Unless the Dean, on the recommendation of the chairperson of the school, decides otherwise, the PhD degree is conferred on the basis of a thesis and an examination on the thesis.
- Master’s degree in Information Technology or master’s degree in Information Systems or master’s degree in Computer Science or master’s degree in Information Science or relevant master’s degree deemed applicable by the departmental Postgraduate Committee
- Minimum cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for all the modules
- Minimum of 65% for the mini-dissertation or the dissertation
Note: Additional modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency
Unless Senate, on the recommendation of the supervisor, decides otherwise, a student, before or on submission of a thesis, must submit proof of submission of an article to an accredited journal, to the Head: Student Administration. The draft or submitted article, as the case may be, should be based on the research that the student has conducted for the thesis and be approved by the supervisor if the supervisor is not a co-author. The supervisor shall be responsible for ensuring that the paper is taken through all the processes of revision and resubmission, as may be necessary. Conferment of the degree may be made subject to compliance with the stipulations of this regulation.
The student must provide proof by means of his or her work, thesis and examination of advanced original research and/or creative work which makes a real and substantial contribution to the relevant field of research.