School of Biological Sciences - Honours - Curricula Information

 

Important Notice

Students are not allowed to register for more than four (4) modules in the first semester (except for the research project, which is a year module). Elective modules are selected according to required knowledge and skills for the research project. Selection of elective modules must therefore be approved by the research project mentor, as well as the School Director. 

Students with either one of the following majors may apply for the B.Sc. Honours in Environmental Sciences: Botany, Microbiology or Zoology.

 

Curricula information for School of Biological Sciences - Honours

 

AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH (back to top)

  • Curriculum code:
    • 2DM L03 N601P (See Postgraduate guide pg 139-140)
  • Campus: 
    • Potchefstroom Campus
  • Compulsory modules
    • OMWW611 (16 Credit - Semester 1)
      • Physical, chemical and biological properties of inland water
    • OMSW611 (16 Credit - Semester 1)
      • Aquatic Ecosystems:  Pollution and Ecotoxicology
    • OMSE674 (32 Credit - Entire Year)
      • Research Project
  • Elective modules
    • Select FOUR (4) of the following modules in consultation with the program director, project leader and school director
      • OMBO611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Introduction to Environmental Management
      • OMWW617 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Zoonoses
      • OMWW616 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Estuarine and near shore marine ecology
      • OMWF621 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Advanced wastewater treatment
      • OMSW622 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Phycology
      • OMBE625 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Introduction to hydrology and integrated water resource management
      • OMSW624 (16 Credits - Semester 2 - Full-time only)
        • Environmental Hydrology
      • OMSB629 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Genome Analysis and Bio-informatics
      • OMSE625 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Advanced ecotoxicology
      • OMSE626 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Microbial Ecology
      • OMSW625 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Limnology
      • OMSW626 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Animal Ecology

 

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION ECOLOGY (back to top)

  • Curriculum code:
    • 2DM L02 N601P (See Postgraduate guide pg 137-138)
  • Campus:
    • Potchefstroom Campus
  • Compulsory modules
    • OMSB611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Conservation Ecology
    • OMSB613 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Biodiversity planning
    • OMSB614 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Biomonitoring and risk assessment
    • OMSE674 (32 Credits - Entire Year)
      • Research Project
  • Elective modules
    • Select FOUR (4) of the following modules in consultation with the program director, project leader and school director
      • OMBO611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Introduction to Environmental Management
      • OMBO613 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Introduction to GIS
      • OMSB629 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Genome analysis and Bio-informatics
      • OMSB627 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Herpetology in Practice
      • OMSB628 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Coral Reef Ecology
      • OMSE621 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Restoration of degraded Ecosystems
      • OMSE622 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Urban Ecology
      • OMSE625 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Advanced Ecotoxicology
      • OMSP624 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Arthropod/plant Interactions

 

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (back to top)

  • Curriculum code:
    • 2DM L04 N601P (See Postgraduate guide pg 141-142)
  • Campus:
    • Potchefstroom Campus
  • Compulsory modules
    • OMSP611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
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    • OMWP611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
      •  
    • OMSE674 (32 Credit - Entire Year)
      • Research Project
  • Elective modules
    • Select FOUR (4) of the following modules in consultation with the program director, project leader and school director
      • OMBO611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Introduction to Environmental Management
      • OMWW617 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Zoonoses
      • OMWP613 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Economic Damage and Threshold Values
      • OMSP622 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • GM Crops and Integrated Pest Management
      • OMSP623 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Nematodes and crops
      • OMSP624 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Arthropod/plant Interactions
      • OMSB629 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Genome Analysis and Bio-informatics
      • OMSA622 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Weeds: Interactions and Control
      • OMSA623 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Plant pathology

 

ECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS AND ECOSYSTEM RESILLIENCE (back to top)

  • Curriculum code:
    • 2DM L01 N601P (See Postgraduate guide pg 135-136)
  • Campus:
    • Potchefstroom Campus
  • Compulsory modules
    • OMBO611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
      • ​Introduction to Environmental Management
    • OMSE613 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Resillience Thinking in Ecology
    • OMSE674 (32 Credit - Entire Year)
      • Research Project
  • Elective modules
    • Select FOUR (4) of the following modules in consultation with the program director, project leader and school director
      • OMWE611 (16 Credits - Semester 1 - Full-time only)
        • Rehabilitation of Disturbed Areas
      • OMSE611 (16 Credits - Semester 1 - Full-time only)
        • Environmental Soil Science
      • OMBO613 (16 Credits - Semester 1) 
        • Introduction to GIS
      • OMBO614 (16 Credits - Semester 1 - Full-time only)
        • GIS Applications
      • OMSB611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Conservation Ecology
      • OMSE621 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems
      • OMSE622 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Urban Ecology
      • OMSE623 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Plant Ecophysiology and Stress Physiology
      • OMSE625 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Advanced Ecotoxicology
      • OMSE626 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Microbial Ecology

 

BACHELORS OF SCIENCE HONOURS BOTANY (back to top)

  • Curriculum code:
    • 2EL L01 N601M (See Postgraduate guide pg 88) (Full Time)
  • Campus:
    • Mafikeng Campus
  • Modules
    • NRCM611 (24 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Conservation of Natural Resources
    • PTSM618 (24 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Higher Plant Taxonomy and Systematics
    • NRCM621 (24 Credits - Semester 2)
      •  Further Conservation of Natural Resources
    • PTSM628 (24 Credits - Semester 2)
      • Further Higher Plant Taxonomy and Systematics
    • RESM672 (32 Credits - Entire Year)
      • Project

 

BACHELORS OF SCIENCE HONOURS MICROBIOLOGY (back to top)

  • Curriculum code:
    • 2ES L01 N601M (See Postgraduate guide pg 92)
  • Campus:
    • Mafikeng Campus
  • Modules
    • BMCM613 (24 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Bacteriology
    • BMCM614 (24 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Virology and Immunology
    • BMCM621 (24 Credits - Semester 2)
      • Mycology
    • BMCM622 (24 Credits - Semester 2)
      • Environmental and Industrial Microbiology
    • RESM672 (32 Credit - Entire Year)
      • Project

 

 

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