What are faculties?

Each institution of education divides itself into areas of learning : for example Agriculture, Art, Engineering, Science. These are called Faculties. Within each faculty they then offer certificates, diplomas and degrees. Some TVET colleges just call each set, programmes. Sometimes institutions (especially in America) call them colleges.

For example:

    “Humanities” includes modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and musicology. Most humanities faculties also include social sciences, history, archaeology, anthropology, communication studies, classical studies, law and linguistics.

      Names of faculties can differ from institution to institution. In South Africa these are the names you could come across at university (below). FET Colleges may call them ‘Learning Fields’ but the divisions and names are roughly the same.

      Agricultural and Food Science

      Agriculture

      Agriscience

      Art, Design, Architecture

      Arts

      Arts & Social Sciences

      Biological Science

      Building Sciences

      Built Environment

      Business & Economic Sciences

      Business and Enterprise

      Business Science

      Commerce

      Commerce, Admin and Law

      Commerce, Law and Management

      Community and Health

      Computer and Information Sciences

      Consumer Science

      Dentistry

      Economic & Management Sciences

      Economic and Financial Sciences

      Education

      Engineering

      Engineering, Science, Agriculture

      Engineering, Built Environment and InfoTech

      Health Sciences

      Humanities

      Information Technology

      Law

      Management

      Management and Law

      Management Sciences

      Military Science

      Natural Sciences

      Public Health

      Science

      Science and Agriculture

      Social Sciences and Humanities

      Theology

      Veterinary Science