Undergraduate

Admissions

 

The Department offers three options at undergraduate level, namely B Agricultural Economics, B Agricultural Extension / Production, and BSc Agricultural Economics.

 

New National Senior Certificate (NSC) Entrance Requirements – the 4 NSC subjects required at level 4 must satisfy the following Faculty-specific requirements:

 

QUALIFICATION

DEGREE CODES

SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

LEVEL OF ARCHIEVEMENT

TOTAL POINTS

CREDITS

B Agric Econ &

B Agric Extension / Production

70001

70002

English

Mathematical literacy or

Mathematics

Agriculture

Life Orientation

Any other 3 subjects from the designated list

   4 (50-59%)

   5 (60-69%)

 

   4 (50-59%)

   4 (50-59%)

   4 (50-59%)

   4 (50-59%)

   4 (50-59%)

  

 

 

 

 

 

28/29

20

20

 

20

10

20

20

20

BSc Agric Econ

71521

 

English

Mathematics

Life sciences

Agriculture or Geography or Info Technology

Life Orientation

Any other 2 subjects from the designated list

   4 (50-59%)

   4 (50-59%)

   4 (50-59%)

   4 (50-59%)

 

   4 (50-59%)

   4 (50-59%)

   4 (50-59%) 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

20

20

20

20

 

10

20

20

 

 

Please note:

 

Students who want to register for BSc Agric (Agricultural Economics options) are not required to have a pass in Physical Sciences. However it is compulsory for them to have passed Life Sciences at level 4.

 

Applicants with foreign qualifications are responsible for the evaluation of their qualifications by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Certified copies of qualifications and relevant certificates of Evaluation from SAQA must be submitted to the Faculty Manager.

 

 

Examinations

 

Unless specified otherwise in the module description, practical test and/or practical assessments (both formative and summative) will be taken during the semester, and not during the examination period.

 

The semester mark and the examination mark shall each count 50% towards the final mark, except where the module description specifies a different composition or alternative method(s) of assessment.

 

No candidate shall be admitted to the summative assessment in a module unless at least 85% of the prescribed practicals, tutorials and/or assignments have been satisfactorily and timeously completed. Where a candidate has passed the practical component of a module with at least 60% at a previous attempt, and is currently repeating the theoretical component, the Head of Department may exempt such candidate from attending practicals. Candidates must apply in writing to the relevant Head of the Department for such exemption and will be informed in writing if his/her request has been approved or not approved.

 

A student may be admitted to a supplementary examination in a module in which s/he has failed provided s/he has obtained a final mark of at least 45%. The above requirement may be waived should any modules failed in the final year be deemed to constitute the last requirements for a degree. Note also:

  1. A first semester supplementary examination may only be attempted in the scheduled examination period and may not be repeated or reconsidered at the end of the semester.
  2. The total load for the last outstanding modules in both the first and second semesters may not exceed 16 credits per semester and the student must have presented himself or herself for the relevant examinations. Total of 32 credits per year.

 

The Head of Department may grant a candidate an oral examination in a module where the candidate is (1) either close to qualifying for a supplementary examination, (2) close to passing the module, or (3) close to obtaining a distinction in the module/subject.

 

In order to complete a module in a subject offered by the Department, a student shall comply with the rules of the department and faculty concerned.

Modules

 

The tables below summarise the different module requirements and options in respect of the various undergraduate degrees available.

 

 

B Agricultural Economics (Code 70001)

 

First Year

Semester 1

 

 

Basic Chemistry

PAC119

Biology

BIO111

Introduction to Scientific Concepts

AGF112

Introduction to Agric Economics

AGE111

Elements of Agro Meteorology

AGC111

 

 

Semester 2

Basic Chemistry

PAC129

Biology

BIO121

Introduction to Crop Science

AGE121

Marketing of Agricultural Products

AGE121

Intro to Computers and Computing Theory

ICC121

 

Second Year

Semester 1

Introduction to Animal Science

AGA211

Agric Production Economics

AGE211

Introduction to Pasture Ecology

AGP211

Elements of Crop Production

AGC211

Introduction to Soil Science

AGS211

Introduction to Seminar Writing

AGW211

Semester 2

Elementary Irrigation

AGC221

Farm Management

AGE221

Farm Accounting

AGE222

Veld & Cultivated Pasture Management

AGP222

Pedology

AGS221

Introduction to Agricultural Extension

AGX221

 

Third Year

Semester 1*

Advanced Farm Business Management

AGE311

Agricultural Market Analysis

AGE312

Elements of Fruit and Vegetables Production

AGH312

Land Use Planning

ALP313

Practical Vacation Training

AGF401

Semester 2*

Agricultural Development Planning

 

Seminar in Agricultural Economics

AGE321

Seminar in Agricultural Economics

AGE322

Project in Land Use Planning

ALP322

* A minimum of 36 credits approved by the Programme Coordinator of Agric Economics and Extension

 

 

 

B Agricultural Extension / Production (Code 70002)

First Year

Semester 1

Basic Chemistry

PAC119

Biology

BIO111

Introduction to Scientific Concepts

AGF112

Introduction to Agric Economics

AGE111

Elements of Agro Meteorology

AGC111

Semester 2

Basic Chemistry

PAC129

Biology

BIO121

Introduction to Crop Science

AGE121

Marketing of Agricultural Products

AGE121

Intro to Computers and Computing Theory

ICC121

 

Second Year

Semester 1

Introduction to Animal Science

AGA211

Introduction to Pasture Ecology

AGP211

Elements of Crop Production

AGC211

Introduction to Soil Science

AGS211

Introduction to Seminar Writing

AGW211

Semester 2

Elementary Irrigation

AGC221

Introduction to Agric Engineering

AGG221

Farm Management

AGE221

Veld & Cultivated Pasture Management

AGP222

Pedology

AGS221

Introduction to Agricultural Extension

AGX221

Principles of Animal Nutrition 

AGA221

 

Third Year

Semester 1

Plant and Pest Control

AGC313

Elements of Horticulture Science

AGH311

Elements of Fruit and Vegetables Production

AGH312

Land Use Planning

ALP313

Smallstock Production

AGQ311

Practical Vacation Training

AGF401

Semester 2

Elementary Animal Health

AGV321

Agricultural Extension & Human Development

AGX321

Applied Extension & Rural Development

AGX322

Seminar in Agricultural Extension

AGX323

Project in Land Use Planning

ALP322

 

 

BSc Agricultural Economics (Code 71501)

 

First Year

 Semesters 1 & 2

Basic Chemistry

PAC110/121

Physics

PHY113,114/123,124

Biology

BIO111/121

Statistics

STA111/122

 

Second Year

Semester 1

Economics

ECO111/121

Agric Production Economics

AGE211

Introduction to Animal Science

AGA211

Elements of Agric Meteorology

AGC111

Introduction to Seminar writing

AGW211

Semester 2

Introduction to Crop Science

AGC121

Farm Management

AGE221

Farm Accounting

AGE222

Marketing of Agric Products

AGE121

 

Third Year

Semester 1

Economics

ECO211,212/221,222

Advanced Farm Business Management

AGE311

Agric Market Analysis

AGE312

Introduction to Soil Science

AGS211

Semester 2

Agric Development Planning

AGE321

Seminar in Agric Economics

AGE322

Introduction to Agric Extension

AGX221

 

Fourth Year

Semester 1                                                                

Economics Modules, plus any 2 other 3rd year Economics modules

ECO311,312,313

Analytical Techniques in Agric Economics

AGE411

Seminar in Agric Economics

AGE421

Practical Vacation Training

AGF401

Semester 2

Economics Modules, plus any 2 other 3rd year Economics modules

ECO 321,326

Agricultural Policy

AGE422

Projects in Agric Economics

AGE401

Seminar in Agric Economics

AGE421

Practical Vacation Training

AGF401