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Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours)

Why study Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours)?

Why study the IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours)?

Taking an optional extra year of study to complete honours in your IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences offered at IIE MSA will further specialise your knowledge in a particular field of IT, increasing your employment opportunities and preparing you for the possibility of further study or research.

Students will develop higher-level skills related to a specific discipline area, acquire research skills appropriate to their discipline, will increase their understanding of the fundamentals of conceptual, methodological and implementation issues of IT-related research, and will conduct research in a selected area using the concepts and principles learned, which will culminate in the completion of an honours thesis.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE qualification.

For more information about studying a IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours) at IIE MSA, get in touch with us today.

Career Opportunities

Employers recognise a degree with honours as a guarantee of additional skills, knowledge and achievement. Honours graduates often progress to further study, utilising research skills gained during their honours year.

Duration

1 year full-time

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 7, SAQA ID 88605

Fees for 2019
  • Domestic

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 68,694.00 (4,782.76 USD) per annum

  • International

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 68,694.00 (4,782.76 USD) per annum

    International fee per 48 credit points
    48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year

Domestic/South African students are advised to pay 30% of their semester fee before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative payment arrangement can be applied for to pay each module in full before the commencement date of the module.

Payment dates are earlier if you are a commencing international student. This is to allow 6-8 weeks for your study visa applications to be processed prior to enrolment. To avoid delays obtaining a study visa, commencing international students must pay a 30% deposit before enrolling to allow 6-8 weeks for study visa applications and 50% balance on or before enrolment.

For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure

Intakes
  • Domestic

    First Semester (February)
    Second Semester (July)

  • International

    First Semester (February)
    Second Semester (July)

Attendances

At IIE MSA campus, Ruimsig, South Africa: full-time

Programme code:

4308

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

PROGRAMME LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

A person may be admitted to candidature for BCIS (Hons) if they have:

satisfied the requirements of a relevant pass degree and obtained a credit (60%) average or above in all units with a distinction (70%) in third year IT units,

or

gained qualifications and experience in studies undertaken in any faculty or educational institution if such qualifications and experience are deemed by Faculty Education Committee to be preparation equivalent to attainment of the pass degree of the standard specified above.

Applications

30 November each year is the closing date for applications for Honours. Applicants will only receive feedback after the closing date.

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

PROGRAMME LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

A person may be admitted to candidature for BCIS (Hons) if they have:

satisfied the requirements of a relevant pass degree and obtained a credit (60%) average or above in all units with a distinction (70%) in third year IT units,

or

gained qualifications and experience in studies undertaken in any faculty or educational institution if such qualifications and experience are deemed by Faculty Education Committee to be preparation equivalent to attainment of the pass degree of the standard specified above.

Applications

30 November each year is the closing date for applications for Honours. Applicants will only receive feedback after the closing date.

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

What are the subjects offered as Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours) modules?

This course consists of coursework units, research in a selected area and completion of an honours thesis.

Students must complete:

FIT4005 Research methods in information technology*
honours thesis (24 points)
three level four or five units** chosen from a list published by the Faculty of Information Technology
* Including compulsory attendance at workshops and stipulated faculty seminars
** A maximum of one unit may be selected from units offered by other faculties with the approval of the honours coordinator. Suitable units can be identified using the unit index by faculty in the Handbook.

Contact us

011 950 4009 enquiries@iiemsa.co.za
From outside South Africa
+27 11 950 4009

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What is the IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours)?

This course aims to provide highly achieving students progressing from an undergraduate qualification to acquire research skills appropriate to their discipline and to understand the fundamentals of conceptual, methodological and implementation issues of IT-related research.

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