Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Faculty of Science have a number of opportunities open to them, some of which are listed below:
• Teaching
• Industry
• Government


Other science-based careers may require training which is not yet available at the University of Swaziland, including
• Medicine
• Pharmacy
• Dentistry
• Veterinary science
• Engineering (other than electrical and electronic engineering)
Detailed information on career possibilities in the various disciplines and subject combinations is given below:

In Biological Sciences: 

Biotechnology; Pharmacology; Microbiology; Chemical Engineering; Bioinformatics; Sports Science; Conservation; Resource Economics.

In Chemistry:  

Medicine (Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Laboratory Technician); Biotechnology; Chemical Engineering; Environmental Consultancy; Deities; Analytical Chemists; Research; Teaching; Lecturing and Industry - (soap, paint, sweets, beverages, etc).

In Biological Sciences & Chemistry:

Biotechnology; Pharmacology; Microbiology; Chemical Engineering; Bioinformatics; Sports Science; Conservation; Resource Economics; Medicine (Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Laboratory Technician); Biotechnology; Environmental Consultancy; Deities; Analytical Chemists; Research; Teaching; Lecturing and Industry - (soap, paint, sweets, beverages, etc).

In Chemistry & G.E.P.:

Environmental Consultancy; Teaching; Lecturing and Research.

In Chemistry & Mathematics:

Town Planning; Chemical Engineering; Environmental Consultancy; Analytical Chemist; Research; Teaching; Lecturing; Actuarial and Industry -  (soap, paint, sweets, beverages, etc).

In Computer Science & G.E.P.:
Software Engineer; Network Administrator; Database Administrator.

In Computer Science & Mathematics:

Teacher/Lecturer; Consultant; Programmer; Systems Analyst; Systems Administrator.

In Geography, Environmental Science & Planning (G.E.P):

Background training in geography often allows one to branch into other specialized fields in the natural sciences and become a: Geologist; Cartographer; Demographer; Transport Analyst; Market Researcher; Geographic Information Specialist; Geomorphologist, Soil scientist, Meteorologist/Climatologist, Palaeontologist; Health Care Planner; Travel Agent; Industrial Planner; Land Use Consultant; Real Estate Developer; Recreation Planner; Resource Analyst; Environmental Manager; Teacher; etc.

In Mathematics:

Teaching:  At colleges, university or high schools
Government Department:   Statistics
Financial Sector:  Banks, Insurance, African Alliance, Pension Fund
Private Sector: Telecommunictions, Water and Electricity Industries
Further studies leading to an M.Sc. in Mathematics, Engineering, Actuarial Science, Quantitative Analysis, etc.

In Physics:

Teaching: At colleges, university and high schools
Further studies leading to engineers, material scientists, medical doctors, medical scientists, actuarial scientists, computer and information systems, environmental scientists, government officers, etc.

In Electrical & Electronic Engineering:
This programme prepares students to design, operate, and maintain (and possibly to research in) systems such as Electrical Power and Energy; Electrical Machines; Communication Systems, Computers and Embedded Systems; Control and Instrumentation Systems; Electronic Systems and Electronic Appliances; Mechatronic Systems.