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Faculty Website: Faculty of Science
Department: Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BScHons in Informatics
Programme Code: H2009Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in their respective science disciplines/fields, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of those science disciplines. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 30 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 specialisation qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study.
An NQF 7 Degree qualification obtained with a pass mark of at least 60% in Informatics, the ability to identify a business problem in industry and to develop a computer programme to solve it. A deep insight into the architecture of IT systems, including computers and networks. A deep insight into the representation of data structures in a computer system and the functioning of data models. A deep insight into the use of IT network systems in the execution of electronic commerce transactions. The ability to design web pages for the Internet serving as interfaces for electronic systems. A broad insight into the latest developments in the IT industry. A broad insight into the role and meaning of IT systems in modern society. Please note that applicants may be required to pass a practical programming examination as set annually by the Academy.