Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering)

Programme overview:

Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering) next start date Next start date: 10 August 2021
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering) study mode Study mode: Full-time and online part-time options
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering) duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Full-time

Online Programme Management (Part-time)
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering) support Support: Fully supported
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering) learning type Learning type: Real-world learning

Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate

Open the door to the future world of work. The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering) is a career-focused qualification that is intensive but also broad. It will develop your programming ability and hardware skills so that you can work in a range of areas in the IT industry.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering) provides you with solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation of one programming language and one database language, where the emphasis is on application.

You will develop a balance of software and hardware knowledge as well as extensive technical experience. The core subject areas are Programming Language, Network+, Security+. You also cover topics such as general Computer Literacy, Processing and Logic. Throughout the qualification you will complete technical projects so that you are able to troubleshoot hardware problems.

Our flexible learning structure is designed to fit in with your schedule… not the other way around. We attribute much of the success of our Higher Certificate programmes in Information Systems (IS), to our unique Mastery Learning Methodology (MLM).

This modular self-directed learning approach, gives you the flexibility to start and progress through the programme at a pace that best suits you. This learning methodology, together with our cutting-edge facilities such as computer labs, IS open learning areas, hardware pods and smart pods, will prepare you for the real IT work environment of the future.

Intake:
MLM - Students can start any week of the month during January and February.
 
Thereafter, the first Monday of each month for the remainder of the year

More information:

Entry requirements
You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with certificate or diploma entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level (NQF 4) confirmed by SAQA.
Or
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).
Or
• National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training.
And
• Obtain the required results in the Placement Assessment
Pricing
Price:
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Annual Price Tier 1 R 66600 R 0 R 0
Annual Price Tier 2 R 79000 R 0 R 0
Annual Part Time R 56200 R 0 R 0
Monthly Price Tier 1 R 6074 R 0 R 0
Monthly Price Tier 2 R 7205 R 0 R 0
Monthly Part Time R5126 R 0 R 0
 
  Annual Monthly
Part Time Modular R 0 R 0
Part Time Upfront R 0 R 0
 

Tier 1 Campuses: Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Vanderbijlpark

Tier 2 Campuses: Midrand, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Pretoria, Bedfordview, Durban

Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
• Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
• We have a partnership with CompTIA (Computing Technology Information Association). CompTIA is an association directing its focus on the IT industry. Due to this partnership with CompTIA, as a graduate of this programme, you will qualify to write the CompTIA exams, at no additional cost to you.
 
This is for the first sitting only and subject to you being on time with your study schedule and that you have not switched from the initial programme you enrolled for.
Possible career options
Do you love programming  ?-This programme will rapidly develop your skill. 

The career choices for you, as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering Development) graduate, include junior positions in:
• Programming
• Network administration
• Database administration
 
 
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark
Qualification structure
The programme covers the following scope. 
 
• Computer Literacy (Microsoft)
• Personal Skills Development
• Processing and Logic Concepts
• Program Design
• Hardware Essentials
• Software Engineering
• Database Design Concepts
• Database Management
• Programming Language (Basic and Advanced) Choice of Java or C#
• Network+ Preparation
• Security+ Preparation
• Final Exam - Information Systems  (Engineering)