The increasing amount of information available and developing information needs have necessitated the training of information intermediaries to effectively facilitate the bringing together of users and the information they require.
This package 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 to teach them how to add value to, package and distribute information. Students will also have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the management of one of the most important resources of enterprises – information and knowledge. Two or three specialisation options are available, depending on the electives chosen.
- In order to register NSC/IEB/Cambridge candidates must comply with the minimum requirements for degree studies as well as with the minimum requirements for the relevant study programme.
- Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
- Grade 11 results are used in the provisional admission of prospective students.
- A valid National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission to degree studies is required.
- Minimum subject and achievement requirements as set out below are required. On first-year level a student has a choice between Afrikaans and English as language medium. In certain cases tuition may be presented in English only for example in electives where the lecturer may not speak Afrikaans or in cases where it is not economically or practically viable.
- Provisional admission to the four-year programme in the School of Engineering is only guaranteed if a prospective student complies with ALL the requirements below.
Candidates who do not comply with the minimum requirements, set out above, but who have obtained a minimum APS of 30, an achievement level of 5 for English or Afrikaans, 6 for Mathematics and 5 for Physical Science, will be considered for provisional admission to either the four-year programme or the ENGAGE programme based on the results of the compulsory NBT.
Admission to ENGAGE in the School of Engineering will be determined by the results of the NBT, NSC results, an achievement level of 5 in Mathematics and 4 in Physical Science, as well as an achievement level of 4 in Afrikaans or English, together with an APS of 25.
Students may apply directly to be considered for the ENGAGE programme.
| Minimum requirements for 2016 |
| Achievement level |
| Afrikaans or English || APS |
| NSC/IEB || HIGCSE || AS-Level || A-Level |
| 4 || 3 || D || D || |
based on the
Should a candidate obtain an APS of 25 to 27 consideration for admission will be based on the results of the NBT provided the quotas regarding student numbers have not been reached. If informatics is selected at first-year level an achievement level of 5 is required in Mathematics.
Other programme-specific information
Because credits are not calculated in the same way in all faculties, students should ensure note that the total number of credits required for this package is at least 415-458 depending on the choice of elective modules (as required for Group A, B or C).
Because credits are not calculated in the same way in all faculties, students should take note that the total number of credits required for Group A is at least 70 and 90 for Groups B and C.
1. A candidate who has obtained at least 4 (50-59%) in Mathematics in the Grade 12 examination, or at least 50% in both WTW 133 and WTW 143 will be admitted to Informatics 112;
2. A candidate who has obtained at least 5 (60-69%) in Mathematics, or has passed WTW 133 and WTW 143, will be admitted to Informatics, 154, 164 and 171.
3. Prerequisite for INF is at least level 5 (60-69%) in Mathematics in the Grade 12 examination or WTW 101 or (WTW 133 and WTW 143) as well as the module prerequisites.