The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development provides
candidates with a thorough theoretical grounding and knowledge base in the key principles
of information technology (IT), programming, mobile application development across
platforms, web development, database design, troubleshooting, testing, connectivity,
customisation and project management. Graduates will develop meaningful software
development acumen grounded in a deep understanding of holistic application
programming and development. This qualification has been designed to develop graduates’
abilities to design, implement and manage solution‐focused, systemic thinkers who can
develop software solutions for any device or platform in the South African economy.
The outcomes for this qualification were identified as critical to drive a successful career in
software development providing competent desktop and mobile application developers in
the private and the public sectors. By understanding business processes in the context of
business rules, graduates will be able to solve business problems and meet business needs
through software application development. Graduates will be suitably prepared to
demonstrate competencies in application development, and to contribute to the economic
well‐being of their organisation in a responsible manner.
The IIE’s Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development (BCAD)
is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African
Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 365
credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID:97600).
This Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development (BCAD)
degree is aimed at students who are keen to the emergence of Cloud Computing as a
technology, mobile application as well as web development processes. This degree
addresses both the need for mobile application development and the need for Cloud
Computing development on both the server and the clientside.
*SLP: Short Learning Programme