Academic Quality Assurance

All academic presentations (programmes, modules, short courses) which form part of Stellenbosch University's academic offering must satisfy the University's quality assurance requirements.

The University's quality assurance criteria for short programme presentations include:
  • Planning: all aspects of programme and module planning (including the academic level and standards, the curriculum, the research basis, etc).
  • Approval by Senate on recommendation of the faculty board and the APC.
  • Selection of students (where applicable). 
  • Delivery and student assessment (including the development of study material).
  • Certification.

With regard to short courses, (a) the Senate approves the system for the academic supervision of the short courses on recommendation of the Academic Planning Committee (APC) and (b) delegates responsibility for the approval and supervision of the short courses to the deans.