BIS (Hons) Information Science (Code 12240006) 

Programme brochure and timetable
Please consult the Honours brochure here (to be made available)
Please consult the Honours timetable here (to be made available)
First meeting - 7 February 2022 at 17h30
A very important virtual welcoming meeting will take place via ZOOM for all Honours students (especially our new 2022 intake students who are registering for the first time for BIS Hons Information Science) on 7 February 2022 at 17h30.
Join Zoom Meeting (even if you have not yet registered)
Meeting ID: 820 3284 5078
Passcode: 151647  
Date:   7 February 2022
Time:  17:30  - 18:30
Why:   Students will have the opportunity to meet lecturers and learn a bit more about the different modules
Registration: Registration must be done before classes start for the BIS Honours degrees
Coordinator of the BIS Honours and HOD: Prof Ina Fourie ([email protected])
Note: When all questions have been dealt with, the ZOOM session might end earlier
To view the first meeting of 7 February 2022
Please contact [email protected] should you wish to view the past meeting. You will then receive the link and password via email.
Financial difficulties?

If you have been accepted into the programme, but are experiencing financial difficulties and cannot register, please visit the website: or and follow the appropriate links. Also inform/email all your lecturers.

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Programme coordinator
Office: IT 6-73, Hatfield Campus
Tel: +27 12 420 5216
Admission requirements
BIS (Information Science) degree with a weighted average of at least 60% for relevant third-year modules or
BIS (Multimedia) degree with a weighted average of at least 60% for relevant third-year modules or BIS (Publishing) degree with a weighted average of at least 60% for relevant third-year modules or relevant bachelor’s degree with a weighted average of at least60% for relevant third-year modules.
Additional requirements
Consult G Regulations G.16 to G.29.
Other programme-specific information
Subject to the provisions of G Regulation G.18.3, a full-time student must complete his or her studies for an honours degree within two academic years (four semesters) and an after-hours student within three academic years (six semesters) after first registration for the degree. However, the Dean may, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, extend the period of study in both cases by a maximum of two semesters.
Teaching staff presenting the Information Science modules



Final year
Minimum credits:
Select any three electives (45 credits) in collaboration with the programme coordinator. (A maximum of two modules may also be selected from the other departments in the School of Information Technology.)

Fundamental modules
Research methodology 711 (INY 711) - Credits: 15.00
Research report 734 (INY 734) - Credits: 30.00

Core modules
Information and knowledge management (I) 713 (INY 713) - Credits: 15.00
Information behaviour, retrieval and organisation 714 (INY 714) - Credits: 15.00

Elective modules
Please note: Select electives in consultation with the Programme coordinator as not all modules are presented each year.
Information ethics 715 (INY 715) - Credits: 15.00
Information and knowledge management (II) 716 (INY 716) - Credits: 15.00
Data management 717 (INY 717) - Credits: 15.00
Fourth industrial revolution 722 (INY 722) - Credits: 15.00
Competitive intelligence (I) 726 (INY 726) - Credits: 15.00
Competitive intelligence (II) 727 (INY 727) - Credits: 15.00
Information communication 730 (INY 730) - Credits: 15.00 (the same as INY 700 and INY 430 for other programmes)

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