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Unisa Courses For 2011



Unisa courses for 2011 are normally found on Unisa website but we have put together courses for 2011 on our blog to help you find some under one roof. The following courses fall under Science, Engineering & Technology:


National Certificate
  • National Certificate: Water Care (NCWAE)
National Diploma
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Civil (NDECI)
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Clinical Engineering (NDEENCEN)
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Computer Systems (NDEENCOS)
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Electronics And Electronic Communication (NDEENEEC)
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Mechatronics (NDEENMEC)
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering (NDEENPEN)
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Process Instrumentation (NDEENPIN)
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Industrial (NDEID)
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical (NDEMC)
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical (NDENG)
  • National Diploma: Information Technology (NDINL)
  • National Diploma: Mining Engineering (NDMIN)
  • National Diploma: Mine Surveying (NDMSR)
  • National Diploma: Pulp And Paper Technology (NDPPT)
  • National Diploma: Surface Mining (NDSMI)
General First B Degree
  • Bachelor of Science General (02089GEN)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Technology And Computer Science: Computational Intelligence Stream (02089ICI)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Technology And Computer Science: Computational Statistics (Programming) Stream (02089ICP)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Technology And Computer Science: Computational Statistics(Information Systems) Stream (02089ICS)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Technology And Computer Science: Decision Modelling And Computing Stream (02089IDC)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Technology And Computer Science: Information And Decision Modelling Stream (02089IDM)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Technology And Computer Science: Scientific Computing Stream (02089ISC)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Technology And Computer Science: Software Engineering Stream (02089ISE)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Technology And Computer Science: Information Systems And Geography (02089ISG)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Technology And Computer Science: Information Technology Management Stream (02089ITM)
  • Bachelor of Science Mathematical and Statistical Science: Applied Mathematics Stream (02089MAM)
  • Bachelor Of Science Mathematical And Statistical Science: Environmental Statistics Stream (02089MES)
  • Bachelor Of Science Mathematical And Statistical Science: Financial Modelling Stream (02089MFI)
  • Bachelor of Science Mathematical and Statistical Science: Mathematics Stream (02089MMA)
  • Bachelor Of Science Mathematical And Statistical Science: Mathematical Modelling Stream (02089MMM)
  • Bachelor Of Science Mathematical And Statistical Science: Mathematical Statistics Stream (02089MMS)
  • Bachelor Of Science Mathematical And Statistical Science: Statistical Decision Science Stream (02089MSD)
  • Bachelor Of Science Mathematical And Statistical Science: Statistics For Management Stream (02089MSM)
  • Bachelor Of Science Natural Sciences: Astronomy Stream (02089NAS)
  • Bachelor Of Science Natural Sciences: Chemistry And Physics Stream (02089NCF)
  • Bachelor Of Science Natural Sciences: Chemistry And Microbiology Stream (02089NCK)
  • Bachelor Of Science Natural Sciences: Chemistry And Mathematics Stream (02089NCM)
  • Bachelor Of Science Natural Sciences: Chemistry And Physiology Stream (02089NCP)
  • Bachelor Of Science Natural Sciences: Physics And Computer Science Stream (02089NFC)
  • Bachelor Of Science Natural Sciences: Physics Stream (02089NFI)
  • Bachelor Of Science Computer Science (98801COS)
  • Bachelor of Science General (98801GEN)
  • Bachelor Of Science Information Systems (98801INF)
Bacc Technologiae Degree
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical (Environmental) (BTECE)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil Construction Management (BTECVCOM)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil Environmental Engineering (BTECVENV)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil Structural (BTECVSTR)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil Urban Engineering (BTECVURB)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil Water (BTECVWAT)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Electrical Clinical Engineering (BTELNCEN)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Electrical Computer Systems (BTELNCOS)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering (BTELNPEN)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Electrical Process Instrumentation (BTELNPIN)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Electrical Telecommunication (BTELNTEL)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical (BTENC)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Industrial (BTENI)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Information Technology (BTINF)
  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Mechanical (BTMEE)
Honours Degree
  • Honours Bachelor Of Commerce In Statistics (04103)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Arts In Mathematics (04375)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Science In Chemistry (04472)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Science In Physics (04502)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Science In Computer Science (04545)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Science In Astronomy (04561)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Science In Applied Mathematics (0457X)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Science In Mathematics (04588)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Science In Statistics (04596)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Science In Information Systems (04693)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Arts In Statistics (05061)
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Business Informatics (05282)
  • Honours Bachelor Of Science In Data Mining (05622)

Sport Bursaries



Sport Abursaries

If you are a promising athlete, have performed well at school, provincial or national and international level, the right place to pursues your academic and sporting career is the University of the Western Cape. Provided that you also fulfill academic requirements, you may apply for our sport bursaries. These sports bursaries are also available to matriculants with good sports perfomances and wishing to study at UWC. Apart from sport bursaries the university also offers a number of other bursary/loan options. Enquiries for these sport bursaries can be directed to the following person :

Ms L Anthony
Head of Financial Aid
021 959 2310

Mrs I Groenewald
General Sports Bursaries
021 959 2548

Mr. N Kock
Cricket Bursaries
021 959 2350

Bursaries



There is a world of exciting possibilities out there. You simply have to grab hold of them. After all, you have the world at your feet - your time is now!
So, take that first step to becoming the force that is going to shake up the world and apply for your Student loan.
Let us take care of the cost of your study expenses at a competitive interest rate.
With your student loan you will also receive a Standard Bank transaction account with a debit card. Together we will choose the account that best suits your needs.

You can use the money from your student loan for:

  • Fees
  • Books
  • Equipment
  • Accommodation. Loans for accommodation will only be granted to full-time students not living with their parents.

Interest rate

You qualify for preferential rates according to your qualification and year of study.

Repaying my student loan

If you are a full-time student, you will need to start repaying the loan on completion of your studies. However, during your time of study, you will be required to pay the monthly interest. The interest may be charged to you or your surety's bank account. You will be granted a grace period for capital repayments if you have completed your articles, internship or community service.

If you are a part-time student you will need to repay your loan while you are studying.
Monthly payments must be made by debit order.

You will need to start repaying your loan immediately, if you fail to complete your studies.
Please note repayment amounts will be discussed with you once you apply.
Once the loan is in repayment mode the monthly repayments remain unchanged. If you are a part-time student the monthly repayment will change whenever you increase the limit on your loan while studying.

The repayment period of the loan will be affected by one or more of the following:

  • Paying more than the minimum monthly instalment
  • Fluctuations in the interest rate

Accessing your Student loan account

The money will be paid into your Standard Bank transaction account or your Student loan account.
You need to have your Student loan account linked to your AutoBank card. This allows you to transfer funds between your loan and transaction account at an AutoBank, or through Internet and telephone banking.

Insurance cover for your Student loan

We recommend that you take out a Personal loan protection plan to pay any outstanding balance on your loan in the event of death, dread disease or disability.

What else do you need to know?

We would like to know how you are progressing with your studies so we would like to see your marks and proof of registration or qualifications by 31 March every year. This will enable you to take full advantage of any preferential interest rates you are entitled to.
Student loans are granted for a specific year of study and you will have to re-apply for each year of registration. Find more details here

Bursaries for 2011



The City of Cape Town is offering bursaries to residents in the greater Cape Metropolitan area who will be registering for a full-time undergraduate/postgraduate degree/diploma at approved tertiary institutions in one of the following fields of study in 2011:
  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Conservation of the Built Environment
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Heritage Studies and Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management (Postgraduate)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Town & Regional Planning
  • Transportation/Traffic/Civil Engineering
  • Valuations
  • Water Care/Water Utilisation 
Bursary Details

Bursaries: National Youth Development



The NYDA has posted new bursaries for 2011. Please find all these here. Please also join our facebook page on facebook bursaries page

Managing Exam Stress



We wish all those writing their exams in 2010 all the best.

Examination stress has many different sources. The combination of different factors, namely the thoughts and emotions that each student has, is responsible for creating the stress.

Lack of Self Confidence

Perhaps the number one cause that creates stress on students is the sense that they do not have the ability to cope with the demands of the exams. This is a subjective belief, and really does not mean that the student does not have the skills to pass, but fears that they do not have confidence in themselves.

Competition

Another critical factor that causes examination stress is that there is intense competition for the limited available places in higher education. This means that some people will stay out of them. Another fear is that students believe that the effort made for reading will be "lost" if the student does not pass the exams.

Negative thoughts

Negative thoughts generated by the student before the exams are a very important cause of stress: how difficult and endless is the material to study, how many things you have to remember, the fears of what will happen if they do not pass the exams, the believe that if they do not pass the exams their future will be lost and they will feel like a loser, and in other words, the thoughts of all those catastrophic scenarios, which deny the opportunity to the students to believe in themselves and put all their energy and focus on preparing for the exams.
During the days of the exams, students and parents redouble their efforts for success. These days the anxiety and stress of children, who are nothing but «disguised» fear of possible failure in examinations, grow. Certainly what is needed to know and remembered by candidates and parents is that to some extent, stress is normal and creative. Stress mobilizes us in difficult and challenging phases of our lives and helps us to make maximum efforts to achieve our goals!