Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology (Software Engineering)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology (Software Engineering) 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 (Software Engineering) duration Duration:
Minimum: 1 year
Maximum: 2 years
Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology (Software Engineering) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 8 | Technology | Honours

Our qualification provides you with advanced knowledge and practical skills in seven compulsory modules with a strong emphasis on database administration, project management, business analysis, programming and information systems’ design.

You will cover modules such as Soft Skills Development for IT Professionals, Information Systems, Computer Science and Databases. 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 now and 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.

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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.


• 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.
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 (Software Engineering) graduate, are varied and include:

• Software Engineer/Developer
• Software Programmer
• Database Administrator
• System Analyst
• Games Developer
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Qualification structure
Students will complete the following modules:

• Data Mining and Data Administration
• Research Methodology
• Research Project
• Business Objects Service-Oriented Architecture
• Computer Graphics and Game Development
• Software Development 4A: Android Development