Diploma in IT in Software Development

Programme Type: Diploma

​Software development 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.

  • Industry: IT
  • Duration: 3 years
  • SAQA: 74651
  • NQF: Level 6
  • Credits: 360
SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP

The skills developed will 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 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


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishNotes
NSC: Diploma with30% 
NC(V): Diploma pass with 40% 
SC: Endorsement -none with

 

33.3%

 
SC(a): Diploma passA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC.

International:

A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 40% or equivalent for English.

 

Refer to the International Admissions Spreadsheet.

Alternatively, a cognate Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate 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)Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).
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.

COURSE OUTLINE

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

MODULES

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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


TUITION FEES

APPLICATION FEE

SOUTH AFRICANS CITIZENS

  • Early Bird Application Fee R150 (Payable by 31 December) | Late Application Fee R300 (1 January to 28 February), non-refundable.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION FEE

  • Application Fee R3 500

PRE-REGISTRATION FEE

  • *R300 All modes

DEPOSIT

  • Full-Time R1 600

*TUITION FEE

  • Cash Fee: R30 490  
  • Total Term Fee: R34 350 | Instalment (11 Months) R2 950 

*Ts & Cs Apply. Please ensure you consult a student advisor before registering to confirm fee and admission requirements. Returning Students,  please contact your campus for full registration details. Please note all early bird fees expire on 31 December, do take note when you apply or register.



ACCREDITATION

The IIE Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 360-credit qualification 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), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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 visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.

  • An USAf Exemption Certificate is required   -   the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PORTANT INFORMATION 

  • To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.
  • This information is valid for the 2022 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/.
  • The fees for all Online IIE qualifications include prescribed textbooks supplied in e-book format. Where an e-book is not available, the prescribed textbook will be provided in an alternate format.

 PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS FOR BLENDED LEARNING

To get the best out of the blended learning experience, you will need a computer or laptop with WIFI, Windows 8.1 or higher, Intel Pentium 4 Processor or higher, 1Ghz Processor or higher, 4 GB RAM or higher, 3 GB of available disk space, and a screen resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800.

 NB: this information was 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.



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. 

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