Nature Conservation

Courses: National Diploma Nature Conservation, Bachelor of Technology Nature Conservation

Head of Department                    Prof. P Small

Telephone                                          (0)31 907 7663

Email                                                   peters@mut.ac.za

Department Secretary                                                       Phumi Ngcobo                                                   

Secretary – Telephone                                                        (0)31 907 7664

Email:                                                                                      Phumi@mut.ac.za


MISSION

 

Our first concern is the country and our natural environment and we use that to inform all our decisions within the department. We endeavour to provide the highest teaching standards to our students in an atmosphere that is both participative and informative. We aim to produce graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge who will be true assets to the industry and most importantly the environment we must all share.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

This course produces competent nature conservators and resource managers to the nature conservation industry who are able to manage a conservation team with efficiency and inspiration. All of our students who achieve this qualification will be competent in sustainable management of natural resources, interpretation of the environment, enforcing the appropriate legislation and demonstrating basic knowledge of research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

National Diploma

Selection criteria for admission to the National Diploma: Nature Conservation are based on both academic prowess and field experience. Students wishing to be admitted are required to hold a Senior Certificate (or equivalent), with a minimum of a "D" symbol in English and Biology on the Higher Grade. A pass mark in Mathematics, Physical Science, or History/Geography is also a recommendation.

In addition, a CV detailing interests, hobbies, field experience and references indicating the candidate’s enthusiasm and suitability for the course must accompany a student’s completed application form.

BTECH Nature Conservation

The minimum requirement is the National Diploma Nature Conservation. Field experience and aptitude for this course are assessed before being accepted. Subjects offered in the curriculum:

DURATION OF STUDY

National Diploma: three years comprising of two years theoretical component at MUT and one year of Work Integrated Learning at a relevant conservation authority.

CURRICULUM SUBJECTS:

COURSE CODE CREDITS

SEMESTER 1:

Animal studies I

Computer Usage

Conservation Communication I

Conservation Ecology I

Plant Studies I

 

ANIS111

COUS011

COCO111

CONE111

PLSU111

 

0.100

0.100

0.125

0.100

0.100

SEMESTER 2:

Conservation Administration I

Animal Studies II

Conservation Ecology II

Resource Management I

Plant Studies II

 

CONA111

ANIS121

CONE121

RESM111

PLSU121

 

0.100

0.125

0.100

0.100

0.125

SEMESTER 3:

Resource Management II

Animal Studies III

Conservation Ecology III

Conservation Development I

 

RESM121

ANIS131

CONE131

COND111

 

0.125

0.125

0.125

0.100

SEMESTER 4:

Plant Studies III

Resource Management III

Soil Science I

Conservation Communication II

 

PLSU131

RESM131

SOSC111

COCO121

 

0.125

0.125

0.100

0.125

 

BTECH NATURE CONSERVATION

A one year course:

  • Coastal and Marine Management
  • Conservation Management
  • Environmental Education
  • Financial Management
  • Freshwater Management
  • Plant Studies
  • Principles of Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Resource Management

CONTACT US

Telephone       (0)31 907 7663

Email               peters@mut.ac.za