To produce Chemistry graduates of choice, vital to Southern Africas needs.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
Analytical chemistry is the branch of chemistry that deals with the identification and analysis of all components in a sample, the sample may come from a number of sources such as:
The study of Analytical chemistry leading to the National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry requires good Mathematical, Physical Sciences, and English language skills. The following are the minimum requirements for entry into the course:
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for entry into the Diploma are required to do a six month bridging course.
LIST OF SUBJECT EQUIVALENCES
DURATION OF STUDY
Analytical Chemistry I
Communication Skills I
Analytical Chemistry II
Analytical Chemistry Practical II
Inorganic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II
Physical Chemistry II
Computer Skills I
Inorganic Chemistry III
Organic Chemistry III
Physical Chemistry III
Analytical Chemistry III
Analytical Chemistry Practical III
Chemical Quality Assurance
WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING
This is carried out for a period of one year in an industrial laboratory. A project is done during this year, which is then presented. Work integrated learning (WIL) modules focus on the application of learning in an authentic work-based context under the supervision and/or mentorship of a person/s in a workplace aligned with the purpose of the programme. All prescribed compulsory and elective theory modules (instructional offerings) and the prescribed work integrated learning modules must be passed in order to graduate from programmes requiring work integrated learning.
This requires that the students get exposure to the working environment in order to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the course they are involved in. This will also help to satisfy the outstanding requirements for the award of the Diploma.
This will entail, amongst other things, the following:
The training is subdivided into two components:
In collaboration with the industrial mentor and institutional mentor, the design of the project should be agreed to in principle before commencement. A written proposal should be presented by the student to both the parties before commencement of the project.
An acceptable project need not present any new or original contribution to analytical chemistry but it must show that the student:
When completed, the student will write a report on the investigation. A copy of the report must be submitted to the industrial mentor, who will mark and assess the validity of the written report and allocate marks. The same report will be submitted to institutional mentor for his/her assessment and allocation of marks.