SCHOOL OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES

PROGRAMMES

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN DATA SCIENCE

Period of study: 3 Years

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science degree has a strong mathematics core and a focuses on data science and applications thereof. The degree is designed to develop highly skilled graduates in areas in which there are considerable shortages across the country. Graduates in possession of this degree will be both employable and eligible for further study, whether in honours or postgraduate diploma studies.

Data Science focuses on finding solutions to solving the big data problems. This qualification addresses the need for predictive models in diverse disciplines such as clinical research, intelligence, consumer behaviour and risk management continues unabated. It also addresses the critical skills shortage in the country and will provide access to students to an advanced area of study in a critical contemporary discipline.

At least one university is presently developing postgraduate qualifications in Data Science (the University of the Witwatersrand), thus ensuring vertical articulation possibilities and further encouraging the development of academic programmes in this field. 

Minimum requirements

-English HL: NSC Level 4 OR English 1st additional language: NSC Level 5 -Mathematics NSC Level 5
-APS: 30 Points

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Career opportunities

Data Scientist ⋅ Software Engineer ⋅ Business Analyst ⋅ Solutions Architect ⋅ Statistics ⋅ Computer Network Professional ⋅ Network Administrator ⋅ Network Analyst ⋅ Software Applications Programmer ⋅ Software Applications Developer ⋅ Web Administrator ⋅ Web Designer ⋅ Web Developer ⋅ Chief Information Officer ⋅ Business and Systems Analyst ⋅ Intelligence Analyst ⋅ Systems Administrator