Honours in Information Technology

About this degree

The BScHons (Information Technology) is a highly challenging postgraduate degree that prepares you for senior positions in the computer industry, for entrepreneurship and for academia.

Our qualification provides you with advanced knowledge and practical skills in seven compulsory modules with a strong emphasis on database administration, project management, business analysis, programming and information systems’ design. You will cover modules such as Soft Skills Development for IT Professionals, Information Systems, Computer Science and Databases. Within the structure of two research modules, you will direct and drive your own independent research project that will culminate in a dissertation. In addition, you will learn how to plan, organize and manage projects with an emphasis on finding new and innovative ways of doing so. You will develop skills that are crucial for the workplace and for management such as critical, analytical and independent thinking, meeting deadlines, perseverance and adaptability, working in groups and communicating effectively.

We attribute the success of this honours degree to its unique blend of academic rigour and real-world application as well as a curriculum that is relevant, current and industry driven. For all these reasons, our graduates have excellent management and entrepreneurial abilities, which make them highly sought after in commerce and in IT.




Course summary

  • Location Midrand Campus
  • Study Mode Full-time (FT)
  • Start Date February. Two semesters per academic year. February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester) 
  • Entry Requirement Recognised undergraduate BSc degree; minimum of 60% average; may need to have completed specific modules; meet minimum requirements for modules offered
  • Study Duration 1 year
  • Accreditation HEQC and SAQA


  • Pearson Institute of Higher Education, 44 Alsatian Road, Glen Austin Extension 3, Midrand, South Africa, 1685
  • +27 11 690 1700
  • info.pihe@pearson.com