Bachelor of IT in Business Systems

Programme Type: Degree

​This IIE qualification focuses on Information Technology Management and specialises in Business Analysis. Information Technology (IT) remains a skill in short supply in South Africa and the demand for people with the skills to analyse business elements and processes with the added ability to design IT solutions is extremely high.

  • Industry: IT
  • Duration: 3 years
  • SAQA: 97804
  • NQF: Level 7
  • Credits: 367
SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP

IIE Graduates will enter the industry as IT solution specialists or IT consultants. Graduates can also become a solutions architect, information systems analyst or IT business analyst.

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Solutions Architect
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Business Analyst
  • Information Technology Business Manager
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • ICT Solutions Consultant
  • Information Systems Architect
  • Business Solutions Project Manager
  • Business Solutions Project Coordinator


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishNotes
NSC: Bachelor pass with30% 
NC(V): Bachelor pass with 50% 
SC: Endorsement -pass with33.3% 
SC(a): Bachelor passA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC
InternationalAn USAf Exemption Certificate is required meeting the English requirements.
A cognate Higher Certificate OR cognate 240 credit Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate OR 360 credit Diploma may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.
Senate Discretionary AdmissionsMature Age Exemption

Candidates having attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with a  Senior Certificate with a minimum of 40% in at least four higher or standard grade subjects, at least three of which shall have been passed simultaneously and one of which shall be a recognised higher grade subject; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

 

An USAf Exemption Certificate is required.

Senate Discretionary Mature Age Admission for students with a Senior Certificate with endorsementCandidates 23 years and older at point of registration, with an endorsed Senior Certificate can be accepted on a senate discretionary mature age admission. Their academic progress will be tracked and reported at Senate. An USAf Exemption Certificate is not required.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).
USAf approved cognate foundation programme

Candidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted.

 

An USAf Exemption Certificate is required   -   the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.

Transfer studentsCandidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a cognate degree may be admitted.  However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent apply.
OQSF qualifications

Candidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5.

An USAf Exemption Certificate is required   -   the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.

General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have an USAf Foreign Conditional Exemption Certificate as well as NBT: AQL  results and have obtained a score of at least 51 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 40 for Quantitative  Literacy (QL).

COURSE OUTLINE

Face-to-face: This is a three-year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) at IIE Rosebank College. Face-to-face lectures take place during the day on weekdays at the following campuses: Braamfontein, Bloemfontein, Pretoria CBD, Cape Town, Durban, Polokwane, Pietermaritzburg, and Nelson Mandela Bay.

MODULES

Year 1

  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Programming Logic and Design
  • Programming 1A
  • Business Management 1A
  • IT Professional Practice
  • Web Development (Introduction)
  • Business Management 1B
  • System Analysis and Design

Year 2

  • Business Management 2A
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Analysis 2A
  • Databases
  • Work Integrated Learning 2
  • IT Project Management
  • Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics
  • IT Management

Year 3

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Business Analysis 3A
  • IT Risk Management
  • Introduction to Research
  • Work Integrated Learning 3
  • Business Analysis 3B
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Information Systems Strategy



TUITION FEES

APPLICATION FEE

SOUTH AFRICANS CITIZENS

  • Early Bird Application Fee R150 (Payable by 31 December) | Late Application Fee R300 (1 January to 28 February), non-refundable.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION FEE

  • Application Fee R3 500

PRE-REGISTRATION FEE

  • *R300 All modes

DEPOSIT

  • Full-Time R1 600

*TUITION FEE

  • Cash Fee: R37 290 
  • Total Term Fee: R42 050 | Instalment (11 Months) R3 650 
  • Fees for Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay, Polokwane, Pietermaritzburg: Cash Fee: R28 490 | Total Term Fee: 31 490, Instalment (11 Months) R2 690. 

*Ts & Cs Apply. Please ensure you consult a student advisor before registering to confirm fee and admission requirements. Returning Students,  please contact your campus for full registration details. Please note all early bird fees expire on 31 December, do take note when you apply or register.



ACCREDITATION

The IIE Bachelor of Information Technology in Business Systems 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 360-credit qualification on Level 7 (SAQA ID No:  97804). On successful completion you will receive a Degree in Bachelor of Information Technology in Business Systems from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;

  • your equivalent qualification is evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);

  • you have a valid study visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.

  • An USAf Exemption Certificate is required   -   the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

  • To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.
  • This information is valid for the 2022 academic year only.
  • Free software is available to all registered IIE Rosebank College students. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can access the software using their RCONNECT email address at FTP//10.118.180.17/.
  • The fees for all Online IIE qualifications include prescribed textbooks supplied in e-book format. Where an e-book is not available, the prescribed textbook will be provided in an alternate format.

 PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS FOR BLENDED LEARNING

To get the best out of the blended learning experience, you will need a computer or laptop with WIFI, Windows 8.1 or higher, Intel Pentium 4 Processor or higher, 1Ghz Processor or higher, 4 GB RAM or higher, 3 GB of available disk space, and a screen resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800.

 NB: this information was accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason.



PATHWAYS

​The Independent Institute of Education (THE IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a higher certificate and progress into a diploma or degree.  There are several pathways offered at IIE Rosebank College that enable access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information.

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