Computer Science

About this degree

The BSc (Computer Science) is a broad and intensive qualification that prepares you for work in a range of IT jobs in the rapidly changing industries of computer science, software and Information Systems (IS).

You will gain in-depth theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in the core areas of computer science such as information systems, database design, software development, programming, mathematics, algorithm design and project management. You will also develop practical skills with an emphasis on using, designing and managing operating systems, creating and maintain databases, and software programming and development. Within these subject areas, you will also cover topics such as human-computer interaction, internet technology, e-commerce and the ethical and security considerations needed by IT professionals.

Much of the success of this degree is due to our unique blended approach to teaching, which consists of interactive lecture based learning, smaller classes and the use of technology. We also have highly dedicated teaching staff with professional accreditations, and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends. Most importantly, our focus is on real-world application, completing projects, attending workshops and on practising essential information technology skills.




Course summary

  • Location Midrand Campus
  • Study Mode Full-time (FT)
  • Study Duration 3 years
  • Start Date February or July (Selected modules)
  • Entry Requirement (NSC), Relevant foundation programme, 32 admission points
  • Accreditation HEQC and SAQA


  • Pearson Institute of Higher Education, 44 Alsatian Road, Glen Austin Extension 3, Midrand, South Africa, 1685
  • +27 11 690 1700