University of Eswatini

Bachelor of Science in Textile Apparel Design and Management

Bachelor of Science in Textile Apparel Design and Management

Duration:

8 Semesters (4 years)

General Entry Requirements:
  • SGCSE/IGCSE Admission – A minimum of six (6) subject passes (at E grade or better), which must include passes at C grade or better in English Language and at least four other subjects.
  • G.C.E. O Level Admission – A minimum of six (6) subject passes in the GCE O Level, which must include passes at C grade or better in English Language and at least four other subjects
  • A Level Admission
    • A candidate who has taken acceptable A Level examinations may be admitted into Semester 1 of the programme. Such a candidate may be exempted from taking a course(s) already passed at A Level with a D grade or better.
    • A candidate who has at least two grades of C or better at A Level, or an equivalent qualification, may be exempted from the first year of the programme, provided he/she fits into an acceptable (Level 2) programme. Such a candidate may be required to take and pass a course(s) normally taken by students in their first two semesters (Level 1).
  • Mature Age Entry Admission
    1. A candidate must be 22 years or older on the first day of the University Academic year in which admission is sought.
    2. A candidate should have completed SGCSE/IGCSE or equivalent with at least four (4) passes.
    3. No candidate who has previously attended at the University may be re-admitted to the University under these regulations to a programme in which he/she has previously been unsuccessful during the previous attendance
    4. A candidate who satisfies conditions (1) to (3) above will be required to sit a Special Entrance examination which will consist of a general paper and a special paper that will be a combination of Science and Mathematics.
    5. A candidate will be recommended to the Admissions Committee having satisfied all the MAEA conditions and having passed both papers.
    6. The University will consider a candidate’s admission on the recommendation of the Mature Age Entry Committee.

IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education
MAEA – Mature Age Entry Admission
SGCSE – Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education

Programme Special Entry Requirements:
  • SGCSE/IGCSE – In addition to the requirements indicated above, an applicant must have a C grade or better in Mathematics and two Science subjects. The Science subjects will include: Biology, Chemistry, Coordinated Sciences, Physical Science and Physics. A credit pass (C grade or better) in Home Economics, or Home Management or Food and Nutrition or Fashion and Fabrics, will be accepted as a science subject.
  • G.C.E. O Level – In addition to the requirements stipulated above, an applicant must have a C grade or better in in Mathematics and two Science subjects. The science subjects will include: Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Physics, Science (Chemistry/Physics), additional Combined Science. A credit pass (C grade or better) in Home Economics, or Home Management or Food and Nutrition or Fashion and Fabrics, will be accepted as a science subject.
  • An applicant who completed a 2-year Diploma in Home Economics in the Faculty of Agriculture, UNISWA, or its equivalent will be admitted to Level 1 of the programme. The applicant may receive exemption from an equivalent course(s) passed in the Diploma Programme and may be required to take other course(s) as directed by the Senate.
  • An applicant who completed a 3-year Diploma in Home Economics in the Faculty of Agriculture, UNISWA, or its equivalent will be admitted to Level 2 of the programme. Senate shall determine the courses to be taken. The applicant may receive exemption from an equivalent course(s) passed in the Diploma Programme and may be required to take other course(s) as directed by the Senate.
  • An applicant who had withdrawn or failed one or more courses in Year 2 or Year 3 of the Diploma in Home Economics from UNISWA or its equivalent qualification from a recognised institution may be eligible for admission into Level 1 of the programme. Senate shall determine the courses to be taken.

The University Calendar provides comprehensive information on the entry requirements and programme structure.