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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc IT)

Faculty of Information Technology SAQA ID No. 35954 NQF 7 370 Credits 3 Years Register
Today Information Technology goes beyond the design, and development of computer systems (hardware and software) and networks, which were historically used for obtaining, processing, and distributing data. This field has been growing at a very rapid pace over the last few years, and this growth is expected to remain stable. Thousands of new jobs are being created by IT as we move away from the Information Age and Knowledge Age to the Digital Age.

Students will learn how to determine information needs by understanding user expectations and converting these to design elements in addressing how to automate business processes, ensuring safeguards with regards to Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Business Intelligence, Mobile Computing and Digital Applications Development. The BSc in IT allows students to choose cutting-edge technology electives including artificial intelligence and programming or software engineering. Those seeking a more strategic direction in this space may choose IT Strategic Management.

Career Opportunities

  • Software Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Application Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Systems Analyst and Designer
  • Data Base Designer and Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Cyber Security Compliance Consultant
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Section 1

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is to enable the qualifying
student to enter various sub-categories within the Information Technology industry. The degree has been structured to allow students to choose an elective in one of three possible areas within the IT industry. The curriculum has specific outcomes aimed at developing professional, generic and specific skills required within each area of elective. All aspects of the programme have extensive practical elements, with emphasis on group and individual work, and the associated business, communication and presentation skills. In addition, the student is assured of being exposed to the latest, cutting-edge IT technologies and strategies.

Section 2

Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate or equivalent with an endorsement for admission to a Degree, with a pass in Maths and one Science subject; or
  • Student who have passed RGIT HCIT/HCSE or an equivalent level 5 in the field of Information Technology. A-level students pass in two subjects; or
  • O-level students who have passed 12th class, or an equivalent A-level examination, or senior secondary school certificate, or a technical diploma after secondary school certificate with English and Maths in terms of the secondary education system; or
  • Mature Age Exemption for students above the age of 23 as set out in the Higher Education Regulations; or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Section 3

Module Breakdown

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Module Breakdown Year 1

Year 1 Total Credits: 120

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

BSCINS511
Information Systems 511
5
10
BSCPRO511
Programming 511
5
15
BSCWBT511
Web Technology 511
5
15
BSCNET511
Networks Engineering 511
5
10
BSCMAT511
Mathematics 511
5
10

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

BSCINS512
Information Systems 512
5
10
BSCPRO512
Programming 512
5
15
BSCWBT512
Web Technology 512
5
15
BSCNET512
Networks Engineering 512
5
10
BSCMAT512
Mathematics 512
5
10

Module Breakdown Year 2

Year 2 Total Credits: 120

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

BSCINS621
Information Systems 621
6
10
BSCPRO621
Programming 621
6
10
BSCDBS600
Database Systems 600
6
10
BSCCCP600
Cloud Computing 600
6
10
BSCIPR621
Internet Programming 621*
6
15
BSCCAT600
Computer Architecture 600*
6
15
BSCBAS621
Business Analysis 621*
6
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

BSCINS622
Information Systems 622
6
10
BSCPRO622
Programming 622
6
15
BSCBDI600
Big Data & IOT 600
6
10
BSCMCI600
Machine Learning 600
6
10
BSCIPR622
Internet Programming 622*
6
15
BSCSTN600
Server Technology 600*
6
15
BSCBAS622
Business Analysis 622*
6
15

Module Breakdown Year 3

Year 3 Total Credits: 130

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

BSCIPM700
IT Project Management 700
7
10
BSCPRO731
Programming 731
7
15
BSCCBS700
Cyber Security 700
7
10
BSCMAD700
Mobile App Development 700
7
10
BSCPRO741
Programming 741*
7
15
BSCSEM700
Software Engineering 700*
7
15
BSCISM731
IT Strategic Management 731*
7
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

BSCITP700
IT Project 700
7
10
BSCPRO732
Programming 732
7
15
BSCAFI700
Artificial Intelligence 700
7
10
BSCWIL700
Work Integrated Learning 700
7
20
BSCPRO742
Programming 742*
7
15
BSCSAM700
Simulation and Modelling 700*
7
15
BSCISM732
IT Strategic Management 732*
7
15
Section 4

Outcomes

BSc graduates, in at least one science discipline, can:

  • a)Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles. b)Recognise that scientific knowledge and understanding are changeable.
  • a)Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles. b)Recognise that scientific knowledge and understanding are changeable.
  • Demonstrate key scientific reasoning skills.
  • Communicate scientific understanding in writing, orally and using visual, symbolic and/or other forms of representation.
  • Solve scientific problems
  • Demonstrate effective Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
  • Work effectively as a member of a team or group in scientific projects or investigations.
  • Apply scientific knowledge and ways of thinking to societal issues, taking into account ethical and cultural considerations.
  • Manage and organise their learning activities responsibly.
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