Bachelor of Science in Biomedicine

Admission and Accreditation

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF).

Or

If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).

Or

You should have successfully completed the relevant Pearson Institute foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

Or

You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme

And

You need 32 Pearson Institute points or more

You need 50% or above for Grade 12 English

You need 50% or above for Grade 12 Mathematics

You need 50% or above for Grade 12 Biology/Life Sciences.

The points attained for the best two of the subjects of Biology/Life Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science must be doubled.

Calculation of Points

NSC%

 90% - 100% 

 80% - 89% 

 70% - 79% 

 60% - 69%

 50% - 59% 

 40% - 49% 

 30% - 39% 

 0% - 29%

Pearson Institute Points

 8 

 7 

 6 

 5 

 4 

 3 

 2 

 1 

Qualification Accreditation

Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Career options

The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Science in Biomedicine graduate, are varied and include:

Academia
Project management
Research
Scientific Communications
Technical positions in laboratories
Technical sales

Qualification facilities and campuses

The qualification is offered at Pearson Institute Midrand Campus.

Appropriate laboratories are available.

Additional notes / comments / information

Students who did not complete their secondary schooling in English as the language of teaching and learning or who are uncertain about their English language skills are advised to do an English course to prepare them for degree studies.

Faculty Executive: Weekly meeting

South African Agency for Science and Technology (SAASTA) and Industry Stake Holders – Meetings and close co-operation/collaboration.