Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science next start date Next start date: 8 February 2022
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science study mode Study mode: Full-time
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Full-time
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science support Support: Fully supported
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science learning type Learning type: Real-world learning

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Technology | Degree

The BSc (Computer Science) is a broad and intensive qualification that prepares you for work in a range of IT jobs in the rapidly changing industries of computer science, software and Information Systems (IS).

You will gain in-depth theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in the core areas of computer science such as information systems, database design, software development, programming, mathematics, algorithm design and project management. You will also develop practical skills with an emphasis on using, designing and managing operating systems, creating and maintain databases, and software programming and development. Within these subject areas, you will also cover topics such as human-computer interaction, internet technology, e-commerce and the ethical and security considerations needed by IT professionals.

Intake:
Semester 1: February
Semester 2: July

More information:

Entry requirements
• You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF).
Or
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).
Or
• You should have successfully completed the relevant Eduvos foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.
Or
• You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

And

• You need 32 or more Eduvos points.
• You need 50% or above for Grade 12 English.
• You need 50% or above for Grade 12 Mathematics.
• The points attained for the best two of the subjects of English, Mathematics and Computer Science must be doubled.
Pricing
Price:
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Annual Price Tier 2 R 87300 R 68400 R 68400
Monthly Price Tier 2 R 9425 R 7384 R 7384
 

Tier 1 Campuses: Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Vanderbijlpark

Tier 2 Campuses: Midrand, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Pretoria, Bedfordview, Durban

Possible career options
Passionate about twenty-first century technology? The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science graduate, are varied and include: Database administration IT management Network administration
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Midrand
Qualification structure
Year 1
Students are introduced to the basic principles of computer science.

• Computer Skills
• Computer Network and Security
• Introduction to Information Systems
• Introduction to Programming C++
• Mathematics 1A
• Advanced Information and Computer Skills
• Human Computer Interaction
• Business English
• Mathematics 1B
• Object-Oriented Programming using C++
• Discrete Mathematics
• Generic Algorithm Design
Year 2
Students develop an intermediate level of knowledge and skills in computer science.
 
• Database Systems Design, Implementation, and Management
• Software development and ObjectOriented Programming Using C#
• Systems Analysis and Design
• Raspberry PI Computer Architecture Essentials
• Networking Technologies
• IT Project Management
• Network Security
• Databases 2B
• Data Structures and
Algorithms using C#
Year 3
Students develop a more advanced level of knowledge and skills in computer science, software development and information systems.
 
• Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
• Web Development and e-Commerce
• Software and Web Services using Java Programming
• Social Practices and Security
• Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach
• Soft Skills for IT Professionals
• Operating Systems
• Project
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management