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BSC GEO-INFORMATICS


Admission Requirements:
- Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL and MAT
- Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 50%
- Physical Sciences 50%
  If Mathematics and Physics are taken:
- Mathematics 70%
  If Mathematics(Bio) and Physics(Bio) are taken:
- Mathematics 60%

Career opportunities:
GIS specialists (Geographic Information Systems) and information experts work for:
- Environmental consultants
- Planning and Engineering Firms
- Computer consultants
- Government agencies involved in resource and infrastructure management,
   natural resource development and human development programmes
- Mineral exploration and mining
- Marketing
- Service agencies Lecturer or researcher at a tertiary institution

Programme composition:

First year (credits 140)
- Computer Skills 171(4)
- Geo-Environmental Science 124(16), 154(16)
- Scientific Communication Skills 172(8)

Elective modules:
- Mathematics 114(16), 144(16) plus
- Physics 114(16), 144(16) plus
- Computer Science 114(16), 144(16)
  or
- Mathematics (Bio) 124(16) plus
- Physics (Bio) 134(16), 154(16) plus
- Biology 124(16) plus
- Chemistry 124(16), 144(16)
[split] Second year (credits = 127)

Compulsory modules (credits 95)
- Business Ethics 214(8)
- Geographical Information Technology 211(16), 241(16), 242(16)
- Geography and Environmental Studies 214(16)
- Scientific Computing 272(5)
- Statistical Methods 176(18)

Elective modules (credits minimum - 32, maximum - 40)
- Computer Science 214(16), 244(16)
  or
- Socio-Informatics 224(16), 254(16), 262(8)

Third year (credits - minimum 133, maximum - 141)

Compulsory modules (credits 69)
- Geographical Information Technology 311(16), 312(16), 341(16), 342(16)
- Scientific Computing 372(5)

Elective modules (credits - minimum 64, maximum - 72)
This option may only be taken if there are no timetable clashes. If honours studies in Computer Science or Socio-Informatics is being considered, the full set of modules for the field of study concerned must be taken.
- Computer Science 314(16), 334(16), 344(16), 354(16)
- Socio-Informatics 314(18), 334(18), 354(18), 364(18)

Enquiries:
Programme co-ordinator: Prof A van Niekerk
021 808 3101 | avn@sun.ac.za
Universiteit Stellenbosch University