IT Distance Learning now available:

The NWU’s Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences will be offering our three (3) year BSc Computer Science and Information Technology degree as in the form of distance learning from 2018.

This degree is equivalent to the three year BSc Computer Science and Information Technology degree offered by the faculty as a full-time degree.

Please note that current full-time students cannot change to distance learning. Only students who will be first years in 2018 can enroll for the BSc IT distance learning.


How the degree works:

Students enrolled for the degree will not attend classes on campus, rather they will work from home and submit assignments via eFundi or through the available Learning Support Centers (LSC).

Contact/facilitation sessions referred to as Interactive Whiteboard Sessions (IWBs) will be available, but not compulsory, for enrolled students at the LSCs. Contact sessions are also recorded and placed on the UODL website.

Students will be communicated with via eFundi and SMS.

What are the minimum requirements for BSc IT distance learning?

  • National Senior Certificate with university admission to Diploma- or Bachelor's degree study, or equivalent qualification.
  • Admission Points Score (APS) of 26
  • Minimum Mathematics (not Mathematics literacy) score of 50% or more at grade 12 level. Mathematics level 4 (50 - 59%).
  • Specific Requirements:
    • Basic Computer Literacy
    • Access to a computer or laptop with a Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10 operating system, including access to the Internet from the computer or laptop with and Internet speed of at least 2Mbps.
    • Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365. Registered students of the NWU will be able to install Office 365 ProPlus for free.
    • It is COMPULSORY, and the responsibility of the student to obtain the necessary technology such as a computer and mobile phone that meet the minimum specifications of the NWU namely: Wi-Fi enabled, Windows-, Android- or Apple operating system, 3G enabled (preferably) and 32 Gig (preferably).

Contact Information:

Administrator: 018 285 5900

For more information please refer to the Information Booklet as made available by the Unit for Open Distance Learning (UODL)