Faculty of Economics & Information Technology Systems

Department of Information Technology Systems

PROGRAMMES IN THE DEPARTMENT

DIPLOMA: ICT IN APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Vision

To become a center of excellence in leveraging information technology systems to inspire the exchange and creation of knowledge through freedom of thought and expression.

Mission

  • Academic excellence
  • Innovation
  • Continuous improvement
  • Partnership and teamwork
  • Ethical conduct
  • Freedom from discrimination

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide easy access to information resources for students.
  • Become leaders and innovators in technology education and research
  • Enable technology-enhanced teaching.
  • Provide a responsive curriculum, pedagogy and context that reflect inclusivity

Rules and Regulations

The possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or its equivalent shall serve as a general minimum admission requirement in this programme.

Entrance Requirements

National Senior Certificate

Applicants with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) must meet the requirements set out in this prospectus. They should have English (Home or Additional Language) 4 (50-59), Mathematics 3 (40-49), Mathematical Literacy 5 (60-69).

Senior Certificate Requirement

Applicants with SC (Old Senior Certificate) must meet the requirements set out in this prospectus. They should have passed English HG-E or SG-D, Mathematics HG-E or SG-D, Physical Science HG-E or SG-D. 

National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4

Applicants with a National Certificate (Vocational-Level4) must meet the requirements set out in this prospectus. A Pass in all 3 Fundamental subjects with 50% and above (English, Life Orientation and Mathematics).

Pass with 60% and above in 3 of the Vocational subjects: Systems Analysis and Design, Data Communication and Networking, Computer Programming & Physical Science.   

Duration

A three-year diploma for mainstream and four years for the extended programme.


DIPLOMA: ICT IN APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT EXTENDED

Rules and Regulations

The possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or its equivalent shall serve as a general minimum admission requirement in this programme.

Entrance Requirements

National Senior Certificate

Applicants with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) must meet the requirements set out in this prospectus. They should have English (Home or Additional Language) 3 (40-49), Mathematics 2 (30-39), Mathematical Literacy 3 (40-49).

National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4

Applicants with a National Certificate (Vocational-Level4) must meet the requirements set out in this prospectus. A Pass in all 3 Fundamental subjects with 50% and above (English, Life Orientation and Mathematics).

Pass with 60% and above in 3 of the Vocational subjects: Systems Analysis and Design, Data Communication and Networking, Computer Programming & Physical Science.   

Duration

A three-year diploma for mainstream and four years for the extended programme


DIPLOMA: FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

Rules and Regulations

The possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or its equivalent shall serve as a general minimum admission requirement in this programme.

Entrance Requirements

A National Senior Certificate and pass at least 4 subjects with an achievement rating of level 3 (40% - 49%) and above.

Alternatively, a Higher or Advanced Certificate in the cognate field.

National Certificate (Vocational) – NC (V)

  • 40% and above pass in three (3) fundamental subjects (English, Mathematics & Life Orientation) / 50% or more for Mathematics Literacy.

OR

  • 40% and above pass in three (3) compulsory vocational subjects (Applied Accounting, Economic Environment & Financial Management).

In addition to the above, the minimum Admission Point Score (APS) for admission is 21 for seven subjects. 

Duration

Three years.


Academic Secretary   Mrs Patiswa Maseti
  PGCE (WSU), ND: OMT (WSU)
Telephone +27 (0) 40 842 6815/6839
Email pmaseti@wsu.ac.za