Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc IT)

General

Program Description

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
  • Database Designer and Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Cyber Security Compliance Consultant
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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is to enable the qualifying
the 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 program 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.

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
  • Students 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).

Module Breakdown

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Module Breakdown Year 1

Year 1 Total Credits: 120

Module Breakdown Year 2

Year 2 Total Credits: 120

Module Breakdown Year 3

Year 3 Total Credits: 130

Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles. b) Recognize that scientific knowledge and understanding are changeable.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles. b) Recognize 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 organize their learning activities responsibly.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (previously PC Training and Business College), commenced operations in 1998 as a Computer Training Centre and has since grown to be one of the largest Privat ... Read More

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (previously PC Training and Business College), commenced operations in 1998 as a Computer Training Centre and has since grown to be one of the largest Private Education providers in South Africa. Read less
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