Software developme​nt qualifications such as the IIE Diploma in IT in Software Development offered at Rosebank College is designed for creative thinkers who enjoy problem solving. This IIE qualification provides a combination of fundamental business related skills enabling the student to function effectively in the IT programming environment.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP​

The skills developed during the duration of this IIE qualification include programming, web development, systems analysis and database design. Students will learn different programming languages and get a good understanding of a computer’s logic, architecture and design. These skills will enable the students to enter into an environment of application and solution development, thereby creating a wealth of opportunities within the Information Technology (IT) world.

POSSIBLE CAREERS
·       Junior software developer
·       Computer systems analyst
·       Web developer


TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR QUALIFICATION

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

STUDY FURTHER WITH IIE PATHWAYS

The Independent Institute of Education (THE IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a diploma and progress into a degree.  There are several pathways offered at IIE Rosebank College that enable access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information. 

THE WEIGHT YOUR FUTURE QUALIFICATION CARRIES

This Diploma is accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE). It is also registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) on Level 6 (SAQA ID No: 74651). On successful completion you will receive a Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishNotes
NSC: Diploma with30% 
NC(V): Diploma pass with 40% 
SC: Endorsement -none with33.3% 
SC(a):Diploma passA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC
InternationalA SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with 30% or equivalent in English.
Alternatively, a Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma studies.If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related
Senate Discretionary AdmissionsMature Age ExemptionCandidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years' work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Candidates must 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).
USAf approved cognate foundation programmeCandidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted.

Transfer studentsCandidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a cognate 3- year diploma may be admitted.  However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent or higher certificate or advanced certificate apply.
OQSF qualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5.
General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA Evaluation certificate with NSC L4 equivalence as well as  A score of at least 38 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 38 for Quantitative  Literacy (QL).


Mature Age Exemption:

Mature Age Exemption:

  • Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years' work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as 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).

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

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;
  • your equivalent qualification is e​valuated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);
  • you have a valid stu​dy visa 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

  • Programming 1A
  • Programming Logic and Design
  • Information Security
  • Business Information Systems
  • Programming 1B
  • IT Professional Practice
  • Web Development (Introduction)
  • Quantitative Techniques


  •  Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Introduction
  • Web Development (Intermediate)
  • Programming 2A
  • Programming 2B
  • Database (Intermediate)
  • Human Computer Interaction
  •  IT Project Management



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  •  Open Source Coding (Introduction)  
  • Operating Systems
  • Work Integrated Learning 3A
  • Advanced Databases
  • Software Quality and Testing
  • Applied Programming
  • Open Source Coding (Intermediate)
  • Work Integrated Learning 3B

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

 

·       To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.

 

·       This factsheet is valid for the 2021 academic year only.

 

  • Free software is available to all registered IIE Rosebank College students. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can access the software using their RCONNECT email address at FTP//10.118.180.17/.

 

NB: 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."