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DECIDING ON YOUR CAREER
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
Learning Fields Most Common Undergraduate Qualifications Possible Career Directions
LANGUAGES Bachelor of Arts Journalism, television, creative writing, advertising, translation, copywriting, broadcasting, library and information management, publishing, media and communications
HUMAN and SOCIAL STUDIES Bachelor of Social Science Bachelor of Law A range of diplomas e.g. National Diploma in Human Resource Management Law, human resources, labour relations, history, sociology, psychology, social work, archaeology, geography, environmental management, cartography, management, marketing, theology, politics, public and international relations, museums, public administration
ARTS and CULTURE Bachelor of Music, Visual Art, Drama Studies, Fine Arts A range of diplomas e.g. National Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing; National Diploma in Drama; National Diploma in Photography Painting, sculpture, music, theatre, acting, dance, performing arts technology, photography, graphic art, design, film and television production, computer graphics and animation
SERVICES A range of diplomas e.g. National Diploma in Tourism Management; National Diploma in Hospitality Management Travel, tourism, leisure, catering, community services, hotel and restaurant services, real estate, crime prevention, game ranging
 
SCIENCES AND APPLIED SCIENCES
 
Learning Fields Most Common Undergraduate Qualifications Possible Career Directions
BUSINESS, COMMERCE and MANAGEMENT STUDIES Bachelor of Commerce A range of diplomas e.g. National Diploma in Financial Management Accountancy, taxation, insurance, auditing, financial planning, actuarial science, information systems, banking, business, imports and exports, marketing and sales, offi ce management and technology, administration, organisational psychology, commercial law
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE Bachelor of Agriculture A range of diplomas e.g. National Diploma in Agricultural Management Agricultural management and extension, farming, animal husbandry, crop production, nature conservation, forestry, environmental management, horticulture
ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY Bachelor of Science in Engineering A range of diplomas e.g. National Diploma in Engineering Engineering (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial, electronic, metallurgical), manufacturing technology (e.g. textile, pulp and paper, food), mining, tele-communications, computer engineering and programming, transport and logistics, geographic information systems, information and data management, urban and regional planning, surveying, architecture, construction
PHYSICAL, MATHEMATICAL, COMPUTER and LIFE SCIENCES Bachelor of Science in Engineering A range of diplomas e.g. National Diploma in Engineering  Engineering (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial, electronic, metallurgical), manufacturing technology (e.g. textile, pulp and paper, food), mining, tele-communications, computer engineering and programming, transport and logistics, geographic information systems, information and data management, urban and regional planning, surveying, architecture, construction
PHYSICAL, MATHEMATICAL, COMPUTER and LIFE SCIENCES Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Dental Science, Bachelor of Nursing A range of diplomas e.g. National Diploma in Biotechnology Health professions related to wide fields of medicine, psychiatry, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, nursing; and health and rehabilitation sciences, e.g. physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy, audiology, dietetics and nutrition, primary health care, community health, maternal and child health, forensic science, speech therapy, chiropractic, homeopathy, healthcare technology, occupational health, palliative medicine, sports medicine, emergency medical care
PHYSICAL, MATHEMATICAL, COMPUTER and LIFE SCIENCES Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Architectural Studies (This degree straddles the humanities and the sciences. It requires strong performance in Mathematics and Visual Arts.) A range of diplomas e.g. National Diploma in Information Technology Various science and computer sciencerelated fields, e.g. archaeology, astronomy, bioinformatics, biotechnology, botany, zoology, chemistry, physics, demography, ecology, geology, hydrology, information technology, statistics, soil science, environmental science, marine biology, ocean and atmosphere science, biochemistry, biotechnology, human biosciences, microbiology, entomology, ichthyology

This table is adapted from the NiSHE publication, Into Higher Education - A Guide for Schools (2nd edition, HESA, 2006: 71-73).