Information Systems I

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Information Systems I

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission may be restricted for students other than Commerce students depending on course numbers.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    First year status, semester course/whole year course. INF1002F/S is offered over a single semester for students registered for the BCom and BBusSc degrees, and for students in certain other approved programs. It is offered in both the first and second semesters, with the proviso that the Department of Information Systems prescribes the semester in which the course must be taken.

    This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and practical fundamentals of information systems. It investigates information system concepts such as data, input, processing, output, and information technology such as hardware, software and networks. It investigates the use of information technology and communication technology as well as their convergence to support business information systems. The nature and value of information as well as the impact of Internet technology on organisations and society are also considered.

    DP requirements: Average of 45% for coursework.

    Assessment: Will be communicated in course document ation issued at start of course. Examination requirements
    : Sub-minimum of 45% for the final examination.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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