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Exciting new degree offered from 2020: BIT (Information Systems)

Posted on March 03, 2019

Since ICT skills are still scarce skills in South Africa, skilled information and communications technology (ICT) professionals are in high demand. This skills shortage will be addressed by the new Bachelor of Information Technology degree with specialisation in Information Systems, BIT (Information Systems).

Core modules from first to third year

  • Systems analysis and design
  • Programming
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Database design and implementation
  • Network infrastructure
  • Project management
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Trends in IT

Students can choose elective modules from 7 streams:

  • The computer auditing stream
  • The Information Science stream
  • The Entrepreneurship stream
  • The e-Business stream
  • The Geography stream
  • The Data Science Management stream
  • The e-Taxation stream

What does the BIT (Information Systems) programme entail?
BIT (Information Systems) is the study of the application and use of computer and information systems in an organisation. Due to the increasing use of information technology by organisations, more complex and challenging applications are constantly being explored and developed. In addition to the obvious fact that the work environment of the informatics specialist is particularly interesting, this constant development also means that many new job opportunities become available to well-qualified informatics specialists. The superiority of students in this field lies in their specialist stream, which can be Computer Auditing,  Information Science, Entrepreneurship, e-Business, Geography, Data Science Management or e-Taxation.

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