Students will work with information systems to meet prescribed specifications and needs within an organisational context. They will provide information systems support, including selecting and configuring operating systems, networks and software components of an organisation's information system.
CS102 Computer Networks
IT512 Fundamentals of Programming
IT501 Fundamentals of Software Development and Design
The following elective papers will be taught in Queenstown
IT511 Business Computing
IT506 Web and Graphic Design I
IT503 Computer Systems Architecture
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Applicants should have successfully completed the Southern Institute of Technology Diploma in Information Technology Level 4 programme or possess equivalent knowledge and skills, or
Have completed an external or overseas qualification which is considered to be the equivalent of the above qualification, as approved by the head of faculty.
Applicants who have successfully completed courses from any equivalent level programmes may be admitted to the Diploma in Information Technology Level 5 programme through cross credit processes.
Applicants who have relevant experience in the information technology industry may seek admission to the Diploma in Information Technology Level 5 programme through a Recognition of Prior Learning process. Their experience will be taken into account for the purpose of admission. Where such applicants gain admission, credit may be given for experience relevant to the learning outcomes of particular modules.
Part time Admission
Applicants may apply for part time admission, providing they meet the above requirements.
In addition, the following requirements also apply to applicants in all admissions categories:
- Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must provide evidence of having successfully completed English instruction to a level deemed appropriate by the head of faculty. Evidence may include official transcripts and or recognised English test results, such as IELTS and TOEFL.
- The head of faculty will determine the maximum number of students permitted to enrol in this programme. If there are more applicants than places available, students will be selected primarily on academic ability.
- All enrolments in the Diploma in Information Technology Level 5 programme are at the discretion of the programme manager and head of faculty as required. Provisional entry may be granted upon the approval of the programme manager.
In order to be awarded the Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5), the student will have been credited with all required courses and electives as specified in the schedule of courses (120 credits).
The student completing the Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5) will normally be expected to complete the one-year programme (full-time equivalent) over no more than three years.