Bachelor of Science in Internet Communication

Mid-year intake?

No mid-year intake for Internet Communication Students.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 3 years

Maximum: 5 years

Full-time

Qualification start date

Semester 1: February

Semester 2: None

Qualification description

The BSc (Internet Communication) is a unique qualification grounded in information technology and communication. It prepares you for many careers in the fast-moving internet, computer and media industries.

You will develop in-depth theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in the core areas of traditional technical writing as well as modern web-based information technology communication. You will cover subjects such as Communication Science, Media Theory, Journalism Writing, Advertising and Sales Promotion, Marketing, Media Law and Ethics. The focus of the IT subject areas is Software Development, Information Systems, Computer Science, Generic Algorithm Design and Operating Systems in Practice. Within these subject areas, you will also gain insights into networking and internet technologies, development communication, corporate communication, e-commerce and the ethical and security considerations in IT.

Much of the success of this degree is due to our unique blended approach to teaching, which consists of interactive lecture-led learning, smaller classes, experiential learning and the use of technology. We have dedicated teaching staff with professional accreditations, and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends. Most importantly, our focus is on real-world application, practising your writing skills, completing projects, attending workshops and on developing essential information technology skills.

In addition to the subject-specific knowledge you gain, our approach ensures that you acquire essential work skills such as critical, analytical and abstract thinking, effective decision-making, self-discipline, being innovative, adapting to change, working in teams and communicating effectively.
 

Entry requirements

  • You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF).

Or

  • If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).

Or

  • You should have successfully completed the relevant Pearson Institute foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

Or

  • You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

And

  • You need 32 or more Pearson Institute points.
  • You need 50% or above for Grade 12 English.
  • You need 50% or above for Grade 12 Mathematics.
  • The points attained for the best two of the subjects of English, Mathematics and
    Computer Science must be doubled.

Qualification accreditation

  • Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
  • Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). 
  • Recognised by the Information Technology Association (ITA).
  • Due to Pearson Institute’s membership of the Institution of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), as a student you become a member without paying membership fees.

Possible career options

Do you want to be part of developing the World Wide Web?

The careers for you as a Bachelor of Science in Internet Communication graduate, are varied and include:

  • Journalism
  • Network administration
  • Technical liaison
  • Technical writing
  • Web design
  • Web development
  • Web editing

Qualification structure

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3