​​​Courses and Programmes

View Applied Information Systems  courses and programmes below:
 
Undergraduate 
 
The purpose of this programme is to strengthen and deepen the student's knowledge and to develop the student's applied competence in analysing, interpreting and understanding of information systems development processes, principles and methods. It further develops the intellectual independence, research and professional skills of the student. The qualification prepares students to meaningfully contribute to organisations' information systems development, acquisition, utilisation and quality thereof.
 
The aim of this qualification is to provide students with knowledge and skills to develop software solutions to solve business problems effectively using the latest technologies.
 
This programme provides a business perspective of information systems, and stresses how information systems can be used to improve the planning and running of businesses. The programme introduces students to the theoretical and practical basics of business and information systems. It investigates the use of information technology and communication technology as well as their convergence to support business information systems. The nature and value of information as well as the impact of Internet technology on organisations and society are also considered
 
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 - Postgraduate
 
The purpose of the qualification and programme is to develop the applied competence of the learner in analysing, interpreting and applying information technology (IT) management principles and methods.  It further develops the intellectual, research and professional skills of the learner.  The qualification prepares learners to meaningfully participate in the management of information technology in organisations and as such contributing to the economic growth of the organisation.

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Auditing
The purpose of the programme is to strengthen and deepen the student’s knowledge and to develop applied competence in analyzing, interpreting and understanding information systems auditing processes, principles and methods. It further develops the intellectual independence, research and professional skills of the student. The qualification prepares students to meaningfully contribute to organisations’ information systems auditing as well as acquisition, utilization and development of information systems and technology.​
The purpose of the programme is to develop the applied competence of student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of IT Management principles and methods. Through a Masters dissertation, the student will show evidence of scientific research and the ability to reflect thereon in the holistic context of IT Management. The programme will assist in the continuing professional development of experience and senior managers and leaders will be enhanced for both South African delegates and, increasingly, promote the development of IT Management skills for students and executive delegates which both local and international context.
 
MCom Business Management_Brochure.pdf (specilising in Applied Information Systems)
The student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of basic and advanced management principles in the different functional units of the business organisation, and be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of management as a practice.
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PhD Information Technology Management
Through the doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would display applied competence in research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication in the research process and findings. The student should be able to reflect on his/her research decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of research in the information technology management industry.
 
 
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- Short Courses​
(Also known as Short Learning Programmes (SLP) or Continuing Education Programmes  (CEPs) )
 


The purpose of this SLP is to provide students who possess a Bachelor's degree in IT or Computer Science or Information Systems, Statistics or related fields with an opportunity to obtain higher level hands-on practical knowledge and skills that are required by the industry. In addition this will enable them to understand the concept of computational intelligence in tandem with trends in data science. Furthermore, it will help them to understand the key drivers in computational intelligence.
 
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The purpose of the Business and Systems Analysis SLP is to provide a student with a broad view of IT Systems Analysis and Business Systems Analysis within the context of the overall MCom programme. The programme will prepare the student to apply Business and System analysis principles from enterprise analysis, requirements identification and documentation, systems requirement design, systems implementation and systems solution assessment and validation. The student should benefit by being equipped with skills necessary to function as a Business Analyst, Systems Analyst and Operations Manager and would be comfortable venturing into more specialised areas as a Data scientist. This latter skill set is currently under supplied and needed globally.
 
The purpose of this module is to introduce the learner to basic IT (Information Technology) terminology, basic computer components, common functions of a Personal Computer (PC), and the operating system. Also introduction to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Access. The learner will be able to use applications such as, Word Processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database to solve business problems.
 
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Masters and PhD Supervisors

Please refer to the individual staff profiles for specific research areas of potential supervisors.