INTRODUCTION

The Department of Computer Science and Informatics specialises in the training of students who want to apply their knowledge of technology in scientific environments (Computer Science) or in the corporate world (Informatics). The department delivers highly-trained individuals with technical skills in programming, system design and analysis, as well as database and network management. The department is dedicated to producing top-quality graduates, equipped for a professional career in national and international companies.

Undergraduate Learning Programmes

The Department of Computer Science and Informatics offers two undergraduate qualifications with several learning programmes:

Bachelor of Computer Information Systems - BCIS

Learning Programme:     Computer Information Systems (BC430156)

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - BSc(IT)

Learning programme 1:   Computer Science and Mathematics (BC432238) 

Learning programme 2:   Computer Science and Mathematical Statistics (BC432237)

Learning programme 3:   Computer Science and Chemistry (BC432221)

Learning programme 4:   Computer Science and Physics (BC432240)

Learning programme 5:   Computer Science for Business and Management (BC432255)

 

PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BCIS)

Programme code

BC430156

Discipline

Computer Information Systems (BCIS)

 

Specialists in Computer Information Systems design, build, and implement software solutions that are the driving force in every business, non-profit organisation and government department. They analyse existing systems and discover new ways to optimise performance. This programme focuses on practical applications of technology to support organisations while adding value to their services.

Some of the technical Computer Science modules found in the B.Sc. streams are not included in this programme. Instead, it covers topics that are specifically tailored for the corporate world, for example analysis and modelling of workflow in an organisation, the use of tools to develop customised software, integration of infrastructure, ethical procedures, etc. In addition, modules from the Faculty of Economical and Management Sciences, such as Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing, Industrial Psychology, and Labour Relations Management, are taken.

PROGRAMMES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (BSc(IT))

Programme code

BC432238

BC432237

BC432221

BC432240

BC432255

Discipline 1

Computer

Science (CSIS)

Computer

Science (CSIS)

Computer

Science (CSIS)

Computer

Science (CSIS)

Computer

Science (CSIS)

Discipline 2

Mathematics

(MATM)

Mathematical

Statistics (STSM)

Chemistry

(CHEM)

Physics

(PHYS)

Business and

Management (B&M)

 

Computer Science with Mathematics (BC432238)

This learning programme is recommended for students who wish to develop a sound mathematical base for their career as computer scientist, mathematical analyst, financial mathematician, lecturer or teacher. The combination of Computer Science with Mathematics will enable a graduate to do modelling of real world objects and scenarios and simulate potentially dangerous or expensive environments before implementation.

Computer Science with Mathematical Statistics (BC432237)

This programme is specifically tailored to train students to apply their computing knowledge to analyse data and arrive at conclusions that would empower an organization in its decision-making process. A sound knowledge of statistical concepts is highly recommended for a career in Computer Science.

Computer Science with Chemistry (BC432221)

This programme prepares students for a career in research laboratories and teaching at schools or universities. Students will be well-equipped for careers in the food and mining industries or engineering firms concerned with chemical activities. Careers pertaining to natural products, structural elucidations, polymer- and/or new material development, catalysis, speed of reactions, analytical chemistry and electrochemical energy transformations may also be considered.

Computer Science with Physics (BC432240)

This programme is well-suited to students who want to follow careers in the manufacturing industries or engineering firms that are concerned with mechanical, civil, telecommunication and/or electronic and electrical activities. Careers in design, energy production, advanced instrumentation development, research laboratories, modelling and teaching are possible.

Computer Science in Business and Management (BC432255)

The science and commercial sectors often overlap. This learning programme provides students with the opportunity to learn and to experience the best of both worlds as it prepares them for careers in the public and private sectors. The Computer Science content is exactly the same as for the above-mentioned streams, but it is combined with modules such as Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Psychology, and Labour Relations Management.

  

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • No previous computer knowledge is required, although IT or CAT at school is recommended.
  • Participation in the National Benchmarking Tests (NBTs) for Language and Mathematics is compulsory.
  • National Senior Certificate (NCS) with an M-score (2007 or earlier) or Admission Point (AP) (2008 or later) of 30 or more.
  • Mathematics Level 4 (50%) or higher, depending on the learning programme.
  • Physical Science Level 4 (50%) is additionally required for programmes BC432221, BC432238 and BC432240.
  • Students who do not meet these admission requirements can consult us regarding our extended or preparation programmes.
  • Students who only had Mathematical Literacy at school will not be admitted to our undergraduate, extended or preparation programmes.

     

           Calculation of M-score (2007 or earlier):

     

    A

    B

    C

    D

    E

    F

    HG

    8

    7

    6

    5

    4

    3

    SG

    6

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

     

           Calculation of Admission Point (AP) (from 2008):

     

    30-39

    40-49

    50-59

    60-69

    70-79

    80-89

    90-100

    Life orientation

    0

    0

    0

    1

    1

    1

    1

    Other subjects

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

     

  • Use the following flow chart to identify the programmes for which you qualify

LEARNING PROGRAMME IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Computer Information Systems

(BC430156)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem 2

UFS101

* EALN1508 or AGAN1508

 

 

 

 

CSIL1511

 

BCIS1513

CSIS1614

 

EBCS1514

EBUS1514

EHRM1514

 

CSIL1521

 

BCIS1623

CSIS1624

 

EBCS1524

EIOP1524

 

Electives:

CSIS1683

BCIS2614

CSIS2634

 

EBUS1614

BCIS2624

CSIS2624

 

EBUS1624

ELRM2624

ENOV2624

 

 

Electives:

CSIS2642

BCIS3714

CSIS3714

 

EBUS2714

EBUS2715

CSIS3724

CSIS3744

 

ESBM2724

EBMA3725

 

LEARNING PROGRAMMES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Year

CS and Mathematics

(BC432238)

CS and Mathematical Statistics

(BC432237)

CS and Chemistry

(BC432221)

CS and Physics

(BC432240)

CS in Business and Management(BC432255)

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem2

1

UFS101

* EALN1508 or AGAN1508

UFS101

* EALN1508 or AGAN1508

UFS101

* EALN1508 or AGAN1508

UFS101

* EALN1508 or AGAN1508

UFS101

* EALN1508 or AGAN1508

CSIL1511

 

CSIS1614

CSIS1553

 

MATM1614

 

One of:

CHEM1513+

CHEM1551

PHYS1514

PHYS1534

 

 

 

Electives:

BCIS1513

CSIL1521

 

CSIS1624

CSIS1664

 

MATM1624

 

One of:

CHEM1623+

CHEM1661

CHEM1643+

CHEM1661

PHYS1624

PHYS1644

 

Electives:

CSIS1683

CSIL1511

 

CSIS1614

CSIS1553

 

STSM1614

 

 

MATM1614

 

 

 

 

Electives:

BCIS1513

CSIL1521

 

CSIS1624

CSIS1664

 

STSM1624

 

 

MATM1624

 

 

 

 

Electives:

CSIS1683

CSIL1511

 

CSIS1614

CSIS1553

 

CHEM1513+

CHEM1551

 

One of:

MATM1614

MATM1534

 

 

Electives:

BCIS1513

CSIL1521

 

CSIS1624

CSIS1664

 

CHEM1623+

CHEM1661

 

One of:

MATM1624

MATM1544

 

 

Electives:

CSIS1683

CSIL1511

 

CSIS1614

CSIS1553

 

PHYS1514

 

One of:

MATM1614

MATM1534

 

 

 

Electives:

BCIS1513

CSIL1521

 

CSIS1624

CSIS1664

 

PHYS1624

 

One of:

MATM1624

MATM1544

 

 

 

Electives:

CSIS1683

CSIL1511

 

CSIS1614

CSIS1553

BCIS1513

 

Two of:

EBCS1514

EBUS1514

EHRM1514

MATM1534

CSIL1521

 

CSIS1624

CSIS1664

 

 

Two of:

BCIS1623

EBCS1524

EACC1624

EIOP1524

MATM1544

 

Electives:

CSIS1683

2

 

CSIS2614

CSIS2634

 

MATM2614

MATM2654

 

 

 

 

Electives:

MATA2634

CSIS2624

CSIS2664

 

MATM2664

 

One of: MATM2624

MATA2644

 

Electives:

CSIS2642

CSIS2614

CSIS2634

 

STSM2616

 

 

 

 

Electives:

MATM2614

MATA2634

MATM2654

CSIS2624

CSIS2664

 

STSM2626

 

 

 

 

Electives:

MATA2644

MATM2664

CSIS2642

CSIS2614

CSIS2634

 

CHEM2613+

CHEM2611

CHEM2633+

CHEM2631

 

Electives:

MATA2634

MATM2654

CSIS2624

CSIS2664

 

CHEM2623+

CHEM2621

CHEM2643+

CHEM2641

 

Electives:

MATA2644

CSIS2642

CSIS2614

CSIS2634

 

PHYS2614

PHYS2632

 

 

 

Electives:

MATM2614

MATA2634

MATM2654

CSIS2624

CSIS2664

 

PHYS2624

PHYS2642

 

 

 

Electives:

MATA2644

CSIS2642

CSIS2614

CSIS2634

 

Two of:

BCIS2614

EBUS1614

EECF1614

STSA2616

CSIS2624

CSIS2664

 

Two of:

BCIS2624

EBUS1624

EECF1624

EBMA2624

STSA2626

 

Electives:

CSIS2642

3

 

CSIS3714

CSIS3734

 

MATA3774

 

One of: MATM3714

MATM3734

CSIS3724

CSIS3744

 

MATM3724

 

One of: MATM3744

MATA3784

CSIS3714

CSIS3734

 

STSM3714

STSM3734

CSIS3724

CSIS3744

 

STSM3724

STSM3744

CSIS3714

CSIS3734

 

CHEM3713+

CHEM3711

CHEM3733+

CHEM3731

CSIS3724

CSIS3744

 

CHEM3723+

CHEM3721

CHEM3743+

CHEM3741

CSIS3714

CSIS3734

 

PHYS3714

PHYS3732

PHYS3752

CSIS3724

CSIS3744

 

PHYS3724

PHYS3742

PHYS3762

CSIS3714

CSIS3734

 

Two of: EBUS2714

ETRM3714

STSA3716

STSA3732

CSIS3724

CSIS3744

 

Two of:

ESBM2724

EBMA3725

STSA3726

STSA3742

 

   

FACULTY CONTACT

Faculty Manager: Ms Lee-Ann Frazenburg
T: +27 51 401 3199
E: damonsle@ufs.ac.za

Marketing Manager: Mrs Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531
E: lottere@ufs.ac.za

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