WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,181 /year
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Commerce Honours (BCom Honours))
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

The full-time honours course caters for recent graduates with an Information Systems major or other relevant fields. It covers the major issues and research contributions in the field of IS applications and management, involves students in the research process, and increases their practical experience and knowledge of IS through the development of a team-based software project or through industry based internship.


INF4026F Application and Technical Development
INF4025S Information Systems Management
INF4027W Systems Development Project II
INF4024W Information Systems Research Project

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
Unless otherwise agreed by the Head of Department, internal UCT candidates will be expected to obtain an overall credit weighted average of at least 65% for their third year IS/CS major courses, and at least 55% for each course. Applicants must submit a detailed CV, and supply answers to questions relating to any past and present work experience and activities, awards, skills, and qualifications gained, involvement with the IS industry, their intended career progression, and motivation for enrolment in the course. Applicants from outside UCT should also submit an authorised academic transcript of their marks, and give contact details of two referees. They may also be requested to provide examples of their written or project work and may be required to attend an interview and complete an entrance examination.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply

Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at

If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email:
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Application analyst.
– Cyber security analyst.
– Data analyst.
– Data scientist.
– Database administrator.
– Information systems manager.
– IT consultant.
– IT technical support officer.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,181
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,729

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

Prof. Maureen Tanner
Programme Convener
Nicky Bobo
Administrative Officer