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Department of Informatics

Academic Programmes

Informaticians are often known by other names, such as:

  • systems analysts;
  • systems developers;
  • business analysts;
  • business systems analysts;
  • information facilitators.

What are the entrance requirements for BCom (Informatics : Information Systems)?

  • You need a Grade 12 certificate with university exemption;
  • Mathematics: 5 (60 - 69%), NOT Mathematics Literacy;
  • Afrikaans or English: 4 (50 - 59%),
  • Life Orientation: 4(50 - 59%)
  • Score: 30 (incorrectly stated as 32 in faculty brochure).

The Student Outcomes of our degree are linked to the ABET (international accreditation body)outcomes:

The program must enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

A.    An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

B.     An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

C.     An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

D.    An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

E.     An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

F.      An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

G.    An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

H.    Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

I.       An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

J.       An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.

SO 1.1. (ABET Outcome B,C,I) The student should have a thorough knowledge of the planning, analysis, design, implementation and management of computerized information systems.

SO 1.2. (ABET Outcome G,I) The student should be able to describe the different components and the interaction of these components in a computer-based system

SO 2.1. (ABET Outcome A,B,C,I) The student should have mastered advanced business programming using a modern programming language.

SO 2.2. (ABET Outcome B,C,D,I) The student should implement a database application by converting a detailed design into a working database.

SO 3.1. (ABET Outcome B,C,D,F,I) The student should understand the importance of managing project execution, estimate and schedule tasks as well as how to build and maintain sound relationships during any project life cycle.

SO 4.1. (ABET Outcome E,G) The student should have an awareness of the social, ethical and global implications of Information technology.

SO 5.1. (ABET Outcome A,F,G) The student should be able to communicate (verbally and in writing) a critical, analytical and logical argument on selected topics around the adoption, use and management of information systems in organizations.

SO 6.1. (ABET Outcome C,D,G,I) The student should successfully complete an information system solution for their clients; completing each deliverable as part of the SDLC.

SO 6.2. (ABET Outcome D,F,H) Students should manage their own teams