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Tuition Fees:$3,531 /year
Applications Begin:April 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Start Date:February 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Science
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020
Programme Overview

A computer science graduate is trained in the principles underlying computing, including the structure and nature of computers, the development and use of programming languages and the application of computers as tools in problem-solving. The specific majors of Computer Engineering & Business Computing are linked to the primary Computer Science major, and focus on the application of computer science to these particular fields. They will be complemented by courses in the related fields.

Curriculum

First Year Core Courses

CSC1015F Computer Science 1015
CSC1016S Computer Science 1016
Either
MAM1004F Mathematics 1004
and
MAM1008S Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
or
MAM1000W Mathematics 1000

Second Year Core Courses

CSC2001F Computer Science 2001
CSC2002S Computer Science 2002
CSC2004Z Programming Assessment
INF2009F Systems Analysis

Third Year Core Courses

CSC3002F Computer Science 3002
CSC3003S Computer Science 3003

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

FPS of 660 or above

Mathematics 70% or above and Physical Sciences 60% or above

(see Notes 2 & 3)

NBTs in Mathematics, AL & QL to be written

A-Level

English: C at IGCSE

Mathematics: B

Physical Science (or Chemistry or Physics): C


AS-Level

English: C at IGCSE

Mathematics: B

Physical Science (or Chemistry or Physics): C

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC)

English: C at IGCSE

Mathematics: 70% (or level 1 HIGCSE)

Physical Science (or Chemistry or Physics): 60%

(or level 1 HIGCSE)

International Baccalaureate

English: Grade 5 at SL

Mathematics: Grade 5 at HL or Grade 6 at SL (

Maths Studies is not accepted)

Physical Science (or Chemistry or Physics):

Grade 5 at HL or Grade 6 SL

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $17

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

A wide variety of well-remunerated careers are open to graduates in Computer Science who are in high demand.  Some examples include:

  • Systems Analyst/Designer: These people are in the link between the programmer and the user, converting the user’s requirements into system designs.
  • Programmer (This is an entry level position): These are the people who convert systems designs into a form understood by the computer. Application programmers are concerned more with business requirements, whereas technical programmers are concerned primarily with more complex tasks.
  • Technical specialists: These are experts in areas such as Data Communication Networks, Databases and Operating Systems.
  • Research and development: in both University and commercial worlds is a very rewarding experience for those that are academically minded.
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,531
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,464

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Hussein Suleiman
Head of Department
 
Thelma Jenneker
Administrative Officer