Higher Certificate in Computing (Software Development Lifecycles)

Programme overview:

Second Intake for 2024 is accepting late applications until 20th of May.
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Higher Certificate in Computing (Software Development Lifecycles) next start date Next start date: 22 July 2024
30 September 2024
21 February 2025
15 May 2025
Next New Students Orientation Date:
16 July 2024
Higher Certificate in Computing (Software Development Lifecycles) study mode Study Mode:
Campus Full Time
Higher Certificate in Computing (Software Development Lifecycles) study mode Campuses:
Bedfordview
Bloemfontein
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Midrand
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay
Potchefstroom
Pretoria
Vanderbijlpark

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Higher Certificate in Computing (Software Development Lifecycles) duration Duration:
Minimum: 1 year
Maximum: 3 years
Higher Certificate in Computing (Software Development Lifecycles) support Support: Fully supported


Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate | Degree: Higher Certificate in Computing | Saqa Id: 120669
This Higher Certificate in Computing specialises in Software Development Lifecycles. Designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the various stages involved in software development. This qualification aims to widen access to higher education and boost career prospects in the rapidly evolving field of information technology (IT). Enhancing the ability to make informed decisions at each stage of the process, with a focus on strategic planning, effective problem-solving, and quality assurance. 
 
The goal is to prepare students to manage and execute efficient, high-quality software development projects in a real-world context. Examine various lifecycle models and appreciate their characteristics to understand which project environments they are most appropriate for. Theoretical understanding will be translated into practical skills through an actual software development lifecycle project. Become confident in the use of tools and techniques relevant to a chosen methodology.  


More information:

Entry requirements
  • South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or Higher Certificate endorsement.                
  • Or a National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training with  Bachelor’s degree, Diploma Or Higher Certificate endorsement.                                          
  • Or a Certificate of evaluation on a minimum NQF level 4 for foreign qualification confirmed by SAQA.                        
  • Or a letter or certificate confirming an exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf) for any other School leaving results.               
  • Or a Completion of a Bachelor’s degree, Diploma, Higher Certificate or equivalent.  
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
Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Possible career options
Possible career options   
  • Database Developer, IT Project Manager 
  • Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Analyst 
  • Security Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Penetration Tester 
  • Computer Systems Architect, Computer Hardware Engineer 
  • Data Analyst, Python Programmer 
  • Software Developer, Software Development Project Manager 
  • Web Designer, Web Developer 
  • IT Strategist/Consultant, Information Systems Manager 
This qualification is offered at the following campuses


Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Midrand, 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: 22 July 2024

    Higher Certificate in Computing (Software Development Lifecycles)
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Mathematics for Computing (ITMCA0-B33) - Core
    Professional Practice (ITPOA0-B33) - Core
    Networking (ITNKA0-B44) - Core
    Programming Fundamentals (ITPMA0-B44) - Core
    Database Design and Development (ITDBA0-B11) - Core
    Security (ITSTA0-B11) - Core
    Managing a Successful Computing Project (ITSCA0-B22) - Core
    Software Development Lifecycles (ITSLA0-B22) - Core