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Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)

Faculty of Information Technology SAQA ID No. 88322 NQF 6 370 Credits 3 Years Register
The Diploma in Information Technology offers three Electives viz. Information Technology, Networks Engineering and Systems Development.

The three-year programme in Information Technology is designed to provide students with the technical, vocational and professional skills and knowledge to be effective practitioners in various IT-related roles within businesses, government and community organisations. 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 organisations. Students will also develop the ability to understand various types of IT communications in organisations. The programme allows students a work related opportunity.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Database and Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Application programmer
  • IT Manager
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Section 1

Overview

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 from an elective 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.

Section 2

Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for admission to a Diploma and/or
    Degree; or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with appropriate subject
    combination and levels of achievements; or
  • Mature Age Exemption for students above the age of 23 as set out in the Higher Education Regulations; or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Section 3

Module Breakdown

Diploma inĀ Information Technology (DIT) – Module Breakdown Year 1

Year 1 Total Credits: 120

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

DITSDT500
Software Development 500
5
10
DITINS511
Information Systems 511
5
10
DITPRO511
Programming 511
5
15
DITWBT511
Web Technology 511
5
15
DITNET511
Networks 511
5
10

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

DITBCM500
Business Communication 500
5
10
DITINS512
Information Systems 512
5
10
DITPRO512
Programming 512
5
15
DITWBT512
Web Technology 512
5
15
DITNET512
Networks 512
5
10

Module Breakdown Year 2

Year 2 Total Credits: 120

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

DITMCM512
M-Commerce 521
5
10
DITINS621
Information Systems 621
6
10
DITPRO621
Programming 621
6
15
DITDBS521
Database Systems 521
5
10
DITIPR621
Internet Programming 621
6
15
DITNET621
Networks 621
6
15
DITBSM621
Business Management 621
6
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

DITMCM522
M-Commerce 522
5
10
DITINS622
Information Systems 622
6
10
DITPRO622
Programming 622
6
15
DITDBS522
Database Systems 522
5
10
DITIPR622
Internet Programming 622
6
15
DITNET622
Networks 622
6
15
DITBSM622
Business Management 622
6
15

Module Breakdown Year 3

Year 3 Total Credits: 130

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

DITQTS600
Quantitative Techniques 600
6
15
DITIPM600
IT Project Management 600
6
15
DITSEM600
Software Engineering 600
6
10
DITHCI600
Human Computer Interaction 600
6
10
DITPRO631
Programming 631
6
15
DITNET631
Networks 631
6
15
DITBAS631
Business Analysis 631
6
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

DITOPS600
Operating Systems 600
6
10
DITITP600
IT Project 600
6
15
DITMIS600
Management Info Systems 600
6
10
DITPRO632
Programming 632
6
15
DITNET632
Networks 632
6
15
DITBAS632
Business Analysis 632
6
15
DITWIL600
Work Integrated Learning 600
6
15
Section 4

Outcomes

BSc graduates, in at least one science discipline, can:

  • Design software solutions to address 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.
  • Demonstrate the effective utilisation of business and management skills to bridge the gap between the IT discipline and the business functional areas in industry.
  • Use computer hardware to its full potential by understanding the technical operation of hardware and how to control it on a low level.
  • Provide IT support services in a given business sector.

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