Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Degree in Industrial Relations

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 Industrial Relations 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 Organisations
HIR101                 Industrial Relations I
HCESDM101          Communication Skills
BHS110                 Introduction to Zimbabwean Cultures & Heritage
HPSY101               Introduction to Psychology I
HHRM101               Human Resource Management I
HPSY102              Social Psychology I

Part I   Semester II
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description     
HIR102                  Industrial Relations II
HIR103                  Management of Workforce Diversity
BAC101                 African Philosophy and Thought
HHRM106               Public Relations
HHRM103               Human Resource Management II
HPSY103               Social Psychology II
HPSY105               Introduction to Psychology II

Part II  Semester I  
Core Modules
Code                      Module Description 
HHRM208                Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies
HRMSP206              Research Methods and Statistics
HIR206                   Leadership, Group Dynamics and Team Building
HIR203                   Occupational Health & Safety Management

Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                    Module Description  
HHRM209              Business Law
HHRM205              Reward Management
HHRM206             Training and Development
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 any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                     Module Description 
HPSY202                Personality and Culture
HIR205                  Sociology of Work
HHRM201               Personnel Management
    

Part III
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description  
HIR317                 Work Related Learning Report
HIR318                 Continuous Work Related Learning Assessment
Part IV Semester I
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description 
HHRM404              Entrepreneurship
HIR401                Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution
HIR405                Labour Market Analysis
HIR402                Trade Unionism

Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                      Module Description 
HIR411                   International Labour Bodies
HIR 403                  Contemporary Issues in Industrial Relations
HHRM405                Industrial Psychology
Part IV    Semester II
Core Courses

Code                       Module Description    
HIR409                    Research Project
HIR408                   Comparative Industrial Relations
HHRM415                Corporate Governance
HHRM401                Strategic Human Resource Management

Optional Modules
A student may choose any one (1) module from the following:
Code                     Module Description 
HHRM414                Business Ethics and Customer Care
HIR407                   Workplace Challenges
HHRM408                Management Information Systems
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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