University Of Venda Environmental Science

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University Of Venda Environmental Science

University Of Venda Environmental Science

University Of Venda Environmental Sciencewas established in 1995 with only 35 students. Currently, the School is one of the largest and has the most comprehensive programmes in Environmental Sciences in the whole of South Africa and even in the SADC region.

The major goal of the School is manpower training and applied research in environmental sciences. The object of manpower training and applied research is first to understand the nature and characteristics of the “natural” and human environment and second to apply that understanding to analyse and evolve strategies and policies that promote sustainable development of resources in order to help alleviate poverty and other socio-economic woes within the region through the dissemination of knowledge and skills on sustainable resource allocation, development and management.

University Of Venda Environmental Science Vision
To be the centre of excellence in environmental sciences through active generation and dissemination of knowledge and skills so as to enhance sustainable utilization of natural resources for national and regional development

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University Of Venda Environmental Science Mission
To provide professional training in environmental sciences at all levels and to undertake applied research that links the University to the needs of the region, nation and international community.

University Of Venda Environmental Science Statistics

The School has seen a steady growth-rate in students’ population. For example, in the last 7 years, the number of students has increased as follows:

University Of Venda Environmental Science Programmes

In addition to the admission requirements for the bachelor’s degree stipulated by the University, the School of Environmental Sciences will admit students on the basis of either (a) matriculation option or (b) Professional Experiences. (e.g. Technikon diplomas or Employment with Nature Conservation, Planning, Mining and Water Resources). Admission requirements for various programmes within the school is outlined in the table below.

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Programmes Admission Requirements
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Matriculation Exemption + E (HG) or D (SG) in at least two of the following: Agriculture, Biology, Economics, Geography and Physical Science
Bachelor of Mining and Environmental Geology
Matriculation Exemption + D (HG) or C (SG) in Physical Science and one of the following: Maths, Geography, Economics, and Biology
Bachelor of Hydrology and Water Resources
Matriculation Exemption + D (HG) or C (SG) in Physical Science and one of the following: Maths. Geography, Economics, Biology, and Agriculture.
Bachelor of Environmental Management
Matriculation Exemption + D (HG) or C (SG) in any two of the following: Biology, Economics, Geography, Physical Science and Agriculture
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
Matriculation Exemption + E (HG) or D (SG) in any two of the following: Physical Science, Biology, Agriculture, Geography, Economics and Mathematics.
Dip. in Mining Impact and Post Mining Rehabilitation
Senior Certificate + Technikon Experience
Dip. in Mine Health and Safety
Senior Certificate + Technikon Experience
Cert. in Geographical Information System
Matriculation Exemption + a pass in Geography and Mapping Experience
Cert. in Post Mining Rehabilitation
Senior Certificate + a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science
Cert. in Mine Inspection
Senior Certificate + a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science
Cert. in Mine Infrastructure: Operation and Management
Senior Certificate + a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science
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University Of Venda Environmental Science Departments:

University Of Venda Environmental Science Contact

Designation Name Contact
Dean Pro. J S Ogola Tel: 015 962 8511
Fax: 015 962 8597
Email: ogolaj@univen.ac.za, dean.environmental@univen.ac.za
Secretary Ms. Ndidzulafhi Mulovhedzi Tel: 015 962 8513
Fax: 015 962 8597
Email: ndidzum@univen.ac.za
School Administrator Mr. N.P. Khakhu Tel: 015 962 8571
Fax: 015 962 8597
Email: princek@univen.ac.za