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IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development

The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development provides candidates with a thorough theoretical grounding and knowledge base in the key principles of information technology (IT), programming, mobile application development across platforms, web development, database design, troubleshooting, testing, connectivity, customisation and project management. Graduates will develop meaningful software development acumen grounded in a deep understanding of holistic application programming and development. This qualification has been designed to develop graduates’ abilities to design, code, implement and manage solution-focused by producing systemic thinkers who can develop software solutions for any device or platform.
Minimum
Admission
Requirements




















EnglishMaths/HGG Math
Lit/SG
Notes
NSC:
Bachelor
pass with
30%40% or60%
NC(V):
Bachelor
pass with
50%50% or60%
SC:
Endorsement
with
33.3%40% or50%
SC(a):
Bachelor
pass with
40% or50%A minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR
with a min. of 33.3% in SC
InternationalAn USAf Exemption Certificate is required and meeting the relevant Maths
and English requirements.
A cognate Higher Certificate or 240 credit Diploma
OR an Advanced Certificate or 360 credit Diploma
may satisfy the minimum admission requirements
to degree studies
If discipline not cognate at least 20% of
credits must be academic literacy or
numeracy related.
Senate Discretionary Admissions:
Mature Age
Exemption
Candidates having attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with a
Senior Certificate with a minimum of 40% in at least four higher or standard grade subjects,
at least three of which shall have been passed simultaneously and one of which shall be a
recognised higher-grade subject; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or
during the first year of registration.
An USAf exemption Certificate is required.
Recognition
of Prior
Learning
(RPL)
Candidates must 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).
USAf
approved
cognate
foundation
programme
Candidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a
registered and accredited provider may be admitted. The additional Maths/Math Lit criteria
falls away.
An USAf Exemption Certificate is required - the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on
behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has
provided proof of payment to USAf.
Transfer
students
Candidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a
cognate degree may be admitted. The additional Maths/Math Lit criteria falls away.
However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or
equivalent apply
OQSF
qualifications
Candidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF
qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5. An USAf Exemption Certificate is
required - the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application
for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.
General
Education
Development
(GED) - An
USA
qualification
developed by
the American
Council on
Education
(ACE)
Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have an USAf Foreign
Conditional Exemption Certificate as well as NBT: AQL results and have obtained a score of
at least 51 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 40 for Quantitative Literacy (QL).

The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development (BCAD) is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 365- credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID: 97600).

This degree will open up an attractive range of career options; this degree is a perfect stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of career opportunities.

  • Application Developer for non-mobile and mobile platforms
  • Cloud Computing Developer
  • Cloud Computing Consultant
  • Cloud Integrator
  • Dynamic Web Developer
  • Database Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Development Project Manager
  • Software Development Program Manager
  • Software Engineer

At The IIE’s Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VCBlend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.

Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the duration of this qualification.

The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development degree 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) at level 7 - the same level as other equivalent undergraduate degrees at both private and public South African institutes of higher education. The opportunity to apply for a postgraduate certificate/diploma or Honours degree at any South African university or higher education institution exists subject to meeting their specific programme entrance criteria.

It is important to remember that your academic results remain a key factor when applying for further studies.

Call your nearest IIE’s Varsity College campus to discuss your career options with one of our Student Advisors.

The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education.

The IIE’s Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.”