Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development)

Programme overview:

Second Intake for 2024 is accepting late applications until 20th of May.
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Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) next start date Next start date: 3 June 2024
24 June 2024
15 July 2024
5 August 2024
26 August 2024
23 September 2024
13 February 2025
Next New Students Orientation Date:
27 May 2024
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) study mode Campuses:
Bedfordview
Bloemfontein
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay
Potchefstroom
Pretoria
Vanderbijlpark

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) duration Duration:
Minimum: 1 year full time and 2.5 years part-time.
Maximum: 3 years full-time and 5 years part-time
 
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) support Support: Fully supported


Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate | Degree: Higher Certificate in Information Systems | Saqa Id: 120688

Develop 21st century skills that go beyond the lecture hall. The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) is a career-focused qualification that is intensive but also broad. It will develop your programming ability and mobile development skills so that you can work in a range of areas in the IT industry.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development)provides you with solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation in one programming language and one database language, where the emphasis is on application development. The core subject areas are Programming Language and Databases. You also cover topics such as general Computer Literacy, Program Design, Processing and Logic Concepts. Throughout the qualification you will complete technical projects so that you are able to troubleshoot problems.

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. In addition, you also have the opportunity to study through the Lecture-Based Learning

(LBL) approach using the trimester structure plan. Over and above this, you will develop essential skills for the world of work, especially for the IT industry, such as analysing and solving real problems, logical thinking, being innovative and adaptable, working in teams and communicating effectively.


More information:

Entry requirements
• National Senior Certificate (NSC) with diploma or Higher Certificate entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification or international school-leaving certificate on an NSC level (NQF 4) confirmed by SAQA. 
Or
• National Certificate (Vocational) level four issued by the Council of General, Further Education, and Training.
And
• You must have obtained the required results in the Placement Assessment.
Pricing
Price:
From R42 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

Programme accreditation
• Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
• South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Possible career options
The career choices for you, as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development) graduate, include positions in:
• Programming
• Database administration
• Mobile application development
This qualification is offered at the following campuses


Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark



International students


International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions


Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 3 June 2024

    Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Software Development)
    Admission fee (ADMIN7-B00) - Admission Fee
    Database Management (SQL Server) (elective) (ITSSA0-M00) - Elective Module 1
    Database Management (MySQL) (ITMDA0-M00) - Elective Module 2
    Basic Java Programming (elective) (ITEJA0-M00) - Elective Module 3
    Basic Java Programming (elective) (ITEJA0-M00) - Elective Module 3
    Advanced Java Programming (ITHJA0-M00) - Elective Module 4
    Basic C# Programming (elective) (ITECA0-M00) - Elective Module 5
    Basic C# Programming (elective) (ITECA0-M00) - Elective Module 5
    Advanced C# Programming (ITHCA0-M00) - Elective Module 6
    Basic PHP Programming (ITEPA0-M00) - Elective Module 7
    Mobile Development (elective) (ITMOA0-M00) - Elective Module 8
    Linux Operating System (ITLXA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Computer Literacy (Microsoft) (ITCLA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Personal Skills Development (ITSDA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Mathematical Problem Solving and Reasoning (ITMMA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Program Design (ITPRA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Software Engineering (ITSEA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Database Design Concepts (ITDCA0-M00) - Fundamental