Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences for 2014

At a glance

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.

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 such as 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 honourshonours (http://www.monash.ac.za/study/courses/4308/) programme will polish their knowledge, preparing them for a more specialised career in the IT industry, further study or research.

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

R 69,400 per annum

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at South Africa : full-time

Course code: 4307

Find out more

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South Africa Student Inquiries
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

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

R 69,400 per annum

Intakes

First Semester (March)
Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at South Africa : full-time

Course code: 4307

Find out more

Inquire now   Apply now   Entry requirements  

South Africa Student Inquiries
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Admissions information for domestic students

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 requirementsEnglish language requirements (http://www.monash.ac.za/study/courses/english-language-req.html).

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)

South African Senior School Certificate (SAFCERT) prior to 2008
  • Minimum score: 40 Points
  • English HG (E), English SG (C) Mathematics HG (E), Mathematics SG (C)

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to applyHow to apply (http://www.monash.ac.za/prospective/admissions/)

Semester one (March)

Applicants for the South Africa campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the campus websitecampus website (http://www.monash.ac.za).

Semester two (July)

Applicants for the South Africa campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the campus websitecampus website (http://www.monash.ac.za).

Admissions information for international students

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 requirementsEnglish language requirements (http://www.monash.ac.za/study/courses/english-language-req.html).

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

GCE A levels

  • Minimum score: 8
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Level grades as follows: A* or 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. English (C in GSCE (O levels)).

International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Minimum score: 26
  • Subject prerequisites: English SL (4) or English HL (3)

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Minimum score: 8
  • Subject prerequisites: Average score for the best seven grades (including English, Kiswahili and Mathematics) from 2009 onwards. Prior to 2009 average score for the best eight grades. Score grades as follows: A=12, A- =11, B+=10, B=9, B- =8, C+=7, C=6, C- =5, D+=4, D=3, D- =2, E=1. English (B).

Mauritius Higher School Certificate
  • Minimum score: 8
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. 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. English (C in O level or General Paper).

Namibia Higher Senior Secondary School Certificate
  • Minimum score: 16
  • Subject prerequisites: Total of all scores achieved in one academic year from six subjects. Score grades as follows: 1=Excellent, 2=Good, 3=Satisfactory, 4= Poor. English (3).

Nigeria Senior School Certificate
  • Minimum score: 5
  • Subject prerequisites: Average score from a maximum of nine subjects and a minimum of eight subjects. If average ends in decimal point then score should be rounded down. For example, an average of 4.9 should be rounded down to 4. Maximum score indicated left. Score grades as follows: A1=1, B2=2, B3=3, C4=4, C5=5, C6=6, D7=7, D8=8, F9=0. (S is a sub-pass). English (C).

SAT
  • Minimum score: 1710
  • Subject prerequisites: High School Diploma (Grade 12) and combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

Tanzania Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Minimum score: 8
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. 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. English (C in CSE O levels).

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
  • Minimum score: 8
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. 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. English (C in O levels) or English (General Paper 6 - 1).

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)
  • Minimum score: 8
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. 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. English (C in O level)

For other qualifications contact the School of Information TechnologySchool of Information Technology (http://www.monash.ac.za/it/).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to applyHow to apply (http://www.monash.ac.za/prospective/admissions/)

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.