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University of KwaZulu Natal

Faculty of Engineering
NSC Requirements for Admission to Degree Studies - 2010
NSC LEVEL and Rating
POINTS RATING
FOR UKZN %
8 Outstanding 90 to 100
7 Outstanding 80 to 89
6 Meritorious 70 to 79
5 Substantial 60 to 69
4 Adequate 50 to 59
3 Moderate 40 to 49
2 Elementary 30 to 39
1 Not achieved 0 to 29

DoE NSC Requirements for entrance into Degree Study (NSC DEG):
• 7 Subjects must be taken
• Passes in 4 subjects from designated list at minimum level 4.
• Passes in 2 other subjects
• Compulsory subjects are Life Orientation, Mathematics or Maths Literacy and
• 2 languages, one at Home Language (HL) level and a second language at either HL or
First Additional Level ( FAL).

Please note the subject choice restrictions for the NSC: Learners may not offer:
• both Maths and Maths Literacy
• more than four languages
• similar languages
• a language at more than one level

General NSC Entrance Requirements – UKZN Degree Study


NSC Deg (Requirements as above) with passes in:
• English and Life Orientation Level at minimum level 4
• Relevant subjects – Faculty dependant on Programs offered
• Relevant points score from six subjects (excluding Life Orientation)

Faculty of Engineering Minimum Entrance Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Engineering / Land Surveying
NSC Deg (Requirements as above) with passes in:
• Mathematics at level 6
• Physical Sciences at level 6
• English at level 4
• Life Orientation at level 4
• 3 other subjects with at least 2 from the designated list, with the minimum of 33
points excluding the points from Life Orientation.
PTO for subjects
Property Development
NSC Deg (Requirements as above) with passes in:
• Mathematics at level 5
• English at level 4
• Life Orientation at level 4
• 4 other subjects with at least 3 from the designated list, with the minimum of 33
points excluding the points from Life Orientation.

List of Designated Subjects

• Accounting • Life Science


• Agricultural Science • Maritime Studies
• Consumer Studies • Mathematical Literacy
• Dramatic Arts • Mathematics
• Economics • Music
• Engineering Graphics and Design • Official Languages at home and first
additional level
• Geography • Physical Science
• History • Religion Studies
• Information Technology • Visual Arts

List of Non Designated Subjects

• Agricultural Management Practices • Electrical Technology


• Agricultural Technology • Hospitality Studies
• Civil Technology • Life Orientation
• Computer Application Technology • Mechanical Technology
• Dance Studies • Official languages at second additional
Level, and non official languages
• Design • Tourism
• Dramatic Arts

Candidates please note:


A minimum of 33 points is necessary to be considered for entry into the Faculty of
Engineering. However, in terms of capacity constraints, the above admission
requirements are to be considered minimum performance levels required of applicants;
not all applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements will necessarily be
offered a study place. Priority will be given to higher levels of achievement and to
applications submitted punctually.

For Further Enquiries please contact the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Office:
Telephone: 031-260 3218 /8038 Fax: 031- 2601233
Email: bond@ukzn.ac.za govenders67@ukzn.ac.za