Diploma: Information and Communications Technology in Business Analysis

Also applies to the Extended Programme 

Offering Type: Full-Time

Delivery Site: Chiselhurst

Duration: 3 years; 4 years (Extended Programme)

Purpose

The purpose of the Diploma is to provide a professional and vocational qualification for the ICT industry, combining theory and practical exposure to enable a graduate (diplomate) to analyse business environments and design and create reliable and cost-effective specifications for ICT solutions to facilitate the alignment and integration of ICT with business processes.

Modules

Modules

NQF Credits

Year 1

Development Software I

30

Information Systems I

30

System Software I

30

Information Technology Skills I

30

Year 2

Business Analysis II

30

Business Accounting I

30

System Analysis and Design II

30

Management Information Systems II

30

Year 3

Business Analysis III

30

Web and Application Software Testing II

30

Enterprise Systems Technologies III

30

Management Information Systems III

30

 

The extended four-year curriculum offers Year 1 modules of the qualification in two years with integrated additional supporting modules to enhance student development and to improve the student’s chances of successful completion.

Modules for First Two Years of the Extended Version of the Qualification

Modules

NQF Credits

Year 1

Information Systems IA

20

System Software IA

20

Information Technology Skills IA

20

Year 2

Development Software IB

30

Information Systems IB

10

System Software IB

10

Information Technology Skills IB

10

 

Admission Requirement

  • NSC: Endorsement: Bachelor/Diploma. English - 4 (50-59%), Mathematics - 3 (40-49%) OR Mathematical Literacy - 5 (60-69%)
  • SC: Endorsement: Full exemption/School leaving. English First Language HG-E or SG-D OR English Second Language HG-D or SG-C, Mathematics HG-E or SG-D
  • NCV(4): Endorsement: Bachelor/Diploma. English - 50%, Life Orientation – 50%, Mathematics – 50 % OR Mathematics Literacy – 60% plus 60% for any of the three subjects - Systems Analysis and Design, Data Communication and Networking, Computer Programming, Physical Science.
  • In addition to the above criteria, the Department may require the candidate to appear for a selection test and/or apply selection and ranking criteria.