- You must have at least an honours degree, or equivalent, in a subject other than computer science - this course is not intended for CS or IS graduates. Note that your prior degree need not be in a scientific discipline. Students with more than one year of computer science education will have their applications reviewed on an individual basis. We will also consider applicants whose degrees/credits in CS/IS are no longer current - this will be assessed stricly on a case-by-case basis.
- You will need access to a computer and Internet connection.
- You will need to be able to attend UCT at the end of each semester for examination purposes. This is not a distance education course and will not be administered as such.
- You will need to be able to commit to two years study.
For 2012, the fees were R 16,880 for each half-year course. If both half-year courses were taken in the first year, the total fees were about R 33,760. For second year students registered for the whole-year research/dissertation course (CSC5004W), the fees were R 17,090. Fees can be expected to increase by approximately 10% in 2013.
Please note that if you are an international student from a non-SADC country then there is an additional international fee to be paid over and above the course fee. This fee, known as the International Term Fee, was R 22,500 in 2012. Updated fee information can be found on the Fees Website. If you are from a developing country then you can get a dispensation from paying the international rate. Notify the course coordinator that you are from a developing country before paying your fees.
To enroll in this course, you must first apply for admission. More details on how to apply, as well as the forms that must be filled out and submitted, can be found on the Postgraduate Student website.
Applications are now being accepted for 2013!
Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2012.
If, and when, you are accepted into the programme, you will then need to register as a student. After you are notified of acceptance, the department will contact you in January with information on how to obtain your registration forms.