IS specialist postgraduate programme (4th year) | Information Systems

Honours degree in Information Systems

Information Systems


Information Systems Honours is a postgraduate programme taken after completion of a three-year Bachelors degree majoring in Information Systems. Places are limited, with about 35 students being accepted into the Honours programme each year.

The Honours programme focuses on preparing students for the information systems profession as well as preparing the way for further postgraduate studies. On successful completion of the programme, students are awarded a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Information Systems.   


  • "Start-up week" involving team building activities
  • Four-week industry internship during the June/July vacation


Information Systems
Coursework modules, research project and systems development project
Schedule Full-time
Duration 1 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Scholarships available No


Project seminar

The Information Systems Honours course takes a 'holistic' approach by developing the technological, managerial, interdisciplinary and communication skills and expertise of students. The Department currently offers the following coursework modules at the Honours level: 

  • Research Methodology; Corporate Communications; Enterprise Architecture; Business Analysis; IT Business Consulting; Software Quality Assurance; IS Management; Agile Systems Development. 
  • Relevant courses from Computer Science, Management and other departments may also be taken.

All IS Honours students undertake a full Systems Development Project and complete a Research Project. Students also participate in a 4-week industry internship during the mid-year vacation, which provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable insights into the profession whilst still studying. In addition, a number of Value-Added Lectures are presented by industry specialists on a wide range of relevant topics.



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