Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Degree in Human Resource Management

Preamble

  • These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Faculty Regulations and General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degree Programmes which have precedence over Departmental Regulations.
  • The student who has started a programme following one set of regulations will not be affected by regulations adopted subsequently unless agreed to in writing by the student.
  • The Senate has the authority to exempt a student from any of these regulations.

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

  • At least five (5) ‘O’ level passes with Grade C or better including English Language.
  • At least two  (2) ‘A’ Level passes

Special Entry

A candidate who does not meet normal entry requirements may subject to the approval of the Senate be admitted to a programme on special grounds.

Mature Entry
Shall be obtained by applicants who have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and have a demonstrable work experience during the last five years before the academic year in which admission is sought, and aged 25 years and above.  They may be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability for University education.
Structure of the Programme

 

Duration

 

The normal duration of the BSc Honours Degree in Human Resource Management shall be four (4) years.
Degree Structure

 

  • The Degree follows a 1.1.1.1 structure.
  • Each student will be required to take a minimum of forty-two 42 modules in accordance with the following breakdown:
  • At part one a student shall register for a minimum of fourteen (14) modules.
  • At part two a student shall register for at least 12 modules.
  • At part three a student shall register for two (2) double modules and is required to spend a minimum of 10 months on work related learning experience.
  • At Part four a student shall register for a minimum of twelve (12) modules.
  • A module shall be taught in at least thirty-six (36) contact hours a semester.
  • Not all optional modules may be on offer at any one given time.
  • New modules may be added from time to time.

Part I Semester I 

                       
Core Modules       
Code                     Module Description   
HIR103                  Theories of Work Organisation
HHRM101               Human Resource Management I
HCESDM101           Communication Skills
BHS110                 Introduction to Zimbabwean Cultures & Heritage
HIR101                  Industrial Relations I
HPSY101                Introduction to Psychology I
HPSY102                Social Psychology I

Part I   Semester II

Core Modules

Code                     Module Description 
HHRM103            Human Resource Management II
HHRM105            Principles of Management
BAC101              African Philosophy & Thought
HHRM106            Public Relations
HIR102                   Industrial Relations II
HPSY102            Social Psychology II
HPSY105            Introduction to Psychology II
                    

Part II Semester I    
    
Core Modules
Code                     Module Description 
HHRM205            Reward Management
HHRM206            Training and Development
HHRM208            Introduction to Information & Communication Technologies
HRMSP206          Research Methods and Statistics

Optional Modules
A student may choose two (2) modules from the following:

Code                     Module Description 
HHRM209                Business Law
HIR203                   Health and Safety Management
HIR206                   Leadership, Group Dynamics and Team Building
HPSY210                Child Development and Culture
HPSY207                Psychobiology
Part II Semester II

Core Modules
Code                     Module Description 
HHRM202            Organisational Behaviour
HIR204                   Labour Law
HHRM203            Managing Change
HIR202                   Labour Economics

Optional Modules
A student may choose two (2) modules from the following:

Code                     Module Description   
HHRM201               Personnel Management
HPSY211                Adolescence and Adulthood
HPSY206                Psychology of Learning
HPSY202                Personality and Culture
Part III
Core Modules

Code                      Module Description  
HHRM317            Work Related Learning Report
HHRM318            Continuous Work Related Learning Assessment

Part IV Semester I

 

Core courses
Code                     Module Description 
HHRM402               Employee Resourcing
HHRM404               Entrepreneurship
HHRM406               Strategic Management
HIR401                  Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution

Optional Modules
A student may choose two (2) modules from the following:

Code                      Module Description  
HHRM412                Management of Non-Profit Organisations
HHRM405                Industrial Psychology
HIR405                   Labour Market Analysis

Part IV Semester II
Core Modules
Code                     Module Description    
HHRM409            Research Project
HHRM415            Corporate Governance
HHRM401           Strategic Human Resource Management
HHRM407            Marketing Management

Optional Modules
A student may choose one (1) module from the following:

Code                          Module Description
HHRM413                    Business Economics
HHRM405                    Industrial Psychology
HHRM408                    Management Information Systems
HHRM414                    Business Ethics and Customer Care

Assessment

 

To be admitted to an examination a candidate must have been registered for that module with the University and completed the module work in accordance with the

General Academic Regulations.

 

Each module in the programme is assessed on the basis of a three (3) hour written examination and by module work undertaken during the period of   study.

The Research Project must be completed and submitted for examination by end of the semester in which the module is taken.  Usually the Research Project submission date will be announced by the Department before the start of the final examinations.

Weighting

Each taught module shall be given a percentage mark.  The weighting shall be:
Modulework    30%
Examination    70%

Determination of Results

  • To successfully complete a part a candidate must pass all the modules examined in the two semesters of that Part.
  • A candidate who fails one (1) or two (2) modules in Part I or Part II may be allowed to proceed to the next Part carrying the failed module(s).
  • A carried module may be repeated when next on offer.
  • A candidate who fails three (3) or more modules in Part I or Part II shall be deemed to have failed that Part and may be allowed to repeat the failed modules in that Part.
  • A candidate who fails one or two modules within the supplementable range in Part 1V will be allowed to sit for a supplementary examination.  A candidate who fails a supplementary examination within the supplementable range may be allowed to repeat the module when next on offer.
  • A candidate who fails a supplementary examination below the supplementable range may be asked to withdraw.
  • No candidate will be allowed to carry a Part I module to Part 1V.
  • The results for each examination shall be published in accordance with the provisions of the General Academic Regulations.

Degree Classification

The final classification for the degree shall be calculated by averaging Part II, Part III and Part 1V module marks.

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