University of the Free State UFS Department of Computer Science and Informatics

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University of the Free State UFS Department of Computer Science and Informatics

UFS Department of Computer Science and Informatics – Check below:

Undergraduate programmes

BSc (IT) majoring in Data Science

Data Science combines the disciplines of Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematical Statistics to implement scientific computerised methods and  processes, machine-learning algorithms, and data models to extract knowledge and insight from large structured and unstructured datasets that can be used to explain past events or forecast future events.

Career Possibilities• Business Intelligence Developer
• Data Scientist
• Data Analyst
• Data Engineer
• Machine Learning Scientist
• Machine Learning Engineer
• Natural Language Processing Engineer

Admission Requirements

• Admission Point 32+
• Mathematics 70%
• Physical Science 60%

BCIS (Baccalaureus in Computer Information Systems)

This exciting new degree opens doors for IT fanatics who also want to be a manager or even start their own IT company. You will develop these skills through modules in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. You will also acquire the necessary skills to apply Information Technology solutions in the corporate world, with modules in Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Software Design, Systems Infrastructure and Integration, as well as Information Systems in Organisations. University of the Free State UFS Chemistry Department

Career Possibilities

• Systems Analyst
• IT Manager
• Business Analyst
• IT Entrepreneur

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Admission Requirements

• Admission Point 30+
• Mathematics 50%

BSc (IT)

This degree allows you to combine Computer Science and Informatics with Chemistry / Physics / Mathematics or with Business and Management subjects such as Business Management, Human Resource Management, Training Management and Economics. University of the Free State UFS Chemistry Department

Career Possibilities• Programmer / Software Developer
• Web Designer / Web Developer
• Database Administrator / Database Developer
• Systems Administrator / Network Administrator
• Software Engineer

Admission Requirements

• Admission Point 32+
• BSc (IT) with Mathematics: Mathematics 70% and Physical  Science 60%
• BSc (IT) with Physics: Mathematics 60% and Physical  Science 60%
• BSc (IT) with Chemistry: Mathematics 60% and Physical  Science 60%
• BSc (IT) with Business and Management subjects: Mathematics  50% and Physical Science 50%

For more information, please consult the:
Faculty Booklet
Faculty Rule Book 2021-2022 (Bloemfontein Campus)
Faculty Rule Book 2021-2022 (Qwaqwa Campus)

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Postgraduate programmes

After successfully completing your undergraduate IT learning programmes, you can move on to the postgraduate programmes. Our honours programmes will provide you with exposure to more specialised IT topics such as Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction and Advanced Programming. On master’s level, you can either choose the research programme or the structured learning programme (with specialisation in Human Computer Interaction, Computer Science Education, Data Warehousing or Eye Tracking). After successful completion of a master’s programme, you may enrol for a PhD. UFS Department of Computer Science and Informatics

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For more information consult the following two documents:
Honours General 2021-2022
Application Process and Information

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Programme Director (Undergraduate programmes)
Jaco Marais
E: MaraisJ@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 2929

Postgraduate programmes
Dr Lizette De Wet
E: dWetL@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 3705

General Enquiries
Sanah Mocwana
E: TabanyaneMS@ufs.ac.za
T: 
+27 51 401 2754

Head of Department
Dr Eduan Kotzé
E: KotzeJE@ufs.ac.za

T:
 +27 51 401 3707