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  
  • 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
      • ESFP616 (16 Credit - Semester 1)
        • African Fish Parasitology
      • OMWW616 (16 Credit - Semester 1)
        • Estuarine and Near Shore Marine Ecology
      • OMWW617 (16 Credit - Semester 1)
        • Zoonoses
      • OMBE625 (16 Credit - Semester 2)
        • Introduction to Hydrology and Integrated Water Resources Management
      • OMSB629 (16 Credit - Semester 2)
        • Genome Analysis And Bio-Informatics
      • OMSE625 (16 Credit - Semester 2)
        • Advanced Ecotoxicology 
      • OMSE626 (16 Credit - Semester 2) 
        • Microbial Ecology
      • OMSW622 (16 Credit - Semester 2)
        • Phycology 
      • OMSW624 (16 Credit - Semester 2)
        • Environmental Hydrology 
      • OMSW625 (16 Credit - Semester 2)
        • Limnology 
      • OMSW626 (16 Credit - Semester 2)
        • Animal Ecology
      • OMWF621 (16 Credit - Semester 2)
        • Advanced Waste Water Treatment 

 

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION ECOLOGY (back to top)

  • Curriculum code:
    • 2DM L02 N601P  
  • 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
      • ESFP616 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • African Fish Parasitology
      • OMBO611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Introduction to Environmental Management 
      • OMBO613 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Introduction to GIS (Full Time only) 
      • OMSB627 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Herpetology in Practise 
      • OMSB628 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Coral Reef Ecology  
      • OMSB629 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Genome Analysis and Bio-informatics 
      • 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  
  • Campus:
    • Potchefstroom Campus
  • Compulsory modules
    • OMSP611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Principles Of Integrated Pest Management
    • OMWP611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Pest Phenology And Damage Symptom
    • 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
      • OMWP613 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Economic Damage And Threshold Values
      • OMWW617 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Zoonoses 
      • OMSA622 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Weeds: Interactions And Control 
      • OMSA623 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Plant pathology  
      • OMSB629 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Genome Analysis And Bio-Informatics 
      • OMSP622 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • GM Crops And Integrated Pest Management 
      • OMSP623 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Nematodes And Crops 
      • OMSP624 (16 Credits - Semester 2)
        • Arthropoda/Plant Interactions

 

ECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS AND ECOSYSTEM RESILLIENCE (back to top)

  • Curriculum code:
    • 2DM L01 N601P  
  • 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
      • OMBO614 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • GIS Applications (full-time only)
      • OMSB611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Conservation Ecology  
      • OMSE611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Environmental Soil Science (full-time only)
      • OMWE611 (16 Credits - Semester 1)
        • Rehabilitation of Disturbed Areas (full-time only)
      • 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  (Full Time)
  • Campus:
    • Mahikeng Campus
  • Modules
    • NRCM611 (24 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Conservation of Natural Resources
    • PTSM619 (24 Credits - Semester 1)
      • Plant Taxonomy
    • NRCM621 (24 Credits - Semester 2)
      •  Further Conservation of Natural Resources
    • PTSM629 (24 Credits - Semester 2)
      • Herbarium Management
    • 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:
    • Mahikeng 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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