SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Program Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to build a foundational entry into the field of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, specifically into the field of Systems Development, covering basic knowledge needed for further study in the field of Systems Development at Higher Education Levels.

A qualifying learner at this level will be a well-rounded entry-level Computer Systems Developer with a good fundamental knowledge of the Information Technology field, coupled with interpersonal and business skills, preparing for later specialization in Systems Development fields.

The qualification is designed to:

  • Provide learners with an entry level for further study in Information Technology and related fields, as well as for initial employment in the computer industry.
  • Provide a foundational qualification for people who are pursuing a career in the computer industry, or related fields. People with this qualification have an introductory level of understanding about computer industry concepts and/or are able to work in areas of Information Technology with little technical complexity, for example entry-level computer programming, as junior project team member.
  • Have a flexible structure to allow for changing requirements in the computer industry, and to allow providers to create learning programmes with a predominantly Information Technology component but tailored to meet local, national or international needs.

Why study with us?

We provide high quality academic trainings that will enable you to get qualified in your chosen field; you will also be provided with a solid foundation to help you build your career or business. We’ll help you achieve your ambitions no matter how big they are and at the same time open your mind to possibilities you didn’t even know existed. Our standards are very high yet, we are easily accessible and affordable to everyone irrespective of their socio-economic background.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 – Matric,
  • A senior certificate or
  • National Certificate (N3) or a relevant Nated equivalent qualification
  • International students with Senior School Certificate can apply.

It is assumed that the learner is competent in skills gained at the further education and training band, with exposure to computing as an advantage, but not a requirement.

Program Modules

Year 1
  • Introduction to computer systems and technology
  • Computer architecture, networking and data storage system
  • Introduction to computer programming
  • Principles of internet-based software development
  • Information systems analysis
  • Resolving customer complaints
  • Testing IT systems
  • Business communication
  • Basic Literacy
Year 2
  • Programming Principles
  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Programming for the Internet
  • Database Management
  • Object Oriented Program Design
  • Standard and Documentation Techniques
  • Web Graphic Design & Animation Techniques
  • Server & Client server Side Scripting
  • Managing IT Projects

Internship Requirement

This programme requires that the student undertakes an internship for a minimum of 18 months in relevant industry after completing the in-class academic study. There is an opportunity for job placement assistance through our industry network after graduating depending on availability.

Qualification Obtainable 

On completion of the program, student will receive a certificate for level completed. Qualifications are issued by MICT SETA – Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority

Program Accreditation Information 

MICT SETA – Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority accreditation No: ACC/2016/07/0083
Department of Higher Education and Training accreditation No: 2019/FE07/011

Duration, Study Mode & Intake Dates

Full Time

  • Study Duration: 24 months   
  • Admission dates: January and July every year

Online & Part Time  

  • Duration: 24 – 30 months
  • Admission dates: January and July every year  

Career Opportunities

  • Junior Computer System Analysts
  • Junior Computer Programs
  • Data Analyst
  • Junior Software Engineer
  • Junior application systems analyst

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