Study Information Systems

Study Information Systems at Belgium Campus iTversity

Would you like to use data and technology to improve people’s lives or help organisations meet their business needs? If you answered yes, a career in the highly lucrative and opportunity-filled field of information systems (IS) may be the choice for you.

What are Information Systems?

Encyclopedia Britannica defines IS as, ‘integrated sets of components for collecting, storing, and processing data and for providing information, knowledge, and digital products.’ This definition may sound complex, but ISare all around us, and we use them daily.  

Examples of some ISyou may not be able to imagine life without include ATMs, WhatsApp, speed points, Netflix, Google Maps, websites – the list goes on! Have you ever stopped to ask yourself who the incredible beings that make it possible for you to access all these systems are? Well, IS professionals, of course.

The Role Explained

IS professionals work with organisationsto designand develop systems that optimise their processes and enhance their products and services. They must combine tech skills with business knowledge to effectively perform this role.

With the above in mind, a study course in this fieldwill include subjects from both disciples, including programming, database development, business intelligence, data analytics, computer architecture, cloud-native application architecture, web programming, project management, and business management.

Career Opportunities

With digital transformation remaining the key to success, and disruptive technologies setting a lighting pace, IS will remain one of the most in-demand professions for the foreseeable future.

Organisations in every industry rely on IS professionals to help them understand and integrate disruptive technologies to maximise value and gain a competitive edge. Today these technologies include artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, and edge computing, but there’s no telling what the future holds – and that’s what makes a career in IS so exciting.

By choosing to study within this field, you not only give yourself the incredible opportunity to work with the latest technologies but also to work in whichever industry interests you most. You could be the brains behind the next great fintech, digital health, e-learning, or online shopping solution. You could even land a job at one of the world’s leading IS companies, like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, or even SpaceX!

Where to Study

Would you like to study within the IS field? Make sure you choose a degreethat will set you up for success. As a private higher education institution recognised by the industry and known for providing exceptional IT qualifications, either of our degree programmeswill give you the knowledge and skills to excel in the IS field or explore other rewarding IT careerpaths.

Need more information? Send us an email at info@belgiumcampus.ac.za or call us on 010 593 5368, and we will help you choose between our 3-year Bachelor of IT degree and our 4-year Bachelor of Computing degree. Regardless of your choice, you can rest assured that the moment you start your studies, you will also have started your journey to success.