The focus of this option lies on the processes and techniques used to transform data into information. These processes include the collection and organisation of data into data stores and warehouses, analysing and transforming data and the presentation of results in multi-dimensional visualisations. Data mining, mathematical and statistical analyses and science algorithms of operations and research are essential tools to master the discipline of problem solving.
Information is essential for any executive to make effective decisions that increase the value of an enterprise. Our students learn to apply business knowledge, essential to produce and present effective reports to different stakeholders.
Graduates of this study stream are typically employed as decision support specialists, data miners, data analysts, data visualizers, business systems analysts and data warehouse managers.
The software development lifecycle comprises of analysing business requirements and designing solutions making use of the industry-standard Unified Modelling Language. The curriculum entails the development of applications based on Object-Orientated, Event-Driven and asynchronous programming in a variety of programming languages.
Those applications are essential for the construction of data-driven business systems, the control of automated hardware systems and robots and the lucrative gaming industry.
Graduates pursue careers as software engineers, software designers, software architects, lead programmers, database designers, project managers, mobile application developers and web application developers.