MZUZU UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018 ADMISSIONS (UPGRADING PROGRAMMES INTAKE)

MZUZU UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018 ADMISSIONS (UPGRADING PROGRAMMES INTAKE)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for studies in various Upgrading programmes for Diploma and Degree for the 2017/2018 Academic Year. The applications should reach the University by Friday, June 2, 2017.

A.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

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Programme

Entry Requirements

Duration

1

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma in Education or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution of higher

2 years

Education–

learning,

Upgrading

At least 2 years post diploma teaching experience, and

Evidence of MSCE or its equivalent.

2

Bachelor of Arts

Serving teachers with at least 3 years relevant teaching experience, and

4 years

Education–

MSCE or its equivalent with at least a credit in English (Language or Literature) and in any

Upgrading

three of the following subjects: History, Geography, Social and Development Studies, Bible

Knowledge, Chichewa and French.

3

Bachelor of

Diploma in Education obtained from a recognized institution with any 2 of the following

2 years

Science

teaching subjects: mathematics, physical science, physics, chemistry, and biology,

(Education) –

At least 2 years Post Diploma teaching experience, and

Upgrading

Evidence of MSCE or its equivalent.

4

Bachelor of

Serving teachers with at least 3 years relevant teaching experience, and

4 years

Science

An MSCE with at least a

credit in English (Language or Literature), Mathematics or

(Education)–

Additional Mathematics, Biology, Physical Science or General Science or Physics and

Upgrading

Chemistry.

5

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma in Theology and Religious Studies or its equivalent obtained from a recognized

2 years

(Theology and

institution, and

Religious Studies)

An MSCE with at least 2 credits in humanities or social science subjects.

– Upgrading

6

Bachelor of

Diploma in Education majoring in Mathematics or Physical Science or equivalent obtained

3 years

Science Education

from a recognized institution.

(ICT) -upgrading

Programme Briefs

Bachelor of Arts (Education) and Bachelor of Science (Education)

These programmes are aimed at producing professional teachers for secondary schools in the following majors: French, History, Geography, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Studies, Theology and Religious Studies, and Religious and Moral Education.

Bachelor of Arts (Theology and Religious Studies)

The programme is designed to provide students with professional knowledge, skills and values within the context of religious studies. The degree will provide job opportunities and advancement for ethically oriented careers in public, private, non-governmental, and religious sectors.

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B. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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Programme

Entry requirements

Duration

7

Bachelor of

Certificate in Forestry, Agriculture or other natural resources related fields obtained from a

4 years

Science (Forestry)

recognised institution, and

– Upgrading

MSCE with at least six credits in English, Biology, Mathematics, Physical Science/General

Science or Chemistry and any other two science-related subjects obtained in not more than

two sittings.

Relevant work experience will be an added advantage.

8

Bachelor of

Diploma in Forestry, Agriculture or other natural resources-related field obtained from a

3 years

Science (Forestry)

recognized institution, and

– Upgrading

MSCE, with at least credits in Biology, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, Physical

Science or Chemistry and Physics or General Science, English (Language or Literature) and

any other two credits obtained in not more than two sittings.

Relevant work experience will be an added advantage.

9

Bachelor of

Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent, obtained from a

3 years

Science

recognised institution, and

(Renewable Energy

At least 2 years relevant work experience.

Technologies) –

Those with a 3-year Diploma from recognised institutions may be considered for a 2-year

Upgrading

duration, and

10

Bachelor of

Certificate in Fisheries Management/Science, Agriculture, Animal Science or its equivalent,

4 years

Science (Fisheries)

obtained from a recognized institution, and

– Upgrading

MSCE with at least six credits in English, Biology, Mathematics, Physical Science/General

Science or Chemistry and any other two science-related subjects.

Relevant work experience will be an added advantage

11

Bachelor of

Diploma in Fisheries Science, Agriculture, Animal Science or its equivalent, obtained from a

2 years

Science (Fisheries)

recognized institution, and

– Upgrading

Evidence of MSCE or its equivalent.

Relevant work experience will be an added advantage.

12

Bachelor of

Certificate in Land Administration or Land Surveying obtained from a recognised institution,

4 years

Science in Land

MSCE with at least a credit in English (Language or Literature) and two other credits in

Management

Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, Geography, Physical Science or Physics and

(Land Surveying)

Chemistry or General Science.

–Upgrading

Relevant work experience will be an added advantage.

13

Bachelor of

Certificate in Land Administration, Property Investment, Valuation, Estate Agency, Property

4 years

Science in Land

Management, Property Development or Facilities Management or any other related field

Management

obtained from a recognised institution,

(Estate

MSCE with not more than 30 points and at least credits in the following: Mathematics or

Management)

Additional Mathematics, Geography, Agriculture, and

–Upgrading

At least 2 years’ relevant work experience.

14

Bachelor of

Certificate in Land Administration, Physical Planning, Environmental Management,

4 years

Science in Land

Development Control or Housing Studies obtained from a recognised institution,

Management

MSCE with not more than 30 points and credits in the following: Mathematics or Additional

(Physical Planning)

Mathematics, Geography, Agriculture, and

–Upgrading

At least 2 years’ relevant work experience.

15

Bachelor of

Diploma in Land Administration, Land Surveying, GIS, Engineering or Hydrographic

3 years

Science in Land

Surveying from a recognised institution, and

Management

At least 2 years’ relevant work experience.

(Land Surveying)

Graduates from other related professions may apply

–Upgrading

Bachelor of

Diploma in Land Administration, Property Investment, Valuation, Estate Agency, Property

16

Science in Land

Management, Property Development, Facilities Management or any other related fields, and

3 years

Management

At least 2 years’ relevant work experience.

(Estates

Graduates from other related professions may apply.

Management)

– Upgrading

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Bachelor of

Diploma in Land Administration, Physical Planning, Development Control, Environmental

3 years

Science in Land

Management or Housing Studies from a recognised institution, and

Management

At least 2 years’ relevant work experience.

(Physical Planning)

Graduates from other related professions may apply.

–Upgrading

18

Bachelor of

Diploma in Hydrology, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Agriculture, or other water

3 years

Science (Water

resources-related fields obtained from a recognised institution,

Resources

At least 2 years’ relevant work experience, and

Management and

Evidence of an MSCE or its equivalent.

Development)

– Upgrading

Programme Briefs

Bachelor of Science (Forestry)

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with a blend of professional, scientific knowledge and transferable skills in technical, economic and social aspects of forestry, natural resources and environmental management. Main areas of training encompass forest science, forest resources management, forest products and utilization, forest engineering and social forestry among others. Graduates of the programme are expected to work in key areas of research, forest management, conservation and participatory forest resourc es management initiatives in private, public and non-governmental sectors.

Bachelor of Science (Renewable Energy Technologies)

The programme is aimed at producing specialists in renewable energy technologies (RETs) and in energy policy formulation and planning. Students are equipped with scientific, technical and theoretical skills in designing, installation, operation and maintenance of renewable energy systems such as hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, wave, solid biomass, biofuels and biogas. Furthermore, they are provided with skills to carry out energy supply and demand assessment, energy planning and policy analysis, environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing and addressing issues of environmental degradation, waste management and climate change.

Graduates from this programme are expected to work in government, industry and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the fields of energy generation, transmission and distribution; energy consulting and contracting; energy regulation, planning and polic y formulation; waste management and also in services such as health, housing, water supply, social welfare and community development.

Bachelor of Science (Fisheries)

Graduates of this programme will be equipped with scientific knowledge and technical and transferable skills to manage, restore, conserve, explore and utilise both capture and culture-based fisheries. The programme covers courses in limnology, ichthyology, fisheries management, fish processing and quality management, fisheries and aquaculture economics, and general aquaculture.

Bachelor of Science in Land Management (Land Surveying)

The programme aims to produce graduates specialised in land surveying. It combines scientific knowledge and technical skills to address land management challenges related to land surveying and therefore incorporate units that address land registration, cadastral surveying, hydrographic surveying, engineering surveying, remote sensing, and land information systems among others. The graduates of this programme are expected to practice as land surveyors with full recognition of local and international professional institutes.

Bachelor of Science in Land Management (Estate Management)

The programme aims to produce graduates specialised in estate management. It combines scientific knowledge and technical skills to address land management challenges related to real estate and therefore incorporate units that address property management, property valuation, property investment, estate agency, facilities management, and development among others. The graduates of this programme are expected to practice as estates management officers and valuers recognised by national and international professional institutes.

Bachelor of Science in Land Management (Physical Planning)

The programme aims to produce graduates specialised in physical planning. It combines scientific knowledge and technical skills to address land management challenges related to urban, regional and rural planning; housing and land tenure security; environmental planning and management; population dynamics; local governance; transportation planning among others. The graduates of this programme are expected to practice as physical planners in government, city and district councils, parastatals, NGOs or as planning and environmental consultants recognised by national and international professional institutes.

Bachelor of Science (Water Resources Management and Development)

Graduates in this programme will be equipped with professional, transferable skills, scientific and technical knowledge in wa ter resources management and development, planning, engineering, environmental management, sanitation and hygiene. Opportunities await graduates of the programme as planners, consultants, managers and entrepreneurs in the private, public and non-governmental sectors.

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C.

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

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Programme

Entry Requirements

Duration

19

Bachelor of

Diploma in Biomedical Sciences or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution,

2 years

Science

MSCE or its

equivalent with at least credits in English (language or literature),

(Biomedical

Mathematics, Physical Science or Physics or Chemistry, Biology and any other science-

Sciences) –

related subject, and

Upgrading

At least 2 years

relevant work experience.

20

Bachelor of

Diploma: Optometric Technician or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution,

3 years

Science (Honors)

and

– (Optometry)

At least 3 years of optometry clinical work experience.

Upgrading

21

Bachelor of

Diploma in a health-related field obtained from a recognized institution, and

4 years

Science (Honors)

At least 3 years of clinical work experience.

– (Optometry)

Upgrading

Programme Briefs

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sciences)

The programme provides students with scientific and practical knowledge and transferable skills in biomedical sciences in order to prepare them for a wide range of career opportunities and further training in health-related professions.

Bachelor of Science (Honors) – Optometry

This programme is designed to develop professionally and technically competent optometrists who will provide appropriate ocular health, refractive, contact lens and low vision services to a variety of patients in various clinical settings. The graduates of this programme will provide promotive, preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative ophthalmic eye care services within the principles of primary health care.

D. FACULTY OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

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Programme

Entry Requirements

Duration

22

Bachelor of

Diploma in Travel Management or Tourism Management or any related field obtained from

3 years

Science (Tourism)

a recognized institution,

– Upgrading

MSCE with at least a credit in Mathematics, English and any other Science subject, and

A minimum of 2 years’ working experience will be an added advantage.

23

Bachelor of

Diploma in Hospitality or Hotel Management or any related field obtained from a

3 years

Science

recognized institution,

(Hospitality

MSCE with at least a credit in Mathematics, English and any other Science subject, and

Management) –

A minimum of 2 years working experience will be an added advantage.

Upgrading

Programme Briefs

Bachelor of Science (Tourism)

Graduates in this programme will be equipped with professional, transferable skills, scientific and technical knowledge in tourism planning, management, research and development. Opportunities await graduates of the programme as planners, consultants, managers and entrepreneurs, in private, public and non-governmental sectors.

Bachelor of Science (Hospitality Management)

Graduates in this programme will be equipped with professional, transferable skills, scientific and technical knowledge in planning and management of the hospitality industry. Opportunities await graduates of both programmes as planners, consultants, managers and entrepreneurs in private, public and non-governmental sectors.

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E. CENTRE FOR SECURITY STUDIES

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Programme

Entry Requirements

Duration

24

Diploma in

MSCE or its equivalent with at least six credits including English and Mathematics, and

2 Year

Security Studies-

At least 2 years’ work experience in recognisable defence or security service or related

Upgrading

sectors.

25

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma in Peace and Security Studies or its equivalent, obtained from a recognised

2 Years

(Security Studies)

academic institution,

– Upgrading

At least 2 years’ work experience in recognisable defence or security service or related

sectors, and

Evidence of MSCE or its equivalent.

Graduates from related social science disciplines may apply.

Programme Brief

Security Studies

Graduates of these programmes will be equipped with professional knowledge and transferable skills in security sector management that will enable them respond to emerging challenges in the security sector with regard to such areas as conflict prevention and resolution, international humanitarian law, counter-terrorism, migration and development, diplomacy and international relations, intellectual property rights, public policy analysis, financial management, security and development, gender and security, and national security management among others. The programmes target middle and senior management from Defence, Police, National Intelligence Services, Immigration, Correction Service, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Revenue Collection Authority, Fiscal Management Services, Media, the Judiciary and civil society organizations working in the field of peace and security.

F. INTERPRETATION OF INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications comparable to O-Level/IGCSE shall be interpreted as follows for purposes of admission: A*= 1; A = 2; B = 3; C = 5; D = 7; EFG = 8.

G. TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Please note that tuition fees for the above listed programmes are being revised and shall be communicated later.

All candidates will be admitted on self-sponsored category. Candidates will be expected to provide for their own board and lodge. Candidates selected for studies in education (science), fisheries, biomedical sciences, optometry, tourism, and in hospitality management have additional requirements such as protective clothing and upkeep during practical/attachment period.

Most programmes also require students to do research projects and other academic related requirements. Candidates should therefore prepare for these additional costs. Detailed costs will be available to the successful students at a later stage.

H. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications should be sent by post or delivered by hand at Mzuzu University Campus in the Registry.

All applicants should complete a Mzuzu University 2017/2018 Admission Application Form and attach applicable copies of the following documents:

a)copies of their academic qualifications,

b)previous academic record (transcripts),

c)MSCE or equivalent certificates,

d)curriculum vitae, and

e)A copy of the application fee bank deposit slip

Application forms can be obtained from the Porters Lodge or Registry at Mzuzu University Campus or downloaded from the website www.mzuni.ac.mw

Completed applications should be returned with a non-refundable admission application fee of K10,000 for Malawian applicants and US$ 150 for international applicants. Applications submitted without the admission application fee will be disqualified.

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Payment of Admission Application Fee

The application fee should be paid by depositing the amount of K10,000 into the following bank account:

Name of the Bank :

NBS Bank

Account Name

:

Mzuzu University Fee Collection Account

Account Number

:

14389172

Branch

:

Mzuzu Branch

Swift code (for international transfers): NBSTMWMW

Applicants must attach the bank deposit slip to the admission application form. The application fee is non-refundable.

Applications can be delivered by hand or sent to the following address:

2017/18 Admissions

University Registrar

Mzuzu University

Private Bag 201

Luwinga

MZUZU 2.

To reach the Registrar’s Office not later than Friday, 2nd June, 2017

All other enquiries should be directed to the relevant Faculties, Departments or Centres on the following contacts:

Faculty of Education

: (265)

1 320 656, or email to deanofed@mzuni.ac.mw

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

: (265)

1 320 575 ext 286, or email to headtrs@mzuni.ac.mw

Faculty of Health Sciences

: (265)

1 930 804, or email to deanofhs@mzuni.ac.mw

Centre for Security Studies

: (265)

1 930 317, or email to securitystudies@mzuni.ac.mw

Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management

: (265)

1 930 421, or email to deanofth@mzuni.ac.mw

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

: (265)

1 320 575, ext 235 or email to deanofes@mzuni.ac.mw

Department of Forestry

: (265)

1 320 575, ext 320 or email to mzuniforestry@sdnp.org.mw

Department of Water Resources Management and Development : (265)

1 930 796 or email to wrmd@mzuni.ac.mw

Department of Fisheries

: (265)

1 320 575, ext 271/272 or email to fisheriesdept@mzuni.ac.mw

Department of Land Management

: (265)

1 930 424, or email to landman@mzuni.ac.mw

Department of Energy Studies

: (265)

1 935 399, or email to energy@mzuni.ac.mw