The Honours in Information Systems degree aims to deepen students understanding of the complexities of Information Systems by providing a range of experiences within industry and the academic setting.

Experiences include preparing and presenting seminars‚ working in a systems development project team‚ conducting and writing up empirical research‚ mentoring and tutoring undergraduate students‚ and taking part in IT specific community service.

In addition to the above‚ students are expected to become change agents and participate in the tutoring of undergraduate IS courses. This requires some extra skilling‚ as tutors will be expected to be technical experts and provide excellent customer service. All students are required to complete 30 contact hours of appropriate community service as part of the degree on the Honours Outreach and Community Involvement Programme (HOCIP).

This course is for students who have successfully completed an Information Systems major. Typically‚ marks in 3rd year IS courses should average 65% or more. In addition‚ it is expected that the applicant will have passed courses in other Commerce subjects like Accounting‚ Economics‚ Management and Statistics.

Students who have majored in Computer Science but who have also passed IS major courses and some Commerce courses may be eligible at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Check dates for applications here.

Prescribed curriculum [CH001INF01]
Full-time stream
INF4026F Application and Technical Development
INF4025S Information Systems Management
INF4027W Systems Development Project II
INF4024W Information Systems Research Project 

Industry stream – Year One
INF4026F Application and Technical Development 
INF4024W Information Systems Research Project 

Year Two
INF4017H Information Systems Project

For queries contact the programme convenor Prof Wallace Chigona. The relevant course convenors are listed in the course pages.