Department: Chemistry

Diploma: Analytical Chemistry

3 Year Course

B Tech: Chemistry 1 year full time, 2 year part time

M Tech/MSc: Chemistry 2 year full time, 4 year part time

D Tech/PhD: Chemistry 3 year full time, 5 year part time 

  1. Admission Requirements

Subjects Diploma: Analytical Chemistry
NSC endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory subjects Notes
English

Mathematics

Physical Science

4

4

4

3=40-49%

4=50-59%

5=60-69%

6=70-79%

7=80-89%

8=90-99%

Life Orientation Max 3
Any other 3 subjects 11
Total 26

Note: Scholars who do not qualify for the Diploma Programmes may apply for the pre diploma programmes. Tel: (016) 950-9589. For more details on the pre diploma programmes see VUT website www.vut.ac.za

  1. Curriculum

Diploma: Analytical Chemistry  

First year:

Semester 1 (S1)

  • Chemistry 1 (AACHA1C)
  • Physics 1 (APFSG1A)
  • Mathematics 1 (AMATH1S)
  • Applied Communication skills 1 (Module 1) (HKACX1A)
  • ICT skills 1
  • EDL (HKEDL1A)

Semester 2 (S2)

  • Analytical Chemistry 1 (AAACA1B)
  • Analytical Chemistry: Practical 1 (AAACP1A)
  • Inorganic Chemistry II (AAICA2B)
  • Mathematics II (AMATH2S)
  • Organic Chemistry II (AAOCA2B)

Second year:

Semester 1 (S3)

  • Analytical Chemistry II (AAACA2B)
  • Analytical Chemistry II: Practical II (AAACP2A)
  • Physical Chemistry II (AAFCA3B)
  • Organic Chemistry III (AAOCA3B)
  • Inorganic Chemistry III (AAICA3B)

Semester 2 (S4)

  • Analytical Chemistry III (AAACA3B)
  • Analytical Chemistry II: Practical II (AAACP3B)
  • Physical Chemistry III (AAFCA3B)
  • Chemical Quality Assurance II (AACKV2B)

Third year:

Semester 1 (S5)

  • Chemical Process Industries I (EHCPA2B)
  • Physics II Theory
  • Entrepreneurial Skills 1 (BBENT1A)
  • Applied Communication skills 1 (Module 2) (HKACY1A)
  • Industrial Chemical Analysis II (AAIAC2A) OR
  • Chemical Industry: Practical 1 (AACNP1A)

Semester 2 (S6)

  • Chemical Industry: Practical II (AAPRP2A) OR
  • Chemical Industry: Practical I (AACNP1A)

2.1 B Tech: Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry IV, Inorganic Chemistry IV, Research Project IV, Physical Chemistry IV, Organic Chemistry IV. Admission Requirements: Diploma Analytical Chemistry or equivalent and a 60% average in final year chemistry subjects and mathematics 2/equivalent.

2.2 M Tech/MSc: Chemistry

Research Project by dissertation. Admission Requirements: B Tech Chemistry/BSc. Hons Chemistry or equivalent with an average of 60%.

2.3 D Tech/PhD: Chemistry

Research project by thesis. Admission Requirements: M Tech/MSc (Chemistry) or equivalent.

  1. What are the functions of an Analytical Chemistry Technician?

Analysis of samples by the wet methods or using analytical instruments, writing reports on analysis, developing methods for analysis, writing requisitions for purchasing instrumentation, managing of a laboratory.

  1. Career Opportunities

A career in chemistry offers challenging and exciting opportunities in both the private and public sectors. There is a continuous demand for trained analytical technicians. Position on entry level: Laboratory assistant; Middle level: Laboratory technician; Top level: Laboratory manager. Research opportunities are also available at Universities. Researchers and development scientist opportunities exists in the Science councils and related industries. Opportunities also exist in the academic environment to become lectures/professors.

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head of Department of Chemistry:

Prof MJ Moloto

Tel: (016) 950-9603;
Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences Fax: (016) 950-9794 / 086 612 8940
Vaal University of Technology E-mail: makwenam@vut.ac.za
Private Bag X021 Website: www.vut.ac.za
VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Diploma: Biomedical Technology 

Duration: 3 years full time

Five semesters class attendance at the University plus one semester applicable work integrated learning in a laboratory approved for training purposes by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

1. Admission Requirements:

Subjects Dip: Biomedical Technology Note
NSC Endorsement: Eligibility for Diploma 3 = 40 – 49%

4 = 50 – 59%

5 = 60 – 69%

6 = 70 – 79%

7 = 80 – 89%

8 =90 -99%

Compulsory Subjects:

English

Mathematics

Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

 

4

4

4

4

Life Orientation Max 3
Any other 2 Subjects 7
TOTAL 26

2. Curriculum

Semester 1

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (Module 1)
  • Calculations & Statistics
  • Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Medical Technology
  • Physics I
  • Applied Communication Skills 1.1.

Semester 2

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (Module 2)
  • Biochemistry II
  • Immunology II
  • Pathophysiology II
  • ICT Skills
  • Applied Communication Skills 1.2.

Semester 3

  • Blood Transfusion Technology
  • Cellular Pathology I
  • Chemical Pathology I
  • Microbiology I
  • Applied Communication Skills 2.1.

Semester 4

  • Cellular Pathology II
  • Chemical Pathology II
  • Haematology II
  • Microbiology II
  • Applied Communication Skills 2.2.

Semester 5

  • Cellular Pathology III
  • Chemical Pathology III
  • Haematology III
  • Microbiology III
  • Entrepreneurship

Semester 6

  • Work Integrated Learning

3. What are the functions of a Medical Laboratory Technologist?

Microscopic, microbiologic and chemical examination of specimens from patients to assist the medical practitioner with diagnosis, determination of blood levels of drugs for optimal therapy, tests to determine which antibiotics are the most effective against specific bacteria, tissue sections to determine whether malignancy is present.

4. Career Opportunities

Medical Laboratory Technology offers a challenging and exciting career in both the private and public sectors.  There is a continuous demand for trained technologists.  Job opportunities exist at the following institutions:  The National Health Laboratory Services and private medical laboratories.

5. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head of Department: Health Sciences Tel: (016) 950-7592
Administrator: Mr Ntsane Mokoena Fax: (086) 651 4274
Faculty: Applied and Computer Sciences E-mail: ntsanem@vut.ac.za
Vaal University of Technology website: www.vut.ac.za
Private Bag X021
VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Department: Biotechnology

Diploma: Biotechnology

3 Year course

B Tech: Biotechnology

M Tech: Biotechnology

PhD Biotechnology 

1. Admission Requirements:

Subjects Dip: Biotechnology
NSC endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory subjects Notes
English

Mathematics

Physical Science

Life Science

4

4

4

4

3=40-49%

4=50-59%

5=60-69%

6=70-79%

7=80-89%

8=90-99%

Life Orientation Max 3
Any other 2 subjects 7
Total 26

2. Curriculum

Semester 1: Microbiology I, Chemistry I, Biodiversity and Ecology, Calculations & Statistics I, English Development, Communication Skills 1 (Model 1)
Semester 2: Microbiology II, Biochemistry II, Analytical Chemistry:  Biological II, Disease & Immune Response III, Basic Computer Skills, English Development (Module 1), Communication Skills 1 (Module 2).
Semester 3: Microbiology:  Biological III, Introductory Genetics II, Microbial Biochemistry III, Fermentation Technology II, Communication Skills (Module 1)
 Semester 4: Food Microbiology III, Analytical Biochemistry III, Quality Assurance 1 (Biological), Bioprocessing III, Entrepreneurship, Communication Skills 2 (Module 2)
Semester 5: Biotechnology Laboratory Practice I
Semester 6: Biotechnology Laboratory Practice II

BTech: 60% average for core Diploma subjects

Masters: 60% for BTech/Hons

PhD: Masters in any Biotechnology-related field

3. What are the functions of a Microbiologist/Biotechnologist?

Quality control in enterprises such as the following:  water purification plants, food processing factories, dairies, pharmaceutical factories, sewerage plants, etc.  Liaise with chemical engineers and technicians in the fermentation and biotechnology industries.

4. Career opportunities

A career as a microbiologist/biotechnologist offers challenging and exciting opportunities in a variety of institutions.  There is a demand for trained microbiologists/biotechnologists.  Job designations may vary from laboratory assistant at the entry level to laboratory technician at the middle level and eventually laboratory manager at the top level.

5. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head: Department of Biotechnology Tel: (016) 950-9648;  Fax: (016) 950-9794
Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences E-mail: madeleine@vut.ac.za
Vaal University of Technology website: www.vut.ac.za
Private Bag X021
VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Department: Non-Destructive Testing & Physics
Diploma: Non-Destructive Testing
3 Year Course
The course includes class attendance and
work integrated learning.

1. Admission Requirements:

Subjects Dip: Non-destructive testing
NSC endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory subjects Notes
English

Mathematics

Physical Science

4

4

4

3=40-49%

4=50-59%

5=60-69%

6=70-79%

7=80-89%

8=90-99%

Life Orientation Max 3
Any other 3 subjects 12
Total 27

Note: Scholars who do not qualify for the National Diploma Programmes may

Apply for the pre diploma programmes.  Tel: (016) 950-9589. For more details on the pre

Diploma programmes see VUT website www.vut.ac.za

2. Subjects

Semester 1

  • Chemistry 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Physics 1
  • Communication Studies I
  • Applied Computer Skills 1.1
  • ICT Skills, Intro to NDT (Theory)
  • Intro to NDT (Practical)

Semester 2

  • Mathematics 2
  • Physics 2 (Theory)
  • Physics 2 (Practical)
  • Drawing: Mechanical Engineering
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing (Theory)
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing (Practical)
  • Radiographic Testing (Theory)
  • Radiographic Testing (Practical)
  • Applied Communication Skills 1.2.

Semester 3

  • Magnetic Particle Testing (Theory)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (Practical)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (Theory)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (Practical)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Metallurgy for NDT 1.

Semester 4

  • Advanced Methods of NDT (Theory)
  • Advanced Methods of NDT (Practical)
  • Eddy Current Testing (Theory)
  • Eddy Current Testing (Practical)
  • Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Metallurgy for NDT 2

Optional 1

Semester 5

  • Advanced Radiographic Testing (Theory)
  • Advanced Radiographic Testing (Practical)
  • Advanced Eddy Current Testing (Theory)
  • Eddy Current Testing (Practical)
  • Signal Processing, Project (Numerical Analysis)

Semester 6

  • Work Integrated Learning 2

Option 2

Semester 5

  • Work Integrated Learning 1

Semester 6

  • Work Integrated Learning 2

3. What are the functions of a Non-Destructive Testing Technician?

Conducts tests on manufactured products and components to ascertain their fitness for purposes designed for according to specification.

4. Career Opportunities

Technicians: Perform, Monitor, Evaluate Inspections using non evasive methods and quality assessment techniques.  This is achieved through both fabrication and maintenance inspections conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements.  This can be within a company environment or as an inspections contractor.

Engineers: being part of a team involved in project development including design, fabrication and specifying inspection techniques and methods to be used to endure product safety, reliability and longevity.

 

Research and development professionals: working on improving reliability of inspection methods and techniques as well as a new and improved materials and products utilised in industry.

5. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head: Department of Physics & Non Destructive Testing Tel: (016) 950-9398; Fax: (016) 950-9793
Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences E-mail: asandam@vut.ac.za
Vaal University of Technology Website: www.vut.ac.za
Private Bag X021
VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Department: Information and Communication Technology

Diploma: Information Technology (3 year course – Full time)

B Tech.:  Information Technology (1-2 year course – Part time)

M.Tech: Information Technology (2-3 years – Part time)

D.Tech: Information Systems (2-4 years – Part time).

 

  1. Admission requirements

The minimum admission requirements for the IT Diploma are listed below (1.1).  for leaners not qualifying Foundation IT is a 4 year course where qualifying entrants first complete a year IT foundation and if qualifying are allowed into the 3 year IT Diploma stream.

 

1.1

Subjects Dip: Information Technology
NSC endorsement Eligibility for Diploma IT
Compulsory subjects Notes
English

Mathematics

Information Technology

Any other one subject

4                                              **

4

4

4

3=40-49%

4=50-59%

5=60-69%

6=70-79%

7=80-89%

8=90-99%

Life Orientation Max 3
Any other 2 subjects 7
Total 26

Note: Scholars who do not qualify for the National Diploma Programmes may

Apply for the pre diploma programmes.  Tel: (016) 950-9589. For more details on the pre

Diploma programmes see VUT website www.vut.ac.za

 

1.2 Foundation IT is a 4 year course running on campus. The first year is a preparatory year where students will attend modules such as Fundamentals of Programming, MS Office, Internet and E-mail, Maths, Life and English Comprehension Skills.  This is to prepare the learner to enter the Information Technology Diploma (main stream a 3 year course).  A 60% pass rate for all modules are required as minimum entrance level to the IT diploma.

 

Foundation Requirements (NSC)
Subjects (Life skills included)
Compulsory Subjects
English 3
Mathematics OR 3
Mathematics Literacy
5
Life Orientation Max 3
Any 4 other subjects 14
Total 23 (with mathematics)
25 (with mathematics literacy)

 

 

Note: Only 1 other language will be counted ≥3

  1. Specialisation fields:

Access to an own computer is compulsory.

Computer specifications are available from the HOD/Secretary.

 

Subjects/Instructional Offerings:

BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (206010)

1st Year:

Code Name
AIISX1C Information Systems I Mod 1
AIISY1C Information Systems I Mod 2
ASBDX1C Development Software I Mod 1
ASBDY1C Development Software I Mod 2
ASPLX1C Programming Logic 1 Mod 1
ASPLY1C Programming Logic 1 Mod 2
ERSYX1C System Software I Mod 1
ERCIY1D System Software I Mod 2
BBISX1A Inf. Technology Skills I (Entrepreneurship)
HKACX1A Applied Communication Skills 1
HKACY1C Applied Communication Skills 2
BAACY1A Accounting Skills I Mod 2
HLISY1A Inf. Technology Skills I (Law)
HKEDL1A EDL

 2nd Year:

Code Name
AIISX2C Information Systems II  Mod 1
AIISY2C Information Systems II  Mod 2
ASBDX2C Development Software II Mod 1
ASBDY2C Development Software II Mod 2
AIBXT2C Business Analysis II Mod 1 (Theory)
AIBXP2C Business Analysis II Mod 1 (SQL)
AIBYT2C Business Analysis II Mod 2 (Theory)
AIBYP2C Business Analysis II Mod 2 (PL/SQL)
ERCIX2D Systems Software II Mod 1
ERCIY2B Systems Software II Mod 2
AIWMX2C Web Management II Mod 1
AIWMY2A Web Management II Mod 2
HKACX2A Applied Communication Skills 3
HKACY2A Applied Communication Skills 4

3rd Year:

Code Name
AIBAX3C Business Analysis III Mod 1
AIBAY3A Business Analysis III Mod 2
▪With AIBAY3A a candidate can REPEAT / REWRITE a max of 2 diploma modules

Choice of MAJOR subject:

Student choose one of the following subject groups as a MAJOR

ASBDX3C Development Software III Mod 1
ASBDY3A Development Software III Mod 2
OR
AIISX3C Information Systems III  Mod 1
AIISY3A Information Systems III  Mod 2

 

 

BACCALAUREUS TECHNOLOGIAE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – 306002 / 306017

Admission requirements:

NDip : Information Technology – 206010, 206008 Entrance requirements 60% Average on all Third year Diploma subjects.

(Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit)

Duration of course:

2 years part time study.

 

Subjects / Instructional offerings:

Information and Technology Management IV                      AIITM4A*

Advanced Information and Technology Management IV     AIATM4A*

Project Management IV                                                        AIPRM4A*

Strategic Information Systems IV                                         AISIS4A*

Research Methodology IV                                                    AIRES4A*

Project IV (2 modules)                                                         AIPRJ4B*

Software Engineering and Design IV                                    AISED4A

Development Software IV                                                    ASDEV4A

Artificial Intelligence IV                                                       ASART4A

Expert Systems IV                                                                               ASEXP4A

Computer Security IV                                                          ASSEC4A

Networks IV                                                                        ERNWK4A

Operating Systems IV                                                          EROPS4A

Database Administration                                                      AIDBA4A

Remarks: Ten modules must be completed. Two approved level four offerings may be taken from another discipline.

* Indicates compulsory subjects

 

MAGISTER TECHNOLOGIAE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – 606002

Admission requirements:

BTech Information Technology – 306002 / 306017 and Research Methodology as a prerequisite with a 60% Average for all B-Tech subjects

(Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit)

Duration of course:

Minimum 2 years, maximum 3 years part time study.

Research project and dissertation

DOCTOR TECHNOLOGIAE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – 606003

Admission requirements:

MTech Information Technology – 606002

(Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit)

What does the IT specialist do?

The person will find himself/herself in any of a wide variety of computerised environments. Responsibilities may include the maintenance of systems in use, systems analysis and design and/or programming of new systems, network administration, database administration and user support. The computer specialist communicates with management and the different users of the systems, which make the position an important link in the global set-up of the organisation. Management of IT functions is a possible position in the career development of the keen IT specialist.

 

Career opportunities

Computerisation of most facets of modern society creates a multitude of possibilities. In-service training includes the development of prototypes or systems and/or the supervised support of existing systems. The typical entry level is that of programmer with a quick advance to the level of senior programmer. Further promotions are to the level of Systems Analyst, Network Administrator or Database Administrator.

 

Career status

IT specialists can acquire membership of the Computer Society of South Africa.

 

Major expenses

Registration fee, Hostel (accommodation) fees, Tuition fees, Books, Pocket money, Travelling expenses. Access to a personal computer with relevant software is compulsory and will have a major impact on the success of the studies.

 

Bursaries and loans

Several bursaries and loans are available. Bursaries are awarded for academic, sporting and cultural achievements, as well as according to individual needs. The closing date for bursaries and loans is 30 September every year.

 

Registration and accommodation

Prospective students are advised to apply early in the year preceding registration for admission to the course and/or hostel accommodation. Arrangements can be made to visit the campus in this regard. The closing date is 31 October every year.

 

Enquiries

Student Administration

The Head: Student Administration

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021

1900 VANDERBIJLPARK

Tel:      (016) 950 9347

Fax:      (016) 950 9907

Information Technology specific

Head of Department: Information and Communication Technology

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021

1900 VANDERBIJLPARK

Tel:      (016) 950 9605

Fax:      (016) 950 9793

Important

Study programmes may be altered without notification.

The Department of Co-operative Education assists in in-service training administration and placements.

Contact details: Tel: 016-950-9496, Fax: 016-950-9759,

E-mail: education@vut.ac.za

The Institution makes every attempt to accommodate students with disabilities.

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