Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which levels must I obtain in Grade 12 to meet the prerequisites for first-year Mathematics?
A:  To answer this question, we have to consider two options:
1. When applying for a degree (programme) where Mathematics is a major (one of your main subjects), you need a minimum achievement of level 6 (70%) in NSC Grade 12 Mathematics or equivalent.
2. When Mathematics will only form part of your programme, we start looking at the requirements of the specific Mathematics module that belongs in your chosen study programme. The two Mathematics modules offered in the first semester of the first year are:
 * MATM1534 - Calculus: requires level 5 (60%) in Grade 12 Mathematics
 * MATM1574 - Precalculus: requires level 4 (50%) in Grade 12 Mathematics

  Can Mathematical Literacy give me entrance to the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences?
A:  To study in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Mathematical Literacy does not generally give you entrance. The only exceptions are 1) Bachelor of Consumer Science 2) Extended Curriculum Programmes 3) University Access Programmes, and 4) Bachelor of Agriculture Programmes. Consult the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Faculty Booklet for more information on 2021 admission requirements and study options. 


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531

Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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