National Diploma - Information Technology

 

Dr  Vikash Jugoo  Head of Department (0)31 907 7153 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nompilo Sikhakhane Secretary (0)31 907 7153 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

VISION

To be a leader in the provision of industry relevant ICT skills training and research that enhances community advancement through the usage of key ICT technologies and services.

MISSION

To provide an advanced, well resourced ICT learning environment that addresses the needs of society. The department aims to be actively, visibly and notably involved in research at the forefront of cutting edge ICT technology. Inherently, the department seeks to intellectually, socially and materially empower the community through its research output and community engagement projects.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

There are presently two streams within the National Diploma in Information Technology qualification that a student may opt for: Software Development; and Communication Networks. The purpose of the software development stream is to develop the requisite skills that will enable students to design and produce software products and systems to meet specified needs especially with respect to reliability, cost effectiveness and maintainability. On the other hand, the purpose of the Communications Networks stream is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to design, develop, implement and manage networks by integrating knowledge of modern network technologies and protocols to create an appropriate and adequate environment of communication and information sharing.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission is based on the results obtained in the National Senior Certificate or Senior Certificate and a selection test.

Minimum admission requirements for applicants with National Senior Certificate:

Programme English Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy Aggregate points in the best six subjects excluding Life Orientation
3 year programme 3 3 or 4 23
4 year extended curriculum programme 3 3 or 4 23

 

Minimum admission requirements for applicants with Senior Certificate:

Programme English
HG or SG
Mathematics
HG or SG
Aggregate points in the best six best subjects
3 year programme E E 25
4 year Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) E E 20

A selection test is administered for all applicants. The best performing 120 applicants are admitted to the three year programme. The next best 40 applicants are admitted to the Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP).

LIST OF SUBJECT EQUIVALENCES:

ND: IT (Three year programme)

Year 1
Subject Credits
Software Development & Communication Networks Streams  
Information System I 0.250
Development Software I 0.250
Technical Programming I 0.250
Systems Software I 0.250

 

Year 2
Subject Credits
Software Development Communication Networks  
Information Systems II Communication Networks II 0.250
Development Software II Distributed Systems II 0.250
Technical Programming II IT Electronics II 0.250
Information Technology Skills I Information Technology Skills I 0.250

 

Year 3
Subject Credits
Software Development Communication Networks  
Information Systems III Communication Networks III 0.250
Development Software III Distributed Systems III 0.250
Commercial Programming I IT Electronics III 0.250
Internet Programming II Systems Software II 0.250

 

ND: IT (Four year extended curriculum programme)

Year 1
Subject Credits
Software Development & Communication Networks Streams  
Computer Mathematics I 0.150
English Language Skills I 0.150
Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming I I 0.150
Information Systems I 0.200

 

Year 2
Subject Credits
Software Development & Communication Networks Streams  
Business IT Skills I 0.150
Development Software I 0.200
Technical Programming I 0.200
Systems Software I 0.200

 

Year 3
Subject Credits
Software Development Communication Networks  
Information Systems II Communication Networks II 0.250
Development Software II Distributed Systems II 0.250
Technical Programming II IT Electronics II 0.250
Information Technology Skills I Information Technology Skills I 0.250

 

Year 4
Subject Credits
Software Development Communication Networks  
Information Systems III Communication Networks III 0.250
Development Software III Distributed Systems III 0.250
Commercial Programming I IT Electronics III 0.250
Internet Programming II Systems Software II 0.250

 

DURATION OF STUDY

  • Three years full time for the ND: IT programme.
  • Four years full time for the ND: IT Extended Curriculum Programme.

CURRICULUM SUBJECTS

Subject Pre-requisite
Development Software II Development Software I & Information Systems I
Information Systems II Information Systems I & Development Software I
System Software II System Software I
Development Software III Development Software II & Information Systems II
Information Systems III Information Systems II and Development Software II
Technical Programming II Technical Programming I & Development Software I
Communication Networks III Communication Networks II and Distributed Systems II
Distributed Systems III Distributed Systems II and Communication Networks II
IT Electronics III IT Electronics II
Internet Programming II Development Software II
Commercial Programming I Information Systems II

 

WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING

As from the 2013 academic year, students will be expected to spend at least six months in industry as part of a credit-bearing module required for the awarding of the National Diploma in Information Technology. Work Integrated Learning will be an essential component of the qualification and will enable the department produce graduates who are properly prepared for the work environment. It is an educational approach that aligns and integrates academic knowledge with workplace knowledge for the benefit of the students and industry partners. The work integrated learning component will be quality assured by co-ordinators from the university.

CONTACT US

Department of Information and Communication Technology
Mangosuthu University of Technology
P O Box 12363 Jacobs 4026 Durban
Telephone: (0)31 907 7111
Fax: (0)31 907 2892

 

General Enquires Tel: +27 031 907 7111 / 031 819 9299
511 Mangosuthu Highway, Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal,4031
511 Griffiths Mxenge Highway, Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal,4031
GPS:  Latitude: S 29 58.142    Longitude: E 30 54.768
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