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
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.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.