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Tuition Fees:$4,296 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:School of Engineering, IT, Science and Health
Campus:IIE MSA campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

Why study Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours)?
The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences Honours will provide candidates with advanced theories and knowledge in key disciplines of Computer and Information Systems. These key disciplines inform the professional practice of Information Technology (IT). Graduates will be equipped with research skills which will form the foundation of further post-graduate studies. The design for this honours degree has been informed by issues affecting enterprises and future technologies. This computer science honours degree will also develop graduates’ abilities to understand the role IT plays in the information systems and applications in a business environment. Graduates will be able to engage appropriately with management executives and stakeholders in planning and designing corporate solutions.

IT professionals are found across organisations and enterprises with the current move to online business, connected offices, cloud computing and global trends in the economy. The success of organisations is dependent on information and communications technology meeting the needs of the business in ways that align with corporate strategy.

As a result of the knowledge driven economy, we bring competitive knowledge to industry, education and society. Our Computer Sciences Honours degree focuses on contributing to research on information technology and systems in organisations and management, human-computer interaction and data science management by bringing context to information and knowledge.

Due to the rapid development of technology and technology management, it is essential to maintain, expand and enhance the knowledge in which you invest during your undergraduate degree. We would like to invite you to continue your studies at our Faculty and to enrol for our postgraduate course.

Successful completion of this computer science honours programme leads to an IIE qualification.

What is this Degree’s accreditation status?
The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences Honours degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 120-credit qualification on level 8 (SAQA ID: 88606).

Who is this degreeaimed at?
The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences Honours degree is aimed at post-graduate students who are interested in working in various IT related roles in the private and public sectors and conducting research. The aim is to produce competent IT professionals who, by understanding emerging technologies and trends, will contribute to the success and growth of the enterprise.

How is this degree structured at The IIE MSA?
The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences Honours (BCIS Hons) degree is aone-year degreefor full-time students. Please note that in line with academic practice, The IIE’s curriculum is annually reviewed thus changes may occur in the module structure and sequence in order to ensure that the qualification remains relevant. The exit level outcomes of the programme do not change. Registered students receive an updated programme curriculum on an annual basis.

What will I study?
The Honours degree offers two modules in the first semester, one module in the second semester with three 3 elective modules. Students need to select one of the three electives. The research module spans both semesters and is a year-long module.


First Semester
– Advanced Topics in IT
– Social Informatics

Second Semester
– Emerging Technologies
– Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
– Network Infrastructure
– User Interface Design and Usability

Admission Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements
– A relevant NQF 7 with an average of 60% or more in the third-year modules in the subject in which the student wants to specialise.
– Students who do not meet the admission requirements may be eligible for admission via alternate means such as RPL. Please enquire at the campus for assistance.

International entry requirements
– Classes are taught and assessed in English. A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NQF L7 equivalence in an appropriate field.
– Students who do not meet the admission requirements may be eligible for admission via alternate means such as RPL. Please enquire at the campus for assistance

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $24
Application Fees for International Students: $24

To Apply for a place at the IIE MSA, follow the steps below:
STEP ONE: Select your programme, confirm that you meet the Local or International academic requirements and the English language requirements for the programme you’d like to study.
STEP TWO: You are required to upload a copy of your SA ID document or International Passport in order for your Application to be processed.
STEP THREE: Arrange for payment of your non-refundable R 400.00 application fee which you will be required to pay before your application is processed.
STEP FOUR: The final stage is to Apply Online

Career Opportunities

This degree will open up an attractive range of career optionsbased on the specialisation that students previously acquired through their bachelor’s degree and the research area chosen for this study.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $4,296
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,679

Tuition fees per year for South African Students = R99,900
Tuition fees per year for International Students = R106,400
*International students registering for the first time at IIE MSA will be subject to an International Student Levy of R6,500 payable upon registration.
*Students are advised to pay their deposit on/before registration and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative a payment arrangement can be applied for before the 28 February 2021.
*For more information on fees, Contact the Student Fee Officer (Email: OR Tel: +27 011 950 4461 /4494)

Relevant Contact

Neil Manson
Head, School of Engineering, IT, Science and Health
Admission Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries