University of Eswatini

Bachelor of Science

Duration:

8 Semesters (4 years)

Overview:

A student shall be admitted directly into the B.Sc. Combined Degree (Major/Major) Programme at Level 1. The Faculty offers the following Subject Combinations in this programme:

  • Biological Sciences/Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences/GEP (Environmental Science)
  • Biological Sciences/Mathematics
  • Biological Sciences/Computer Science
  • Biological Sciences/Physics
  • Chemistry/Computer Science
  • Chemistry/ GEP (Environmental Science)
  • Chemistry/Mathematics
  • Chemistry/Physics
  • Computer Science/ GEP (Environmental Science)
  • Computer Science/Mathematics
  • Computer Science/Physics
  • GEP (Environmental Science)/Mathematics
  • GEP (Environmental Science)/Physics
  • Mathematics/Physics

GEP – Geography, Environmental Science and Planning

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 in the Science subjects offered at the University, 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/Additional Mathematics and THREE subjects to be chosen as either Co-ordinated Sciences or Two of Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Geography, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Science, Physics and any other subject(s).
  • G.C.E. O Level – In addition to the requirements indicated above, an applicant must have a C grade or better in Mathematics/Additional Mathematics and THREE subjects to be chosen as either Additional Combined Science AND Combined Science or two of Biology Chemistry, Geography, Physics, Science (Chemistry/Physics) and any other subject(s).

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