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Faculty of Science and Engineering Admissions Requirements

Faculty of Science and Engineering Admissions Requirements

1. Bachelor of Science

This is a 4-year programme for advancement of studies in the Sciences. In year 1, each student must take Academic Communication Skills, Computer Science Foundation Course, Mathematics and a minimum of two or a maximum of three Science subjects as guided by the possible career the student may wish to pursue. In years two to four the student must take two major subjects depending on the available possible subject combination allowed by the Faculty of Science.
The subjects available are as follows:
    Biological Sciences
    Chemistry
    Computer Science
    Geography, Environmental Science and Planning
    Mathematics
    Physics

Entrance Requirements:
Entrance to the B.Sc. programmes may be based on IGCSE, O’ level, A-level or any other equivalent qualification as explained in the section below.

A. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (I.G.C.S.E.) Admissions
The minimum requirement for entrance to the Bachelor of Science degree programme
shall be: a minimum of six passes in the I.G.C.S.E./S.G.C.S.E which must include a C grade or
better in English Language and Mathematics
(ii) either two of the following:
Biology
Chemistry
Geography
Physics
Physical Science
OR
Co-ordinated Sciences
(iii) Any other subject

B. O-Level Admissions
The minimum requirement for entrance to the Bachelor of Science degree programme shall be:
(a) A minimum of six passes in the G.C.E. which must include a C grade or better in English Language and Mathematics
(ii) either two of the following:
Biology
Chemistry
Geography
Physics
Science (Chemistry/Physics)
OR
Additional Combined Science and
Combined Science
(iii) Any other subject
OR
(a) Cambridge Overseas School Certificate with a minimum of 5 credits (C grade or better), which must include subjects, listed in (a) above.

C. A- Level Admissions and other Qualifications
Candidates who have taken acceptable A Level examinations and who have at least two grades of C or better at A Level, or an equivalent qualification, in the relevant Science subjects offered at the University, MAY be exempted from 1st year of the B.Sc. degree provided he/she fits into an acceptable Year 2 programme. Such students may complete the B.Sc. degree in three years.

D. Candidates from Outside Swaziland
Candidates from outside Swaziland may, subject to BOTH the Admissions Committee AND Faculty of Science approval, be admitted directly into the Faculty of Science Year 1 if they meet the requirements as stated above.

2. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
This is a 5-year programme. Candidates intending to join this programme, which begins in Year 1, must take Academic Communications Skills, Chemistry, Computer Science Foundation course, Physics and any other Science subject in the B.Sc. Year I programme.

Entrance Requirements:
Entrance to the B. Eng. Programme may be based on O’level, IGCSE, A’ Level or any other equivalent qualifications as explained in sections below.

A. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (I.G.C.S.E.) Admissions
The Minimum requirement for entrance to the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree programme shall be a minimum of six passes in the I.G.C.S.E., which must include a C grade or better in:
(i) English Language and Mathematics
(ii) either
Physical Science and Biology
OR
Physical Science and Chemistry
OR
Physical Science and Geography
OR
Physical Science and Physics
OR
Physics and Chemistry
OR
Physics and Biology
OR
Physics and Geography
OR
Co-ordinated Sciences
(iii) Any other subject

B. O-Level Admissions
The minimum requirement for the entrance to the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic degree programme shall be:

a minimum of six passes in the G.C.E., which must include a C grade or better in
(i) English Language and Mathematics
(ii) either
Physics and Chemistry
OR
Physics and Biology
OR
Physics and Geography
OR
Science (Chemistry/Physics) and Biology
OR
Science (Chemistry/Physics) and Geography
OR
Combined Science and Additional Combined Science
(iii) Any other subject
OR

(b) Cambridge Overseas Schools Certificate with a minimum of 5 credits (C grade or better), which must include the subjects, listed in (a) above.

C. A-Level Admissions and other Qualifications
Candidates who have taken acceptable A-Level examinations and who have at least two grades of C or better at A-Level, or an equivalent qualification, in the relevant science subjects offered at the University, MAY be exempted from 1st year of B. Eng.

D. Candidates from outside Swaziland
Candidates not resident in Swaziland may, subject to BOTH the Faculty of Science AND admissions Committee approval, be admitted directly into the B.Eng year 1 if they meet the admission requirements above.