Qualification & Code
DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER NETWORKING

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Admission Requirements

Selection and/or interview

Bloemfontein and Welkom

3 years

Semester 1

387

6

National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification.

Selection

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 60% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in Mathematics or Computer Studies is required.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 60% in Mathematic Literacy or 40% in either Mathematics or Information Technology is required.

Career Opportunities

The world is increasingly becoming a global village, with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) playing a fundamental role in our day-to-day lives. South Africa, like other countries, realises that ICTs can indeed bring about positive change in its socio-economic development. CUT’s contribution to this national agenda is realised through diploma, BTech and MTech programmes offered in the Department of IT. Through these programmes, the university contributes to the ever-increasing demand for a wide range of highly skilled information technology professionals in fields such as web applications, communication networks and software development. The department is particularly unique in the country, as it offers courses in mobile programming and games development. The department has state-of-the-art Cisco equipment through which students get hands-on experience in computer networking, which provides opportunities for various professional certification pathways.

Our graduates will be able to take up jobs in:

Systems analysis: System developers, application designers, business analysts, information analysts, management information analysts, system analysts.

Computer networking: Computer network administrators and technical assistants.

Database development and management: Business database analysts, database administrators, database managers.

Project management: Information Systems (IS) project leaders

Remarks

Year 1 has year subjects as well as first and second semester subjects. The 5th character indicates if it is a year (0), semester 1 (1) or semester 2 (2) subject.  In year 1 ITM105C is a year subject, PSA115C is semester 1 subject and INP125C is a second-semester subject.

 

1ST YEAR

2ND YEAR

3RD YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

ALP115C

Academic Literacy and Personal Competencies

ALP125C

Academic Literacy and Personal Competencies

PSA115C

Problem Solving and Algorithms

SPG115C

System Software IA

SPG125C

System Software IB

ITM105C

Information Technology Mathematics I

ITE105C

Information Technology Essentials I

SOD105C

Software Development I

DBS216C

Databases II

SOD216C

Software Development IIA

SOD226C

Software Development IIB

SOE226C

Software Engineering II

SPG216C

System Software IIA

SPG226C

System Software IIB

CMN216C

Communication Networks IIA

CMN226C

Communication Networks IIB

CNS316C

Information Technology and Society I

CNR316C

Communication Networks II

SOE316C

Software Engineering III

SOD316C

Software Development III

WLM327C

Work Integrated Learning in Information Technology

For more information contact: Department of Information Technology

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Updated: 04 May 2017

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