Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Introduction

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

As the largest higher education institution in the Eastern and Southern Cape, South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) currently has 21 848 undergraduate and 3661 postgraduate students enrolled on six different campuses.

The NMMU is based in Port Elizabeth which is situated approximately 700km east of Cape Town, on the south coast of South Africa.

Port Elizabeth is the perfect place to experience South African hospitality. Although big enough to offer many city attractions, it is not overwhelming and you can easily get to know your surroundings, enjoying the blue skies and beaches during the summer months, or the many top quality restaurants and shopping centres in the cooler months.

Approximately 10% of the student body registered at the NMMU consists of international students from diverse backgrounds outside of South Africa. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is truly living up to its name as the most culturally diverse university in the country.

The current list of registered students at the NMMU features a unique blend of international students with the highest numbers being from countries such as Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Countries in Europe, United States of America, Korea, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, USA, Zambia, Cameroon, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland and Zimbabwe to name a few! Adding to this melting pot of diversity, in January 2014 and January 2015, the NMMU welcomed students from Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, India, Brazil, Czech Republic, Iran, Italy, Portugal, Malaysia and Yemen.

Nelson Mandela Bay is home to some one million people who work in manufacturing industries, agricultural processing, tourism and the services sector. Part of the NMMU’s mandate is to provide highly skilled people to work in the local economy. The aim is to meet the demand for quality education that is responsive to the region and South Africa’s needs, and which is also in tune with the global village.

As one of the leading universities in Africa, the NMMU is committed to providing its students with a stimulating, vibrant and critical educational experience. In order to do this, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University offers modern teaching and learning facilities, generating cutting-edge knowledge and skills with the use of world-class infrastructure.

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Master

Master of Public Administration

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This internationally accredited professional postgraduate programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public managers. [+]

Master of Public Administration This internationally accredited professional postgraduate programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public managers. The programme may be studied in either semi-distance education or part-time format. Faculty of ARTS VISION AND MISSION The vision of our Faculty is to be synonymous with the highest professional standards in Arts Education, acknowledged by the community that we serve for both our academic as well as our cultural leadership. Students are encouraged to strive for excellence in all disciplines. The Faculty offers many academic qualifications with a more vocational and/or professional emphasis. All qualifications are led by qualified and experienced staff, many of whom have national reputations in their chosen fields. Research guidance for postgraduate degree studies leading to the Doctoral level are attended to by expert lecturers and study leaders. [-]

MCom in Business Management (Research)

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MCom in Business Management (Coursework) [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Commerce: Business Management only if they have an Honours degree in Business Management. All candidates shall nevertheless be subject to selection. Note: Prospective candidates for the module work programme must apply in good time and present themselves for an interview by the end of September. GENERAL Except as otherwise provided below, the degree of Master of Commerce: Business Management shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules for Masters’ Degrees as published in the General Prospectus and the Postgraduate Research Policy. DURATION The full-time studies shall extend over a minimum period of one academic year, and the part-time programme over a minimum of two consecutive academic years. [-]

MCom in Economics (Coursework)

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MCom in Economics (Coursework) [+]

GENERAL Except as otherwise provided below, the degree Master of Commerce: Economics shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules for Masters’ Degrees as published in the General Prospectus and the Postgraduate Research Policy. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS An Honours degree in Economics, or its equivalent, with an aggregate pass of 60%. RE-ADMISSION RULES A Master’s candidate shall be permitted to repeat a failed module once. In the event of a research treatise being rejected outright by the examiners, there will be no further opportunity to re-submit an improved version of that or any other research treatise (see Rule G4.8.5). DURATION The qualification shall extend over a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of four years of full-time study. [-]

MEng in Mechatronics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4  February 2018 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

Our vision is to be the preferred provider of professional and career-oriented education and research in the fields of engineering, the built environment and information technology. [+]

MEng in Mechatronics Candidates shall be admitted to the study for the qualification of Master of Engineering in Mechatronics only if they hold the qualification of Bachelor of Engineering or a qualification deemed by Senate to be equivalent thereto, or if they otherwise qualify for admission in the opinion of Senate. All candidates shall be subject to selection criteria as laid down by the department. Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology VISION AND MISSION FACULTY VISION Our vision is to be the preferred provider of professional and career-oriented education and research in the fields of engineering, the built environment and information technology. FACULTY MISSION We are a people-centred faculty offering internationally recognised academic programmes, delivering competent graduates and providing innovative solutions and services to industry and community. WELCOMING MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology. In this faculty we combine top facilities, state-of-the-art technology and stimulating training to produce highly sought-after graduates in the fields of Civil, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Information Technology, Quality and Operations Management, Quantity Surveying, and Construction Management. The Faculty comprises three schools which include the Schools of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information and Communication Technology. All programmes, where applicable, are accredited by relevant professional bodies, which is an indication of the quality of education in this faculty. The BSc (Construction Studies), BSc (Hons) (Construction Management) and MSc (Built Environment) are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB-UK) and the... [-]

MPhil in Conflict, Transformation and Management (Coursework)

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The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field. [+]

The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field. The programme’s depth is its core modules in approaches to the study of conflict, conflict processes, and conflict resolution and management techniques. Variety and specialization are built in through interdisciplinary elective modules in areas such as development and conflict, world conflict, conflict and regional integration and conflict in the workplace. These advanced studies combine distance education in short, intensive contact lecture blocks, opening up the programme to interested candidates irrespective of their geographical location. Once per semester, in March and August, students meet at the NMMU for two weeks of intensive orientation and tuition in the form of lectures and workshops. Course notes and listings of required readings guide students through the on-campus period and the three months of self-study that follow. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Any Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Candidates who have passed the examinations on the grounds that they will be awarded the relevant degree by the University or on the grounds that the required status may later be granted to them, or who have in any other manner (e.g. RPL) attained a level of competence, which in Senate’s opinion is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies or... [-]

MPhil in Tourism Management (Research)

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MPhil in Tourism Management (Research) [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A relevant Honours degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism and/or Hospitality Management or its equivalent at NQF level 8 with an aggregate pass of 60%. RE-ADMISSION In the event of the dissertation being rejected outright by the examiners there will be no further opportunity to re-submit an improved version of that or any other research dissertation (see Rule G4.8.5). DURATION The qualification shall extend over a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of four years of study. [-]

MSc

MSc in Botany (Coursework)

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MSc in Botany (Coursework) [+]

At postgraduate level, our objective involves maintaining a high level of scientific excellence in botanical research with specific emphasis on the role of plants in the structure and functioning of terrestrial and marine (including estuarine) communities and ecosystems. The curriculum consists of a dissertation in a chosen field of study that has been approved by the Department. Candidates also have to present at least one seminar on an approved topic, as well one article for publication in a recognised journal. The Department may prescribe additional courses in Botany or in any other subject as required. ALLOCATION OF FINAL MARK FOR RESEARCH PROJECT The mark for a Master’s treatise/dissertation is calculated as follows: The mark(s) of the external examiner(s) count at least 50% towards the final mark. If there is more than one external examiner, the average of the marks allocated by them constitutes the external mark. The same applies to the internal examiner(s). Where all the examiners pass the candidate, but there is a significant discrepancy between the marks allocated by the external and internal examiners, the Faculty Research, Technology and Innovation Committee has the discretion to attach a greater weight to the mark(s) of the external examiner(s). AWARDING OF THE DEGREE CUM LAUDE A Master’s candidate obtains the degree cum laude if he/she – In the case of a course work degree: Passes all the modules at the first attempt; obtains a weighted average mark of at least 75% for all the modules; and obtains a final mark of... [-]

MSc in Computer Science and Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2018 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

The Master’s degree to be awarded will be determined by the degree that the student obtained at Honours level in one of the Faculties of Arts, Science, Economic Sciences or Health Sciences. [+]

MSc in Computer Science and Information Systems

The degree can be obtained by means of one of the following ways:

A dissertation on an approved topic; A treatise on an approved topic with a credit value of 84 to 102 and approved modules with a total credit value of at least 36 from the topics listed in the Honours CAL curriculum; or A treatise on an approved topic with a credit value of 60 and approved modules with a total credit value of at least 60 chosen from the topics listed in the Honours CAL curriculum.

The department involved will plan the dissertation/treatise and modules to be taken. The Master’s degree to be awarded will be determined by the degree that the student obtained at Honours level in one of the Faculties of Arts, Science, Economic Sciences or Health Sciences.... [-]


MSc in Construction Economics (Coursework)

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MSc in Construction Economics (Coursework) [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Candidates shall be admitted to the study for the qualification of Master of Science in Construction Economics only if they hold the qualification of Bachelor of Science Honours in Quantity Surveying or a qualification deemed by Senate to be equivalent thereto. APPLICABLE RULES Obtaining the qualification The qualification shall be awarded to a person who has been a candidate for the qualification for at least one year and who has completed a dissertation on an approved topic, and who has passed: an oral examination on a prescribed topic in the field of Quantity Surveying in a case where the research for the dissertation was carried out independently; or a written examination on the module of the dissertation and/or any other prescribed topic in the field of Quantity Surveying in a case where the research for the dissertation consisted of a building project or building-system prepared by the candidate as leader of a team of related specialists. DURATION The qualification shall extend over at least one year of full-time or part-time study. [-]

MSc in Physics (Coursework)

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MSc in Physics (Coursework) [+]

Graduates are offered research opportunities in: Optical Fibre Characterization Electron Microscopy Photovoltaics Development of Mid-IR Materials Materials Charaterization The degree is obtained by means of a dissertation and seminars, which form an integral part of the MSc programme. Candidates may be required to register concurrently for one of the following modules for non-degree purposes: Semiconductor Physics Electron Diffraction and Image-Contrast Theory Module on topics in Physics as prescribed by the Department ALLOCATION OF FINAL MARK FOR RESEARCH PROJECT The mark for a Master’s treatise/dissertation is calculated as follows: The mark(s) of the external examiner(s) count at least 50% towards the final mark. If there is more than one external examiner, the average of the marks allocated by them constitutes the external mark. The same applies to the internal examiner(s). Where all the examiners pass the candidate, but there is a significant discrepancy between the marks allocated by the external and internal examiners, the Faculty Research, Technology and Innovation Committee has the discretion to attach a greater weight to the mark(s) of the external examiner(s). AWARDING OF THE DEGREE CUM LAUDE A Master’s candidate obtains the degree cum laude if he/she – In the case of a course work degree: Passes all the modules at the first attempt; obtains a weighted average mark of at least 75% for all the modules; and obtains a final mark of at least 75% for the treatise. In the case of a research degree, obtains a final mark of at least 75% ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor... [-]

MSc in the Built Environment (Construction Management) Coursework

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MSc in the Built Environment (Construction Management) Coursework [+]

The programme is offered jointly by the Departments of Building & Quantity Surveying and Construction Management. The programme is designed to advance the careers of professionals in the construction and property industries. Specialisations are offered in: Project Management Facilities Management Construction Management Construction Health & Safety Property Economics & Valuation. (The degree certificate shall bear an endorsement, signifying the field of study) Note: Candidates, who have not complied with the research component, may be awarded a postgraduate diploma in the Built Environment, endorsed with the specific field of study. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of one the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission: a Bachelor of Science Honours qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management; a Master of Architecture (Professional) qualification; a four-year Bachelor's qualification in a building discipline; a Bachelor of Technology qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Architecture obtained from a technikon or technical university, together with a minimum of five years of relevant working experience; a professional diploma in Quantity Surveying (RQS or ARICS), Construction Management or Architecture, together with a minimum of seven years' relevant working experience. All students shall be subject to a selection process as laid down by the department and approved at the Faculty Management Committee, if completing an entrance essay. DURATION The qualification shall extend over two years of part-time studies. APPLICABLE RULES Except if otherwise provided, the qualification of Master of Science in the Built Environment shall be awarded in accordance... [-]

MSc in the Built Environment (Project Management) Coursework

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2018 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

The programme is offered jointly by the Departments of Building & Quantity Surveying and Construction Management. The programme is designed to advance the careers of professionals in the construction and property industries. [+]

The programme is offered jointly by the Departments of Building & Quantity Surveying and Construction Management. The programme is designed to advance the careers of professionals in the construction and property industries. Specialisations are offered in: Project Management Facilities Management Construction Management Construction Health & Safety Property Economics & Valuation. (The degree certificate shall bear an endorsement, signifying the field of study) Note: Candidates, who have not complied with the research component, may be awarded a postgraduate diploma in the Built Environment, endorsed with the specific field of study. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of one the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission: a Bachelor of Science Honours qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management; a Master of Architecture (Professional) qualification; a four-year Bachelor's qualification in a building discipline; a Bachelor of Technology qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Architecture obtained from a technikon or technical university, together with a minimum of five years of relevant working experience; a professional diploma in Quantity Surveying (RQS or ARICS), Construction Management or Architecture, together with a minimum of seven years' relevant working experience. All students shall be subject to a selection process as laid down by the department and approved at the Faculty Management Committee, if completing an entrance essay. [-]

MSc in Zoology (Coursework)

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MSc in Zoology (Coursework) [+]

The Zoology Department provides research opportunities in the following fields: Coastal Zone Resource Management Water Quality Assessment Water Chemistry Estuarine ecology Marine biology Environmental Physiology Ecotoxicology Aquaculture Ecosystem modelling and analysis; and Terrestrial Ecology. The degree is obtained by means of a dissertation on an approved topic. ALLOCATION OF FINAL MARK FOR RESEARCH PROJECT The mark for a Master’s treatise/dissertation is calculated as follows: The mark(s) of the external examiner(s) count at least 50% towards the final mark. If there is more than one external examiner, the average of the marks allocated by them constitutes the external mark. The same applies to the internal examiner(s). Where all the examiners pass the candidate, but there is a significant discrepancy between the marks allocated by the external and internal examiners, the Faculty Research, Technology and Innovation Committee has the discretion to attach a greater weight to the mark(s) of the external examiner(s). AWARDING OF THE DEGREE CUM LAUDE A Master’s candidate obtains the degree cum laude if he/she – In the case of a course work degree: Passes all the modules at the first attempt; obtains a weighted average mark of at least 75% for all the modules; and obtains a final mark of at least 75% for the treatise. In the case of a research degree, obtains a final mark of at least 75% ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS After satisfactory completion of the Honours degree, a candidate may complete his Master's degree by: submitting a dissertation as approved by the Department on a... [-]

MA

MA in Development Studies (Coursework)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2018 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

NMMU is the only university in South Africa offering postgraduate degree programmes in Group Dynamics. The programmes are accredited by the SA Board of Counsellors for non-therapeutic intervention, and have been developed to enable learners to acquire an advanced understanding of the theory of group dynamics, its application, and specific skill training in dealing with groups / teams within a large variety of educational and non-educational settings. [+]

Introduction A research dissertation on an approved topic. NMMU is the only university in South Africa offering postgraduate degree programmes in Group Dynamics. The programmes are accredited by the SA Board of Counsellors for non-therapeutic intervention, and have been developed to enable learners to acquire an advanced understanding of the theory of group dynamics, its application, and specific skill training in dealing with groups / teams within a large variety of educational and non-educational settings. The research areas encompass many of today’s most important challenges. These range from globalization, maritime development, diversity and identity, poverty alleviation, social capital, human security, peace and development, counter-trade and industrial development, HIV/AIDS and cross-cultural management. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Any recognised Honours degree. Career fields Development Analyst Economist [-]

MPhil in Development Finance (Coursework)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4  February 2018 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

MPhil in Development Finance (Coursework) [+]

This programme has been approved in terms of the new Higher Education Qualification Framework (HEQF). ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A four-year Bachelor’s or Honours degree in Economics, Commerce, Accounting, Finance, or other finance-related degrees or postgraduate diplomas at NQF Level 8, with an aggregate pass of 60%. Admission is subject to departmental selection criteria as determined by the Faculty Management Committee. Preference will be given to those candidates with proven work experience in the finance departments of development banking and non-banking finance institutions government-linked development finance departments or other institutions like municipalities and NGOs. RE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Rule G4.8.5 applies. A Master’s candidate shall not be permitted to repeat a failed module more than once. DURATION The qualification shall extend over a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of four years of full-time or part-time study. [-]

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