Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering)

Programme overview:

Second Intake for 2024 is accepting late applications until 20th of May.
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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) next start date Next start date: 22 July 2024
30 September 2024
21 February 2025
15 May 2025
Next New Students Orientation Date:
16 July 2024
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) study mode Study Mode:
Campus Full Time
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) 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 (Software Engineering) duration Duration:
Full-Time (Campus)
• Minimum: 3 years
• Maximum: 5 years
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Technology | Degree | Degree: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology | Saqa Id: 120690

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
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
• 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)
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 - 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: 22 July 2024

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) - Year 1
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Mathematics for Computing (ITMCA0-B33) - EL
    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
    Introduction to Programming (ITPLA1-B44) - Fundamental
    Mathematics 1A (ITMTA1-B44) - Fundamental
    Computer Network Technologies (ITCTA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Mathematics 1B (ITMTB1-B11) - Fundamental
    Procedural Programming (ITPPA1-B22) - Fundamental
    Non-Technical Skills for IT Professionals (ITPFA1-B22) - Fundamental
    Computer Skills (Microsoft) (ITSMA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Linux-based Operating Systems (ITLSA1-B22) - Fundamental
    Computer Network and Security (ITCNA1-B34) - Fundamental

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) - Year 2
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Software Process, Architecture Design and Quality Assurance (ITSEA2-B34) - Core
    Network Security (ITNSA2-B33) - Core
    Usability Engineering (ITUEA2-B44) - Core
    Mobile Application Development and Big Data (ITMBA2-B11) - Core
    Software and Security Engineering (ITSSA2-B22) - Core
    IT Project Management (ITPMA2-B22) - Core
    Web Server Management (ITCOA2-B22) - Core
    Database Systems (ITDSA2-B34) - Core
    Database Systems (ITDSA2-B34) - Core
    Usability Engineering (ITUEA2-B44) - Core
    Mobile Application Development and Big Data (ITMBA2-B11) - Core
    Software and Security Engineering (ITSSA2-B22) - Core
    Database Systems (ITDSA2-B34) - Fundamental
    Programming in Java (elective) (ITJVA2-B34) - Group 1: Elective Module 1
    Programming in C# (elective) (ITPCA2-B34) - Group 1: Elective Module 2
    Programming in Python (elective) (ITAPA2-B34) - Group 1: Elective Module 3
    Data Structures and Algorithms in Java (elective) (ITDJA2-B11) - Group 2: Elective Module 1
    Data Structures and Algorithms in C# (elective) (ITDCA2-B11) - Group 2: Elective Module 2
    Data Structures and Algorithms in Python (ITDPA2-B11) - Group 2: Elective Module 3

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Software Engineering) - Year 3
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ITSMA3-A44) - Core
    Advanced Database Systems (ITDAA3-A22) - Core
    Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach (ITCCA3-A44) - Core
    Web Development and e-Commerce (ITECA3-B34) - Core
    Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design (ITOOA3-B44) - Core
    Research Design and Methodology (ITDMA3-B44) - Core
    Project: Mobile Application and Web Services (ITMDA3-B12) - Core
    Business Management and Entrepreneurship (ITBEA3-B22) - Core
    Enterprise Programming in Java (elective) (ITEJA3-B33) - Elective Module 1
    Enterprise Programming in C# (elective) (ITEHA3-B33) - Elective Module 2
    Enterprise Programming in Python (elective) (ITEPA3-B33) - Elective Module 3
    Soft Skills for IT Professionals (ITSTA3-A33) - Fundamental
    4IR Technologies (ITTNA3-B11) - Fundamental
    Information Systems Strategic Design (ITIIA3-A44) - Fundamental
    Operating Systems (ITOPA3-B33) - Fundamental