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|Tuition Fees:||$2,472 /year|
|Applications Begin:||March 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)|
|Start Date:||February 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT|
|Application Deadline:||30 September 2021|
The type of student for whom this qualification is ideal is interested in engaging with information and creating and sharing new knowledge across platforms, primarily digitally, but also in analogue formats.
This qualification will enable graduates to discover, organise, manage and utilise information in an ethical manner. Graduates with skills in this field are highly sought after to help information-intensive industries to meet their visions and missions and become globally competitive.
The high prevalence of information and technology in the modern world implies that graduates are needed with specific competencies and skills related to the interaction between humans and information technologies. This is especially relevant with regard to the technologies associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (and any further similar innovations).
This programme focuses on the use of information technology and the processing of information products and is designed to train students in the management, retrieval and organisation of information, as well as teach them to package, distribute and add value to information. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in the management of information and knowledge, which are the most important resources of enterprises.
English Home Language
NSC/IEB – 5
AS Level – C
NSC/IEB – 6
AS Level – B
Cambridge A Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.
Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.
Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).
Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.
It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.
International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration guidelines show you step by step on how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email us at email@example.com.
Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.
Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Information and knowledge managers (manage information and knowledge resources),
– Information or e-commerce specialists (organise, retrieve and add value to information),
– Consultants on information products (services and systems),
– Information brokers (act as infopreneurs and buy and sell information products and services),
– System specialists/analysts/technologists (develop information systems).
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An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.
Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.
International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)
Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.
Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.
International students will be required:
– to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
– to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July