Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

 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 and Mathematics.
  • 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 Urban Planning and Development 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     
HCESDM101         Communication Skills
HUPD101             Introduction to Planning and Development
HUPD102             Quantitative Techniques
HUPD103             Plan Design I
HUPD104             Urban Morphology
HUPD105             Principles of Surveying
BHS110               Introduction to Zimbabwean Cultures and Heritage

Part I Semester II
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description 
BAC101                 African Philosophy and Thought
HUPD106               Environmental Systems
HUPD107               Principles of Economics
HUPD108               Development Theory
HUPD109               Environmental Design I
HUPD110               GIS and Remote Sensing Applications to Planning and Development
HUPD111               Plan Design II

 

Part II Semester I
Core Modules

Code                    Module Description 
HUPD201               Planning Theory
HUPD202               Plan Design III
HUPD203               Planning Techniques and Methods
HUPD204               Environmental Planning
HUPD205               Environmental Design II
HRMSP206             Research Methods and Statistics

Part II Semester II
Core Modules                       
Code                    Module Description    
HUPD206               Planning Law
HUPD207               Plan Design 1V
HUPD208               Infrastructure Planning
HUPD209               Urban Poverty and Livelihoods
HUPD210               Housing in Theory
HUPD211               Regional Economic Theory
                

Part III
Core Modules

Code                    Module Description    
HUPD301               Work Related Learning Report
HUPD302               Continuous Work Related Learning Assessment
Part IV Semester I
Core Modules
Code                   Module Description  
HUPD401              Regional Planning Methods and Techniques
HUPD402              Housing in Practice
HUPD403              Culture & Professional Planning Practice
HUPD404              Property Valuation

Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) module from the following:
Code                    Module Description
HUPD406               Transport Planning I
HUPD407               Building Economics I
HUPD408               Project Planning and Management

Part IV Semester II
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description
HUPD409               Property Management
HUPD410               Development Planning
HUPD411               Urban Policy and Governance
HUPD412               Financing Urban Development
HUPD405               Research Project

Optional Modules
A student may choose any one (1) module from the following:
Code                    Module Description
HUPD413               Building Economics II
HUPD414              Transport Planning II
HUPD415               Monitoring and Evaluation Methods

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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