Masters Courses

MSc (Computer Science) / MSc (Information Technology) / MCom (Informatics)

A master's degree in either Computer Science or Informatics gives you the opportunity to focus on a single area and in so doing become an expert. In many organisations, a master's degree is a pre-requisite for senior posts. A master's degree in this Academy is entirely dissertation-based with no lectures. Students choose the topic that they are interested in and work one-on-one with their supervisor.

Some of the master's research projects recently undertaken include: 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Immune Systems
  • Information Technology Security‚Äč
  • Information Technology Governance
  • Biometrics
  • Services Computing
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Computer Graphics

Successful students must submit at least one article for publication before completing the course.

Admission Requirements

The general regulations for Masters degrees apply. A BSc / BCom (Honours) in either Computer Science, Informatics or IT with a minimum average of 65%.

Students are advised to first talk to prospective study leaders in the Academy before registering.  A research proposal must be submitted before registration.


Doctoral Courses

PhD (Computer Science) / PhD (Informatics)

A doctoral degree gives you the opportunity to examine complex problems at technical and philosophical levels. With a doctoral degree, you are not only able to follow the IT industry, you can also begin to provide leadership.

Course Duration‚Äč

At least two years full-time or four years part-time study.

Admission Requirements

The general regulations for Doctoral degrees apply. An MSc in either Computer Science, Informatics or IT with a minimum average of 65%. Students are advised to first talk to prospective study leaders in the Academy before registering. A research proposal must be submitted before registration.