Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology (Data Science)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology (Data Science) next start date Next start date: 28 January 2023
22 April 2023
15 July 2023
7 October 2023
Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology (Data Science) duration Duration:
Minimum: 1 year
Maximum: 2 years
Full-time
Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology (Data Science) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 8 | Technology | Honours
Our qualification provides you with advanced knowledge and practical skills in six compulsory modules with a strong emphasis on Data Mining and Database Administration, Business Objects Service-Oriented Architecture, Big Data Analytic Techniques and Communication in Data Science.

Within the structure of two research modules, you will direct and drive your own independent research project that will culminate in a dissertation. In addition, you will learn how to plan, organise and manage projects with an emphasis on finding innovative ways of doing so. You will develop skills that are crucial for the workplace and for management such as critical, analytical and independent thinking, meeting deadlines, perseverance and adaptability, working in groups and communicating effectively.

We attribute the success of this honours degree to its unique blend of academic rigour and real-world application as well as a curriculum that is relevant, current and industry-driven. For all these reasons, our graduates have excellent management and entrepreneurial abilities, which make them highly sought after in the IT industries. 
 
If you want to take your undergraduate BSc degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Internet Communication, Information Technology, Information Systems or equivalent for the specific honours degree to another level, register with Eduvos.

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Entry requirements
• You need a recognised undergraduate BSc degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Internet Communication, Information Technology or Information Systems or equivalent for the specific honours degree.

And
• You need a minimum of 60% average during the exit year of the applicable undergraduate degree.
• Specific modules may be required to have been completed at the undergraduate level.
Pricing
Price:
From R63 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
Programme accreditation
• The programme is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
• This programme is recorded by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
• This programme is accredited by the Information Technology Association (ITA)
Possible career options
Careers for you, as a Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology (Data Science) graduate, are varied and include:
• Data Analyst
• Data Scientist
• Data Miner
 
In addition most business positions have a need for people with this particular skill. 
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Midrand
Qualification structure
Students will complete the following modules:

• Data Mining and Data Administration
• Research Methodology
• Research Project
• Business Objects Service-Oriented Architecture
• Big Data Analytic Techniques
• Communication in Data Science