Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) next start date Next start date: 11 August 2021
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) study mode Study mode: Full-time and online part-time options
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Full-time
Minimum: 5 years
Maximum: 7 years
Part-time
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) support Support: Fully supported
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) learning type Learning type: Real world Learning

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Technology | Degree
Data Science is a branch of Information Technology that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured, semi-structured and unstructured data.

Students will be equipped with the concepts behind statistics, data analysis, machine learning and related methods in order to understand and analyze actual phenomena with data. Data Science does require programming tools. Hence, this qualification will help students achieve the above technical know-how using Python.

You will also develop essential skills for the world of work, such as analytical and abstract thinking, effective decision-making, self-discipline, being innovative, adapting to change, working in teams and communicating effectively.
Intake:
Full-Time 
Intake 1: 15 March 2021
Intake 2: 24 May 2021
Intake 3: 10 August 2021
Intake 4: 18 October 2021
 
Part-Time
Intake 1: 25 January 2021
Intake 2: 15 March 2021
Intake 3: 17 May 2021
Intake 5: 30 August 2021

More information:

Entry requirements
• National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an international school-leaving certificate equivalent to NQF level 4. Universities South Africa (USAf) exemption certificate to be provided.
• 50% or above for Grade 12 Mathematics. Students with Mathematics Literacy (50% or more) must enrol for, and complete, Introduction to Mathematics and Mathematics for Degree Studies B (IT) before attempting Mathematics 1A. Students with Pure Mathematics (less than 50%, but greater than 30%) must enrol for, and complete, Mathematics for Degree Studies B (IT) before attempting Mathematics 1A.
Or
• Alternatively, a prospective student should have successfully completed the relevant Eduvos foundation programme. On successful completion of the relevant 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.
• Alternatively, a prospective student should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification.
Pricing
Price:
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Annual Price Tier 1 R 65000 R 63000 R 60000
Annual Price Tier 2 R 78000 R 77000 R 77000
Annual Part Time R 41100 R 41100 R 32900
Monthly Price Tier 1 R 7017 R 6801 R 6477
Monthly Price Tier 2 R 8421 R 8313 R 8313
Monthly Part Time R4437 R 4437 R 3552
 

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

Programme accreditation
• Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) • South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Possible career options
Career choices for you as a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) graduate are varied, and employment opportunities exist in both IT and in business: • Database Administration • Database Management • IT Management • Project Administration • Systems Analysis and Design • Big Data Analysis • Data Scientist • Cloud Computing • Data Modelling
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Midrand
Qualification structure