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Undergraduate Course Guide 2013 This guide could change your life www.monash.ac.za
Undergraduate Course Guide 2013 This guide could change your life www.monash.ac.za

Undergraduate Course Guide 2013

This guide

could

change

your life

www.monash.ac.za

Monash is in the of world universities Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2011

Monash is in the of world universities

Monash is in the of world universities Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2011

Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2011

Monash University was established in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. In little more than 50 years we

Monash University was established in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. In little more than 50 years we have earned an international reputation for research and teaching excellence.

In the past 10 years we have built on our ambitions to become the largest university in Australia and have extended our reach across the globe. We have an international network of more than 275,000 alumni across the world and have built campuses and centres in Malaysia, India and South Africa. We are the only Australian university active on four continents.

It says something about our ambition, that for a relatively young institution, Monash University ranks above world standards in almost all disciplines.

Monash is ranked at 60 in the world (the QS World University Rankings 2011) and:

Discipline ranking

Top 50 in Art & Humanities Top 50 in Life Sciences & Medicine Top 50 in Social Sciences & Medicine

Subject ranking

Top 100 in Law Top 200 in Chemical Engineering Top 200 in Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Top 200 in Mathematics Top 200 in Metallurgy & Material Top 200 in Chemistry Top 200 in Geography & Area Studies Top 200 in Finance

The World’s Top CEOs are more likely to hire Monash graduates

In a recent study published in The New York Times (20 October 2011), more than 200 CEOs from the world’s most successful companies rated Monash in the top 50 of world universities from which to hire graduates. Indeed, Monash ranked number one in Australia. It is proof that a Monash education prepares graduates who are ready to lead and perform at an international level. By leveraging our global network and providing experiences that give our graduates a broader, richer perspective, we help them become perfect candidates for any business looking to thrive in a global market.

Monash University was established in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. In little more than 50 years we

Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries and are more likely to move on to postgraduate studies than graduates from other Australian universities.

Monash University was established in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. In little more than 50 years we

Monash University is the only Australian member of the prestigious M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres and Medical Universities. This global grouping includes Johns Hopkins University, the Sorbonne in Paris, Imperial College London and the Charite in Berlin.

Monash University was established in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. In little more than 50 years we

Monash University (Australia) and The University of Warwick (UK) have created an alliance that will clearly establish both as “globally networked universities”.

A core priority of the alliance is to deliver a seamless international experience for students and prepare them for life in a globally integrated labour market. Over the next few years, the Warwick Monash partnership will develop a range of jointly delivered degrees with students undertaking study at both universities, starting with new joint PhDs and dual Masters programmes in areas of strategic importance. More information can be found at www.monash.edu.au/

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CONTENTS

  • Experience amazing South Africa pg 10

  • Life at Monash South Africa pg 12

  • Admissions and selection pg 14

  • Tuition fees and visas pg 18

  • Scholarships and bursaries pg 19

  • Our staff and curricula pg 20

  • Foundation programme pg 21

  • Business and Economics pg 23

  • Health Sciences pg 28

  • Information Technology pg 31

  • Social Science pg 34

  • Application form pg 39

  • How to get to Monash pg 41

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by working towards a sustainable environment Monash South Africa is part of a multi-disciplinary water research
by working towards a sustainable environment Monash South Africa is part of a multi-disciplinary water research
by working towards a sustainable environment Monash South Africa is part of a multi-disciplinary water research
by working towards a sustainable environment Monash South Africa is part of a multi-disciplinary water research

by working towards a sustainable environment

Monash South Africa is part of a multi-disciplinary water research project through the International WaterCentre (IWC) with the Universities of Namibia, KwaZulu- Natal, Copperbelt, Zambia – in Africa and the University of Montana, USA. The project investigates the governance and leadership issues around how water resources can be shared in a way that meets the needs of the community and the environment.

Stopping the spread of disease

Professor Geoffrey Setswe, Head of the School of Health Sciences, is assisting the South African National AIDS Council to translate HIV research evidence into policies and programmes to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He also is co-leader on two other research projects: One looks at factors that put provincial government employees at risk of HIV infection. The other, funded by the Monash-Oxfam Initiative, is to encourage participation in the new National Health Insurance system set to be introduced in South Africa from 2012.

by bringing technology into remote areas

The School of Information Technology is working to design systems that will give regional and marginal communities access to information technology without the need for expensive infrastructure. They are currently expanding on the idea of turning mobile phones into ‘virtual networks’ and creating an ‘e-post box’ in communities.

by working for justice

Professor Colleen Lewis, Head of the School of Social Science, is conducting research into the areas of anti-corruption and criminology through three disciplines:

criminal justice, public policy and parliamentary studies.

by working towards a sustainable environment Monash South Africa is part of a multi-disciplinary water research

A team from the Faculty of Science – funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – is leading a project that developed a way to stop the spread of dengue fever by making mosquitoes immune to the disease.

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by helping the disadvantaged School of Social Science lecturer, Ashley Gunter, who has just completed his

by helping the disadvantaged

School of Social Science lecturer, Ashley Gunter, who has just completed his PhD in housing density and mapping of informal settlements, was invited to Oxford as a post-doctoral researcher.

Our student body is active in volunteering to help improve conditions in South Africa and Africa. About 900 students participate in various community- based volunteer projects every year.

Monash believes that beyond the emotional rewards of giving back, volunteering is a key way of developing the leadership, organisation and communication skills. It has created the Alan Finkel Volunteer space to provide a place on campus for our student volunteers to interact with community members on community projects.

by helping the disadvantaged School of Social Science lecturer, Ashley Gunter, who has just completed his

by helping people to understand

The Monash Africa Centre provides an intellectual hub and platform for thought-provoking, vigorous debate and engagement on issues affecting South Africa and the African continent. Activities include public lectures, debates and forums.

ves of others

Professors Alan Trounson and Carl Wood of the Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development (MIRD) achieved Australia’s first successful IVF birth in 1980. Twelve of the first 15 IVF babies in the world are Monash babies.

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Monash degrees are internationally recognised, which gives our graduates an extra edge – helping them thrive in the international labour market.

Monash University was ranked in the Top 50 of world universities by global CEOs and chairmen when recruiting graduates (The New York Times, 20 October 2011).

More locally, Monash South Africa’s Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) degree is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

Our Bachelor of Computing and Information Sciences is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and our School of Business and Economics has been accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Our Bachelor of Public Health is being offered in response to the demand for a public health workforce in South Africa, Africa and internationally.

Our teaching quality is world class, with an outstanding degree completion-on-time rate of over 80%. We achieve this through focusing on enriching the education experience and through low student-staff ratios.

Your experience of the world

We believe every student is an international student. Today’s graduates will compete with the rest of the world for jobs. Monash courses ensure they are exposed to a global perspective from day one. Our degrees are internationally recognised, which gives our graduates an extra edge, helping them thrive in the international labour market.

We have more than 115 exchange partner universities in 25 countries and have campuses in Malaysia and South Africa and a centre in, India. We are also negotiating a joint venture for research and graduate studies in China. We are the only Australian university active on four continents. Our global network is one reason many foreign governments and scholarship providers choose Monash University as the destination for their best and brightest.

We encourage students to build international experiences and skills into their study through exchange programmes, intercampus exchanges to our Malaysian and Australian campuses, study tours, and in-country programmes.

Your development

It’s all about choice. You choose the type of skills you want to develop. You choose when you are ready to specialise, and you choose what sort of experiences you want to have and when you want to have them. This approach is adopted across the university.

Monash South Africa’s teaching staff are hand-picked to bring out the best in students and our high staff-student ratio together with small tutorial groups, means our students receive personalised attention.

Our one-year Foundation Programme provides an access pathway to students who show potential but do not meet the minimum requirements for direct entry into mainstream undergraduate study. This programme provides students with academic and social support to ensure academic success and a smooth transition into university life.

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Monash University’s global reputation attracts students from around the world creating a multicultural campus environment, so you can start developing your international networks from day one. And once you graduate, you’ll be part of an international network of more than 275,000 graduates across the world.

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Our Mandela Rhodes Scholars

In the past four years, six Monash South Africa students have been awarded Mandela Rhodes Scholarships to pursue postgraduate study. Scholarship recipients are selected for their commitment to the principles of education, leadership, reconciliation and entrepreneurship.

Recent recipient, Angela Obwaka, plans to study towards an honours degree in strategic management and says that for her the award demonstrates “how much we have to offer the world and that there is potential in each of us to bring true change to the communities across Africa.”

Monash campuses

Monash University has six Australian campuses, campuses in Malaysia and South Africa, centres in Prato, Italy and Mumbai India and a network of partners across the globe.

Berwick

Berwick is a small, friendly campus with about 2000 students about 40 minutes south east of Melbourne. It is a five-minute walk from the heart of Berwick’s specialty shops, cafes and business services. www.berwick.monash.edu

Clayton

Clayton is the largest of the University’s campuses. It combines a vibrant research, technology and manufacturing precinct with first-rate sporting facilities, shops, a student centre, libraries, a post office, banks, medical services and religious centres. The campus can be reached by public transport utilising an extensive bus network combined with train stations in surrounding suburbs. www.monash.edu/campuses/clayton

Caulfield

Caulfield is the second largest Monash campus, with about 13,000 students. It is the main centre for the faculties of Business and Economics, Art Design & Architecture, and Information Technology. Caulfield is nine kilometres from the Melbourne city centre and adjacent to Caulfield train station. The campus has a gym, library and cafes, and is close to several shopping precincts. www.monash.edu/campuses/caulfield

Parkville

Located three kilometres north of Melbourne’s city centre, the Parkville campus houses the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, with first-class teaching facilities, innovative learning spaces and research laboratories. The campus is home to the Centre for Medication Use and Safety and the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, which comprises the largest and most experienced group of pharmaceutical scientists in Australia. www.pharm.monash.edu

Gippsland

Monash Gippsland is the University’s only regional campus – situated about a two-hour drive from Melbourne. Eight of the 10 Monash faculties are represented on campus, providing a broad array of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs and research activities. Home to 2000 on-campus students, 5000 off-campus students and nearly 400 staff, the campus is valued as a place to study and live away from the pressures of city life. It is easily accessible by a bus connection from Morwell train station or by car. www.gippsland.monash.edu

Peninsula

The Peninsula campus is about an hour’s drive south of Melbourne, between the bay and the beach. It is a centre for nursing and paramedic training and early childhood and primary education, and is also being developed as a centre for health science research. There is a bus connection to Frankston train station, and a free shuttle bus runs between Peninsula and Clayton campuses. www.monash.edu/campuses/peninsula

Sunway, Malaysia

Monash University Sunway campus was the first international campus of Monash University. The campus offers state-of-the-art teaching and learning infrastructure to almost 4000 students. There are specialised laboratories for various fields of study, a library and learning commons, and a student centre. The University provides financial assistance for intercampus student exchange between Malaysia and Australia. www.monash.edu.my

South Africa

The South Africa campus is dedicated to educating the future leaders of Africa. The campus is located on a 100-hectare site in Ruimsig, a growing suburb 23 km from the Johannesburg city centre. Students at the campus benefit from small tutorial groups, advanced facilities and state-of-the- art technology. There is a strong volunteering ethic on the campus. Many students give up their free time to help disadvantaged children with their school work. www.monash.ac.za

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Prato Centre, Italy

The Prato Centre, near Florence, hosts short and semester-length courses and seeks to develop and expand Australia’s connections with universities, governments, cultural organisations and industry in Europe. It has also been established to develop and expand the opportunities for Monash and other Australian students to study overseas. It is an ideal venue for workshops, seminars and conferences. www.ita.monash.edu

IITB-Monash Research Academy, India

The IITB-Monash Research Academy, based in Mumbai, India is an exciting partnership between the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Monash University – two of the world’s leading educational and research institutions. Together IITB and Monash are taking a collaborative approach to multidisciplinary research that can deliver high- impact, integrated solutions to complex research problems for industry, government and the broader research community. The Academy will be located in a purpose-built, modern facility located at the Powaii campus of IITB.

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Experience amazing South Africa

Life at Monash

South Africa covers an area of over 1 200 000 sq kilometres (over 400 000 sq miles), about one-eighth the size of the United States of America and nearly five times the size of the United Kingdom. The west coast borders the South Atlantic Ocean while the Indian Ocean runs along the east coast.

To the north, South Africa shares borders with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and, to the northeast, Mozambique. The Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland are separate countries within South Africa.

South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer a larger-than-life experience for the student in search of a truly unique and inspiring study experience.

Today, this country is the most advanced, broad-based economy on the continent with infrastructure to match any first-world nation.

Experience amazing South Africa Life at Monash South Africa covers an area of over 1 200

In South Africa you can drive on wide, tarred highways all 1,600 kilometers from Musina in the north of the country to Cape Town at the southern tip, or join eight million passengers who disembark at South Africa’s airports every year.

The country is filled with wildlife and natural wonders. In just over an hour’s drive from Monash South Africa you can see hundreds of species in their natural environment, visit the Cradle of Humankind or shop at one of the many large shopping malls.

Gauteng province

South Africa has nine provinces. Johannes- burg is the capital of the Gauteng province and is the major international gateway into Africa. It’s a vibrant and dynamic place where everyone is on the move.

Gauteng is where the creative spirit of a nation converges in a cultural heartland. It is the intersection of African and global trade incorporating Johannesburg, Pretoria and Soweto.

Gauteng province (Sotho word for the Place of Gold) is the modern, multicultural and economic centre of the country. Gauteng is

Experience amazing South Africa Life at Monash South Africa covers an area of over 1 200

South Africa’s most urbanised and densely populated province and is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of southern Africa.

It has a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all corners

of the world. Gauteng’s primary attraction is big business, but there is so much more to this province. There is a wealth of culture to be found in the museums, galleries, art routes and historical battlefields. It is also an entertainment playground, offering world-

Experience amazing South Africa Life at Monash South Africa covers an area of over 1 200

Note: The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of printing. This publication reflects Monash prescriptions, policies and practice as at April 2012, and takes no account of developments since that date. Monash South Africa reserves the right to alter the units or programmes currently on offer as well as the admission requirements to it’s Foundation and Degree programmes.

Monash South Africa is registered with the Department of Education as a private education institution under the Higher Education Act 1997. Registration number 00HF02.

Experience amazing South Africa Life at Monash South Africa covers an area of over 1 200
national economy. Still, Johannesburg is as much a city of trees as it is a city
national economy. Still, Johannesburg is as much a city of trees as it is a city
national economy. Still, Johannesburg is as much a city of trees as it is a city

national economy. Still, Johannesburg is as much a city of trees as it is a city of business, sport and culture.

There is easy and immediate access to many of the country’s major tourist attractions such as the Kruger National Park, private game reserves and Sun City.

Johannesburg offers visitors a varied selection of recreational activities ranging from walking trails, lakes, the Zoo, Botanical Gardens, the historically significant Africana Museum, some 20 theatres and a tremen- dous variety of ethnic restaurants.

Johannesburg is the shopping mecca of Africa with at least 14 large shopping malls featuring elegant restaurants and fast food outlets, cinemas, department stores and chic boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, beauty salons and a wide selection of jewellery and artefacts. There are also a large number of markets where one can come into contact with the vibrancy, heritage and traditions of the many South African cultures in this truly rainbow nation.

national economy. Still, Johannesburg is as much a city of trees as it is a city
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For more information visit:
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class restaurants, shopping malls and music venues.

It is said to offer one of the world’s best cli- mates: summer days are warm and wind-free and balmy winter days are crisp and clear with occasional overnight frost.

The city of Johannesburg

South Africa’s largest and most vibrant city, Johannesburg, was founded in 1886 and granted city status in 1928. It was named

after Johan Rissik, the Surveyor General sent to select a site for the mining village, and Johannes Joubert, the Mining Commis- sioner sent to investigate gold claims on the Witwatersrand (meaning white water’s ridge). Since the discovery of gold, Johannesburg has become the focal point of all economic activity in the country.

Being the gateway to Africa, Johannesburg boasts an abundance of professional and managerial talent. Its close proximity to mar- kets, energy sources, transportation networks and a sound commercial and financial infra- structure makes it the primary centre of the

Life at Monash South Africa

Life at Monash

Enjoy an attractive and secure study environment

Campus facilities and services

The attractive Monash South Africa campus is situated on a 100-hectare site 25 kilometres north-west of central Johannesburg, at 144 Peter Rd (near Hendrik Potgieter Road and Beyers Naudé Drive) in Ruimsig.

There is 24-hour security on campus with regular security patrols. Students living on campus have swipe-card entry to their fully- managed residence accommodation.

Since Monash South Africa was established in 2001 our facilities have grown and expanded. Our impressive state-of-the-art teaching facilities include high-tech lecture theatres and tutorial rooms, a library with access to the fully digitised Monash periodical and serials collection, computer labs with cutting-edge PCs, a student association office, a bookshop and a bistro.

Our largest lecture theatre seats 350 students in comfort, and small tutorial groups ensure personalised teaching.

All lecture theatres and tutorial rooms are equipped with high-quality technology to enable multimedia teaching.

Sports facilities

Students can take advantage of our on-campus sports facilities which include two basketball/netball/volleyball courts and a playing field large enough to accommodate soccer. Arrangements are also in place for students to use other sporting facilities such as the sport fields and tennis courts at a private school next to the campus and golf facilities at the nearby Roodepoort country club and numerous driving ranges.

The campus is less than a kilometre from the Roodepoort Athletics Stadium and there are also gymnasiums and equestrian, scuba diving, martial arts and sporting clubs in the area.

A permanent sports coordinator, a sports officer and a gymnasium supervisor at Monash South Africa focus on the continued development of sports and sports facilities on the campus.

Monash students currently participate competitively in soccer, basketball, table tennis, netball, action netball, action cricket, cricket, rugby, volleyball, chess and indoor soccer. Leisure sports include badminton,

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tennis and fun walks. There is also a fully equipped gymnasium on campus.

Students are encouraged to establish new clubs and have recently formed a pool club and aerobics classes are held on campus.

Shopping

There are several shopping complexes in easy reach of Monash South Africa. These include the upmarket Clearwater Mall about five kilometres from the campus. It houses all the major department stores, boutiques, speciality shops, cinemas and restaurants. Northgate Mall is about 10 kilometres from the campus and offers similar amenities.

There are several smaller shopping complexes less than five kilometres from campus, for example the Featherbrook shopping complex which is less than a kilometre away. Cafes, restaurants, a variety of shops, banking facilities, a supermarket and a pharmacy are all available here.

Transport

Most students walk to the nearby shops or share a taxi to one of five major shopping malls and extensive sporting/leisure facilities in the area.

A Monash shuttle bus service is available to take residence students to the Clearwater and Northgate Malls and to specified off- campus accommodation venues.

Student Association

The Monash South Africa Student Association provides a platform for student representation.

The democratically-elected association also focuses on developing social activities on campus and facilitating the introduction and management of clubs and societies. It is committed to effective, accountable and transparent student leadership.

Life at Monash Student Development and support services A range of student development and support services

Life at Monash

Student Development and support services

A range of student development and support services are provided to help ease the transition to university life and to enable and empower students to achieve your best potential. Our services focus on both academic and social student orientation and interaction.

Our Student Development Service offers professional counseling, support and advice to students on emotional, psychological, health, educational, disability, family and physical concerns in order to enhance the academic performance and wellbeing of the Monash South Africa community.

Student Development also offers a comprehensive campus health service, which includes primary health care and HIV / Aids services.

The Student Development services offered on campus are free of charge to all students.

Student accommodation

On-campus accommodation

Quality of student life is a priority at Monash South Africa. Our on-campus student accommodation combines attractive, modern architectural design with a safe and secure living environment. Available to enrolled students only, Monash accommodation offers easy access to campus facilities.

Our accommodation provides a high-quality living experience including:

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internet access points in each bedroom, providing students with 24-hour online computing, library and specialist Monash services (computers are not supplied); laundry facilities; 24-hour security and access control; on-site parking.

Accommodation fees for 2012 range from about R30 000 to R38 000 per year, and are subject to annual escalation. Fees are payable on a semester basis and are due prior to the start of the semester. A security deposit is applicable.

Fully managed off-campus accommodation

There is additional secure off-campus accommodation which is fully managed by Monash South Africa. Known as Honey Park it consists of three attractive 2-bedroom apartment complexes, situated approximately five kilometres from the campus. Transport to and from the campus and nearby shopping complexes is provided.

Space in Monash student accommodation is limited and early applications will be given preference.

Additional off-campus accommodation

Students are also free to arrange their own off-campus accommodation. There is a variety of quality off-campus student accommodation to suit different requirements and budgets available within a 10 kilometre radius of the campus. For students living off-campus, a Monash shuttle bus provides transport to and from the campus on a specified route.

Off-campus housing advisory service

This web-based information and advisory service aims to inform and educate students about their tenancy rights and responsibilities specifically related to off-campus housing. The resource includes links to the Rental Housing Act and the Consumer Affairs South Africa.

For more information please visit the Monash South Africa website at www.monash.ac.za/prospective/ accommodation/offcampus/ or contact the Student Residence Office on +27 11 950 4000 or e-mail musaaccommodation@monash.edu

Life at Monash Student Development and support services A range of student development and support services
Life at Monash Student Development and support services A range of student development and support services

Admissions and selection

Life at Monash

English language requirements

English is the language of instruction and assessment at Monash South Africa. All Monash applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements in order to be eligible for admission:

Year 12 or equivalent

You must have achieved a satisfactory level of performance in English subject at year 12 or equivalent:

The South African National Senior Certificate (NSC), a score of 4 (50 - 59%) in English; O-Levels or AS-Levels, a minimum of C; A-Levels, a pass in English. The International Baccalaureate Diploma, a score of 4 (Standard Level) or 3 (Higher Level); or

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), achieving a minimum score of 580 (academic) with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5 or more; Internet-based TOEFL: 90 overall, Writing 22+ with no section below 20.

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), achieving a minimum score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0). You must include the verification details with your application.

Minimum age requirements

You must be at least 17 years of age when you enroll at Monash South Africa.

English Language Proficiency Tests

You must have undertaken a test within 24 months prior to your study commencement date and have achieved the following:

Minimum entry requirements

Monash selects students according to academic merit.

Applicants should submit original certified copies of your qualification, as well as final results or transcripts. In order to be able to verify results with the relevant institution we require your exam number and exam venue number.

A maximum of one academic year is permitted to meet school leaving entry requirements. Entry requirements for Monash may be subject to change.

Admissions and selection Life at Monash English language requirements English is the language of instruction and
Admission rating: South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) Designated subjects list for entry into Higher Education

Admission rating: South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

Admission rating: South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) Designated subjects list for entry into Higher Education
 

Designated subjects list for entry into Higher Education

To be admitted to Monash degree studies, applicants need to have a National Senior

Agric Sciences

Certificate (NSC) with endorsement for

History

bachelor’s studies and must also meet the compulsory minimum scores for specific

Dramatic Arts

programmes as outlined below.

Religion Studies

   
     

Music

 

NSC Scale

NSC %

Monash Scores

Information Technology

80 - 100

  • 7 Visual Art

7

   
  • 6 70 - 79

6

   

Life Sciences

  • 5 60 - 69

5

 

Physical Sciences

  • 4 Accounting

50 - 59

4

   
 
 
  • 3 40 - 49

3

   

Mathematics

 

Business Studies

 
  • 2 30 - 39

2

 

Mathematical Literacy

   
 
  • 1 0 - 29

0

Economics

   

Total results in the best 6 subjects excluding

   

Consumer Studies

Life Orientation.

Engineering Graphics and Design

Bonus points (to a maximum of 4 points) for the following subject scores:

Geography

English: 5 or higher: +2 Mathematics: 5 or higher: +2 Math Literacy: 6 or higher: +2

All official languages and number of non-official languages

 

Note: Designated subjects can be verified at http://www.education.gov.za/

Admission rating: South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) Designated subjects list for entry into Higher Education

Credit for previous studies

Monash South Africa may grant credit for

subjects (units) passed, with satisfactory

grades, at other recognised tertiary

institutions if:

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The subject is considered to be equivalent

in content and standard to those offered

by Monash South Africa; and

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It is relevant to the planned course of

study;

The student must still satisfactorily

complete at least half the programme

units at Monash in order to be awarded a

degree.

To apply for credit transfer for previous

studies, students must complete the

Advanced Standing Application Form available at

http://www.monash.ac.za/assets/pdf/

Advance_Standing_Form.pdf

and submit all the required documentation.

You must include original copies of all official transcripts of results from previous

tertiary studies, as well as copies of the

subject syllabuses with the application. The application must be made and the credit

approved in writing before enrolment. Allow approx 4 - 6 weeks for this process to be

completed.

 
 

Subjects

 

Minimum requirements for an NSC

Minimum requirements for entry into a degree

 

4

Compulsory subjects

40% (3) in the required official home language.

To obtain university entrance for degree purposes,

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2 Languages (Home and Other Language)

30% (2) in the other required language at 1st additional level.

an NSC certified by Umalusi is required with a

 

plus

30% (2) for either Mathematics or Math Literacy

minimum of 50-59% (a score of 4) in four designated NSC subjects.

 

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Mathematics or

40% (3) for Life Orientation

Certain subjects from the designated list may be

 

Mathematics Literacy

prerequisites for entry into certain degree

 

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Life Orientation

programmes.

3

Elective subjects

40% (3) in one of the subjects and 30% (2) in the other two subjects

Additional requirements may be set by universities or faculties.

     
 
 

Degree

Minimum required score

Minimum subject requirements

Bonus points

Bachelor of Social Science

 
  • 32 English (4)

 

Bachelor of Arts (Global)

 
  • 35 English (4)

Bonus points to a maximum of

4 points) for the following

 

Bachelor of

   
  • 32 English (4)

Business Science

Mathematics (4)

subject scores:

 

or Math Literacy (5) *

English: 5 or higher: +2

 

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

 
  • 33 English (4), Mathematics (4) or Math Literacy (5)

Mathematics: 5 or higher: +2 Math Literacy: 6 or higher: +2

Bachelor of Public Health

 
  • 32 English (4)

  • Minimum requirements to obtain the NSC

  • Minimum entry requirements for degree programmes at Monash South Africa

* Note: Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted for those students wishing to complete the Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) and continue studying towards registration as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

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Admission rating: International qualifications

 

Degree (see details below)

 

Qualification

*

**

***

Pre-requisites and extra information

A Levels, GCE

7

8

10

Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A* or A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English entry requirement met by a minimum of C in the GSCE (O levels).

International Baccalaureate Diploma

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26

28

Total final score as shown on transcript. Evidence of successful completion of diploma is also required. English entry requirement met by minimum of 4 in English (SL) or 3 in English (HL)

Kenya

7

8

10

Average score for the best seven grades (including English, Kiswahili and Mathematics)

Certificate of Secondary

from 2009 onwards. (Prior to 2009 average score for the best eight grades.)

Education

Score grades as follows: A=12, A- =11, B+=10, B=9, B- =8, C+=7, C=6, C- =5, D+=4, D=3, D- =2, E=1. English entry requirement met by minimum of B in English.

Mauritius

7

8

10

Total score of a maximum of 3 A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS

Higher School Certificate

level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject

has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation.

Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1.

Score AS Level grades

as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English entry requirement met by a minimum of C in O level English or a C in the General Paper.

Namibia

18

16

12

Total of all scores achieved in one academic year from six subjects. Score grades as

Higher Senior Secondary

follows: 1=Excellent, 2=Good, 3=Satisfactory, 4= Poor. English entry requirement met

School Certificate

by pass in Grade 12 English with a score of 3 or better.

Nigeria

6

5

3

Average score from a maximum of nine subjects and a minimum of eight subjects.

Senior School

If average ends in decimal point then score should be rounded down. For example,

Certificate

an average of 4.9 should be rounded down to 4. Maximum score indicated left. Score grades as follows: A1=1, B2=2, B3=3, C4=4, C5=5, C6=6, D7=7, D8=8, F9=0. (S is a Sub-pass). English entry requirements met by minimum of C in English subject.

South Africa

32

33

35

NSC (2008 onwards) meeting minimum requirements for admission to a degree as

National Senior Certificate

certified by Umalusi. For additional requirements and admission scores (using 6 best subjects excluding LO) please refer to the table on page 12.

Tanzania

7

  • 8 10

 

Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year.

Advanced Certificate

Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the

of Secondary

subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the

Education

calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English entry requirement met by minimum of C in “English Language” in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSE)(O levels).

Uganda

7

  • 8 10

 

Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year.

Advanced Certificate

Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the

of Education

subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject of Education in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English entry requirement met by minimum of C in Uganda Certificae of Education (O levels) or a grade between 6 and 1 in the General Paper.

Zimbabwe

7

  • 8 10

 

Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year.

General Certficate of Education (Advanced Level)

Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English entry requirement met by minimum of C in O level English.

SAT

1710

1710

1925

Applicants with a US High School Diploma (Grade 12) and combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

* Bachelor of Social Science / Bachelor of Public Health / Bachelot of Business Science

  • 16 *** Bachelor of Arts (Global)

** Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Admission rating: International qualifications Degree (see details below) Qualification * ** *** Pre-requisites and extra information

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Step 1

Step 4

Step 5

Choose your programme.

Check if you meet the entry scores and any other minimum entry requirements.

If you do not meet the minimum academic requirements for undergraduate study, ask about our Foundation Programme (also see page 21).

Step 2

Complete the Application for Admission form which can be found at the back of this guide. You can also apply online by going to www.monash.ac.za.

Please ensure that all sections of the form are completed and that the declaration is signed and dated.

The following documents must accompany the application form:

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a legally certified copy of your most recent academic transcript/results; a legally certified copy of your identity book or passport; and evidence that the English language requirements have been met.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications to Monash South Africa based on their most recent set of academic results available, which may include Grade 11.

If you wish to apply for credit for previous study, please complete the relevant form which is available at www.monash.ac.za / prospective / admissions.

All sections of the forms must be completed and the declaration signed and dated. The relevant supporting documents must also be attached.

Step 3

Send all of the above to:

Admissions Office Monash South Africa Private Bag X60 Roodepoort 1725 South Africa

Or email your online application to:

musa-admissions@monash.edu

You will receive notification of the outcome of your application by email and post.

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer and an enrolment pack including acceptance documents, application forms for accommodation, as well as advice on how to apply for a study visa (where applicable) also see page 18 for some information on visa applications.

Students attempting a final-year qualification will receive definite notification once your final results have been released and evaluated.

To accept an offer, applicants must complete the Acceptance Form and return it to Monash South Africa.

International students must attach a bank draft made out to Monash South Africa for a minimum of 80% of the first semester tuition fees (and on-campus accommodation fees, if required). Payment can also be made by electronic transfer and must include all bank charges.

A copy of the swift message must be attached to the Acceptance form.

 
Academic year 2013

Academic year 2013

First semester

 

Enrolment / Orientation:

25

February - 01 March

First semester:

04

March - 31 May

Mid-semester break:

29

March - 05 April

Swot vacation:

3 - 7 June

Exam period:

10

- 28 June

Mid-year break:

06

July - 28 July

Second semester

 

Enrolment / Orientation:

22

- 26 July

Second semester:

29

July - 25 October

Mid-semester break:

30

September - 04 October

Swot vacation:

28

October - 01 November

Exam period:

04

- 22 November

For first-year students, the academic year begins at the commencement of Orientation Week

 
Banking details
 

Banking details

Account name:

Monash SA Ltd

 

Bank:

First National Bank

Branch:

Cresta (25-49-05)

Swift code:

620 627 324 85 FIRNZAJJ

Reference:

Provide your Monash Student Number to the bank as a reference for your deposit

All deposits must be made in South African Rand and must include all bank charges. Proof of payment must be faxed to the Student Accounts Officer.

Note: Funds for living expenses must be paid into the student’s own bank account. Monash accepts deposits for tuition and accommodation fees only.

Tuition fees, visas

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Annual tuition fees

Fees are payable per semester. Fees are set for one year and thereafter are subject to change according to inflation rates and other factors.

Students will also need to purchase textbooks and cover living and social expenses.

South African students

For South African citizens, a minimum of 30% is payable on /or before registration and the balance is due at the end of February for semester one, and at the end of July for semester two.

International students

The South African currency is the rand (ZAR).

Visa requirements

Students from outside South Africa will be responsible for obtaining their own visa.

Once applicants have a full offer for a programme and a minimum of 80% of the first semester fees have been paid in full, and proof of payment has been received by Monash South Africa, you must complete the Request for a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) Form in order to receive a written COE letter. Students must have this COE letter in order to apply for a study permit.

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Prior to leaving your home country, students must obtain a study permit (endorsed with a practical training permit) from the nearest South African High Commission, Embassy, Consulate or Trade Commission.

The South African study permit allows for students to work for up to 20 hours per week during term time and to work full-time during semester breaks. Study permits are issued for the duration of your programme. A refundable cash deposit/bank guarantee for repatriation purposes is payable to the South African High Commission.

For more details on the Monash South Africa tuition and residence fees please see the website at www.monash.ac.za or contact the Future Students office on +27 11 950 4009 or email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

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Allow six to eight weeks for applications to be processed (not including postage).

Application details and forms can be obtained from your nearest South African High Commission, Embassy, Consulate or Trade Commission.

A visitor’s visa cannot be converted to a study permit once a student is in South Africa. In accordance with South African law, students arriving without a study permit will not be allowed to complete enrolment and will be required to return to their home country.

Your health care cover must be obtained prior to enrolment with Monash South Africa. You will be required to show proof of this on enrolment day.

If you have not negotiated Health Insurance cover in your own country, you may wish to contact Student Development at Monash South Africa on +27 11 950 4006, for details of our preferred providers. You can also email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Tuition fees, visas Life at Monash Annual tuition fees Fees are payable per semester. Fees are

Health insurance

It is compulsory for international students to have health care insurance in the form of a hospital plan and primary health care. The South African government requires students to obtain insurance from a South African- administered health care scheme.

Scholarships and bursaries

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Monash South Africa is committed to providing opportunities for higher education to a broad cross- section of the community and offers scholarships and bursaries to achieve this aim.

Scholarships

Monash South Africa scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are available to South African and international students. Only students who are school-leavers (Grade 12 or equivalent in the year of application) and who achieve a minimum of a distinction aggregate (all A symbols) will be considered for a Monash South Africa scholarship.

The scholarships are valued at 25 - 100 percent of the annual programme tuition fee and are available for full-time study only. Scholarships do not cover other costs such as accommodation, travel and textbooks.

To be eligible for a scholarship you must first be accepted into a programme at Monash South Africa.

Scholarships are renewable each year, providing students achieve a 60% average. At the end of each year, the relevant school will assess students’ performance and determine whether they are eligible to continue to receive the scholarship.

The cost of any unit failed will be bourne by the student if repeated.

Application process

If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, contact the Future Students Office to obtain the relevant application forms, which include detailed instructions on how to apply. These forms can also be downloaded (in PDF format) from the Monash South Africa website.

Bursaries

A limited number of bursaries are available to economically disadvantaged learners who complete their schooling in 2012 and who meet the entrance requirements and programme selection criteria at Monash South Africa. The distribution of bursaries will be based on academic merit and the individual financial circumstances of applicants. Only South African citizens are eligible to apply.

Scholarships and bursaries Life at Monash Monash South Africa is committed to providing opportunities for higher

To be eligible for a bursary you must first be accepted into a programme at Monash South Africa.

The bursaries will provide a 25 - 100 percent reduction of tuition fees for the normal duration of the programme, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Application process

If you wish to be considered for a bursary, contact the Future Students Office to obtain the relevant application forms, which include detailed instructions on how to apply. These forms can also be downloaded (in PDF format) from the Monash South Africa website.

The level of fee reduction will be at the discretion of Monash South Africa. Bursaries do not cover other costs such as accommodation, travel and textbooks.

The cost of any unit failed will be bourne by the student if repeated.

The Future Students Office can be contacted on telephone +27 11 950 4009 or via email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

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Our academic profile

Our academic profile Our staff and curricula Our academic staff at Monash South Africa have been

Our staff and curricula

Our academic staff at Monash South Africa have been recruited internationally and from within South Africa according to stringent criteria to ensure consistent high-quality teaching and research.

Our curricula are informed by current theoretical debates within disciplines and by local and international ideas and developments. All our students are exposed to the research process to develop an appreciation for the nature and state of knowledge and to foster a spirit of inquiry.

Research at Monash is global

Monash South Africa has positioned itself to do cutting-edge research on issues of concern in contemporary Africa. Under the leadership of our Research Directorate, Monash South Africa conducts high-quality impactful research that addresses themes relevant to South Africa, the African continent and beyond, for example in areas such as:

Water; Energy; Climate; Global movements; Injury prevention and safety promotion; Transport and Health promotion

These themes will ensure research of a high impact together with the already established research institutes at Monash University. Great emphasis is placed on collaboration with public higher education institutions and civil society.

Internationally, Monash is committed to innovative, relevant research that benefits the communities we serve and to active engagement with industry and government in regions in which we operate.

In line with the academic strengthening initiative implemented across all the Monash campuses, individual research plans have been developed for each academic staff member at Monash South Africa and the number of National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researchers on our campus has also recently increased.

Our academic profile Our staff and curricula Our academic staff at Monash South Africa have been

Pathway into your degree

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Monash South Africa Foundation Programme

The Monash South Africa Foundation Programme (MSAFP) is designed as a pathway to a Monash undergraduate degree.

This one-year programme enables students whose scores do not meet the requirements for direct entry into an undergraduate degree to bridge the gap between their highest education qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by Monash South Africa.

The MSAFP is accepted as a ‘1 + 3 year’, or ‘four-year extended degree’ model. For example, students whose scores meet the entry requirements, enter directly into mainstream study in undergraduate degrees or ‘3-year’ model.

Those applicants whose scores do not meet the requirements for direct entry into a degree, may be eligible to enter into the Foundation Programme.

The demands of the Foundation Programme prepare students for the pace and depth of undergraduate study. On successful completion of all units, students may gain admission to one of the undergraduate degrees on offer at Monash South Africa, or into an equivalent undergraduate degree at Monash University, Australia.

Duration

One year full-time.

Intakes

February and July.

Pathway options

Students undertaking the MSAFP will choose to follow a Social Science, Business Science, Health Sciences or Computer and Information Sciences stream depending on which undergraduate degree they wish to enter on completion of the programme.

Students may not enrol for more than four units per semester. All units must be passed in order to gain entry into the relevant under-graduate programme at Monash South Africa.

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Although students normally complete the programme in two semesters, they have three semesters to meet all the requirements of the programme.

Students in the Foundation Programme are subject to Monash South Africa’s policies on deferred and special consideration applications.

Support for transition into higher education

We recognise that making the transition from secondary education into higher education is an enormous step. The Foundation Programme therefore provides both social and academic support to our students.

Besides mainstream teaching and learning support, there is a formal system to track and monitor students’

Besides mainstream teaching and learning support, there is a formal system to track and monitor students’ academic endeavours. This allows for early and effective interventions to be made for academic success and a smooth transition into university life.

The Foundation Programme is geared to helping students perform academically to the very best of their abilities. It includes a well-developed tutor and mentor programme, which is freely available to all students, and encompasses the academic, personal and social aspects of living and studying at Monash South Africa.

KCSE

Calculate an average score of the best 7 grades (including English, Kiswahili and Mathematics) for 2009 onwards. Students must achieve a minimum of a C average as well as a C symbol in English and to enroll in the Business or IT streams, students must also achieve a minimum of a C symbol for Mathematics.

SAT Scores

SAT: Applicants with a High School Diploma (Grade 12) and combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. All three streams require a score of 1600.

A maximum of two academic years permitted to meet entry requirements.

Entry requirements

South African school leavers – National Senior Certificate (NSC)

Should use the admission scoring formula on page 15 to calculate your scores.

English language requirements

TOEFL: Social Science stream – a score of 550, TWE 4.5 (paper based) or 80 overall, 20 writing and no section below 18 (internet based); Business, IT and Health streams – a score of 527, TWE 4.0 (paper based) or 71 overall, 17 writing and no section below 13 (internet based).

International students who have attended a school where the medium of instruction is not English should meet on of the following English Language Requirements:

IELTS: Social Science stream – a score of 6 (no band lower than 6); Business, IT and Health streams – a score of 5.5 (no band lower than 5).

International school leavers

O-Levels: GCE

Applicants with six O-Levels: with a ‘C’ average qualify. Grades 1-6 are also regarded as a pass. Applicants with five O-Levels with three Bs and two Cs also qualify. A minimum of a ‘C’ symbol for English is required for all streams. To enroll in Business, Health or IT, students must achieve a minimum of a ‘C’ symbol for Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

A minimum score of 24 is required. A minimum of a ‘3’ symbol for English is required for all streams. To enroll in the Business or IT streams, students must also achieve a minimum of a ‘3’ symbol for Mathematics.

 
  • Minimum entry scores, South Africa school leavers with an NSC

 

Stream

Minimum entry

Compulsory min

Bonus points

 

score

scores

 

Social Science

 
  • 24 English (3)

English and

stream

Mathematics (4) or more

 

(score + 2)

 

Business, Health and IT streams

 
  • 26 English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Math Literacy (4)

or Math Literacy (6) or more (score + 2)

Note: Students may be required to write further admissions tests.

 
 
 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Social Science Stream units

 

Academic English A Computer Systems & Word Processing Media Studies Geography & Environmental Science

Academic English B Introduction to Behavioural Studies Introduction to International Studies Understanding University Learning

Business Stream units

 

Academic English A Computer Systems & Word Processing Mathematics A Introduction to Accounting

Academic English B Introduction to Marketing Mathematics B Understanding University Learning

IT Stream units

 

Academic English A Computer Systems & Word Processing Mathematics A Problem Solving for IT

Academic English B Databases & Spreadsheet Fundamentals Mathematics B Understanding University Learning

Health Sciences Stream units

 

Academic English A Computer Systems & Word Processing Mathematics A Introduction to Behavioural Studies

Academic English B Understanding University Learning Mathematics B Health and Development

  • Foundation programme units

Business and Economics

The Bachelor of Business Science degree offered by Monash is a global, flexible degree that gives you the opportunity to create an individual study programme to best suit your proposed employment goals and business discipline interests.

The five Monash campuses that offer business degrees work collaboratively within the Faculty of Business and Economics, using an international approach to programme management that aims to provide all our students, regardless of location, the opportunity to develop:

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Fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of a core range of business disciplines; Technical knowledge, analytical skills and evaluative capabilities which are appropriate to chosen major areas of study and the ability to apply expertise to functional problem solving; The capacity for critical thinking and articulate reasoning exhibited through effective written and oral forms of communication; Capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from different disciplines to innovative applications in business settings, combined with an awareness of ethical and social responsibility; Skills in interpersonal communication and sensitivity to a global environment.

The programme comprises a core of six compulsory units and a range of electives, some of which can be taken from other schools.

The core units have been chosen to provide an introduction to the full range of business related disciplines, while the majors allow students to build on the core units by specialising in one or more areas of study.

Units are taught from a conceptual, as well as an applied perspective. The programme is designed to provide students with a range of skills that are portable across geographic boundaries, thereby enhancing opportunities for study and employment in other countries.

Business and Economics The Bachelor of Business Science degree offered by Monash is a global, flexible

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Career opportunities for Bachelor of Business Science graduates Business education is in high demand worldwide as

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Business Science graduates

Business education is in high demand worldwide as it develops leaders with knowledge and expertise across a broad range of disciplines that have immediate value in the workplace.

As a Monash Business Science graduate you will possess an internationally-recognised, high-quality degree.

You will also be well-equipped personally and professionally to take advantage of global employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines across the public, not-for-profit, business and industrial sectors.

See more carreer opportunities for Bachelor of Business science graduates on page 25.

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Bachelor of Business Science

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Business Science graduates Business education is in high demand worldwide as

Length

Three years full-time or equivalent.

Structure

The degree comprises 24 units, normally completed by full-time students over a period of three years. The degree requirements are:

This major is often taken together with a second major to provide the graduate with a sufficient knowledge to perform work in another business area in addition to accounting.

Note: To major in Accounting is not the same as completing the degree Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting), see page 27 for more details on this degree.

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A core of six compulsory (one-semester) first-year units comprising one unit

from each of the school’s six discipline groupings: Accounting; Business Law; Business Statistics; Economics; Management; and Marketing. The six individual core units are:

  • - Principles of Accounting and Finance

  • - South African Business Law 1

  • - Introductory Microeconomics

  • - Business Statistics

  • - Introduction to Management

  • - Marketing Theory and Practice

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Up to 10 units may be taken at first-year level; At least six units must be third-year level units – at least four of these must be taken from units offered by this school; Up to six units are free electives – see other programme entries for available units (units from another school must be approved by that school); At least one major specialisation must be chosen consisting of eight units from this school’s major disciplines / areas of study (see below), including at least two units at each of the second and third-year levels; Students may major in two different major discipline areas, thereby gaining specialist knowledge in more than one area; At least four of the non-compulsory units must be outside the main field of study.

Major discipline areas

In the Bachelor of Business Science at

Monash South Africa students can major in:

Accounting; Economics; Management;

and Marketing. The units listed under each major must be completed (in addition to the core units) in the degree in order to fulfill the requirements of a major in the discipline area.

Accounting

Bachelor of Business Science graduates who major in Accounting will be equipped to pursue careers where knowledge of accounting and related disciplines is required.

First year units

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Second year

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Financial Accounting B

Cost Information for Decision Making

Corporate Finance A

Third year

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Financial Accounting for Management Information Corporate Finance B

Note: It is recommended, due to the high level of taxation and corporate governance knowledge required in any business today, that students taking the Accounting major also include South African Taxation A and Ethics and Business as electives in the second year. (see page 26)

Note: For the additional required units to complete the degree Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting). Please see page 27.

Economics

The economics major equips students with the necessary skills to work within the economic units of private and public enterprises. It combines specialised studies in microeconomics, macroeconomics, labour economics, international trade and finance, money and banking. Many graduates pursue careers as economists, or in other fields such as investment management, government policy and international trade.

First year units

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Introductory Microeconomics (core and major) Introductory Macroeconomics (core and major) Business Statistics (core)* Business Data Modeling (core)*

Second year

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Macroeconomic Policy (major) Managerial Economics (major) Labour Economics (major) Introductory Econometrics (core)*

Career opportunities for graduates with the Management major The Management major leads to a wide range

Career opportunities for graduates with the Management major

The Management major leads to a wide range of careers in business and/or management.

With a double major in Management (focus area: Strategic Management, Innovation and Leadership) and Accounting, Economics, Geography and Environmental Studies, International Studies, Marketing, Philosophy or Sociology;

Possible interdisciplinary career roles:

Strategist; Industry/business analyst; Researcher; Leader; Strategic manager; Innovator; Innovation manager; Knowledge creator; Futurist; Economist; Global manager; Management accountant; City planner; Environmental manager; Landscaper; Educator; Political; Ethics officer; Investor; Share trader; Corporate social responsible officer.

With a double major in Management (focus area: People Management) and Child and Youth Development, Clinical and Public Health Sciences, Comparative Literature and Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Health Programmes and Policy, International Studies, or Internet Systems and Marketing;

Possible interdisciplinary career roles:

Manager and administrator; Leader; Human resource manager; Trainer and developer; Community engagement officer; Provider of public and civil services; Social researcher; Counsellor; Public relations officer; Journalist; Communications manager; Educator; Negotiator; Mediator; Industrial psychologist; Executive coach; Life coach; Change agent; Motivational speaker; Corporate social responsibility officer; Sales manager; Customer services representative; Events manager; Services manager; Health manager; Organisational wellness manager; Employee assistance programme developer

With a double major in Management (focus area: Business Management and Entrepreneurship) and Accounting, Applications Development and Networks, Business Law and Taxation, Business Systems, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, Geography and Environmental Studies, International Studies, Internet systems or Marketing;

Possible interdisciplinary career roles:

Entrepreneur; Small Business owner/ manager; General Manager; Functional manager, i.e. Marketing manager, Financial manager, Operations manager; International Manager; Advisor; Consultant; Business analyst; Project manager; Events manager; Systems analyst; Quality assurer; International trader; Monitory and evaluation specialist; Newspaper and magazine editor; Legal advisor; Tax advisor; Brand manager

Career opportunities for graduates with the Management major The Management major leads to a wide range

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Economics of International Trade and Finance (major) Competition and Regulation (major) Economics of Money and Banking (major) Development Economics*

* Note: The units listed above with an * are proposed new units to be offered in 2013 and are subject to final approval during 2012.

Management

The curriculum has a strong international content, while also embracing themes and problems relevant to the African region and countries and the major issues of our time. Students are equipped to live, learn, work and contribute globally.

This major offers three possible focus areas within the field of Management:

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Strategic Management, Innovation and Leadership People Management Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Course maps are available for each focus area indicating the best unit combinations to take.

The Management major can be combined with a second major (ie, double major) chosen from the other majors offered by the School of Business and Economics as well as from the Schools of Social Science, Information Technology and Health Sciences. These combinations are subject to the approval from the relevant Heads of School.

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Introduction to Management (core) Managerial Communication (1st year) Organisational Behaviour (2nd year) Strategic Management (3rd year)

Plus a further four units chosen from the following list – depending on the focus area:

Second year

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Managing Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Human Resources Management International Business

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Organisational Change and Development Organisational Wellness Leadership Principles and Practices Entrepreneurship Integrated Business Management Simulation

Marketing

The Marketing major equips students with the necessary skills to manage customer relationships in private and public enterprises and more specifically, to understand customer needs; design customer-driven marketing strategies; construct marketing programmes that deliver superior value to all stakeholders and build profitable relationships.

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Second year

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Electronic Marketing Business-to-business marketing Marketing Internship

Sub-majors

The units listed here are sub-majors available to any student taking any of the majors in the Bachelor of Business Science degree. They are, however, compulsory for the students studying towards a Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting).

Business Law and Taxation

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Computer Auditing

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Ethics and Business

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SA Business Law A (core)

SA Taxation B SA Taxation C International Trade Law

Professional Accounting

Additional elective units offered

The following second-year elective units are offerred by the School of Business and Economics:

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Honours

An Honours degree of Bachelor of Business Science is offered in the following areas of study: Management and Marketing.

The Honours programme presents a structured introduction to conducting research and is useful for students who are considering further study at a higher level.

Mentoring and an individualised supportive learning environment are key features of the Honours programme.

Length

One year full time

Units required

A Monash University graduate needs a minimum of 8 units in the relevant field in their first degree. Non-Monash students should have successfully completed all required main discipline area subjects up to year level 3.

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in business or another field with Marketing or Management (including Management sub-fields such as Human Resources Management and Tourism Management) as a major discipline area from Monash University, or an equivalent university or institute, is necessary to be considered for admission.

Admission

The intensive and personalised nature of the course means that numbers are restricted. Selection will be based on demonstrated academic ability, a statement of interest, an interview, as well as the availability of suitable supervision.

Monash University candidates should normally have obtained a weighted minimum average (WAM) of 65 percent over year levels two and three of the undergraduate degree units of the discipline area. Applicants from other universities should normally have obtained a minimum average of 70% in the main subjects of the discipline area.

Applicants should also have successfully completed a university Mathematics or Statistics unit. Applicants who do not comply with this requirement may be required to complete an additional Mathematics or Statistics unit in addition to their degree.

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) graduates Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Science

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) graduates

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) will be equipped to pursue careers in professional accounting and related areas.

A graduate with a Chartered Accountant in South Africa (CA (SA)) qualification usually builds a career as an accountant or auditor (external or internal) or as a consultant in private practice, in commerce and industry, in the academic environment or in government.

Areas of specialism include finance and costing, taxation, computer auditing, forensic auditing, international accounting and many others. In South Africa, a Chartered Certified Accountant or Certified Management Accountant can build a similar career, but not as an external auditor.

As a Monash Business Science (Accounting) graduate you will possess an internationally- recognised, high-quality degree, and will be well-equipped personally and professionally to take advantage of global employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.

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Career opportunities for Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) graduates Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Science

The Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) is a specific non-flexible degree aimed at gaining entrance into becoming a Chartered Accountant in South Africa (CA (SA)).

This degree is specifically accredited with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Accounting graduates may seek membership of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Graduates wishing to seek membership of SAICA will be required to complete a Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA) or a fourth-year equivalent, at another SAICA-accredited university, offering the CTA until such time as a SAICA-accredited fourth year is offered by Monash.

The Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) prepares graduates for further studies towards the professional qualification Chartered Accountant (South Africa) (CA (SA)), a Chartered Certified Accountant or a Certified Management Accountant.

Innovative teaching methods and blended learning form part of this exciting degree. The lecturers in the relevant professional units are all CA (SA)s with excellent backgrounds and experience and many of them have earned teaching awards and commendations.

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The Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) degree comprises 24 compulsory units, chosen to comply with the syllabus requirements of SAICA. It is normally completed by full-time students over a period of three years. The compulsory units are:

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Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) is a multidisciplinary, flexible degree that provides students with the opportunity to learn key principles in public health and health programmes and policy, leading to a wide range of careers.

It also provides a pathway to postgraduate clinical programmes (for example medicine, social work, nursing and allied health) as well as to honours and post-graduate studies in public health.

The Bachelor of Public Health offered by Monash South Africa is the equivalent of the Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) offered at Monash University’s Caulfield campus in Melbourne, Australia. It has a globally-relevant curriculum with contextual variation specific to Monash South Africa.

The BPH reflects demands for the public health workforce in South Africa, Africa and internationally. It is a unique programme in that it has a global orientation, while capitalising on the educational opportunities provided by its international campuses.

Students will have the opportunity to undertake international cross-campus collaborations, placements and internships, and so be exposed to a variety of international staff, students and stakeholders.

The curriculum is informed by cutting- edge public health research undertaken at the Monash campuses and its local and international partner organisations.

The degree is structured to allow students to follow particular vocational pathways, while pursuing individual interests via elective studies. All graduates are expected to be critical and creative thinkers, experts in public health and health programmes and policy (HPP), culturally and ethically competent and effective communicators.

The School of Health Sciences at Monash South Africa works in close collaboration with the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in Australia and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It also takes advantage of local opportunities for collaboration between Schools at Monash South Africa and partners with the community.

This programme would suit you if you are:

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Career opportunities for Bachelor of Public Health graduates Bachelor of Public Health graduates will be multiskilled

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Public Health graduates

Bachelor of Public Health graduates will be multiskilled professionals with expanded mobility and will be equipped to find employment in public health settings at local, regional and global levels.

Graduates will find employment in the broad areas of epidemiology, health research, health policy and planning or in health promotion and public health programmes.

Some graduates will continue into the Bachelor of Public Health (Honours) and post- graduate degrees and continue into research careers, while others may seek entry to a graduate-entry medical programme, pursue health programme and policy work, or seek employment in government, pharmaceutical or broader health industries.

Globally, public health organisations recognise that threats to health are not confined to national boundaries. BPH graduates will be prepared for the ever-changing challenges of maintaining and promoting health. They will have an opportunity to make both local and global contributions to the improvement of the human condition.

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Career opportunities for Bachelor of Public Health graduates Bachelor of Public Health graduates will be multiskilled

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Three years full time or equivalent

Structure

Students from other schools

Units offered by School of Health Sciences can also be taken by a broad range of students from other Monash South Africa Schools.

The degree consists of core units in Health Programmes and Policy (HPP) plus electives.

In the core units students learn about the determinants of health; human biology; epidemiology; research and critical thinking; global health; health care systems; health and society; disease prevention and control; and health law and ethics.

Requirements

In order to meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Public Health degree, a student must complete:

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Description of the major

Health Programmes and Policy (HPP)

This major prepares graduates to meet public health challenges in a complex, globalised world. Building and elaborating on the core units, this major examines strategies for preventing illness and injury, and health promotion for improving health of individuals, families, communities and wider populations.

Students will acquire skills including programme design; planning; management; research and evaluation; critical appraisal of evidence; policy analysis and design; and organisational and health communication skills. You will also gain knowledge of different cultures, contexts and settings in which policy, programme and prevention strategies are developed and implemented.

Candidates may complete a second major or a second minor sequence from disciplines offered by the school (e.g. Psychology) or from other or Schools (e.g. Child and Youth Development major or a Management major).

Majors

A major requires the completion of a minimum of 8 units. Normally a major will include a first- year level sequence (or two one-semester core units), two units at second-year level and four units at third-year level, or three units at second-year level and three units at third-year level. A major is normally taken over three years.

Electives

Electives provide students the opportunity to select complementary studies and/or pursue academic interests from across the School of Health Sciences and other Schools on the Monash South Africa campus.

Elective choices can be from a wide variety of disciplines such as psychology, management, marketing, journalism, languages, information technology and/or other units available at Monash South Africa.

Electives must be taken at first, second and third year levels as appropriate to the course year.

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The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) is offered by the School of Health Sciences at Monash South Africa. The Psychology major and units are a popular choice for students registered for a Bachelor of Social Science degree.

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) graduates The skills developed, the understanding of human

Length

Three years full time or equivalent

Psychology is the study of human behaviour, which includes all that we perceive, understand, feel, think and do as individuals interacting with the greater world. The curriculum covers: the study of the biological basis of behaviour; the development of the person from conception to death; the individual and society; perception and thinking; personality and abnormal behaviour.

The programme also includes a comprehensive study of research design, statistics and analysis, as well as the practical and ethical applications of research. Students study the core areas of the scientific discipline of psychology, and have the opportunity to pursue their individual interests in a range of areas relating to the application of psychology. Students are also introduced to other disciplines which complement the study of psychology.

Psychology units may be taken as electives under the Bachelor of Public Health degree.

How do I complete a major in Psychology?

Students wishing to undertake the major sequence in Psychology must complete a total of 10 units including the two first-year core units.

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Honours

An Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology is currently offered at Monash South Africa.

Honours is a prestigious programme comprising a fourth year of coursework and research after the completion of a relevant undergraduate degree. Students choose a topic and undertake research working with a carefully selected supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.

Length

One year full-time.

Structure

This course consists of 48 points of study, including a thesis.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for an Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology are a major in Psychology in an undergraduate degree accepted by the Australian Psychological Society (a Monash degree is one of the degrees accepted).

Further academic requirements apply.

The Honours programme will be offered given sufficient student interest. All applications are subject to approval from the Head of the Department of Psychology.

Information

Technology

The School of Information Technology at Monash South Africa is part of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. With more than 3 000 students in six schools, Monash University has one of the largest Information Technology faculties in the world.

The Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (BCIS) degree offered by Monash South Africa is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). *

Students who graduate with the BCIS can be assured of obtaining a degree that is globally relevant. The curriculum of this degree reflects the recommendations of global associations such as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); and the Association for Information Systems AIS.**

Research

The Monash South Africa School of IT hosts the International Development Informatics Association (IDIA), which functions as a forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of developing ICT solutions within the constraints of remoteness, whether geographical or social. Annual workshops and international conferences are held which are attended by representatives from all continents. More than a hundred academic staff in the faculty are actively involved in research and can act as supervisors for students undertaking postgraduate study.

The Monash South Africa School of IT is committed to a globally-relevant research framework which focuses mainly on Development Informatics and on Web and Mobile Technologies. This covers almost all aspects of Information and Telecommunication Technology, from programming and database design to project management and human interface design. Our participation in this research enhances our ability to offer high quality teaching.

The School also has excellent relationships with Monash campuses in Australia and Malaysia as well as international research cooperation with prestigious international institutes such as the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB).

Information Technology The School of Information Technology at Monash South Africa is part of the Faculty

**The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was established in 1947 and has 80 000 members worldwide. In 2001 the ACM began an initiative to define an Information Technology curriculum. Input was received from the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a globally recognised organisation established in 1946, and the Association for Information Systems (AIS), a global organisation established in 1994 which focuses on information systems.

*The Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences degree offered at Monash South Africa is an exact equivalent of the Bachelor of Information Technology Systems degree offered by Monash University. The only reason for the different name is that Monash South Africa is obliged to conform to the requirements of the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC).

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Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences Career opportunities for Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences graduates

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences graduates

Applications Development and Networks major

Graduates can choose career paths in areas such as Computer programmer; Network manager; System designer; Web developer; Systems analyst; Project leader; Database designer or administrator; Systems programmer; Analyst programmer; e-Commerce developer.

Business Systems major

Possible careers are: Systems analyst; Information systems manager; Business analyst; e-Commerce consultant; IT consultant; Analyst programmer; Database designer and administrator

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Length

Three years full-time or equivalent.

Structure

The course consists of 24 units of study, comprising six compulsory common core units, a two-unit industrial experience project, eight units of further study in information technology, and eight free elective units.

Students may either complete a major in one of the areas of study listed below or complete the general form of the degree without a major.

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Students may also complete a double major by completing the requirements of both of these majors. A double major is normally achieved in the same time as a single major.

Description of majors

Applications Development and Networks

Students of the Applications Development and Networks major learn how to build new systems and applications from the ground up using current technologies and tools. Students will learn about analysing users’ needs, designing and creating the software and databases, and managing computer- based information systems and applications.

Networks are the single most powerful technology driving the present universal use of computers, and the internet is a vital part of daily life for almost all sectors of the community. This major also focuses on network and internet technologies, their use and management, the design and development of networked systems, and networked applications in industry and government.

Some of the topics covered include advanced Java programming, systems analysis and design, operating systems, software engineering, advanced data communications and networks, information and network security and web programming.

Completing a major in Applications Development and Networks

In addition to completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences, students must complete the following eight units for the Applications Development and Networks major:

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This major is ideal for future entrepreneurs or managers who want expertise to provide effective business solutions.

The Business Systems major focuses on the use of computers and information systems to understand, model and solve complex problems in the world of business. Students learn about computers, networks and databases and how they can be harnessed to make business more effective. Students also learn how to use computers to aid the problem-solving process itself, and how to lead IT teams in developing and managing an organisation’s systems.

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Some of the topics covered include information systems analysis and design, quantitative analysis, computer modelling of business decisions, electronic commerce systems, data mining and information systems management.

Completing a major in Business Systems

In addition to completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences, students must complete the following eight units for the Business Systems major:

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In addition to the units listed above, the Monash South Africa School of IT offers the following elective units:

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Honours

The Honours degree of Bachelor of Computer and Information Science (BCIS Hons) is an optional continuation of an undergraduate Bachelors degree, where high-achieving students complete a further four units and a thesis in order to acquire research skills appropriate to their discipline. The units are also designed to further specialised knowledge in particular fields of IT.

Career opportunities

An honours degree prepares students for a professional career in the IT industry. Graduates have enhanced employment opportunities as employers recognise honours as a guarantee of additional skills, knowledge and achievement. Graduates also often progress to further study, utilising research skills gained during their honours year.

Entry requirements

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Masters and PhD degrees

The Monash University Faculty of IT also offers Masters and PhD degrees. See the Faculty website for details.

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Social Science

The School of Social Science at Monash South Africa aims to educate future public leaders, professionals and managers, instilling in them knowledge of society’s institutions, cultures and values.

Social Science students strive to understand, critically analyse, describe and explain the world and their position within it, just as scientists attempt to describe and comprehend the natural world. The Bachelor of Social Science degree is designed to assist students to make greater sense of our rapidly changing global culture.

Equally relevant to the professional world of work and the world of knowledge, the Bachelor of Social Science aims to provide students with the skills needed to contribute to the social and cultural fabric of the community and to become truly global citizens. The critical thinking, analysis and evaluation skills students learn apply to many careers in the public and private sectors.

This is because the Social Sciences require students to read, debate, examine, evaluate and discuss issues. In doing so it teaches students to carefully build arguments and propositions, to think independently and develop new ways of approaching problems from different perspectives.

A Bachelor of Social Science degree provides a strong set of skills and knowledge that forms the foundation for graduates to continue on to Honours and postgraduate studies. It is the basis for life-long learning in academic institutions and the workplace.

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Career opportunities for Bachelor of Social Science graduates

Employers seek flexible, well-informed graduates who are sophisticated communicators and analytical thinkers. Monash Social Science programmes are designed to instill these qualities in our students.

The world of work is changing rapidly and graduates will need to have a local, national and global outlook and to be adaptable in order to succeed.

With the skills and knowledge developed throughout this degree, graduates will be equipped to apply for positions spanning a diverse range of careers. The following highlights some of the possibilities that await Social Science graduates:

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Length

Three years full-time or equivalent.

A minor generally consists of four units; two one-semester units at first-year level and two one-semester units at second/third-year level.

Structure

The Bachelor of Social Science allows some flexibility to design an individual programme to meet your own academic, personal and professional aspirations.

Normally, students complete eight units at each year level. However, students may vary this basic structure, provided they satisfy the following requirements:

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A sequence consists of two one-semester at first-year level.

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Units from other Schools

Students have the option of completing a portion of their degree in (up to eight) units taught by another Monash School, depending on academic and professional aspirations (and subject to approval by the Head of the School of Social Science and the other School). However, to qualify for the Bachelor of Social Science, students must complete a minimum of 16 units taught by the School of Social Science.

Majors, minors and sequences

A major is a three-year specialisation in an area of study usually consisting of a total of eight units, with two units taken at first-year level and six units taken at second and third- year levels (with a minimum of three units at third-year level). Some areas have special requirements for the completion of a major. These special requirements are outlined under ‘Description of majors’.

Students may take two majors in the Bachelor of Social Science degree. One of these may be completed from those offered by another school (and subject to approval by the Head of the School of Social Science and the other school) The choice of major will depend on academic interests and professional goals.

Description of majors

Child and Youth Development

Child and Youth Development is concerned with improving poor early life experiences of children and adolescents that can lead to harmful outcomes including underachievement of potential, behaviour problems and delinquency.

Professional practitioners in this field promote the optimal development of children, youth and their families in a variety of settings, such as early child care and education, community-based child and youth development programmes, parent education and family support, school- based programmes, community mental health, group homes, residential centres, rehabilitation programmes, paediatric health care and juvenile justice programmes.

How do I complete a major in Child and Youth Development?

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Communication and Media Studies is concerned with the organisation, processes and effects of traditional and new communi- cation technologies. Students will learn to critically analyse the media and learn about the structure of communication industries and the relations between the media, culture and power. Graduates of this major tend to follow careers in the fields of public relations, media relations and corporate communications.

How do I complete a major in Communication and Media Studies?

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Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies offers a range of units in the disciplines of Literature, Language and Cultural Studies:

these include units in French Studies (Language and Culture), English Literature, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies.

The skills of communication, comprehension and analysis that one gains through studying Literature, Language and Cultural Studies are useful in almost any field including the arts, media, teaching, as well as any profession that requires analytical and critical skills and a creative approach to problem solving. Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies also offers a broad knowledge of different aspects of history, culture and society.

How do I complete a major in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies?

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Crime is a fascinating subject. It is also considerably more complex than the superficial and romanticised portrayal it often receives in fictional writings and the media.

Students who study this subject gain an understanding of the criminal event and learn to critically analyse and evaluate the various facets of deviance, conflict, crime and victimisation. The major institutions in the criminal justice system are explored and current debates surrounding the workings and outcomes of the system and its components are analysed and evaluated. The concepts of social justice, victim/ survivor, empowerment, crime reduction and redress are examined, as are the formal and informal responses to the criminal event and punishment.

How do I complete a major in Criminology and Criminal Justice?

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Geography and Environmental Science

Geography and Environmental Science is concerned with natural environments, societies, communities, economies, human environment relations and environmental management.

Physical Geography emphasises the systematic study of environmental processes, climate, soils, land use and landscapes. Human Geography focuses on development, cities and communities, economic processes and cultural studies.

Career opportunities in the fields of physical geography include: soils and land management; environmental assessment; restoration and management; climatology, meteorology and atmospheric science; hydrology and water resource management.

In human geography the opportunities include: regional economic development; urban and regional planning; Third World development; social and community planning; market research and analysis; property and real estate.

Graduates in Geography and Environmental Science have been employed by a wide range of private and public sector agencies. Private sector employers include environmental and planning consultancies, market research firms, development consultants, commercial, retail and manufacturing firms.

How do I complete a major in Geography and Environmental Science?

The two first-year units must be completed, followed by three units at second-year level and three units at third-year level. Not all units listed are offered every year.

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International Studies

A practice-based approach is combined with rigorous professional and intellectual standards. Particular attention is paid to the skills of lawful and responsible reporting in the economic, investigative, sporting and cultural fields - with an emphasis on developing economies and societies.

How do I complete a major in Journalism?

The two first-year units must be completed followed by the three units at second-year level, and three units at third-year level.

are well-placed to gain a better understanding of both themselves their culture and political state.

How do I complete a major in Philosophy?

Students must complete the two first-year units, followed by three units at second-year level and three units at third-year level.

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International Studies is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that crosses history, politics, international relations, sociology and economics. It explores how the contemporary world came to be and the main challenges human beings are facing in the 21st century.

Graduates could go on to pursue careers in public affairs, international relations, in the diplomatic or foreign service, and could be employed in governmental agencies and a variety of international organisations.

How do I complete a major in International Studies?

After completing the two first-year units, students must complete a minimum of two units at the second year level and a minimum of four units in the third-year level. Some of the units listed below can be taken at either second or third year level.

Not all units listed are offered every year.

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Journalism

For those wishing to follow a career in the exciting field of journalism, this major will equip you with knowledge of the principles, methods, craft and practice of journalism in the printed, electronic, online and video media.

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Economic Reporting Investigative Reporting Reporting Sport and Culture

Philosophy

Philosophy characteristically raises questions about the basic assumptions of every form of human inquiry: metaphysical, knowledge- related, ethical, political and aesthetical. Those who want to be able to understand these problems when they face them, and ultimately get answers to them, will require at least a basic training in Philosophy.

Open-mindedness is perhaps the characteristic mark of an educated person. Philosophy at university is fundamentally concerned with developing open-mindedness together with the various skills of critical appraisal. Those who possess these virtues

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Psychology

Although Psychology is offered by the School of Health Sciences at Monash South Africa, Psychology units and the Psychology major are a popular choice for students registered for a Bachelor of Social Science degree.

Psychology is the study of human behaviour, which includes all that we perceive, understand, feel, think and do as individuals interacting with the greater world. It includes the study of the biological basis of behaviour, the development of the person from conception to death, the individual and society, perception and thinking, personality and abnormal behaviour.

See page 30 for more information on Psychology and for a list of possible career opportunities.

BA (Global)

Students who undertake the major in International Studies have the option to include in their degree a Global Studies unit and then complete a BA (Global).

The unit requirements for the BA (Global) are the same as for the Social Science degrees offered at Monash South Africa. A special feature of this degree is that students must study overseas for at least one semester, and may do so for up to three semesters. Students can study at Monash Malaysia and/or at one or more of the Monash Australia campuses. Overseas studies can only be commenced in the second year.

Students who in second year find they are unable to study abroad as originally intended, will be able to continue their studies under the normal Bachelor of Social Science degree structure.

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How do I complete a major in Psychology?

Students must complete a total of 10 units, including the two first-year core units.

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Sociology

Sociology at Monash South Africa is internationally competitve and locally relevant. Our core focus is the study of the processes of social organisation and change and their consequences in human life. Sociologists examine how differences in the way societies are organised limit, and make possible, other features of social life.

Sociologists focus on the structures, cultures and change in industrial and post-industrial societies in their global context. They also seek to describe and explain patterns of social change in order to consider changes in the mosaic of our responsibilities.

Sociology involves the study of social policy in an attempt to apply what is learned, through research, to the major issues confronting societies. It is also concerned with developing sound social policies for a just and equitable society.

How do I complete a major in Sociology?

Students must complete the two first-year units, followed by two units at the second

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Honours

Masters

Honours degrees of Bachelor of Social

Science are offered in the following areas of study:

Communication and Media Studies, Criminology, Victimology and Criminal Justice, Geography and Environmental Science, International Studies and Psychology.

Length

One year full-time. Part-time students may be considered.

MPhil in Integrated Water Management

This full-time degree is designed to prepare a next generation of research leaders and managers to address complex and interlinked water management issues. It comprises both coursework and dissertation components and is offered in conjunction with Monash South Africa’s International WaterCentre partners. International lecturers and local experts provide lecturing and supervision

MPhil in Arts

Entry requirements

Monash students who are or have been, enrolled in a BA or Social Science degree may qualify for admission to a fourth-year Honours programme in Communication and Media Studies, Criminology, Victimology and Criminal Justice, Geography and Environmental Science and International Studies, provided that they have:

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This degree offers an opportunity for students to focus their research on the following disciplines: Communication and Media Studies; Criminal Justice and Criminology; International Studies; Geography and Environmental Science; Philosophy; Sociology and Psychology.

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Honours Masters Honours degrees of Bachelor of Social Science are offered in the following areas of

Students qualified to enter an Honours programme must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies. Students from another faculty or institution should contact the School of Social Science at Monash South Africa for more information.

Note: These programmes will be offered given sufficient student interest. All applications are subject to approval from the Head of Department and Head of the School of Social Science.

For more information on the entry requirements for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology, please visit the website on www.monash.ac.za or contact the Future Student’s office on Tel: +27 11 950 4009 or email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Honours Masters Honours degrees of Bachelor of Social Science are offered in the following areas of