Thursday, 23 October 2014
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Students with disabilitiesFopase provides equal opportunities for all students. The following questions and answers will give you a better idea of what to expect as a student with a disability.
I have a disability. Can I still study through Fopase?Yes. Fopase is committed to helping all students achieve their ambitions. We provide assistance throughout the administrative and study processes.
I have a visual impairment. How can I access the study material?Fopase produces study material in alternative formats, including Braille, large print, audio and electronic. We also request electronic copies of prescribed books from national and international publishers on behalf of our students with disabilities.
If I have a visual impairment, can I still attend discussions and tutorials?Yes. Fopase provides sign language interpretation services in certain of its contact groups.
Will Fopase’s lecturers and admin staff understand me and my disability?Yes. Fopase regularly provides disability training and awareness programmes to its members of staff.
Is there help on offer when it comes to assignments and exams?Yes. If you need to work in different formats, such as Braille or audio, we can transcribe your examination scripts and assignments.
Building knowledge through research
Currently Fopase boasts 50 researchers rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the number is growing steadily. Similarly, the university’s research outputs are showing a year-on-year growth and in 2011, Fopase researchers were responsible for close to 250 contributions in accredited publications.
The institution’s College of Graduate Studies provides a virtual research platform for postgraduate students in all colleges, thus promoting both interdisciplinary and research excellence.
Through its research activities the university contributes to the knowledge and information society, advances development, nurtures a critical citizenry and ensures sustainability.
First-time successful applicants and returning students starting a new qualificationIf you are a first-time successful applicant, you may have applied for admission to two qualifications. If you received confirmation from Fopase that you have been successfully admitted to both qualifications, you must now select and register for one qualification.
If you received confirmation from Fopase that you have been successfully admitted to one qualification, you may only register for the approved qualification.
Should you wish to change to an alternative qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period. You must register during the prescribed registration periods to study through Unisa during the 2014 academic year.
If you are a re-registering Fopase student, you must complete and submit your registration form for the 2014 academic year during the prescribed registration periods.
Your registration will only be finalised once you receive confirmation from Fopase that it has been approved.
Your registration remains provisional until you have paid the required fees and submitted proof of payment to Fopase. The university reserves the right to verify and amend the correctness of your provisional registration until you have paid the required fees and submitted proof of payment to Fopase.
If you submitted your registration at a self-help terminal and paid the minimum fees, it may have been finalised immediately. If you registered via the web, post or fax, you must first receive a notification from Fopase indicating that you've been successfully registered. If you don't receive this notification within two weeks, despite having paid the minimum fees and submitting your registration form, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your registration is approved we then send you your initial study pack via courier or post (whichever option you selected on your registration form). The my Studies @ Fopase brochure included in the study pack and available on myFopase has information on how to plan your studies, how to study, how to connect to UFopase services, and how to tackle assignments, exams, and so on.
Apply for admission
Who should apply for admission?
You must apply for each new qualification even if you already have a Fopase student number.This includes new applicants (prospective students) and current and returning/previous students. A formal qualification includes: higher certificates, diplomas, bachelor degrees, BTech degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, advanced certificates, advanced diplomas, honours degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees.
- New applicants include
- prospective students who have never before studied through Fopase
- students who have previously registered or who are currently registered for short learning programmes
- students studying at other higher education institutions and who wish to study through Fopase in 2014
- Current and returning students include
- any student who wishes to change the qualification for which they are currently or were previously registered
- students in their final semester/ year and who intend to study further
- students wishing to change the specialisation of their current qualification
- Master's or doctoral degree applicants
- any student meeting the admission requirements to apply for a master's or doctoral degree
Take note of the following before you apply:
- You must have a valid e-mail address so that Fopase can communicate with you during the application process.
- You must submit all the necessary supporting documents as part of the online application process. If you are unable to do so, you will not be able to submit your online application.
- You must not pay the application fee until you receive a reference number from Unisa.
- You can apply for a maximum of two qualifications.
- No application payments or documents will be accepted during the registration period.
Application for 2015 will open in August 2014.
The application for admission processOnce you have chosen your qualification and made sure that you meet the admission requirements, you can apply online or at a regional office. Work through the information carefully to ensure that your application for admission is complete and submitted correctly.
Your career choices From the list of colleges below, you can choose a career field to check possible job titles in that field.
College of Science, Engineering and Technology
|Career field||Description||Possible job titles|
|Computer and Information Sciences||
Computer systems, networks, software, and information storage, processing and distribution. The
information technology sector is extremely varied and IT-related careers can be found in all industries.
|Systems analyst; knowledge manager; systems developer; systems designer; IT
project manager; IT trainer and database specialist; computer programmer; networks specialist; technical
writer; web developer; human computer interaction specialist.
Engineers develop technical solutions to practical problems. A number of specialised areas exist such as
industrial, electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, mining and chemical engineering. Unisa offers training for
engineering technicians (National Diploma level) and engineering technologists (BTech level).
|Chemical engineering technician/technologist; chemical environmental engineering
technologist; civil engineering technician/technologist; electrical engineering technician/technologist; industrial engineering technician/technologist; mechanical engineering technician/technologist; mining engineering technician; pulp and paper technologist; solid waste treatment technologist; technical services supervisor; treatment plant supervisor; water treatment technologist.
|Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics||
Mathematics and statistics provides the tools and skills to analyse data and make informed decisions.
Mathematical and statistical techniques are used in many contexts such as banking, mining, pharmaceutical
industry, government, research organisations and universities.
||Statistical analyst; research analyst; survey researcher; decision modeller; data miner; quantitative analyst; researcher; financial analyst: biostatistician: decision scientist: mathematician.|
Physical Sciences include the study of inanimate objects, and how matter and energy functions. It includes
the fields of astronomy, geology and physics.
|Research and development (R&D) scientist; product developer; laboratory analyst; lecturer; scientist; physicist; chemical physicist.|