BSc Degree In Information System at UCT

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BSc Degree Information System

BSc Degree Information System discipline investigates how computers and communication technologies can be used to address the information needs of modern organisations. The curriculum deals not only with the information technologies but also imparts students with the skills to analyse user requirements and develop information systems. The IS curriculum allows students to cover this exciting and expanding field. This specialisation maintains a balance between the technical (hardware and software) aspects of information systems and the human side of the discipline. There is a demand for well- qualified IS professionals. Our graduates are sought after, and hold many important and challenging positions nationally and internationally.

BSc Degree Information System: Finance

Students in this discipline either continue to complete the CA qualification on completion of the degree or enter into the areas of investment or corporate finance.

Statistical Sciences

Statistical Sciences is the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, and presentation of data. Business statistics is intended for students who want to have a more applied approach to statistics, Mathematical Statistics is intended for students with a very strong numerate ability.

Management Studies

The specialisation in Management Studies offers students a wide range of choice in subject areas whilst requiring them to complete the general core courses required of the first three years of the Business Science degree. We believe that the flexibility and academic rigour of this degree will make it very attractive to students and employers; it enables students to make the most of their strengths and interests. The degree, offered over a minimum of 3 years, requires students to complete 18 prescribed courses, including a minimum of a full year of mathematics, as well as 9 or more courses from a basket of approved electives ranging from Marketing to Politics to Statistical Sciences. Of this total of 27 courses, 7 are required to be at a 3rd year level, so students need to plan their curriculum carefully.

The selection instruments we use for Commerce are:

• Academic results (usually school-leaving examinations), the actual percentages obtained;
• Performance in the National Benchmark Tests (only the AL and QL components are considered, though Mathematics must also be written);
• Performance (usually in the school-leaving examination) in Mathematics and English.

Admission For Applicants Holding a National Senior Certificate

DEgREE / STREAM

APPliCAnTS COnSiDERED

ADMiSSiOn REQUiREMEnTS

Bachelor of Business Science specialising in:
Economics
Economics with Law

Finance
Finance with Accounting Information Systems Marketing
Organisational Psychology Analytics

Bachelor of Commerce specialising in:

Financial Accounting: General Accounting Financial Accounting: Chartered Accounting Financial Accounting: Accounting with Law Economics with Law

Economics and Finance Economics and Statistics Information Systems Management Studies Philosophy, Politics & Economics

BAND A
All applicants

For guaranteed admission

FPS of 480 or above
NBT scores of Upper Intermediate for AL & QL Maths 60%
English HL 50%
English FAL 60%

BAND B
All applicants

For probable admission

FPS of 435 or above
NBT scores of Upper Intermediate for AL & QL Maths 60%
English HL 50%
English FAL 60%

BAND C

Only SA applicants in targeted redress race groups*

For possible admission

FPS of 430 to 434
NBT scores of Lower Intermediate for AL & QL Maths 60%
English HL 50%
English FAL 60%
In exceptional circumstances a basic for QL may be mitigated by a score of intermediate in NBT Maths

Bachelor of Business Science specialising in:

Computer Science

Bachelor of Commerce specialising in:

Computer Science and Information Systems

BAND A
All applicants

For guaranteed admission

FPS of 480 or above
NBT scores of Upper Intermediate for AL & QL Maths 70%
English HL 50%
English FAL 60%

BAND B
All applicants

For probable admission

FPS of 435 or above
NBT scores of Upper Intermediate for AL & QL Maths 70%
English HL 50%
English FAL 60%

BAND C

Only SA applicants in targeted redress race groups*

For possible admission

FPS of 430 to 434
NBT scores of Lower Intermediate for AL & QL Maths 70%
English HL 50%
English FAL 60%
In exceptional circumstances a basic for QL may be mitigated by a score of intermediate in NBT Maths