WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,951 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Environmental Health
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Doornfontein Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

The purpose of the BEH programme is to produce graduates who have a systematic and coherent body of knowledge to apply principles and practices of Environmental Health;

the ability to access and evaluate scientific information and have a high level of analytical, cognitive and generic skills;

To provide graduates opportunities for continued personal intellectual growth, advancing with postgraduate study, contributing to the social upliftment of society constructively;

To provide society with graduates who demonstrate initiative and responsibility;

be involved in science and research development;

to transform the leadership base in South Africa and conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner both in the workplace and society as required by the HPCSA.


1. Integrate and apply foundational, scientific principles and knowledge to Environmental Health sciences. [Range of scientific principles and knowledge includes, but is not limited to Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Mathematics, Ecology/Geology, Anatomy and Physiology (human and animal), Sociology and Anthropology;

2. Manage Environmental Health programmes that are not limited to environmental health risks, health impact assessments but rather on the prevention, promotion within natural, socio-economic, built and working environments within the scope of the profession. [Range: manage refers to: design, develop, implement and evaluate];

3. Demonstrate project management skills within a project management life-cycle;

4. Conduct and participate in Environmental Health research.

5. Demonstrate interpersonal relations and professional behaviour in terms of the ethical code.


First Year

Biochemistry BICH1A1

Sociology 1A SOC1AA1

Sustainability Development & Ecology SDEEH01

Introduction to Environmental Health ITENV01

Computer Literacy CSL01A1

Chemistry CETH1Y1

Physics PHBH1Y1

Anatomy & Physiology APENV01

Microbiology MCBH1Y1

Applied Communications Skills COM1001

Second Year

Research Methodology: Module A RMENVA2

Planning for Built Environment PFBEE02

Food and Meat Hygiene FMHEEH0

Infectious Disease Epidemiology IDEEH02

Community Development 1 CDENV02

Environmental Pollution: Water, Waste and Air


Occupational Health and Safety: Physical Stress


Third Year

Research Methodology: Biostatistics RMBEHB3

Environmental Epidemiology EEENV03

Environmental Health Management and Administration EHMAA03

Food Processing and Safety FPSEH03

Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical / Biological OHSCB03

Water Quality and Waste Management WQAWM03

Fourth  Year

Air Quality Management AQMEH04

Disaster Management DMENV04

Management Practice MPENV04 EHMAA03

Environmental Management (NEMA & EMI) EMNME04

Food Safety Management FSMEH04

Occupational Health and Safety: Management Systems OHSMS04

Research Project RPENV04

Water Quality and Waste Management WQAWM04

Admission Requirements

• All programmes are presented in English only.

• All the programmes require English as a grade 12 subject.

• There are some programmes that accept Mathematics as a grade 12 subject.

• There are some programmes were either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy are accepted as a grade 12 subject;

• Life Orientation is NOT included in the calculation of the Admission Points Score (APS);

• Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place as the University has a specific number of places, as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training, for new undergraduate first years;

NSC Suitable for Degree Studies

Minimum APS – 24

English – 4 (50%)

Mathematics – 4 (50%)

Life Sciences – 5 (60%)

Physical Sciences – 4 (50%)


An Admission Point Score of at least 3

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12


Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to and select online web application.


Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Career Opportunities

Environmental Health Practitioner will function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals in accordance with the scope of profession. As such this person will be able to communicate effectively, foster entrepreneurship, uphold professional and Environmental Health ethics and manage human, financial and physical resources within the scope of profession

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $1,951
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $2,134

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R32,350

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R32,350) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭35,390‬
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

Miss ​​Dikeledi Dire
Undergraduate Senior Faculty Officer
Miss Gugulakhe Ngcobo
Undergraduate Faculty Officer