Science and Technology Programmes

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

  • BSc Chemistry and Management
  • BSc Actuarial Science
  • BSc Statistics & Economics
  • BSc Mathematics (Special)
  • BSC Mathematics & Applied Statistics (Special)
  • BSc Statistics (Special)
  • BSc Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology
  • BSc Biomedical Technology
  • BSc Biology (Special)
  • BSc Chemistry (Special)
  • BSc Computer Science and Management
  • BSc in Computer Science (Special)
  • BSc Information Technology
  • BSc General with Majors and/or Minors in:

    Majors: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental & Natural Resources Management, Mathematics ,Physics, Electronics, Environmental Science and Information Technology

    Minors: Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Materials Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Physics, Material Science, Mathematics Medical Physics and Bioengineering, Statistics.

    A major in any Science & Technology discipline may also be taken together with another major or one or two minors from this or another faculty.


Programme Descriptions

BSc General

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers a BSc General degree in Science which allows students to major in one or two Science disciplines or to combine a major in one Science discipline with a major from another faculty. This allows students to acquire a wider range of marketable skills. Departments in the Faculty are involved in innovative research in bio-remediation, medical physics, tissue culture, environmental science and natural products. As a student you may have the opportunity to participate directly in some of these novel research projects.


Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science applies mathematical skills to a range of applied subjects and helps to solve important problems for insurance, government, commerce, industry and academic researchers. Graduates may go on to work in the areas of insurance (life and general) as well as banking, finance and statistics.


Life Sciences

Areas of study in the Life Sciences are for persons interested in investigating the complex interactions among plant, animal and human life. Students also address strategies for the effective management and sustainable use of technology and the environment. Graduates may pursue careers as science educators, environmental scientists, fisheries biologists, forest conservationists, microbiologists, ecologists, and biotechnologists, or further studies in the medical field.



Regarded as one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences, Mathematics is used extensively in all walks of life. Apart from teaching and research, mathematical theories and techniques are also used to formulate and solve practical problems in business, government, and engineering, and in the physical, life, and social sciences. In fact, many of the individuals working in or with mathematics do not carry the title of ‘mathematician’. For example, engineers, computer scientists, physicists, and economists are among those who use mathematics extensively. Other interesting careers related to the field of mathematics, include actuarial science, business and management, education, engineering, government, law enforcement, operations research and statistics, to name a few.


Computer Science

Today, with computers being used in almost every aspect of our every-day lives, coupled with the dynamism of the computer industry there couldn’t be a better time for considering a future in computer sciences. Students with majors in Computer Science have a wide variety of career opportunities available to them after graduation in areas such as computer programming, computer services, telecommunications and Internet services and systems development.



Physics, a field that has fascinated and challenged the imagination of great men like Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton, is regarded as the foundation of modern science. The invention of the cell phone, the laser printer, the Internet and MRI are only a few examples of the phenomenal physics-based technological progress witnessed in recent times. An education in physics develops problem-solving skills thus allowing physicists to seek employment in a wide range of academic, government, and industrial settings, well beyond the traditional boundaries of physics.



Chemists study the unique link between the biological and physical sciences, and spur advances in the areas of medicine, agriculture, food processing, and industry. Chemical research has led to the discovery and development of new and improved synthetic fibres, paints, adhesives, drugs, cosmetics, electronic components, lubricants, and many other products, as well as processes that save energy and reduce pollution, such as improved oil refining and petrochemical processing methods. These are only a few of the areas of research and application open to persons with a degree in chemistry.