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Information Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Overview

In the first two years, you will focus on enhancing your capabilities in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. At the beginning of the third year, you can choose to continue with the Electrical Engineering degree or register for the Information Engineering degree offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg .

In the final year, you will study five complementary courses, including Engineering Design, Engineering Laboratory, and Systems Management.

You will also choose three elective courses, to specialise in either Electrical or Information Engineering. Engineering Design and Engineering Laboratory are project-based subjects in which you are required to submit a report for examination.

Career Opportunities

  • Computer Engineer
  • Information Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Project Manager
  • Software Systems Architect
  • Network Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Information Technology Consultant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Engineering Profession
  • Engineering Analysis and Design 
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Engineering Physics 
  • Applied Mechanics for Engineering
  • Elective from Faculty of Humanities

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • APS 42+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
  • Level 5
  • Mathematics
  • Level 5
  • Physical Sciences
  • Level 5
Wait-listing
  • Students with English, Mathematics and Physics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.
  • Generally, applicants who achieve 70% in English, Maths and Physical Science stand a greater chance of being accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3585 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3585 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3585 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3585 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

R 51830

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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