Jessica Barraclough signed up for Information Systems as part of her Bachelor of Arts degree through the Centre for Film and Media Studies, and studied databases, how information systems are designed and developed, and how to code.
After a BSC in computer science and business computing, Tshiamo Motsoane decided to do her honour’s degree in Information Systems as she enjoys the role information technology plays in business as a whole.
The IS honour’s programme has given Ryan Tripod a much wider range of skills than he expected. After graduating from CTI with a BSc in Information Technology, where he received a solid technical training, his year at UCT has taught Ryan that IT is about much more than just programming code.
Self-proclaimed people person Tokollo Noko defies the stereotype of an IT geek seated in front of a steaming computer all day. She would much rather be interacting with people and finding out how IT systems can help them.
MASTERS BY DISSERTATION: Although he enjoyed IT at school, Michael Harrison never thought he would be studying towards a master’s degree in computer science, but he found the allure of artificial intelligence hard to resist.
MASTERS BY DISSERTATION: An unusual and convoluted route led Wiebke Toussaint to study information technology. As an engineering graduate, she discovered she needed to code in order to do the work that interested her, so she decided to pursue a research master’s degree in computer science.
MIT: Community Informatics Practitioner Michael Graaf is very clear about why he decided to pursue a master’s in information technology: IT can transform the work civil society does for the greater good.