Undergraduate study in Information Systems

What can you study in Information Systems?

In the digital age, almost every profession, discipline, and industry relies on information systems. Studying Information Systems provides you the technological and people skills that is essential to the design, development and management of the digital systems that we use every day.

Information Systems, as a major, is available through the BCom and is taught by the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management within the Business School. It is also available within the BSc in the Faculty of Science in a major called Information and Technology Management.


The Information Systems major ensures that graduate competencies reflect industry needs. Note the new courses offered for the first time in 2021.

Stage I:

Core: 15 points from INFOSYS 110

INFOSYS 110 - Digital Systems

Stage II

Core: 30 points from INFOSYS 220 and INFOSYS 222

INFOSYS 220 - Business Systems Analysis
INFOSYS 221 - Programming for Business*
INFOSYS 222 - Database Systems

Stage III

Core: 15 points from INFOSYS 303 or INFOSYS 305

INFOSYS 300 – Special Topic: Robotics Process Automation*
INFOSYS 303 - Solutions Architecture*
INFOSYS 304 - IT Infrastructure*
INFOSYS 305 - Digital Strategy and Transformation
INFOSYS 306 - Digital Business and Innovation
INFOSYS 310AB - Business Project
INFOSYS 321 - Enterprise Systems
INFOSYS 341 - Information Security in Business
BUSAN 301 – Data Visualisation
BUSAN 302 – Big Data and Machine Learning
OPSMGT 357 – Project Management

*New course.

Where can undergraduate study in Information Systems take you?

Given that digital innovation and transformation are top of the agenda for most organizations, an exciting range of careers is open to you with a major in Information Systems. The available opportunities are also enriched by the University’s strong links with industry partners such as Microsoft, SAP and Oracle.

Jobs related to Information Systems:

  • Application developer/consultant
  • Business analyst/consultant
  • Business process engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Data communications specialist
  • IT Consultant
  • Network administrator
  • Network analyst/consultant
  • Network engineer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Solutions Architect
  • Systems analyst/consultant/developer

Career options in Information Systems

Further study options

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