Diploma: Information and Communications Technology in Communication Networks

Also applies to the Extended Programme

 Offering Type: Full-Time

Delivery Site: Chiselhurst

Duration: 3 years; 4 years (Extended Programme)

Purpose

The purpose of this 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, design, develop, implement and manage reliable and cost-effective communication networks by integrating current network topologies and protocols to create an appropriate and adequate environment of communication and information sharing.

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

Communication Networks II

30

Information Technology  Electronics II

30

Network Programming II

30

Distributed Systems II

30

Year 3

Communication Networks III

30

Emerging Technologies III

30

Network Project Management III

30

Network Security Concepts III

30

 

The extended four-year curriculum offers Year 1 modules of the qualification in two years with the addition of supporting modules that integrated to enhance student development and 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.