BCom Informatics Information Systems

BCom (Informatics) Focus area: Information Systems is a three-year full-time programme that focuses on the application and use of computer and information systems in organisations. The superiority of our students lies in their broad background in the field of economic and management sciences which implies that the world of business is not strange to them. The use of information technology by organisations is growing exponentially and new, more complex and challenging applications are explored and developed on a daily basis. It has the benefit that in addition to the obvious fact that the work environment of the informatics specialist is particularly interesting, there is also the advantage that many job opportunities are available for the well-qualified informatics specialist. Informatics specialists have the knowledge to analyse the information needs of organisations, be it businesses, government departments, non-profit organisations or any other organisation where information is crucial. They not only analyse the needs but also address those needs by designing and implementing information systems. Information systems nowadays refer to computer-based systems (including mobile applications) that store and manipulate data so that people can understand, use, interpret and make decisions based on the information. BCom (Informatics) offered by the University of Pretoria is the only degree in South Africa that is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) of the USA.

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Career Opportunities

Managers in the information technology environment, computer software or hardware support, computer systems analyst, financial information systems analyst, business analyst, information facilitator, IT training officer, systems developer, business systems analyst


Programme Code

07130173


Closing Dates

  • SA – 03/06/2019
  • Non-SA – 03/06/2019

Admission Requirements

  • The following persons will be considered for admission: candidates who are in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; candidates who are graduates from another tertiary institution or have been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and candidates who are graduates of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
  • Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.

Minimum requirements

Achievement level

English Home Language or English First Additional Language

Mathematics

APS

NSC/IEB

AS Level

NSC/IEB

AS Level

5

C

4

D

30

* Cambridge A level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects, will be considered for admission. International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who obtained at least a 4 in the required subjects, will be considered for admission.


Duration of study

3 years, full-time.


Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences aspires to be at the cutting edge of economic, financial and management education, as well as research and community engagement within the national, African and global context. Our mission is to advance relevant knowledge and develop employable, innovative and diverse graduates to co-create value for society.


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