Advanced Certificate in Systems Engineering

Faculty Of  • SAQA ID No. 85167 • NQF6 • 135 Credits • 1 Year

The Advanced Certificate provides a combination of computer and networking skills, equipping the student with a wide scope of Information Technology related competencies and a sound functional introduction to the IT environment. On completion of the Advanced Certificate in Systems Engineering, the student will function competently within an IT environment.

Course Overview

This programme assumes that the student has completed the Higher Certificate in Systems Engineering with Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology or a similar institution. It builds on the foundational skills and knowledge developed in the NQF 5  qualification and could serve as an articulation combination for students who have completed a Higher Certificate.


Duration: 1 year
NQF Level: 6
Mode of delivery: Full-time
SAQA Credits: 120
SAQA ID: 85167

Admission Requirements


• The minimum entry requirement is a Higher Certificate at NQF Level 5 in an associated field.
• Mature Age Exemption for students above the age of 23 as set out in the Higher Education Regulations.


– OR –


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Qualification Rules

Advanced Certificate in Systems Engineering - Module Breakdown

Semester 1 Credits
Computer Architecture 600 10
Digital Electronics 600 15
Data Communication & Computer Networks 600 10
Introduction to Object Orientated Programming 600 15
Semester 2 Credits
Server Engineering 600 10
Network Security 600 15
Advanced Server Technology 600 15
Internet Security 600 15
IT Project Management 600 10
Work Integrated Learning 600 10


NQF Level: 6
SAQA Credits: 120
SAQA ID: 85167


  • Registered with Department of Higher Education (DHET)
  • Accredited by The Council on Higher Education (H/PR037/E019CAN)
  • Registered on National Qualifications Framework by SAQA (ID Reference : 85167) National Qualifications Sub-Framework
  • Alignment Alignment to Higher Education and Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF) in progress as per Council on Higher Education categorisation and implementation arrangements.

Course Fees and Registration

Monthly Instalment Option :

  • Course Fee: R21,990.00
  • Deposit: R4,200.00 (payable now)


Upfront Full Cash Option:

  • Course Fee: R19,990.00 (payable now)


Payment Options Available:

  • Credit
  • Internet Banking Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • Direct Deposit
  • Debit Order


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