Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science)

Programme overview:

Second Intake for 2024 is accepting late applications until 20th of May.
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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) next start date Next start date: 13 May 2024
22 July 2024
30 September 2024
21 February 2025
15 May 2025
Next New Students Orientation Date:
7 May 2024
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) study mode Study Mode:
Campus Full Time
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) duration Duration:
Minimum: 5 years
Maximum: 7 years
Minimum: 5 years
Maximum: 7 years
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Technology | Degree | Degree: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology | Saqa Id: 120690
Be at the forefront of the future world of work.
The specialised nature of this degree prepares you for work in many areas in the Information Technology industry that are related to data analysis, big data, statistical and predictive reporting.
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 analyse 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.

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Entry requirements
1. South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor-degree endorsement.

2. Or a National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training with Bachelor’s degree endorsement.

3. Or a letter or certificate confirming an exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf) for any other School leaving results.

4. Or completion of a Bachelor’s degree.

5. Or completion of relevant Foundation Programme along with a letter or certificate of exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf).

6. Or a Completion of relevant Higher Certificate.

7. *A student 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.A student with Mathematics (less than 50%, but greater than or equal to 30%) must enrol for, and complete Mathematics for Degree Studies B (FPMIA0) before attempting Mathematics 1A (ITMTA1).
From R67 400 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

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

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 13 May 2024

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) - Year 1
    Admission Fee (ADMIN2-B00) - Admission
    Network+ (CompTIA Certification Voucher) (ITVNA0-EXT) - External Certification
    A+ (CompTIA Certification Voucher) (ITVAA0-EXT) - External Certification
    Cloud Based Technologies (ITCFA1-B33) - Fundamental
    Introduction to Information Systems (ITISA1-B33) - Fundamental
    AI Ethics and Privacy (ITAIA1-B33) - Fundamental
    Mathematics 1B (ITMTB1-B44) - Fundamental
    Procedural Programming (ITPPA1-B44) - Fundamental
    Non-Technical Skills for IT Professionals (ITPFA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Computer Skills (Microsoft) (ITSMA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Computer Network Technologies (ITCTA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Mathematics for Computing (ITMCA0-B22) - Fundamental
    Introduction to Programming (ITPLA1-B22) - Fundamental
    Mathematics 1A (ITMTA1-B22) - Fundamental
    Linux-based Operating Systems (ITLSA1-B22) - Fundamental
    Computer Network and Security (ITCNA1-B34) - Fundamental

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) - Year 2
    Admission Fee (ADMIN2-B00) - Admission
    Artificial Intelligence Techniques (ITAIA2-B22) - Core
    Linear Algebra with Applications (ITLAA2-B22) - Core
    Web Server Management (ITCOA2-B33) - Core
    Scientific Computing in Python (ITSCA2-B34) - Core
    IT Project Management (ITPMA2-B33) - Core
    Network Security (ITNSA2-B33) - Core
    Data Structures and Algorithms in Python (ITDPA2-B44) - Core
    Probability and Statistics (ITSPA2-B12) - Core
    Machine Learning Algorithms (ITMLA2-B11) - Core
    Database Systems (ITDSA2-B34) - Fundamental

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) - Year 3
    Admission Fee (ADMIN2-B00) - Admission
    Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design (ITOOA3-B11) - Core
    Sensors Data Management, IoT Mining and Analytics (ITBSA3-B22) - Core
    Research Design and Methodology (ITDMA3-B22) - Core
    Project: Data Science (ITDPA3-B34) - Core
    R programming for Data Science (ITRDA3-B33) - Core
    Business Management and Entrepreneurship (ITBEA3-B44) - Core
    4IR Technologies (ITTNA3-B11) - Fundamental
    Operating Systems (ITOPA3-B33) - Fundamental