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Applications development and networks - South Africa

Undergraduate

Major

Minor

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the ‘Requirements’ outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Coordinator

Mr Neil Manson

Description

This major is ideal for technically-minded problem solvers who like to get behind the scenes and work within and across networks and web technologies and the applications that drive them. It provides essential IT knowledge and skills to prepare graduates for careers in fields such as e-commerce, application software development, systems analysis and design, network management and database design. The major offers specialist units in networks, data communications and web programming.

Units

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences with a major or minor in applications development and networks, students must complete the requirements outlined below.

Major requirements

Students complete:

  • FIT2005 Software analysis, design and architecture
  • FIT2009 Data structures and algorithms
  • FIT2020 Network architecture
  • FIT2081 Mobile application development
  • FIT2034 Computer programming 2
  • FIT3031 Information and network security
  • FIT3037 Software engineering
  • FIT3046 Operating environments

Minor requirements

Students complete:

  • FIT2005 Software analysis, design and architecture
  • FIT2020 Network architecture
  • FIT2081 Mobile application development
  • FIT3046 Operating environments

Relevant courses

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • 4307 Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Students in other courses may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

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