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Overview of Postgraduate Programmes

Honours BCom Informatics  / Honours BIT(Information Systems) | Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Innovation | MCom Informatics | MIT Information Systems | MIT ICT Management  | PhD


Honours BCom Informatics / Honours BIT(InformationSystems)

NQF level = 8
Minimum of 120 credits, 7 modules
Faculty: BCom (Inf) Hons: EMS, BIT (IS) Hons: EBIT

Pre-requisite

  • 60% average for Informatics 3rd year or 60% average for equivalent third year IT courses as deemed applicable by the Department of Informatics. IT industry experience may be considered.
  • For BCom (Inf) Hons only: Student must enrol for and pass the first year, first semester modules in Accounting (FRK111), Business Management (OBS110), Economics (EKN111) and Statistics (STK 110), if these were not part of the Bachelor’s degree.

It is a requirement of the Faculty EMS that students  who register in this Faculty should have a basic academic background in these subjects. It is not allowed to do these four subjects concurrently with the BCom Hons (Inf) degree.

Select modules from

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Mobile Computing
  • e-Commerce
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing
  • Data Mining
  • Information Systems Development

Compulsory:
Research Methods and Research Project

Minimum duration of study: 1 year

Contact Person: Mrs R vd Merwe [email protected] 012 420 6321

 


Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Innovation

NQF level = 8
120 credits, 7 modules
Faculty: EMS

Pre-requisite

  • 60% average for the third year of any relevant B degree as deemed applicable by the Department of Informatics. IT industry experience may be considered.

Modules

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Project Management
  • Research Methods
  • Research project
  • Information communication
  • e-Commerce

Minimum duration of study: 1 year

Contact Person: Mrs R vd Merwe [email protected] 012 420 6321


MCom (Informatics)  (Research)

NQF level = 9

180 credits, full dissertation (no course work)

Faculty: EMS

Pre-requisite:

  • BCom Informatics Hons with an average of 65% and the following modules: FRK, EKN, OBS and STK 1st year, 1st semester.
  • Final mark of 60% for Advanced topics in IS Research seminar.
  • International students SAQA certificate needed. (www.saqa.org.za)

Minimum duration of study: 1 year

Contact Person: Mrs R vd Merwe [email protected] 012 420 6321


MIT Information Systems (MIT(IS)) (Research)

NQF level = 9

180 credits, full dissertation (no course work)

Faculty: EBIT

Pre-requisite:

  • Four year degree in IT/IS (e.g. BCom Informatics honours) with 65% average for the fourth year in IT/IS.
  • Final mark of 60% for Advanced topics in IS Research seminar.
  • International students SAQA certificate needed (www.saqa.org.za)

Minimum duration of study: 1 year

Contact Person: Mrs R vd Merwe [email protected] 012 420 6321


MIT  ICT Management (Course work)

NQF level = 9.

180 credits, 12 modules + mini-dissertation

Faculty: EBIT

Pre-requisite:

Relevant three or four year degree with an average of 65%, a pass mark in Matric Mathematics, and appropriate industry experience at the middle management level. 


Modules

  • IT Research
  • CS in Perspective
  • Information in Perspective
  • ICT Infrastructure Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Life cycle and Maturity Models for IT
  • Digital Economy
  • ICT Project Management
  • Corporate IT Systems
  • Organisational Behavior Management
  • ICT Financial Management
  • Dissertation

Minimum duration of study: 2 years

Contact Person: Mrs R vd Merwe [email protected] 012 420 6321


PhD IT, IS  (Research)

NQF level = 10

360 credits, thesis

Faculty:  EBIT

Prerequisite:

  • PhD(IS) and PhD(IT): M.IT (IS) or relevant Masters degree with average of 65%
  • Research component of the Masters degree to contribute to at least 50% of the credits of the degree.
  • At least 70% for Advanced topics in IS Research (1st semester) and Writing a PhD proposal in IS (2nd semester) as preparatory work.

Minimum duration of study: 2 years

Contact Person: Mrs R vd Merwe [email protected] 012 420 6321


Other Contact Persons:

EMS Faculty:   Mrs N Bahula nellie.bahula@up.ac.za  012 420 5279

EBIT Faculty:   Mr Kenneth Nkonyana  [email protected]  012 420 4095

Fees & Quotations:   [email protected]  or  [email protected] or https://www.up.ac.za/en/fees-and-funding/article/277386/tuition-fees-per-faculty

International Office:   Mrs Jenny Lambinon  [email protected]

 

 

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