UJ launches ‘new BA’ degree for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Date: May 30, 2019 | 4th Industrial Revolution, News
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recognises that higher education has to respond with unprecedented speed to prepare students for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). As a first in the African continent, UJ will offer a niche BA degree with specialisations in Politics, Economics and Technology (PET).
The degree is specifically designed to equip students with the hard skills and critical knowledge to embrace the technological revolution. The Vice-Chancellor of UJ, Professor Tshilidzi Marwala who is the Deputy Chairperson of the Presidential Task Team on the 4IR said: “The student of tomorrow requires programmes that integrate multiple disciplines, provides higher order skills to navigate increasingly complex intersections prompted by the 4IR. This programme brings together politics, economics and technology in exciting ways that are inter-disciplinary in response to the needs of the workplaces of tomorrow. Our students will emerge with high order technological skills.”
The new programme will be offered for the first time in January 2020. The programme is a result of collaboration amongst the Faculties of Humanities, Science and the College of Business and Economics.
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4IR for Accountants – UJ’s new course from 2020
The world is changing and moving at a pace and in a manner that was unprecedented in human history through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). South Africa has joined the bandwagon for the benefit of its people.
As a leader of the 4IR conversations in the country and around the world, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has joined hands with South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). The two institutions have launched a first-of-its-kind series of short online learning programmes to equip accountants with skills to navigate the 4IR, on 22 May 2019.
Titled 4IR for Accountants, the series, is the first of a suite of four courses, introducing 4IR. These topics include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Blockchain and Ethics. Present at the launch were SAICA executives Mr Freeman Nomvalo (CEO), Ms Chantyl Mulder (Executive Director: Nation-Building), Mr Willi Coates (Head of Marketing and Communication) and senior staff from SAICA, among other industry practitioners. Congratulations to all involved in putting these future-focused modules together!
For more information, contact the College.
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