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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions - EUP1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma,Higher Certificate 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.
Information and Communication Technology project - ICT3715
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ICT2621, ICT2641, ICT2642, ICT2611, ICT2612, ICT2613 Co-requisite: INF3708, ICT3621, ICT3641
Purpose: This module is seen as a final accumulation of all the outcomes obtained during the qualification. In this module the student demostrates his/her ability to identify a specific need for a software project for a client in industry or in a comminity, analyse the need for a software project, write a software project proposal, design and develop the software project according to industry standards, evaluate, implement and demostrate the software project.
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 must have accesss to a computer for a minimum of five hours per week and access to the internet for a minimum of two hours per week. All supporting material is available online only. All formative assessments are done online only. It is highly recommended that this module, ICT1511 (Introduction to Programming) is completed BEFORE the module ICT1512 (Introduction to Interactive Programming) is attempted.
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.
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.
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.
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. It is highly recommended that this module, ICT1513 (Introduction to Web Design) is completed BEFORE the module ICT1512 (Introduction to Interactive Programming) is attempted.
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.
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.
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
Diploma,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 according to the object oriented approach using the tools, techniques and methodologies of systems development.
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.