Unizulu Industrial Psychology

by Israel Boafo Bansah

Unizulu Industrial Psychology, the Department of Psychology offers extensive academic tertiary training in the discipline of Psychology. The purpose of the degree is to develop critical conceptual skills and an in-depth understanding of human behaviour in order to apply this knowledge in various contest.All students follow the foundational path in their first, second and third years with a major in Psychology. Students are taught knowledge and skills in preparing them to become effective and important role-players in the field.Our department offers undergraduate modules in psychology, leading to a major in the discipline, and postgraduate training leading to registration as a psychologist. After the initial three year BA degree and Honours degree, students may also apply for study towards various further degrees, whose main focus is on training students to register as psychologists with the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa; in any of the following categories:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
Structure / Composition of the curriculum

The curriculum shall consist of at least 24 semester modules as follows: First year – a minimum of eight semester modules

Second year – a minimum of eight semester modules Third year – a minimum of eight semester modules

Rules
  • General rules of the Faculty of Arts Apply
  • Departmental rules
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa rules also apply for postgrad students
  • General rules for the University of Zululand.
  • The National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi:
    • Matric full exemption
    • English HG A, B, C, or D symbol or 4, 5, 6 or 7 points
    • At least one science subject (Biology, Physics, Physiology or Mathematics (HG or SG) and an A, B, C or D symbol or 4, 5, 6 or 7 points.
FACULTYFACULTY OF ARTS
DEPARTMENTPsychology
Degree(Designator)Bachelor of Arts
Qualifier
MAJORSPsychology
AbbreviationBA
Qualification Code (SAQF)
UNIZULU Code
EXIT NQF LEVEL7
   Admission  RequirementsThe National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi:Matric full exemptionEnglish HG A, B, C, or D symbol or 4, 5, 6 or 7 pointsAt  least  one  science  subject  (Biology,  Physics,Physiology or Mathematics (HG or SG) and an A, B,C or D symbol or 4, 5, 6 or 7 points.
Minimum Credits for Admission 26 NSC points
Minimum duration of studies3 YEARS
Presentation mode of subjects: DAY CLASSES
Intake for the qualification:JANUARY
Registration Cycle for the subjects: JANUARY
 Readmission:Subject to prior performance and current applicability of passed modules
Total credits to Graduate:360

FIRST YEAR

SUBJECT CODEMODULE NAMECREDITSNQF LEVELPRE-REQUISITESCO-REQUISITESCOMPULSORY
APSY111Introduction to Psychology155APSY112Y
Second Major155Y
Minor155Y
SCPS121or AENG121Computer Literacy 1 Practical English A155N
APSY112Applied Psychology155APSY111Y
Second Major155Y
Minor155Y
SCPS122or AENG122Computer Literacy 2 Practical English B155N
Total Credits: Level 1120

SECOND YEAR

SUBJECTCODEMODULE NAMECREDITSNQF LEVELPRE-REQUISITESCO-REQUISITESCOMPULSORY
APSY221or APSY211Personality  Psychology Social Psychology156APSY111& APSY112Y
Second Major156Y
Minor156Y
ASGI211or APHP221Industrial relations Political Philosophy155N
APSY222or APSY232Developmental Psychology Gender Studies & HIV/AIDS156APSY111& APSY112Y
Second Major156Y
Minor156Y
ASGI212or APHP221Labour Arbitration Political Philosophy155N
Total Credits: Level 2120

THIRD YEAR

SUBJECT CODEMODULE NAMECREDITSNQF LEVELPRE-REQUISITESCO-REQUISITESCOMPULSORY
APSY321Psychopathology157APSY111& APSY112Y
APSY331Psychological Assessment157APSY111& APSY112Y
Second Major157Y
Second Major157Y
APSY322Therapeutic  Psychology157APSY111& APSY112Y
APSY332Counselling  Psychology157APSY111& APSY112Y
Second Major157Y
Second Major157Y
Total Credits: Level 3 Total credits for degree120360