BSc Hons in Information Technology


Program Description

The primary purpose of the BSc Hons qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Information Technology and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Hons is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision.

The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research-based postgraduate science study.

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The following core semester module is compulsory: IT28X47 Ethical and legal aspects of IT.

The scope of the compulsory practical year project (IT28X30 Project (3 modules)) is a minimum of 200 hours. The year project spans two consecutive semester modules. The continuation of the project in the second semester is dependent on satisfactory progress during the first semester. The project must be developed strictly according to the project development methodology as prescribed by the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering. 

The project development methodology subscribes to the software engineering systems' life cycle as endorsed by the British Computer Society (BCS).

The following phases are differentiated:

  • Business modeling
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Design, Development
  • Testing
  • Implementation (Deployment)

At the University of Johannesburg “The Future. Reimagined.” is not simply a catchy phrase

The institution is taking the lead across Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution Thinking, reimagining the future for all disciplines 4IR is the next wave of industrialization that we need to understand and shape in order to build the future of this country – and the Africa continent – so richly deserve. 4IR is not just about robotics and automation; it is about the advancement of society to empower people and uplift generations.

As the world moves forward into the 4th industrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4IR” – bringing 4IR thinking and technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learning technologies. This means that UJ graduates are better prepared to embrace the future of business and industry as AI and 4IR play a bigger part in the way we live and work.

At the University of Johannesburg, it is our duty to embrace and navigate the future leaders of our country proudly and boldly through the unimagined complexities of 4IR so that they may take full advantage and deliver a better tomorrow. Future leaders like you! Here we are leading courageous conversation; pushing and shaping the design of a new tomorrow. Here we are taking action and building the new world.

Admission requirements:

A BSc BSIT01/B2I01Q Degree or a BSc BSIT02/ B2I02Q degree. A pass mark of at least 60% in Computer Science or Informatics in the final year.

Please note: Applicants may be required to pass a practical programming examination as set annually by the Academy.

Duration of program:

The Honors Degree in Information Technology consists of seven-semester modules AND a compulsory practical year project.

  • Full-time: 10 modules in 1 year
  • Part-time: 4/5 modules per year over 2 years

Contact details:

Name: Ms Simangele Msibi / Tel: 011 559 2839 / Email:
Name: Ms Gugulethu Ndevu / Tel: 011 559 2967 / Email:

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