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Nelson Mandela University (NMU)

Nelson Mandela University - George Campus

George Campus is a firm favourite of students who study Forestry because of its beautiful setting, natural surroundings and rich forestry history. The campus itself is surrounded by commercial forests, making it the ideal setting, integrating academic training and practical experience so that students enjoy broad exposure to the industry and its practices.

The South African forestry industry prides itself on the strong emphasis it has placed on the management of renewable resources, continually striving to ensure sustainability on an economic, social and environmental basis. Forest management has become one of the most important pre-requisites for the survival of the forestry industry today. It is of the utmost importance that the application of technical knowledge and skills are integrated with sound management principles. The Forestry course offered at the George Campus more than adequately equips its students to satisfy this need.

What do Foresters do?

Our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in forestry and related fields. There are an array of jobs available to a forester, however the main emphasis is to sustainably manage commercial forestry estates by protecting the natural resource base, establishing and promoting the growth of planted trees and by harvesting the raw material (timber) in order to satisfy the downstream need for the product.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include: forestry management, silvicultural management, forest engineering, nursery management, forestry contracting, conservation management on commercial forestry estates, fire protection and management, forestry research, human resource management within the forestry sector, computers in forestry (such as global information systems or GIS), transport management, agro-forestry.

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Forestry - George Campus (Full Time)

Admission Requirements
A relevant 360-credit Diploma in Forestry or an equivalent qualification. Although not a requirement, it is regarded as desirable that an applicant has completed at least two years’ applicable practical service after having graduated. Candidates will only be considered if their average pass mark for the diploma is at least 60%. 

Advanced Diploma in Forestry - George Campus (Part Time)

Admission Requirements
A relevant 360-credit Diploma in Forestry or an equivalent qualification. Although not a requirement, it is regarded as desirable that an applicant has completed at least two years’ applicable practical service after having graduated. Candidates will only be considered if their average pass mark for the diploma is at least 60%.

Diploma in Forestry - George Campus (Full Time)

Admission requirements for current Grade 12 learners

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for diploma entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics or Technical Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 330.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy requires a minimum Applicant Score of 345.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 40% for Mathematics or Technical Mathematics or 60% for Mathematical Literacy.


Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated prior to 2008

  • Senior Certificate with a pass mark in Mathematics Other recommended matric subjects include Physical Science and Biology.
  • Learners must score at least 24 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

Diploma in Forestry Extended - Extended Programme George Campus

Admission requirements for current Grade 12 learners

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for diplomas entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics or Technical Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 310.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy requires a minimum Applicant Score of 325.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 35% for Mathematics or Technical Mathematics or 55% for Mathematical Literacy.


Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated prior to 2008

  • Senior Certificate with a pass mark in Mathematics Other recommended matric subjects include Physical Science and Biology.
  • Learners must score at least 24 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

Master of Science (Forestry) - George Campus (Full Time)

Admission requirements
Bachelor of Technology: Forestry or equivalent qualification which includes the subject Research Methodology.

Master of Science (Forestry) - George Campus (Part Time)

Admission requirements
Bachelor of Technology: Forestry or equivalent qualification which includes the subject Research Methodology.

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