how does unisa year modules work
semester/year course examinations
Semester / module examinations are written twice annually:
- First semester: May / June
- Second semester: October / November
Examinations for modules which are offered in semesters are written in May / June with the supplementary and aegrotat examinations being written in October / November. Examinations for the second semester are written in October / November with the supplementary and aegrotat examinations being written the following May / June.
Semester examinations are held in the modules of the MBL degree (first and second years of the new curriculum, and second and third years of the old curriculum).
The examinations in the modules of the first semester for the MBL degree are written in May/June, with the supplementary and aegrotat examinations (for students who qualify – see Rule PC21(6) in Part 4 of the Calendar) being written in October/November. The examinations in the modules of the second semester for the MBL degree are written in October/November, with the supplementary and aegrotat examinations (for students who qualify) being written the following January.
Year Course Examinations
Annual courses of a year duration are written in October / November, with the supplementary and aegrotat examinations being written the following January, with the exception of those for the Further Diploma in Education and the postgraduate diplomas in Advanced Nursing Science, Distance Education, Telecommunications and Information Policy, Tertiary Education, and Translation, the examinations of which will be written the following January / February with no option of a supplementary / aegrotat examination.
Students will receive a maximum of two examination opportunities in an academic year, provided that they fulfill the specific criteria for granting of aegrotat, supplementary or special examination and on payment of the prescribed fee.
The examinations in the modules for the Postgraduate Diploma in Auditing and the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management are held in September.