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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,618 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT
Campus:Hatfield Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Students who enrol for this programme study the application and use of computer and information systems in organisations. The use of information technology by organisations is growing exponentially, and new, more complex and challenging applications are being explored and developed all the time.

In addition to the obvious fact that the work environment of the informatics specialist is particularly interesting, well-qualified informatics specialists can choose between many excellent job opportunities.

The superiority of graduates in this fi lies in their specialist stream, which may be computer auditing, information science, entrepreneurship, e-business, geography, data science management or e-taxation.

Admission Requirements

APS

30+

English Home Language

NSC/IEB – 5

AS Level – C

Mathematics

NSC/IEB – 6

AS Level – B

Cambridge A-Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects will be considered for admission.

International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.

Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.

Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).

Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.

It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.

International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email isd@up.ac.za.

The registration guidelines show you step by step on how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email us at registration@up.ac.za.

Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Data scientist,
– IT auditor,
– Geographic information specialist,
– IT entrepreneur,
– IT tax specialist,
– e-business consultant,
– Programmer,
– Business analyst,
– Project manager,
– CIO,
– CTO and knowledge manager.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,618
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,236

An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.

Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.

International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)

Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.

Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.

International students will be required:
– to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
– to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Marilaine Erasmus
Undergraduate Coordinator School of Information Technology
 
Miss Jenny van Rooyen
Undergraduate applications and admissions