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Diploma : Computer Networking

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

3 Years

Semester 1

387

6

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 Mathematics 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.

Read the IT - Communication Networking brochure (PDF) for a better understanding of the programme.

1ST YEAR
2ND YEAR
3RD YEAR
INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERING
LCS5011


Academic Literacy and Communication Studies
LCS5012


Academic Literacy and Communication Studies
ITE115C


Information Technology Essentials IA
ITE125C


Information Technology Essentials IB
ITM115C


Information Technology Mathematics IA
ITM125C


Information Technology Mathematics IB
PSA115C


Problem Solving and Algorithms
SPG115C


System Software IA
SPG125C


System Software IB
SSD115C


System Software Development I
SSD125C


System Software Development I

DBS216C

Databases II

SSE226C

System Software Engineering II

SSD216C

System Software Development IIA

SSD226C

System Software Development IIB

SPG216C

System Software IIA

SPG226C

System Software IIB

CMN216C

Communication Networks IIA

CMN226C

Communication Networks IIB


CNS316C
Communication Networks Switching III


CNR316C
Communication Networks Routing III


SSD316C
System Software Development III


SSE316C
System Software Engineering III


CMN327W
Work Integrated Learning in Computer Networking

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