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Programme: PhD (Information Technology)

Code Faculty Department
12264010 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Department: Computer Science, Informatics
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10

Programme information

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.

Admission requirements

  1. 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
  2. Minimum cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for all the modules
  3. 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

Research information

Refer also to G50.

The number of articles that have to be submitted to an accredited journal(s) on submisison of a doctoral thesis should be a minimum of two. Departments may, however, require a higher number, as specified in their postgraduate brochures or departmental websites. At the latest, just before the department submits the final result of a thesis to the Dean, a student should submit proof of submission of articles issued by an accredited journal(s), to the head of the relevant department, for his/her recommendation to the Dean. The submitted articles should be based on the reasearch that the student has conducted for the thesis and should have been approved by the supervisor. The affiliations of both the student and supervisor should be listed as the University of Pretoria.

Minimum credits: 360

Additional information:
Please note that all students register for SIT 990 at registration. As soon as a supervisor has been assigned to a student, the student is moved to the module code which has been assigned to the corresponding department as set out below.

  • SIT 990: Thesis: Information technology 990 (Department of Informatics)
  • SIT 991: Thesis: Information technology 991 (Department of Information Science specialising in Information Science)
  • SIT 992: Thesis: Information technology 992 (Department of Computer Science)
  • SIT 993: Thesis: Information technology 993 (Department of Information Science specialising in Multimedia)

Core modules

Minimum credits: 360

Additional information:
Please note that all students register for SIT 990 at registration. As soon as a supervisor has been assigned to a student, the student is moved to the module code which has been assigned to the corresponding department as set out below.

  • SIT 990: Thesis: Information technology 990 (Department of Informatics)
  • SIT 991: Thesis: Information technology 991 (Department of Information Science specialising in Information Science)
  • SIT 992: Thesis: Information technology 992 (Department of Computer Science)
  • SIT 993: Thesis: Information technology 993 (Department of Information Science specialising in Multimedia)

Core modules


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