BSc (Hons) in Jewellery Management and Design


BSc (Hons) in Jewellery Management and Design

 

The Gem and Jewellery industry is one of the most important and rapidly developing sectors in the world. Graduates with a specialisation in Jewellery Management and Design are in great demand for managing jewellery businesses worldwide.

Programme details:Students who register in this programme will be trained in the latest trends of jewellery design using up-to-date technologies to produce 3D rendered jewellery designs. The programme also endeavours to bring out creative and skilled Jewellery professionals with a sound knowledge of business practices. Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of jewellery design concepts, historical design, genres and visual or verbal presentation techniques, CAD and jewellery management fundamentals, equipping the graduate for a bright future in the Jewellery Management and Design Industry. Botswana is now a hub for diamond trading. The boom in the gem and jewellery industry has brought innumerable employment opportunities for jewellery designers. The global fashion industry also welcomes professionally qualified jewellery designers from across the world. With good experience, you can find a lucrative job in an international jewellery export house or jewellery designing firm. It also opens you up to other opportunities in the diamond industry and/or downstream diamond sector.

Career opportunities include but are not limited to the following:

Jewellery Manufacturing Trainee; Junior/ Senior Jewellery Designer; Jewellery Merchandiser; Jewellery Wholesaler/ Distributor/Retailer; Junior Gemmologist; Quality Controller; Junior/Senior Jewellery Management Professional; and Lecturer/ Researcher.

Core modules:

  • C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • B5 - EJC - 14: Epic Jewellery & Contemporary Trends (20)
  • D5 - CS1 - 13: Communication & Study Skills 1 (20)
  • B5 - JD1 - 14: Jewellery Design Techniques 1(20)
  • B5 - JMA - 14: Jewellery Management (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 13: Communication Study Skills 2 (20)
  • B5 - LAB - 13:Legal Aspects of Business (20)
  • B6 - ECO - 13: Economics (20)
  • B6 - WPB - 14: Workshop Practice Basics (20)
  • A5 - FBF - 13: Business and Finance (20)
  • B6 - GEM - 14: Gemmology (20)
  • B6 - QME - 13: Quantitative Methods (20)
  • B7 - SBM - 13: Small Business Management (20)
  • B7 - JD2 - 14: Jewellery Design Techniques 2 (20)
  • B7 - FMT - 14: Fundamentalsof Metal Finishing and Testing (20)
  • B7 - JEM - 14: Jewellery Marketing (20)
  • B7 - PPR - 13: Professional Practice (60)
  • B8 - AJD - 14: Advanced Jewellery Designing, Branding & Patenting (20)
  • B8 - FDG - 14: Fundamentals of Diamond Grading (20)
  • B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • B8 - PRO - 13: Project (40)

Elective modules:

  • Select one from the following:
    • B7 - SRM - 14: Salesmanship, Retailing and Merchandising in the Jewellery Industry (20)
    • B7 - PRM - 13: Project Management (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • B7 - CHM - 13: Change Management (20)
    • B7 - CGV - 13: Corporate Governance (20)
    • B7 - EBS - 13: E - Business (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • B8 - STM - 13: Strategic Management (20)
    • B8 - HRM - 13: Human Resources Management (20)
    • B8 - BRM - 13: Business Research Methods (20)
    • B8 - IEM - 13: Import -Export Management (20)

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5 - ICO - 11, B5 - EJC - 14, D5 - CS1 - 13
  • Semester 2: B5 - JD1 - 14, B5 - JMA - 14, D5 - CS2 - 13
  • Semester 3: B5 - LAB - 13, B6 - ECO - 13, B6 - WPB - 14
  • Semester 4: A5 - FBF - 13, B6 - GEM - 14, B6 - QME - 13
  • Semester 5: B7 - SBM - 13, B7 - JD2 - 14, elective (one of B7 - SRM - 14, B7 - PRM - 13)
  • Semester 6: B7 - FMT - 14, B7 - JEM - 13 elective (one of B7 - CHM - 13, B7 - CGV - 13, B7 - EBS - 13)
  • Semester 7: B7 - PPR - 13
  • Semester 8: B8 - AJD - 14, B8 - FDG - 14, elective (one of B8 - STM - 13, B8 - HRM - 13, B8 - BRM - 13, B8 - IEM - 13)
  • B8 - ENT - 13, B8 - PRO - 13
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification.

2) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field will be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

3) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

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