Qualification & Code
NATIONAL DIPLOMA: ENGINEERING: COMPUTER SYSTEMS

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Campus Duration of Programme Enrolment Option(s) SAQA Credits NQF Level Admission Requirements Selection and/or interview
Bloemfontein

3 years

Semester 1

360

6

National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification.

Selection

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

A Grade 12 National Senior Certificate with a minimum score of 27 on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in both Physical Science and Mathematics. Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted.

 

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

A National Senior Certificate with a score of 27 on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum pass mark of 50% (rating 4) in both Mathematics and Physical Science. Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted.

 

Career Opportunities

This programme is recommended for persons with an interest in the use and development of computers. The curriculum consists primarily of a combination of programming and electronics, and has been developed for technicians seeking to operate and maintain computer-supported process control systems and computer networks. Typical employers would be industries such as Iscor, Sasol, Eskom, Telkom and Vodacom. Organisations that install and operate computer networks often present career opportunities for qualified students, and entrepreneurs can also establish their own businesses.

 

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

January

July

January

July

ECM11BI

ECM12BI

*Communication Skills I

COM11AI

COM12AI

*Computer Skills I

EDS11BI

EDS12BI

*Digital Systems I

EEN11AI

EEN12AI

*Electrical Engineering I

ELE11AI

ELE12AI

*Electronics I

WIS11AI

WIS12AI

*Mathematics I

PRE1A

PRE2B

PRE1A

PRE2B

English Proficiency (Semester 1) and

English Proficiency (Semester 2)

PRG11AI

PRG12AI

*Programming I

EDS21BI

EDS22BI

*Digital Systems II

ELE21AI

ELE22AI

*Electronics II

ENT21AI

ENT22AI

Entrepreneurship II

WIS21AI

WIS22AI

*Mathematics II

NET21AI

NET22AI

*Network Systems II

PRG21AI

PRG22AI

*Programming II

 

2ND YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

January

July

January

July

EDS31BI

EDS32BI

*Digital Systems III

ELA31BI

ELA32BI

*Electronics III

WIT31AI

WIT32AI

Mathematical Applications III

NET31AI

NET32AI

*Network Systems III

PRG31AI

PRG32AI

*Programming III

SYS21AI

SYS22AI

*Systems Analysis II

DAT31BI

DAT32BI

*Database Principles III

EDP31AI

EDP32AI

*Design Project III

LOG31BI

LOG32BI

*Logic Design III

MIP31BI

MIP32BI

Microprocessors III

OPT31AI

OPT32AI

*Operating Systems III

SOF31BI

SOF32BI

*Software Engineering III

 

3RD YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SEMESTERS 5 & 6

January

July

EXP11ZI

EXP12ZI

*Work-integrated Learning I

EXP21ZI

EXP22ZI

*Work-integrated Learning II
*Compulsory instructional offerings.

For more information contact: Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

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Updated: 04 May 2017

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