If you're a creative thinker and enjoy problem solving then this cutting edge Diploma is for you, and will place you on the fast track to the mind-blowing world of Information Technology. Modules which include programming, web development, systems analysis and database design will ensure that you are equipped with versatile skills and knowledge to take your steps into an environment of programme and solution development, thereby creating a wealth of opportunities for yourself. The Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development provides a combination of fundamental business related skills and IT programming-specific competencies, equipping the learner with the baseline knowledge to function effectively in the IT programming environment.
Individuals who are suited to the software development industry should fit the following profile in terms of personality traits, interests and abilities: interested in computer programming and development of solutions, have a strength in problem-solving, be a clear and logical thinker, have a technical and mathematical inclination, an ability to concentrate, be methodical and persistent, and an ability to put information into a logical sequence. If you have these analytical skills then this qualification will speak to you. This Diploma provides a combination of sound academic knowledge and practical skills required to be able to enter into the dynamic world of software development. The qualification offers the student a comprehensive understanding of systems and programming focusing on extensive application of skills and knowledge in computerised and programming environments. Ingenuity and creativity are particularly important as well as the ability to work with abstract concepts and technical analysis.
The IIE’s Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 368-credit qualification on level 6 (SAQA ID: 74651).
If a Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate is not in a cognate field, then at least 20 % of the credits of such qualification must relate to academic literacy or academic skills in order for an applicant to be admitted to diploma studies. Such applications will be reviewed by the relevant HoF at The IIE CAT in collaboration with the Registrar.
If you are an international student, you must ensure that:
Candidates can demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).
Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of printing, however, these may change. At the time of registration, please check that the entry requirements have not changed.
The IIE Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development is run over three years, consists of 28 modules and includes Work Integrated Learning and the Work Readiness Programme. The academic year runs from February to November.The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures Monday to Friday. In addition to attending lectures you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research and working on assignments.
To gain the most from the blended learning experience and VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) mobile device – netbook, laptop or tablet – to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the duration of this qualification.
In order to be awarded this qualification, you must have achieved a minimum final year mark of fifty percent (50%) for each module of the programme; and have met all the Work Integrated Learning requirements, where applicable.
When you graduate, you will receive a Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development conferred by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).
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*SLP: Short Learning Programme