CPUT IT



CPUT IT

CPUT IT, The Department of Information Technology offers a wide range of formal qualifications and non-formal courses in IT and related disciplines. The department offers specialized training in Information Technology in the areas of Applications Development (Software Development), Communication Networks and Multimedia Technology. The department supports a large graduate and postgraduate programme where the research is directed at both community and industry interests.
The department also offers a wide range of non-formal courses in collaboration with the IT industry. There are several semi-autonomous business units operating within the department. These units are focused on the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students in delivering research and development services to the community and industry.
The department continues to provide leadership in curriculum development to especially the University of Technology sector. In this regard the department also has a defining role in the Higher Education ICT Association (HEICTA) and within the Further Education and Training (FET) sector.
 



Course Information and Fees

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYBTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)



The course prepares students for professional careers or advanced studies in Information Technology and promotes the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge involving Information Technology.
Career Information
Although classes will only be taught in one time block (4:30-7:30pm) students may still register for either full-time or part-time studies. Full-time implies that the student intends to graduate in one year, and is aimed at non-working students. The part-time offering is aimed at students who are currently in full-time employment and have limited study time. It is strongly recommended that working students do not try to complete their B Tech in one year as the academic load is simply too much. All B Tech subjects will be taught again in 2020 to allow “pipeline” students who still have some subjects outstanding to complete their degree.
Career Opportunities
The widespread use of computers has resulted in an ongoing need for a wide range of highly skilled information technology personnel. As the field is subject to rapid technological change, it requires professionals who are well-trained, who keep up-to-date with the latest developments, and who can engage future trends and developments in the field.
Specialisation options
The following specialisation options are available:

  • Software Development
  • Communication Networks
  • Information and Technology Management

SYLLABUS & FEES



  • Students must select 9 subjects including all of the compulsory subjects of the specialisation plus the optional subjects.
  • Subjects from another specialisation option may be selected, but not the advanced subject of the other specialisation.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory Subjects
Project 4
Project Management 4
Research Methodology
Development Software 4
Advanced Development Software 4
Business Fundamentals 4
Elective subjects
Software Engineering & Design 4
Computer Security 4
Database Systems 4
Health Informatics Fundamentals 4
COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Compulsory subjects
Project 4
Project Management 4
Research Methodology
Communication Networks 4
Advanced Communication Networks 4
Networks 4
Business Fundamentals 4
Elective subjects
Software Engineering & Design 4
Computer Security 4
Health Informatics Fundamentals 4
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Compulsory subjects
Project 4
Project Management 4
Research Methodology
Information & Technology Management 4
Advanced Information & Technology Management 4
Strategic Information Systems 4
Business Fundamentals 4
Elective subjects
Computer Security 4
Data Administration 4
Health Informatics Fundamentals 4

Admission requirements
Undergraduates
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
Postgraduates
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements



Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two years
Course is offered on District Six Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Siyabonga Mfiki
Telephone: 021 460 3959
Fax: –
Email: mfikis@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2018 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 
Disclaimer
This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.
Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.
 

IT services



Students have access to a range of high-tech computer facilities located across CPUT’s campuses and service points.
Computer laboratories
CPUT offers students a range of computer laboratories where they can conduct research and complete their academic work. Computers in these laboratories feature the latest hardware and software and reserved laboratories cater for students who require specialised software as part of their studies.
Each computer laboratory is access-controlled, so students must have their student cards with them at all times. Each laboratory also has support staff on-hand to help where needed.
Online services
CPUT students have access to a variety of online services, including:
MyCPUT
myclassroom
Online Personal Access (OPA)
Student Online Services (SOS)
How to login to CPUT computer and online services
To gain access to CPUT computers and online services, follow the easy steps in this guide:
How to login to CPUT computers and online services
Print and internet credit
How to check your print and internet credit