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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Overview

Computer Science is the discipline of solving problems via solutions that are implemented on computers. These problems can arise from a variety of areas, such as commerce, finance, mining, science, engineering, mathematics, music, and entertainment. To be a successful Computer Science student, you will need to be creative and have good critical thinking skills, analytical ability, and mathematical ability.

The undergraduate Computer Science curriculum teaches you the fundamental mathematical and scientific principles behind Computer Science, as well as the practical skills required. You will be taught how to design and implement programs, and how to analyse them for correctness and efficiency. You will also take courses in computer networks, database systems, operating systems, artificial intelligence, formal languages, software design, and data structures.

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Game Design
  • Software Development
  • Software And System Architects
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Robotics
The Bachelor of Computer Science is offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Basic Computer Organisation 
  • Discrete Computational Structures 
  • Introduction to Algorithms and Programming 
  • Introduction to Data Structures and
  • Algorithms 

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.

General Requirements

APS 40+

  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5
  • Mathematics
Level 6
  • Wait-listing
Applicants with 38-39 points may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5096 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2548 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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R48110-59310

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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