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Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences for 2017

Why study Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences?

Demand for information technology graduates exceeds supply in most economies – developed and developing. Whether you’re looking to study a wide range of IT units or specialise in a particular IT niche, a globally relevant and recognised IT degree from Monash can get you there.

This degree allows you to major in application development and networks, or business systems, and if you’d like to major in both areas, you can. Studies range from non-technical areas, such as organisational needs, to hardware, software, network and multimedia technologies. You will also learn the development and management skills needed to create and implement computer-based systems.

We prepare you with skills like advanced programming, software engineering and information and network security, so that you leave Monash armed with tools for success in your chosen career.

Students who continue on to our honours programme will polish their knowledge, preparing them for a more specialised career in the IT industry, further study or research.

This programme is offered by Monash South Africa in cooperation with Monash University. Successful completion of this programme leads to a Monash South Africa qualification.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are able to effectively use, develop and manage IT-based systems across various settings, such as business, government and industry. Graduates play leading professional roles in South Africa and overseas as:

  • business analysts
  • database administrators
  • IT consultants
  • network manager
  • specialist programmers
  • systems analysts.
Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2017
  • Domestic

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 83,400.00 per annum

  • International

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 83,400.00 per annum

    International fee per 48 credit points
    48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year

Intakes
  • Domestic

    First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)

  • International

    First Semester (February)
    Second Semester (July)

Attendances

On-campus at South Africa : full-time

Course code

4307

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • Minimum score: 33
  • Subject prerequisites: English (4) and Mathematics (4) or Math Literacy (5)

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you'd like to study, the Foundation programme MSAFP) can get you there. The programme bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by Monash South Africa.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Advanced Levels

  • Minimum score: 8
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5

Examinations taken in maximum of 1 academic year.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Minimum score: 26
  • Subject prerequisites: English 4 (SL) or 3 (HL) and Math pass

Namibia HIGSCE

  • Maximum score: 16
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: Total score of six higher level subjects taken in one examination sitting*. Score higher level grades as follows: 1 (ONE), 2 (Two), 3 (THREE) and 4(FOUR), 0 (UNGRADED). Note: Grade 1 (ONE) is the highest and Grade 4 (FOUR) the lowest. Minimum English language requirement met by a maximum result of 2 in First Language English (Higher Level).

*A minimum of 6 subjects are taken in one examination sitting.

SAT

  • Minimum score:
    • 1710 prior to March 2016 (Total score out of 2400)
    • 1230 from March 2016 (Total score out of 1600)
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: High School Diploma (Grade 12) AND combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

For other qualifications contact the School of Information Technology.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you'd like to study, the Foundation programme MSAFP) can get you there. The programme bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by Monash South Africa.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Study areas for Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKS

Applications development and networks focuses on the development of IT-based systems to support organisations, with a particular emphasis on the use of network technologies. It aims to prepare students for careers in positions responsible for the development and implementation of software systems and the management and support of computer networks. Key topics covered in the major include e-commerce, application software development, network management and database design.

BUSINESS SYSTEMS

This major is ideal for future business analysts, IT managers and Chief Information Officers who want the expertise in specifying and developing effective business solutions, as well as managing large business systems. You will learn about computers, networks and databases and how they can be harnessed to understand, model and solve complex business problems, and make business more effective. The use of computers to aid the problem-solving process, as well as leadership techniques for developing and managing organisational systems are also explored.

You can choose subjects which will develop strong business skills, deepen your technical knowledge or a blend of both. We cover topics like information systems analysis and design, quantitative analysis, computer modelling of business decisions, electronic commerce systems, data mining and information systems management. Optional topics include studies in data structures, algorithms and software engineering.

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