What is Computer Science and Information Systems?

There is an urgent need in South Africa (and globally) for computer scientists and information technologists.  The different programmes in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems (SCSIS) aim to equip graduates with degree-level expertise and applicable skills in the field of Computer Science and Information Systems.

The goal is to provide our students with complete and systematic knowledge and skills of at least one modern relevant programming language, phases of a relevant system development life cycle (SDLC), database techniques and technologies, IT project planning and management techniques, and human-computer interfaces. They should be able to contribute in a professional and ethical manner to the design, development and delivery of computerised systems according to business needs and principles. Students are expected to have knowledge and understanding of the value of information in enterprises and of the technical functioning and processing of information sources, to make a meaningful contribution to strategic decision-making and management of information and information sources.

With the basic and applied skills that the student will acquire through successful completion of these qualifications, he/she will also be prepared and eligible to continue with postgraduate studies in the specialised fields of Computer Science and Information Systems at NQF level 8, thus either a BSc Hons degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in cognate fields.

 

Career possibilities

There are numerous career possibilities, including

  • Programmer;
  • Software Engineer;
  • Application developer;
  • Systems administrator;
  • Systems analyst and designer;
  • Business analyst;
  • Database administrator and designer;
  • Business Intelligence developer;
  • Project leader;
  • Entrepreneur;
  • Information Technology Manager;
  • Researcher.

Speciality opportunities exist in fields such as data science, information security and quality, mobile and web application development, and computer networks.

 

Programmes:

 

Potchefstroom

Mafikeng

VAAL

BSc in IT

X

Contact and Distance

(1st year 2018)

 

X

BSc Physics and Computer Science

x

x

 

BSc Chemistry and Computer Science

 

x

 

BSc Computer Science and Electronics

 

x

 

BSc Computer Science and Statistics

x

 

x

BSc Computer Science and Mathematics

x

x

 

BSc Computer Science and Economics

x

 

x

BSc in Environmental Sciences with Geography and Computer Science

x

x

 

Extended BSc with Chemistry and Computer Science

 

X

 

Extended BSc with Computer Science and Electronics

 

x

 

Extended BSc in Environmental Sciences with Geography and Computer Science

 

x

 

Extended BSc with Computer Science and Mathematics

 

x

 

Extended BSc with Physics and Computer Science

 

x

 

Extended BSc In IT

 

 

x

UNIVPREP: BSc in IT

x