Qualifications - Mafikeng, Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology

Qualifications

INTRODUCTIONS

CARST offers the Honours and Masters Programmes in Applied Radiation Science and Technology (ARS). It incorporates a number of specialisations such as: Nuclear Science and Applications, Environmental Applications, Radioactive Waste Management, Medical Applications, Industrial Applications etc. These specialisation falls under the four main topics identified as crucial for basic training namely Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Chemistry, Radiation and Environment, and Radioactive Waste Management

HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RADIATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
A BSc or its equivalent (as approved by Senate) with majors in two of the following disciplines can apply: Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Others majors with Mathematics on a second year level will also be considered. Admission may also be gained through the principle of RPL (Recognition of prior Learning) with proven record of appropriate expertise, as approved by Senate.

 

Title of Module Credits
Nuclear Chemistry 24
Nuclear Physics 24
Laboratory Practicals I 16
Radiation and Environment 24
Radioactive Waste Minimisation ans Management 24
Laboratorty Practicals II 16
TOTAL 128

 

DURATION

Candidates for the Honours degree in Applied radiation Science and Technology must be registered for a minimum of two semesters of full time study

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED RADIATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A candidate qualifies for acceptance if he/she satisfies all the requirements prescribed for entry in NWU’s BSc (Honours), or has other qualifications which are deemed suitable and equivalent to the above Senate, or other qualifications that are deemed pre-requisites for entry into an MSc programme in Applied Radiation Science and Technology. An average of 60% in the Honours year is required for acceptance into the Masters programme.

 

Title of Module Credits
Radioanalytical Application 12
Environmental Application 12
Radioactive Waste Management 12
Industrial Application 12
Technology Management 12
Research Dissertation 12
TOTAL 180

 

DURATION

The programme is spread over one-and-half to two year period. It consists of 60 credits of advanced topics and a full research dissertation of 120 credits. The research will be carried out in the laboratories of CARST and our nuclear industry stakeholders such as NECSA, iThemba LABS, PBMR, NNR, ESKOM, etc under the guidance of qualified and approved study leader.