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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.

Highlights

  • Well-equipped computer labs
  • Open days
  • Great campus life
  • Good academic support
Schedule Full-time
Duration 3 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Scholarships available No

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Overall ratings for INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
 
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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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