Computer Networking courses such as The IIE's Diploma in IT in Network Management are designed for technically oriented students who are interested in networking computers and managing the network infrastructures for business. You need to be clear and logical thinkers with an interest in solving technical problems. 

WHAT YOU CAN BECOME

Graduates of this IIE programme can become Local Area Network Administrators, Infrastructure specialists, Technical trainers or Helpdesk Administrators.


SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP

Most businesses and services rely on networks, The IIE Diploma in IT in Network Management will provide you with skills to configure networks, maintain the network and services and troubleshoot any problems on the network before they affect users. You will also learn how to do network upgrades, repairs, assign network resources and set up networks to support new services.  The Diploma in IT in Network Management provides a combination of fundamental business related skills enabling the student to function effectively in the IT corporate environment.


TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR QUALIFICATION

Full time: This is a three year full-time programme offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) at Rosebank College. Lectures take place during the day on weekdays at the following campuses: Braamfontein, Sunnyside, Durban and Cape Town.  

THE WEIGHT YOUR FUTURE QUALIFICATION CARRIES

This diploma is accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE) and registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 374-credit qualification on Level 6 (SAQA ID NO: 74650). On successful completion you will receive a Diploma in Information Technology in Network Management from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa. 

OPEN DOORS TO STUDYING FURTHER

Use this diploma as a stepping stone to further your academic career. Once you qualify, you will have the wonderful opportunity of studying The IIE Bachelor of Information Technology in Business Systems degree through Rosebank College.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To register, you must meet one of the following entry requirements:

  • A NSC with Diploma admission- A minimum of 30 % for English coupled with a minimum of 40% for four x 20 credit subjects is required; OR
  • A NC(V) with Diploma admission – A minimum of 50 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation – a minimum of 60% in the three compulsory vocational subjects is required; OR
  • A SC (without endorsement) or equivalent– A minimum of five subjects must be passed; OR
  • A Higher Certificate or equivalent (HEQSF level 5); OR
  • An Advanced Certificate or equivalent (HEQSF level 6).
  • Additional admission requirements apply to students with a School of Tomorrow (SOT) certificate. Please contact the programme manager at the campus closest to you for more information.

In order to qualify for mature age exemption, candidates must have:

  • Attempted matric/ grade 12 and:
  • attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration;
  • have 3 years work experience;
  • demonstrate a proven ability to work within the field related to the proposed programme.
  • Have adequate communication skills;

OR

  • Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration. 

RPL – demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate's resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate's discretionary conditional admission (if applicable) by Senate.

​If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;
  • your equivalent qualification is evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);
  • you have a valid study permit issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.

Industry

IT

Programme Type

Diploma

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Analytical Techniques
  • Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Personal Computers
  • Internet Fundamentals A
  • Business Communications C
  • Business Practice and Entrepreneurship
  • End User Computing B
  • Web Development Introduction
  • Network Architecture A
  • Client Systems Configuration
  • Client Systems Configuration 
  • Introduction to Open Source Systems
  • Network Architecture B
  • Introduction to Open Source Systems
  • Database (Introduction)
  • IT Project Management
  • Network Domain Administration
  • Network Infrastructure Administration
  • Network Design
  • Work Integrated Learning 2


  • Principles of Security
  • Network Server Administration
  • Advanced IT Management
  • Database Server Administration
  • Web Server Management
  • Emerging Network Technologies
  • Systems Software
  • Work Integrated Learning 3 


​​​​In order to be awarded this qualification, you must have achieved a minimum final year mark of fifty percent (50%) for each module of the programme, and have met all Work Integrated Learning requirements.​​ ​ In some, but limited instances some modules may change. At the time of registration, please check that the entry requirements and fees have not changed.

The Independent Institute of Education’s official prospectus is available on www.iie.ac.za and on the library webpage. Information in this prospectus takes precedence over other programme and qualification information provided​.​


AS A REGISTERED STUDENT AT RC, YOU CAN ACCESS FREE SOFTWARE USING YOUR RCCONNECT EMAIL ACCOUNT AT FTP//10.118.180.17/

Software to be used in your discipline include MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. 

These can be accessed for free using the FTP file server with your rcconnect email account. In addition, the following can be accessed: Microsoft Visio, Notepad++, Web Expressions 4 Sp2, and Open Technology Real Services.

Disclaimer: Please note that this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason.

This factsheet is valid for 2020 academic year only.