IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences Honours

Please note, not all programmes are available on all IIE Varsity College campuses. To find out if your programme of interest is available, contact the campus directly.

Course Information
  • Course: Postgraduate Degree
  • Mode: Full Time (Minimum 1 Year)
  • NQF Level: 8
  • Credits: 120
  • SAQA ID: 88606
  • 2024 Fees: Click to view

The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences Honours will provide candidates with advanced theories and knowledge in key disciplines of Computer and Information Systems. These key disciplines inform the professional practice of Information Technology (IT). Graduates will be equipped with research skills which will form the foundation of further postgraduate studies. The design for this honours degree has been informed by issues affecting enterprises and future technologies. This Honours degree will also develop graduates’ abilities to understand the role IT plays in the information systems and applications in a business environment.

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This degree will open up an attractive range of career options based on the specialisation that students previously acquired through their bachelor’s degree and the research area chosen for this study.
Depending on the focus area chosen by the student career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Application developers or Programmers
  • Software Engineers
  • Software developers
  • Web developers
  • Systems administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Solutions architects
  • IS Consultant

Our teaching and learning approach is based on active learning which enables us to focus on the skills you need to succeed in the New World. This way, the student is at the centre of learning.
Academic life, we believe, should be as relevant and participative as possible – a dynamic, two-way exchange. This enables students to:

   - Engage with subject material
   - Build understanding
   - Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills for the 21st Century workforce.

This collaborative approach teaches you how to think, and to ask questions; the right questions. We call it New World Thinking.

Our active learning approach is structured as a blend between online and face-2-face lectures. This allows us to take learning beyond the confines of the lecture room. Our Learning Management System called VCLearn enables this blend and affords you a range of approaches to teaching and learning, and resources that are designed to promote self-organised learning and thought leadership.



The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer.

The IIE’s Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.