Around 5000 students graduating with 335 qualifications at NMMU - see full timetable
CLOSE to 5 000 students across six faculties and in as many as 335 different qualifications will graduate from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in 15 ceremonies hosted in George and Nelson Mandela Bay from Thursday, 7 April.
More than 60 students will obtain doctoral degrees and a further 330 their master’s degree in the first of NMMU’s two annual graduation sessions. A further three graduation sessions will be hosted in December this year.
This year’s ceremonies will begin in George which, for the first time, will be hosting two graduation sessions to accommodate an increasing number of students at that campus, one the University’s six campuses.
Special awards will be made to Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, of Gift of the Givers, who will receive an honorary doctorate and Sharanjeet Shan, a top maths educator, who will receive the University inaugural Chancellor’s Medal.
A number of students will be graduating from new programmes at NMMU, including 14 Chemical Process Technology students. Introduced to meet industry needs, the diploma programme students are all employed or are studying further. Four students who started the new extended management diploma programmes will also graduate this year.
The University will also celebrate its first MSc Dietetic graduate, its first two MPhil in Tourism Management graduates and first MCom in Tourism Management graduate this year.
As in the past, the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences will be producing the largest number of graduates – 1683, followed by the Faculty of Health Sciences with 833 graduates, at the forthcoming ceremonies.
The latter has shown the biggest growth, year-on-year, with 962 graduates for the 2015 academic year (April 2016 and December 2015 graduations combined) compared to 791 the previous year. This equates to a 22% increase and is in line with NMMU’s commitments towards growing health professions to meet national needs.
The other faculties will see the following number of students graduate this April:
- Arts: 787
- Science: 601
- Education: 118
- Law: 164
- Engineering, Built Environment and IT: 755
How we graduate
The majority of this year’s graduates are Generation Y students (born between 1980 and 1994) – some 3681 of them, while the Millennials (1995 onwards) account for 753 graduates and Generation X (1965 to 1979) 334 graduates.
The older generation Baby Boomers (1945 to 1964) have 41 graduates among the final numbers.
2016 AUTUMN GRADUATION SESSIONS 7 APRIL – 19 APRIL 2016
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Faculties of Business and Economic Sciences and Education
Friday, 8 April 2016
Faculty of Science
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences (School of Management Sciences - excluding Undergraduate Diploma qualifications)
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences (School of Economics, Development and Tourism and Graduate School)
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology (School of the Built Environment and School of Information and Communication Technology)
Faculty of Education (Undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications)
Faculty of Health Sciences (Postgraduate qualifications including Bachelor of Technology degrees)
Honorary Doctoral degree and Chancellor’s Medal
Thursday, 14 April 2016
Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences (School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resources)
Faculty of Science
Friday, 15 April 2016
Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology (School of Engineering)
Faculty of Arts (Postgraduate qualifications including Bachelor of Technology degrees)
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Faculty of Health Sciences (Undergraduate qualifications)
Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences (School of Accounting)
Monday, 18 April 2016
Faculty of Arts (Undergraduate degree qualifications)
Faculty of Arts (Undergraduate diploma qualifications)
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences (School of Management Sciences – Undergraduate Diploma qualifications)
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