NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

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Science & Technology Academic Programmes

A. UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

1)  BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: (B. SC. GENERAL) - COMMON FIRST YEAR [DIRECT]- 4 YEARS

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class, 4 credits including Mathematics and an approved Science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Sciences, a combination of combined and additional Combined Sciences, and a minimum of a D (7) in English Language.

 

 

2)   SPECIALISED PROGRAMMES (MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES) – FIRST YEAR [DIRECT] – 4 YEARS

 

B.SC. COMPUTER SCIENCE

B.SC. INFORMATION SYSTEMS

B.SC. STATISTICS

 

Requirements:

 

a) A student must have obtained a pass with credit in Mathematics in the COSC examinations or its recognized equivalent as well as a pass with credit in an approved Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science or Physics).

b) A student must have grade D or 7 or equivalent in English Language will be considered for admission. However, some inter-faculty programmes require that the prospective student have a credit instead of a pass in English Language.

c) A student with a grade D or 7 or equivalent, in the approved Science subject, instead of a credit, will be considered for admission into the degree programmes which do not require students to register for Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

 

Career Opportunities: Mathematics: specializes in different branches of Mathematics such as Applied Maths, Engineering Maths, Logic, Pure Mathematics, Graph Theory and Complexity, Analysis of Algorithms, Applied Mathematics in Finance and business such as Mathematics of Finance and Actuarial Sciences.

Information Systems: Information Systems professional applies information technology and systems to organizational and managerial needs. He/She needs to be aware of what information technology and systems can contribute to an organization and how to bring that solution to fruition. He/she applies the Knowledge of information systems and technology to help organizations compete more successfully in the marketplace or to streamline current operations.  

Statistics: Employed in the public, private, government and international organizations to formulate models for optimization problems in various social-economic activities and establish their optimal solutions

Computer Sciences: The study of the Computer itself as a tool in various disciplines, to solve problems of efficiency and overall performance of applications from a machine perspective and an overall technical orientation to problem-solving, to focus on the development of solutions to problems taking into account the limitations of the machine and its resources, as well as how to best utilize the resources, to develop algorithms and data structures that can work within the constraints of available hardware and software to produce an acceptable solution.

 

 

3) INDIRECT INDIVIDUALISED PROGRAMMES-(NOT FOR 1ST YEARS)

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY - 4 ½ YEARS

Requirements: Successful completion of BSc. Year II in Biology of NUL or its equivalent.

Career Opportunities: Agro Chemistry, Biotechnology, Ceramic Industry, Environmental monitoring and Policy, Forensic Science, Geochemistry, Textile Industry, Metallurgy, Paper Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Plastic Industry, Science Development for Government, Policy and Military and Teaching.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY - 4 ½ YEARS

Requirements: Successful completion of B.Sc. general year 1 with a minimum grade of Physics (D), Chemistry (C) and Mathematics (D).

Career Opportunities: Agro Chemistry, Biotechnology, Ceramic Industry, Environmental Monitoring and Policy, Forensic Science, Geochemistry, Textile industry, Metallurgy, Paper industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Plastic industry, Science Development for Government, Brewery, Mine, Policy and Military Dairy Factory and Teaching.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ELECTRONICS) [INDIRECT] - 4 YEARS

Requirements: Successful completion of B.Sc. Year II in Physics and Mathematics of NUL and its equivalent.

Career Opportunities: Telecommunications, Electronic Device Industry, National Industrial and Private Laboratories.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - 4 YEARS

Requirements: Successful completion of BS.c Year I in Geography and Environmental Studies of NUL or its equivalent.

Career Opportunities: Environmental Manager, Water Resource Manager, Natural Resource Manager, Geographical Information Systems Manager, Environmental Impact Assessor, Land Use Planner, Forestry and Land Reclamation Manager.

 

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (B.ENG.) IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS - 5 YEARS

 

Requirements: Successful completion of B.Sc. Year II in Physics and Computer Science at NUL or its equivalent, Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or its equivalent from other institutions recognized by NUL Senate (normally admitted at Year II).

Career Opportunities: Computer Systems Engineer, Computing, Mathematician, Science and Engineering, technical problem solver, designing, construction, implementation and maintenance of hardware and software components of modern computing systems and computer controlled equipment as well as their communication networks.  

 

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (B.ENG. IN ELECTRONICS) - 5 YEARS

Requirements: Successful completion of B.Sc. Year II in Physics and Computer Science of NUL or its equivalent, Diploma in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering.

Career Opportunities: Electronic Engineer, Telecommunications Companies (e.g. Vodacom, Telecom, Econet); Embedded Systems Design, Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, Instrumentation, Control Systems Design, Image Analysts & Video Techniques, Simulations, Communications Networks, Radio and TV Broadcasting, Electronics parts repair Industry.

Physics: Solar Energy, Material Science, Medical Imaging, Instrumentation, Laboratories (National, Industrial & Private), Meteorology, Modelling Techniques, Serves as a base for several Allied fields in Science and Engineering (e.g. Medical Physics; Electrical/Electronic/Civil/Mechanical); etc.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING - 4 YEARS

Program Description: The planning profession is concerned with analysis of the forces that influence the growth and development of cities, regions and rural areas. Urban and regional planners, therefore, develop plans and programs for the use of land. They use planning to create communities, accommodate growth, or revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties and metropolitan areas.

Entry requirements: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC), IGCSE or equivalent in the first or second Division with at least 4 credits including English Language, a grade not lower than 7(D) in mathematics and an aggregate for the six subjects not exceeding 34 and any other qualification that may be approved by the Senate of the National University of Lesotho.

Careers Opportunities in Urban and Regional Planning: Majority of the graduates of planning schools pursue careers in public planning agencies (city metropolitan area, county, state, or regional); in private consulting firms; or in university-based teaching and research positions. In addition, planners frequently find employment in a wide range of organizations including, for example, housing agencies and private development firms and consultancies.

Planners usually begin their careers as specialists in particular sub-fields (e.g., land use planning, environmental planning, housing, community development, economic development, etc.), but as their careers advance they must be able to act as generalists, drawing on and influencing the work of engineers, architects, developers, policy analysts, and other planners to shape the form and functioning of cities and regions. Study in urban and regional planning is also excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue careers in environmental law, public administration, policy or other related fields.


 

B. POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION SYSTEM (PART-TIME) - 2 YEARS (suspended)

Requirements: A recognized university degree.

Career Opportunities: A professional who applies information technology and systems to organizational and managerial needs, is aware of what information technology, systems and technology to help organizations compete more successfully in the market place or to streamline current operations.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN: - 1 YEAR

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

 Requirements: A recognized Bachelor of Science degree

Career Opportunities: Same as for Bachelor of Science degrees.


 C. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY - 2 YEARS (under review)

Requirements: BSc. Honours in Geography or its equivalent from a recognized institution by NUL.

Career Opportunities: Environmental Manager, Water Resource Manager, Natural Resource Manager, Geographical Information Systems Manager, Environmental Impact Assessor, Land Use Planner, Forestry and Land Reclamation Manager.

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class, 4 credits including Mathematics and an approved Science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Sciences, a combination of combined and additional Combined Sciences, and a minimum of a D (7) in English Language.