NWU Computer Science & Information Systems Department

By | April 7, 2022

NWU Computer Science and Information Systems Department

NWU Computer Science and Information Systems Department – See Details Below:

What is Computer Science and Information Systems?

There is an urgent need in South Africa (and globally) for computer scientists and information technologists.  The different programmes in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems (SCSIS) aim to equip graduates with degree-level expertise and applicable skills in the field of Computer Science and Information Systems.

The goal is to provide our students with complete and systematic knowledge and skills of at least one modern relevant programming language, phases of a relevant system development life cycle (SDLC), database techniques and technologies, IT project planning and management techniques, and human-computer interfaces. They should be able to contribute in a professional and ethical manner to the design, development and delivery of computerised systems according to business needs and principles. Students are expected to have knowledge and understanding of the value of information in enterprises and of the technical functioning and processing of information sources, to make a meaningful contribution to strategic decision-making and management of information and information sources.

With the basic and applied skills that the student will acquire through successful completion of these qualifications, he/she will also be prepared and eligible to continue with postgraduate studies in the specialised fields of Computer Science and Information Systems at NQF level 8, thus either a BSc Hons degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in cognate fields.

 

Career possibilities

There are numerous career possibilities, including

  • Programmer;
  • Software Engineer;
  • Application developer;
  • Systems administrator;
  • Systems analyst and designer;
  • Business analyst;
  • Database administrator and designer;
  • Business Intelligence developer;
  • Project leader;
  • Entrepreneur;
  • Information Technology Manager;
  • Researcher.

Speciality opportunities exist in fields such as data science, information security and quality, mobile and web application development, and computer networks.

NWU Computer Science and Information Systems Department Courses 

NWU Computer Science and Information Systems Courses  – See Details Below:

  • BSc Physics and Computer Science
  • BSc Chemistry and Computer Science
  • BSc Computer Science and Electronics
  • BSc Computer Science and Statistics
  • BSc Computer Science and Mathematics
  • BSc Computer Science and Economics
  • BSc in Environmental Sciences with Geography and Computer Science
  • Extended BSc with Chemistry and Computer Science
  • Extended BSc with Computer Science and Electronics
  • Extended BSc in Environmental Sciences with Geography and Computer Science
  • Extended BSc with Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Extended BSc with Physics and Computer Science

NWU Computer Science and Information Systems Contact – See Details Below:

Mahikeng

Physical address:

Building A12 (New Science Building), room G02
Mahikeng Campus

Postal address:

Private Bag X2046, Internal box 575
Mahikeng Campus
North-West University
Mmabatho
2735

Contact number:

+27 18 389 2623

Email:

Francis.Lugayizi@nwu.ac.za

Potchefstroom

Physical address:

Building G3, room G01
Potchefstroom Campus

Postal Address:

Private Bag X6001
Potchefstroom campus
North-west University
Potchefstroom
2520

Contact number:

+27 (0) 18 299 2531

Email:

Kobie.Fourie@nwu.ac.za

Physical address:

Building 8, room G34
Vanderbijlpark Campus

Postal address:

PO Box 1174, Internal box 125
Vanderbijlpark Campus
North-West University
Vanderbijlpark
1900

Contact number:

+27 16 910 3288

Email:

Irma.Myburg@nwu.ac.za

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