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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Introduction to Web Design - ICT1513
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: EUP1501 (or XUP1501) & ICT1512
Purpose: Qualified students will be able to design, develop and maintain graphical user interfaces, critically evaluate a graphical user interface based on values that conform to internationally accepted, ethical and esthetical stands and design values, increase the quality standards of a graphical user interface, analyse the client's needs and design and develop a graphical user interface to specific standards of being well-designed, portable, accessible, clearly-presented, cost-effective, re-usable, reliable, timeous and robust and analyse a given situation or scenario, which is the client's needs, provide design solutions, develop, evaluate and improve web-sites. Students must have access to a computer for a minimum of 5 hours per week and access to the internet for a minimum of 2 hours per week. All supporting material are available online. All formative assessments are done online only.
Internet Programming - ICT2613
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: COS1511 (or XOS1511) or ICT1511 (or XCT1511), ICT1512 (or XCT1512) & ICT1513 (or XCT1513)
Purpose: To enable an intermediate level web developer to design, develop and maintain appropriate web-based solutions that meet the needs of clients in a changing environment.
Business Informatics IIIB - ICT3642
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT2641 & ICT2642 Co-requisite: ICT3641
Purpose: To enable a business analyst to develop and implement electronic commerce online business strategies to facilitate efficient electronic business.
Introduction to Databases - ICT1521
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: EUP1501 (or XUP1501)
Purpose: To enable a novice database designer to design and implement simple database applications.
Structured Systems Analysis and Design - ICT2621
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT1521 (or XCT1521) & ICT1541 (or XCT1541) or INF1505 (or XNF1505) or COS1521 (or XOS1521)
Purpose: To enable an intermediate level systems analyst to analyse information systems, and design computerized solutions using structured analysis and design techniques.
Information and Communication Technology Project Proposal - ICT3713
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT2621, ICT2622, ICT2641 & ICT2642 Co-requisite: ICT3722, ICT3621 & INF3708
Purpose: To provide a beginning qualified ICT professional with experience in the analysis of a problem scenario in a novel environment, design of an ICT solution underpinned by theoretical arguments, and presentation of a proposal for an ICT solution.
Workstation Technical Skills - ICT1531
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and values needed to install, support and maintain software products and systems.
Object-Oriented Analysis - ICT2622
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT1521 (or XCT1521) & ICT1541 (or XCT1541) or INF1505 (or XNF1505) or COS1521 (or XOS1521)
Purpose: To enable an intermediate level systems analyst to analyse information systems according to the object oriented approach using the tools, techniques and methodologies of systems development.
Information and Communication Technology Project Implementation - ICT3714
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT2611, ICT2612, ICT2613, ICT2621, ICT2622, ICT2631 & ICT3713 Co-requisite: ICT3611, ICT3722, ICT3621 & INF3708
Purpose: To provide a beginning qualified ICT professional with experience in the implementation and evaluation of an ICT project. The student will implement, evaluate and present the proposed design developed in ICT313.
Network Technical Skills - ICT1532
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ICT1531 (or XCT1531)
Purpose: To provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and values needed to install, support and maintain network products and systems.
Operating Systems Practice - ICT2631
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT1531 (or XCT1531) & ICT1532 (or XCT1532)
Purpose: To enable an intermediate level operating systems administrator to select an appropriate operating system, and to install, customize and maintain systems software to meet specifications.
Database Practice - ICT3722
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT2621 & ICT2622 Co-requisite: ICT3621
Purpose: To enable a systems analyst and programmer to apply the steps of the database life cycle to effectively implement database structures to solve client problems according to specific standards.
Business Informatics I - ICT1541
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To provide a novice business analyst with an introduction to basic information communication technology systems concepts. The student will be able to analyse the components of an ICT system, and describe the flow of information in an organization.
Digital Logic - ICT2632
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT1531 (or XCT1531) & ICT1532 (or XCT1532)
Purpose: To provide students with mathematical knowledge of the principles of electronic logic required for the development of specialized technical solutions to scientific and business problems.
Information and Technology Management IV - INT401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 13
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Building on the cumulative IT experience gained during the completion of the National Diploma: Information Technology (or equivalent qualification), this subject prepares the aspiring IT manager to manage the IT environment both effectively and efficiently. The focus of the subject is therefore managerial by nature.
Introduction to Programming (Extended) - XCT1511
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Qualified students can design and develop simple programs, according to specific standards of data integrity, robustness, accuracy, efficiency and best practice. As novice programmers they should have a sound, solid logic knowledge, skills and values, to be able to understand problems and plan suitable solutions using algorithms. Novice programmers contribute as computer specialists to business and development of science in Southern Africa, Africa and globally. Students connect to the Internet weekly basis, self-study methods, and participate in the online study and discussion groups, then provide a portfolio as part of the examination as evidence of their learning.
Business Informatics IIA - ICT2641
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT1541 (or XCT1541) Co-requisite: FAC1501
Purpose: To enable an intermediate level business analyst to understand business processes from the client's perspective, analyse a business from a financial and business process perspective, and propose a business solution.
Information Systems IV - INY401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with a thorough understanding of information systems as well as the skills and knowledge required to analyse the information system requirements and to develop, implement and support a system that will help improve the way a company does business.
Introduction to Interactive Programming (Extended) - XCT1512
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: XUP1501 (or EUP1501), XCT1513
Purpose: Qualified students will be able to develop a working computer based program, with the knowledge, skills and values needed to add interactive functionality to the program through structured object-oriented programming, use logical programming skills to develop an introductory program, extend their knowledge by adding interactivity to websites through object-oriented programming, to design and develop programs using industry process systems and organizational information systems that conforms to specific standards that are user-friendly and robust, solution specific and to the satisfaction of the client and think conceptually to recognize the design rules and techniques and components in order to develop a solution. Students must have access to a computer for a minimum of 5 hours per week and access to the internet for a minimum of 2 hours per week. All supporting material are available online. All formative assessments are done online only. It is highly recommended that you complete the modules XCT1511 - Introduction to Programming and XCT1513 - Introduction to Web Design before attempting this module.
Business Informatics IIB - ICT2642
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ICT1541 (or XCT1541) Co-requisite: FAC1501 & ICT2641
Purpose: To enable an intermediate level business analyst to understand information systems and management strategies, explain how to manage data resources and identify the role of appropriate technologies in a business environment, describe the enterprise applications and integrations of business processes, and enhance decision making in the organization. Students will be quipped to interpret information into appropriate business information systems.
Networks IV - NTW401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 13
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Apart from the technical aspects such as topologies, network switching, etc. that will be covered, network management and recent network environment developments will also be addressed.
Introduction to Web Design (Extended) - XCT1513
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: XUP1501 (or EUP1501), XCT1512
Purpose: Qualified students will be able to design, develop and maintain graphical user interfaces, critically evaluate a graphical user interface based on values that conform to internationally accepted, ethical and esthetical stands and design values, increase the quality standards of a graphical user interface, analyse the client's needs and design and develop a graphical user interface to specific standards of being well-designed, portable, accessible, clearly-presented, cost-effective, re-usable, reliable, timeous and robust and analyse a given situation or scenario, which is the client's needs, provide design solutions, develop, evaluate and improve web-sites. Students must have access to a computer for a minimum of 5 hours per week and access to the internet for a minimum of 2 hours per week. All supporting material are available online. All formative assessments are done online only.
Information Technology Computer Security - CPS401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 13
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Security is a major issue in the computing environment - even more so with the expansion of the Internet and multi-computer networked environments in the commercial scenario. Therefore, the aim of this course is to sensitize students to issues regarding security in different areas of computing (operating systems, databases, networks, etc). Broadly stated, students should be able to recognize threats as posed from a security point of view, as well as countermeasures to be applied in order to eliminate/manage these threats.
Information Technology: Operating Systems - OPS401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 13
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Operating systems that control the different computer resources will be attended to, with emphasis on CPU scheduling and memory management, co-ordination of processes, multiprocessing and multitasking, etc.
Introduction to Databases (Extended) - XCT1521
Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To enable a novice database designer to design and implement simple database applications.
Information Technology Database Systems - DBS401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 13
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This course assumes knowledge of databases and builds on this existing database knowledge by presenting database design and technology concepts. Fundamental database concepts are covered as well as relational database models and normalisation; entity-relationship modeling; transaction management and concurrency control; distributed database management systems; object-orientated databases; client/server systems; data warehousing and also databases in electronic commerce.
IT Project: Practical Project - PRJ4M1I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 8
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: RIT4801 or RME101Q
Purpose: An advanced system is to be designed and implemented.
Workstation Technical Skills (Extended) - XCT1531
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: XCT1511 or XCT1512 or XCT1513 or XCT1521
Purpose: To provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and values needed to install, support and maintain software products and systems.
Advanced Development Software IV - DEV401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 13
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: DSO401I
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide an all-encompassing view of how distributed applications are built. Students will learn device interoperability and how to make transitions between software programming languages, such as Python, Java or C++. Students will learn how to use standard tools, object oriented programming (OOP) and the software development life cycle (SDLC) to analyze, design and create distributed applications.
IT Project: Research Script - PRJ4M2I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 8
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: RIT4801 or RME101Q
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of the research process, the tools and techniques (methodologies) and results formulation from the data collected. Qualifying students will have a basic knowledge of the research process and of its principles. Students will be able to critically analyse and evaluate existing research according to these principles, and be able to apply appropriate techniques to conduct and document research. This module forms part of the Research aspect in the B-Tech I.T qualification. The student requires access to a suitable computer and Internet connectivity with appropriate software
Network Technical Skills (Extended) - XCT1532
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: XCT1531 (or ICT1531)
Purpose: To provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and values needed to install, support and maintain network products and systems.
Information Systems Development Software - DSO401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 13
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable internet programmers to analyse internet solutions for information systems in environments such as industrial process systems, commerce and organisational information systems, taking into account appropriate techniques and the latest trends in software development.
IT Software Engineering and Design IV - SED401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 13
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: DSO401I Co-requisite: DEV401I
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to advanced software engineering and the software management. These competencies will equip the qualifying students to analyse and design high quality systems in organisations. They contribute to the development of the Information Systems or Computer Science field in Southern Africa or in any country. This module forms part of the Baccalaureus Technology (Information Technology) degree. Students are required to access the Internet and the LMS myUnisa on a regular basis.
Business Informatics I (Extended) - XCT1541
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: XCT1511 or XCT1512 or XCT1513 or XCT1521
Purpose: To provide a novice business analyst with an introduction to basic information communication technology systems concepts. The student will be able to analyse the components of an ICT system, and describe the flow of information in an organization.
Advanced Graphical user Interface Programming - ICT3611
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT2611
Purpose: To enable a programmer to analyse, design, implement and maintain advanced graphical user interfaces for business software systems.
Research in Information Technology - RIT4801
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module serves as a fundamental building block in equipping students with the knowledge and competencies to conduct research in the IT field. Qualifying students can follow sound qualitative-focused research processes, to translate work-related problems in the form of research questions. Students use appropriate sources to conduct a literature review. Students understand appropriate research strategies, data gathering and analysis techniques to obtain answers to the stated research questions. Students use an academic writing style and recognized referencing techniques to communicate on their research findings to the client.
End-User Computing I (Theory) - EUC1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Qualifying students can apply information technology (IT) concepts in their lives, have an understanding of the basic hardware and software components used in an information system, how data is stored and organized in a computer. The students can make an informed decision as to the use of telecommunications, networks, intranets, extranets and the Internet in his/her study field. The student realises the challenges as far as security, privacy and ethical issues posed when using IT. This module provides fundamental introductory knowledge, skills and values which will support studies and applications in sectors other than the Information Technology and Computer Sciences sectors.
End-User Computing I (Theory) (Extended) - XUC1501
Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Qualifying students can apply information technology (IT) concepts in their lives, have an understanding of the basic hardware and software components used in an information system, how data is stored and organized in a computer. The students can make an informed decision as to the use of telecommunications, networks, intranets, extranets and the Internet in his/her study field. The student realises the challenges as far as security, privacy and ethical issues posed when using IT. This module provides fundamental introductory knowledge, skills and values which will support studies and applications in sectors other than the Information Technology and Computer Sciences sectors.
Advanced Internet Programming - ICT3612
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT2612 & ICT2613
Purpose: To enable an internet programmer to analyse, design, develop and maintain internet solutions in environments such as industrial process systems, commerce and organizational information systems.
Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions - EUP1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students who successfully complete this module will be able to present critical arguments around ICTs for development, while appreciating ethical dimensions within an information society in relation to copyright and intellectual property rights, privacy, conduct and expectations. In addition, successful students will be able to demonstrate their ability to maintain efficient, organised and secure electronic working environments by managing digital files, systems and application software, as well as capabilities related to engaging with textual and numerical data to present information in various formats.
Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions (Extended) - XUP1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students who successfully complete this module will be able to present critical arguments around ICTs for development, while appreciating ethical dimensions within an information society in relation to copyright and intellectual property rights, privacy, conduct and expectations. In addition, successful students will be able to demonstrate their ability to maintain efficient, organised and secure electronic working environments by managing digital files, systems and application software, as well as capabilities related to engaging with textual and numerical data to present information in various formats. In addition to the regular 120 notional hours, students complete an additional 120 hours of foundational tasks.
Database Design - ICT3621
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT2621 & ICT2622 Co-requisite: ICT3722
Purpose: To enable a systems analyst to apply the steps of the database life cycle to effectively design database structures to support ICT business systems.
Introduction to Programming - ICT1511
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Qualified students can design and develop simple programs, according to specific standards of data integrity, robustness, accuracy, efficiency and best practice. As novice programmers they should have a sound, solid logic knowledge, skills and values, to be able to understand problems and plan suitable solutions using algorithms. Novice programmers contribute as computer specialists to business and development of science in Southern Africa, Africa and globally. Students connect to the Internet weekly basis, self-study methods, and participate in the online study and discussion groups, then provide a portfolio as part of the examination as evidence of their learning.
Graphical user Interface Programming - ICT2611
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: COS1511 (or XOS1511) or ICT1511 (or XCT1511) & ICT1513 (or XCT1513)
Purpose: To enable an intermediate level programmer to design and implement graphical user interfaces for business software systems.
Advanced Operating System Practice - ICT3631
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT2631 (not applicable to BTELN COS)
Purpose: To enable an ICT professional to select, customize and maintain an operating system in order to provide an effective and secure business infrastructure. The student will be able to install and maintain servers in a real life, hostile business environment.
Introduction to Interactive Programming - ICT1512
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: ICT1513
Purpose: Qualified students will be able to develop a working computer based program, with the knowledge, skills and values needed to add interactive functionality to the program through structured object-oriented programming, use logical programming skills to develop an introductory program, extend their knowledge by adding interactivity to websites through object-oriented programming, to design and develop programs using industry process systems and organizational information systems that conforms to specific standards that are user-friendly and robust, solution specific and to the satisfaction of the client and think conceptually to recognize the design rules and techniques and components in order to develop a solution. Students must have access to a computer for a minimum of 5 hours per week and access to the internet for a minimum of 2 hours per week. All supporting material are available online. All formative assessments are done online only. It is highly recommended that you complete the modules ICT1511 - Introduction to Programming and ICT1513 - Introduction to Web Design before attempting this module.
Interactive Programming - ICT2612
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: COS1511 (or XOS1511) or ICT1511 (or XCT1511) & ICT1513 (or XCT1513)
Purpose: To enable an intermediate level programmer to design, develop and maintain appropriate multimedia solutions that meet the needs of clients in a changing environment.
Business Informatics IIIA - ICT3641
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICT2641 & ICT2642
Purpose: To provide a business analyst with an understanding of electronic commerce and its role in the creation of new products and services, and of its role in the improvement of business activities.