Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) – 3 Year

Faculty Of  • SAQA ID No. 88322 • NQF6 • 370 Credits • 3 Years

The purpose of the Diploma in Information Technology is to provide students with a wide spectrum of study covering the breadth
of Information Technology. The diploma has been structured in such a way as to allow students to choose in one of three possible areas within the IT industry. The curriculum has been designed with specific outcomes in mind and is aimed at developing both generic and specific vocational skills required within each elective area.

 

The Diploma in Information Technology offers three Specializations viz Information Technology, Networks Engineering & Systems Development.
The three year programme in Information Technology is designed to provide students with the technical, vocational & professional skills and knowledge to be effective practioneers in various IT-related roles within businesses, government and community organizations.
Students will learn how to determine client business expectations, needs, and how to automate business processes. Various approaches to systems development will be explored. On completion of this programme, students will also develop a broad understanding of the current use of IT in organizations. This includes the usage of IT for increased organizational productivity.

 

Students will also develop the ability to understand various types of IT communications in organizations. The programme affords students a work related opportunity. In addition, students have a work intergrated or project learning opportunity which will engage their computing skills in Information Systems, e-Commerce, Business Analysis, Programming, Database and Network Administration in an intergrated manner.

The main purpose of qualification is to provide students with wide spectrum of study covering the breadth of Information Technology. The diploma has been structured in such a way as to allow students to specialize in one of three possible areas within the IT industry. The curriculum has been designed with specific outcomes in mind and is aimed at developing both generic and specific vocational skills required within each Elective area.  The Diploma in Information Technology has three Electives, namely: Elective in Information Technology Management, Elective in Networks Engineering, and Elective in Systems Development

The qualifying student will be capable of:

  • Analyse and design software solutions to industry related IT problems.
  • Utilise the required technical skills to effectively implement the designed solutions in an IT environment.
  • Utilise the required technical skill to design and implement solutions in data communications, networks and the internet environment.
  • Effectively utilise business and management skills to bridge the gap between the IT discipline and the business functional areas in industry.
  • Use hardware to its full potential by understanding the technical operation of hardware and to control it on a low level.
  • Provide IT support services to end-users in their chosen business sector.

The admission requirements for this qualification are:

 

  • National Senior Certificate with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement.

OR

  • Senior Certificate (issued prior to 2008).

OR

  • National Certificate (Vocational) at NQF Level 4.

OR

  • A Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate, in a cognate discipline. Students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements can apply for admission through Recognition of Prior Learning.
  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? Y

Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) - 3 Year - Module Breakdown

Semester 1 Credits
Development Software 500 10
Information Systems 511 10
Programming 511 15
Web Technology 511 15
Networks 511 10
Semester 2 Credits
Business Communication 500 10
Information Systems 512 10
Programming 512 15
Web Technology 512 15
Networks 512 10
Semester 1 Credits
M-Commerce 521 10
Information Systems 621 10
Programming 621 15
Database Systems 521 10
Choose an Elective from Below:
Business Management 621 15
Networks 621 15
Internet Programming 621 15
Semester 2 Credits
M-Commerce 522 10
Information Systems 622 10
Programming 622 15
Database Systems 522 10
Choose an Elective from Below:
Business Management 622 15
Networks 622 15
Internet Programming 622 15
Semester 1 Credits
Quantitative Techniques 600 15
IT Project Management 600 15
Software Engineering 600 10
Human Computer Interaction 600 10
Choose an Elective from Below:
Business Analysis 631 15
Networks 631 15
Programming 631 15
Semester 2 Credits
Operating Systems 600 10
IT Group Project 600 15
Management Information Systems 600 10
Work Integrated Learning 600 15
Choose an Elective from Below:
Business Analysis 632 15
Networks 632 15
Programming 632 15
  1. Design software solutions to address industry-related IT problems.
  2. Utilise the required technical skills to effectively implement the designed solutions in an IT environment.
  3. Utilise the required technical skill to design and implement solutions in data communications, networks and the internet environment.
  4. Demonstrate the effective utilisation of business and management skills to bridge the gap between the IT discipline and the business functional areas in industry.
  5. Use computer hardware to its full potential by understanding the technical operation of hardware and how to control it on a low level.
  6. Provide IT support services in a given business sector.

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Career Pathways for this course?

  • Information Technology Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Network Engineering Programmer
  • Network Specialist / Engineer
  • Systems Development Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Server Specialist
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