After successful completion of the National Diploma, candidates may, subject to the applicable programme regulations, register for the Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (Baccalaureus Technologiae –BTech). The BTech requires a minimum of one year’s further study.
A BTech Degree in the relevant field of study will be conferred on candidates after successful completion of all theoretical requirements.
The aim of the qualification is to develop the student’s applied and cognitive competencies in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding and applications of operations management. The student should be able to analyze and explain operations management decisions in the context of an operations unit or company, and to assess and interpret the external impact of decisions.
The student should also be able to reflect on her/his managerial decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of operations management. Students must have experience in production, operations, engineering management or quality, in order to contextualize their learning to their business environment, and to appreciate improvements and interventions they can affect in their working environments.
Exit level outcomes:
The qualifying student will be able to:
- Demonstrate detailed understanding and acquired the necessary knowledge to apply different manufacturing/service and control systems operations management strategies used in today’s world and at the same time recognize “specific needs” required for operations process/system to function optimally.
- Understand and apply strategic operations management strategies required to organize, plan, lead and control a system and operational processes to function optimally.
- Analyse, prepare and apply the dynamics of: Strategic Process Design and Quality improvements of processes and the implementation of quality systems.
- Apply operations management techniques in order to make sound qualitative and qualitative decision required for assisting in the efficient running of an organization.
- Apply financial principles in order to plan and control operational finance.
- Illustrate by means of submitting a project based on a research methodology illustrating knowledge, application and implementation of operations management strategies in order to optimize operational processes and resources.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
- An applicant must hold a National Diploma in Operations Management or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 6 as determined by a Status Committee.
- Also refer to Faculty Regulation EB3.
Conferment of the degree
The Baccalaureus Technologiae: Operations Management will be conferred on students who have completed all the prescribed modules successfully.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.