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Academic Planning

INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES/RULES

The Policy for the Development and Approval of Academic Programmes governs the development and approval of new academic programmes, as well as changes to existing programmes:

1.      Senate resolutions regarding undergraduate modules

Duration

No new term or year modules may be developed, unless there are compelling educational reasons for doing so;

Existing term and year modules should as soon as possible, but for implementation not later than 2012, be consolidated/split into semester modules. If there are sound educational reasons why a term or year module should be retained as such, a motivated request should be submitted to the APC for a recommendation to the ECS.

Credit value

The following preferred range of credit values is approved as a guideline:

  • Term modules (if allowed): 5 or more credits
  • Semester modules          : 10 – 24 credits
  • Year modules                 : 20-30 credits

This must be applied immediately i r o new modules, as well as existing modules undergoing revision.

Contact time per module

Recommended contact time as a % of notional hours:

  • NQF level 5: 35-45%
  • NQF level 6:   30-40%
  • NQF level 7:   25-35%

This must be applied immediately i r o new modules, as well as existing modules undergoing revision.

2.  Enrolment Planning

The following report outlines the NMMU Enrolment Plan for 2011-2013:

EXTERNAL NATIONAL POLICIES