BCom (Industrial Psychology) at University of Stellenbosch

Industrial psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between people and the world of work.

The Department of Industrial Psychology strives to prepare students for the world of work by ensuring that the modules offered to meet the demands of the business environment.

General admission requirements

• Write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) AQL
• An NSC aggregate of at least 65% (excluding Life Orientation)
• See further admission requirements under the programs
• Also see the Faculty’s selection guidelines on www.maties.com > Apply > Admission and selection

Statutory registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Psychometrist or Industrial Psychologist is possible after further studies, an internship, and passing the relevant professional board exam.
• An NSC aggregate of at least 65% (excluding Life Orientation)
• Mathematics 60%
• English Home Language 50% OR Afrikaans Home Language 50% OR Afrikaans First Additional Language 60% OR English First Additional Language 60%

Admission requirements

For admission to the University you need:
• A National Senior Certificate or school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board as certified by Umalusi with admission to bachelor’s degree studies; or
• A university exemption certificate issued by the South African Matriculation Board to students with other school qualifications.
Admission to bachelor’s degree studies requires that you obtain a mark of at least 4 (50-59%) in each of four designated university admission subjects.

Duration 3 years

What does an industrial psychologist do?

Industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologists focus on the behavior of employees in the workplace.

They apply psychological principles and research methods to improve the overall work environment, including performance, communication, professional satisfaction, and safety.

What subjects do you need to study Industrial Psychology?

You will be required to take three major subjects, of which Human Resource Management, Psychology are compulsory major subjects can be chosen from the following subjects: Anthropology, Communications, Business Management (Mathematics is an entry requirement), Information Management, Philosophy, Public Management.

What jobs can you get with an industrial psychology degree?

Human Resources Organizational Development (OD) Manager. This important position is a liaison and advisor to company leadership. …


Talent Management Specialist.

Behavior Analyst.

Human Resources Practice Manager.


Research Analyst.

Industrial Psychologist Salary in South Africa.

The average pay for an Industrial Psychologist is ZAR 838,490 a year and ZAR 403 an hour in Cape Town, South Africa.

The average salary range for an Industrial Psychologist is between ZAR 590,203 and ZAR 1,051,354. On average, a Master’s Degree is the highest level of education for an Industrial Psychologist.