Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours) for 2024

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.

Computer Sciences (Honours) Duration

1 year full-time

Computer Sciences (Honours) Accreditation

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

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Computer Sciences (Honours) Intake

First Semester (February)


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

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Computer Sciences (Honours) Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree with an average of 60% in the final year;
An appropriate Advanced Diploma, provided that a 360 credit Diploma or appropriate equivalent has been completed, with an average of 60% in the final year.

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.

Additional Notes:

Graduates of The IIE who do not meet the admissions requirements for admission to Honours can enrol for and repeat all or some of their NQF Level 7 modules in order to improve their marks so that they can meet the entry requirements for Honours. These graduate students will then receive an additional transcript after the completion of the repeat module(s), where the repeat module(s) will appear as a second iteration of the module(s) on the transcript. The marks from the second iteration can then be used for admission to Honours in the subsequent academic year. This option is only available to graduates from The IIE and does not apply to graduates from other HE institutions.

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


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Computer Sciences (Honours) Entry requirements

International entry requirements

A SAQA NQF L7 Evaluation Certificate in an appropriate field and meeting the additional admission requirements.

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


More information can be found by visiting How to apply

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.