Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) next start date Next start date: 25 July 2022
6 October 2022
21 February 2023
21 February 2024
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Online Programme Management (Part-time)
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Technology | Degree

The multidisciplinary nature of this degree prepares you for work in many areas in the Information Technology industry.

You will develop a broad theoretical foundation in various core areas of information technology such as information systems, computer science, software development, database design and project management. You will also develop practical skills with an emphasis on managing operating systems, designing software, analysing systems, building network applications and programming. Over and above this, you will cover topics such as human-computer interaction, internet server management, e-commerce and social practices and security.

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.

More information:

Entry requirements
• National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent international school-leaving certificate on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF).
• 50% or above for Grade 12 Mathematics. Students with Mathematics Literacy (50% or more) must enrol for Introduction to Mathematics and Mathematics for Degree Studies B (IT) before attempting Mathematics 1A. Students with Pure Mathematics (less than 50%) where the minimum mark required is 30% must enrol for Mathematics for Degree Studies B (IT) before attempting Mathematics 1A.
• Alternatively, a prospective student 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
Price: From R60 000 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
Career choices for you as a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) graduate are varied, and employment opportunities exist in both IT and in business:

• Database Administration
• Database Management
• IT Management
• Programming
• Software Development
• Project Administration
• Systems Analysis and Design
• Cloud Computing
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark
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