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Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours)

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours) for 2020

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

The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences Honours will provide candidates with advanced theories and knowledge in key disciplines of Computer and Information Systems. These key disciplines inform the professional practice of Information Technology (IT). Graduates will be equipped with research skills which will form the foundation of further post-graduate studies. The design for this honours degree has been informed by issues affecting enterprises and future technologies. This computer science honours degree will also develop graduates’ abilities to understand the role IT plays in the information systems and applications in a business environment. Graduates will be able to engage appropriately with management executives and stakeholders in planning and designing corporate solutions.

IT professionals are found across organisations and enterprises with the current move to online business, connected offices, cloud computing and global trends in the economy. The success of organisations is dependent on information and communications technology meeting the needs of the business in ways that align with corporate strategy.

As a result of the knowledge driven economy, we bring competitive knowledge to industry, education and society. Our Computer Sciences Honours degree focuses on contributing to research on information technology and systems in organisations and management, human-computer interaction and data science management by bringing context to information and knowledge.

Due to the rapid development of technology and technology management, it is essential to maintain, expand and enhance the knowledge in which you invest during your undergraduate degree. We would like to invite you to continue your studies at our Faculty and to enrol for our postgraduate course.

Successful completion of this computer science honours programme leads to an IIE qualification.

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

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

The Honours degree offers two modules in the first semester, one module in the second semester with three 3 elective modules. Students need to select one of the three electives.

The research module spans both semesters and is a year-long module.

First Semester

  • Advanced Topics in IT
  • Social Informatics

Second Semester

  • Emerging Technologies

Electives Second Semester (Select ONE of the available elective modules)

  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
  • Network Infrastructure
  • User Interface Design and Usability

Entire Year

  • Research

 

Career Opportunities

This degree will open up an attractive range of career options based on the specialisation that students previously acquired through their bachelor’s degree and the research area chosen for this study.

Duration

1 year full-time

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 8, SAQA ID 88606

Fees for 2020

Students are advised to pay their deposit on/before registration and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative a payment arrangement can be applied for before the 28 February 2020.

International students registering for the first time at IIE MSA will be subject to an International Student Levy of R6,500 (395.08 USD) payable upon registration.

2020 Annual Fee:

R72,900 (4,431.02 USD)

* Note that fees are subject to an annual increase.

For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure.

Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the various intakes, as well as for textbooks, computers or other devices to use the Internet.

Payment Methods

For more information on our payment methods visit https://www.iiemsa.co.za/pay-fees/

Intakes

First Semester (February)

Attendances

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

Programme code:

HCIS413

Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

Candidates must have modules in IT disciplines at NQF Level 7 and a must have completed a foundation research module at the undergraduate level, preferably at NQF Level 7. Those who have not completed a foundation research module at undergraduate level will be required to do The IIE Introduction to Research SLP and need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic research before they can commence with their research report. Candidates are required to have achieved a minimum final year average of 60% in their third year (NQF L7) modules.

Those with a final year average of 55 - 59% will be admitted if they attained an average of 60% or higher for the designated cognate/core discipline module at final-year (NQF L7) level.

Students who do not meet the admission requirements may be eligible for admission via alternate means such as RPL. Please enquire at the campus for assistance.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.

Applications

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.

A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NQF L7 equivalence in an appropriate field.

Students who do not meet the admission requirements may be eligible for admission via alternate means such as RPL. Please enquire at the campus for assistance.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Contact us

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

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

This computer science honours 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.