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Diploma in Systems Development

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Dip. (Systems Development)

SAQA ID 91923

 

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Head Office in the distance education mode, with all other Boston City Campus & Business Colleges operating as Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus & Business College branch countrywide.

Download the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.

 

YEAR ONE MODULES

Semester A

• Computer Literacy (HCLT101-1)*

• Academic Literacy (HALP1181)**

• Systems Development 1 (HSYD100-1)**

• IT Systems Management 1 (HISM100-1)**

Semester B

• Computer Literacy Advanced (HCLT102-1)*

• Technical Systems and Support 1 (A+ CompTIA) (HTSS100-1)**

• Introduction to Business Management (HBMN102-1)**

• Praxis 1 (HPX100-1)**

 

YEAR TWO MODULES

Semester A

• Database Programming 2 (HDBP200-1)**

• Business Ethics (HBMN201-1)**

• Project Management (HPRM100-1)**

• Praxis S2 (HPXS200-1)**

Semester B

• Systems Development 2A (HSYD201-1)**

• Systems Development 2B (HSYD202-2)**

 

YEAR THREE MODULES

Semester A

• Systems Analysis and Design 3 (HSAD300-1)**

• Workflow Management 3 (HWFM300-1)**

• Systems Development Project Management 3 (HSPM300-1)**

• Praxis S3A (HPXS301-1)**

Semester B

• Systems Development 3 (HSYD300-1)**

• Software Testing 3 (HSFT300-1)**

• Praxis S3B (HPXS302-1)**

 

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

 

Assessment Strategy C (ASC): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as quizzes, will count fifty percent (50%) – twenty five percent (25%) each - towards the overall mark. A summative assessment in the form of a final exam (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. 

Assessment Strategy 2 (AS2): The formative assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, will count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. The summative assessment in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%). 

Assessment Strategy 3 (AS3): The formative assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, will count forty percent (40%) towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark. 

Assessment Strategy 4 (AS4): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments or tests, will count forty percent (40%) - twenty percent (20%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark. 

Assessment Strategy 5 (AS5): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments or tests, will count thirty percent (30%) - fifteen percent (15%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count sixty percent (60%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark. 

Assessment Strategy W (ASW): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments, will count forty percent (40%) - twenty percent (20%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a practicum, will count forty percent (40%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count twenty percent (20%) towards the overall mark. 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Additionally, Learners may opt to sit for International CompTIA Examinations at Boston City Campus. These examination fees are excluded but charged at cost.

 

DURATION

Based on the credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is six (6) semesters over a period of three (3) years, and the maximum duration is nine (9) years. For more information see, Table overleaf. 

 

OUTCOMES

On completion of the programme, graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

  • Apply general business principles to real life situations. 
  • Manage information technology systems analysis functions in organisations. 
  • Demonstrate project management skills for technology. 
  • Develop and maintain information technology systems. 
  • Identify the socio-economic needs of society and display cultural sensitivity within organisations. 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma studies; or 
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma studies; or 
  • Prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the subjects passed. 

 

PROGRAMME CATEGORY 

BOSTON HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME

On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Diploma in Systems Development, NQF Level 6, SAQA ID 91923, minimum 364 credits from Boston CityCampus & Business College.

 

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