BSc / BSc Extended in Information Technology

General

Program Description

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory, and methodology of information technology. The purpose of the BSc Information Technology program is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with information technology and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. With the focus of the program being on the principles, theory, and practice of information technology, the students acquire the appropriate competence and research ability that serves as a basis for entry into the labor market and a range of professional training, practice as well as postgraduate studies opportunities associated with information technology.

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Exit-level outcomes

Students should be able to:

  • Identify, interpret, analyze and solve routine as well as unfamiliar problems and issues using inquiry and theory-driven arguments
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in working with others in a team by taking responsibility for their own work and showing regard for the work of others
  • Identify, evaluate and address their own task-specific learning needs
  • Develop good information retrieval as well as quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills, including the appropriate use of ICT
  • Demonstrate a well-grounded, systematic and integrated knowledge, theory, and practice of information technology
  • Monitor and evaluate their own academic development and progress based on commonly applied information technology applicable criteria
  • Present and communicate information and ideas and opinions in well-structured arguments, adhering to appropriate academic/ professional discourse
  • Use science and technology reliably in variable and unfamiliar contexts and adhere to recognized professional and/or ethical standards, seeking guidance where appropriate
  • Identify, distinguish, effectively select, and apply procedures, processes, methods/ techniques of inquiry and research applicable to information technology-related contexts.

Duration

  • BSc: 3 years
  • BSc Extended: 4 years

Admission Requirements

BSc in Information Technology (Information Technology)

  • Minimum APS: 30
  • English: 5 (60%+)
  • Mathematics: 6 (70%+)
  • Physical Sciences: Not Applicable

BSc in Information Technology (Computer Sciences and Informatics)

  • Minimum APS: 30
  • English: 5 (60%+)
  • Mathematics: 6 (70%+)
  • Physical Sciences: Not Applicable

BSc Extended in Information Technology (Computer Science and Informatics)

  • Minimum APS: 26
  • English: 4 (50%+)
  • Mathematics: 5 (60%+)
  • Physical Sciences: Not Applicable

Career Opportunities

  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Manager
  • Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • WebMaster
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Graphics Designer
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Researcher

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less