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Computer Science & Information Systems

Potchefstroom, North West, South Africa
Information Systems

Summary

Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University

The Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University has eight faculties with more than 30 schools and centres. These are listed:

Faculties

• Arts
  - School of Languages
  - School of Social and Government Studies
  - School of Music
  - School of Communication Studies
  - School of Philosophy

• Natural Sciences
  - School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
  - School of Biological Sciences
  - School of Geo- and Spatial Sciences
  - School of Computer, Statistical and Mathematical Sciences
  - Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics
  - Centre for Environmental Management
  - Centre for Human Metabonomics

• Theology
  - School of Ancient Language and Text Studies 
  - School of Ministers' Training
  - School of Biblical Counseling and  Church Ministry

- Greenwich School of Theology

• Education Sciences
  - School of Human and Social Sciences for Education
  - School for Education Studies
  - School of Natural Sciences and Technology for Education
  - Research in Education Sciences

• Economic and Management Sciences
  - School of Business & Governance
  - School of Accounting Sciences
  - School of Economics
  - School of Business Management
  - School of Human Resource Sciences

• Law
 -
 Faculty of Law
 - Law Clinic
 - Potchefstroomse Electronic Law Journal (PER)
 - NWU Students Law Review

• Engineering
  - School of Chemical and Minerals Engineering
  - School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
  - School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  - Industrial Engineering
  - Electromechanical Engineering

 

• Health Sciences
  - School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science
  - School of Pharmacy
  - Subject Group - Physiology
  - Subject Group - Nutrition
  - Subject Group - Consumer Sciences
  - School of Psychosocial Behavioural Sciences
  - School of Nursing
  - BHSc in Occupational Hygiene
 

 

Unit for Open Distance Learning

  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Theology
  • Short Learning Programmes
  • Preparatory Programmes
  • Policing Practice

 

 

Bachelor Programs

3 Year bachelor's degree in IT,

Honors 4th year,

MSc,

PhD

 

Information for the programme are given below:

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

This programme provides a good basic training in information technology. In compiling the curricula for this programme the Faculty also considered possible occupations and the need of our country for human resources. Furthermore, this programme prepares the student for postgraduate studies (Hons BSc and/or M.Sc.) in computer science, which are recommended in view of registration with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). The purpose of the qualification is to:

· provide South Africa with graduates who have specific and relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills in information technology. This will contribute to broadening the leadership base through well-qualified citizens for innovative and knowledge-based contributions to economic and other supporting activities for the country and its people;

· equip graduates with grade-level expertise and applied skills in the field of Information Technology (Computer Science and Information Systems) which is globally and especially in South Africa a shortage of well qualified and well appointed human resources exist, and.

· enable graduates to enter the labour market of information technology as entrepreneurs or as employees of organisations at national and international level. The foundation laid as lifelong learners will enable graduates to contribute to the support of strategic decision making and eventually to direct contributions in this regard.

The student will also have the following specific knowledge and skills, viz. he will have the ability to:

a) contribute in a professional manner and according to modern, acceptable methodologies to the design, development and delivery of computer systems in accordance with business needs and principles;

b) contribute meaningfully to the management of information and information sources on the basis of his knowledge and understanding of appropriate concepts, structures, models, theories, principles and research methods;

c) solve IT relevant problems in the context of approaches and techniques of other appropriate disciplines by means of a thorough, practice-directed knowledge of and insight into the field of information technology (IT);

 

 d) realise the necessity to ensure continuing competency and to remain at the forefront of the latest technology and techniques, and as a lifelong student to stay involved with these by means of established and well-developed learning skills.

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Lynette is a senior lecturer at the NWU - Computer Science & Information Systems.

Her PhD was obtained in England with a dissertation entitled “Making sense of Information Systems failures” where all the various stakeholders perceptions when an information system is developed were essential to take into account. Other research interests include Information Security Awareness. ethics in IT and narrative analysis.

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Lynette is a senior lecturer at the NWU - Computer Science & Information Systems.

Her PhD was obtained in England with a dissertation entitled “Making sense of Information Systems failures” where all the various stakeholders perceptions when an information system is developed were essential to take into account. Other research interests include Information Security Awareness. ethics in IT and narrative analysis.

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