

July


HDC6000

Hydrochemistry*

24

0.200

GHR6000

Geohydrology*

24

0.200

HYD6000

Hydrology II*

30

0.250

WTM6000

Water Resources Management II*

30

0.250


EVM6022

Environmental Engineering

18

0.150


WIL6022

Work-integrated Learning (General)

10

0.083

Total:

136

1.133







3RD YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


January

July


HYD7000

Hydrology III*

30

0.250

WTM7000

Water Resources Management III*

30

0.250

AWT7000

Advanced Water & Wastewater Treatment Technology*

24

0.200

WIL7000

Work-integrated Learning*

20

0.167

RDM7000

Reticulation Design and Management*

30

0.250

Total:

134

1.117







* Year subjects

REMARKS

  • All instructional offerings are compulsory.
  • All instructional offerings indicated with an asterisk (*) are year subjects.
  • The total credit value of all instructional offerings must add up to 366 SAQA credits.
  • Only one intake per year, in January. 
  • All students must register for and complete Academic Literacy and Communication Studies (LCS5011) in Semester 1, and only repeaters who failed LCS5011 must register for and complete LCS5012 in Semester 2.
  • No student will be allowed to graduate without successfully completing Academic Literacy and Communication Studies.
After successful completion of this qualification, the Bachelor of Science in Hydrology and Water Resources Management will be awarded during an official graduation ceremony of CUT.


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