# Prerequisite Courses For Master of Science

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor with Honours degree (NQF level 8 qualification) from a relevant discipline in Science or Engineering (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics) OR a relevant NQF level 8 qualification or a relevant Professional Engineering Degree with demonstrable knowledge of basic principles of Computing, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics. Applicants require a minimum of 65 percent in their NQF level 8 qualification and fulfill any additional institutional application requirements of the institution through which they are applying, and must be co-approved by the Consortium.

Applicants will also be required to complete a number of prerequisite on-line courses and complete an assessment on these. These courses are free of charge, and the assessment must be completed at one of the Node Universities. The assessments will form part of the criteria for acceptance onto this programme. They will be conducted at all the NEPTTP participating Universities and will be held on 25 August 2018 and 27 October 2018.

**Introduction to Computer Science and Programming:**

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-0001-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-in-python-fall-2016/**Introduction to Probability and Statistics:**https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-05-introduction-to-probability-and-statistics-spring-2014/**Introduction to Linear Algebra:**https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-06-linear-algebra-spring-2010/**Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science:**https://www.coursetalk.com/providers/edx/courses/introduction-to-computational-thinking-and-data-science