Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc IT) - Richfield
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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc IT)

Faculty of Information Technology SAQA ID No. 35954 NQF 7 400 Credits 3 Years Register Online
Today IT 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: 130

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

INS511A
Information Systems 511
5
10
PRO511A
Programming 511
5
15
WBT511A
Web Technology 511
5
15
NET511A
Networks 511
5
10
MAT511
Mathematics 511
5
10

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

INS512A
Information Systems 512
5
10
PRO512A
Programming 512
5
15
WBT512A
Web Technology 512
5
15
NET512A
Networks 512
5
10
MAT512
Mathematics 512
5
10
DSC500
Data Science 500
5
10

Module Breakdown Year 2

Year 2 Total Credits: 120

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

INS621A
Information Systems 621
6
10
PRO621A
Programming 621
6
15
DBS600
Database Systems 600
6
10
CCP600
Cloud Computing 600
6
10
IPR621A
Internet Programming 621*
6
15
CAT600A
Computer Architecture 600*
6
15
BAS621
Business Analysis 621*
6
15
DMV600
Data Manipulation & Visualisation 600*
6
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

INS622A
Information Systems 622
6
10
PRO622A
Programming 622
6
15
BDI600
Big Data & IOT 600
6
10
MCI600
Machine Learning 600
6
10
IPR622A
Internet Programming 622*
6
15
STN600
Server Technology 600*
6
15
BAS622
Business Analysis 622*
6
15
SDS600
Statistics for Data Science 600*
6
15

Module Breakdown Year 3

Year 3 Total Credits: 130

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

SEM700
Software Engineering 700
7
10
PRO731
Programming 731
7
15
CBS700
Cyber Security 700
7
10
AFI700
Artificial Intelligence 700
7
10
HCI700
Human Computer Interaction 700
7
10
PRO741
Programming 741*
7
15
MCI700
Machine Learning 700*
7
15
ISM731
IT Strategic Management 731*
7
15
NET731
Networks 731*
7
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

ITP700
IT Project 700
7
10
PRO732
Programming 732
7
15
MAD700
Mobile App Development 700
7
10
WIL700
Work Integrated Learning 700
7
20
OPS700
Operating Systems 700
7
10
PRO742
Programming 742*
7
15
SAM700
Autonomous Systems & Robotics 700*
7
15
ISM732
IT Strategic Management 732*
7
15
NET732
Networks 732*
7
15
Section 4

Outcomes

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

  • )Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles. 1)Recognise that scientific knowledge and understanding are changeable.
  • )Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles. 1)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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