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INF2010S is a half course focused students intending to major in Information Systems for the BCom or BBusSci degrees, although students pursuing other degrees may be accepted, space permitting. The syllabus is substantially more technical than most other IS courses and includes data communications concepts, networking concepts and implementation and new developments in the data communications field. It also includes a section on hardware and system architectures. These are core skills that IS professionals require throughout their careers. Students are also given some exposure to security and management aspects of networks.

The theory is covered in lectures. The workshops ensure the students are able to apply this theory to real world applications, and a substantial amount of learning takes place in the student's own time, completing some homework assignments and a case study.

There is a case study in which the student is required to produce a network design report. The lectures on architectures will be supplemented by a number of workshops. There is, of course, substantial theoretical content in the course, but in exams, assignments and class exercises, students will be expected to apply the theory to solve real-world problems. Students will also be required to write an essay on an IS related topic.  

Course Contacts

Jean-Paul van Belle (Course Convenor)

Pitso Tsibolane (Lecturer)

Natasha Samuels (Course Administrator)

Last updated : 07 Jan 2018

Staff Members on this course :

Prof. Jean-Paul VanBelle Professor

+27 (0)21 650 4256
3.41, Leslie Commerce
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Section Head: Research, Director of CITANDA, & Convenor: INF2010S, INF4017H

Mr. Pitso Tsibolane Lecturer

021 650 1542
Leslie Commerce 3.09
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INF4024, INF5005W

Ms. Natasha Samuels Senior Secretary

+27 (0)21 650 5901
3.01.1, Leslie Commerce

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Senior Secretary & Administrator: Second & Third Year Courses

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