Diploma in Network Systems

Diploma in Network Systems

Dip. (Network Systems)

SAQA ID 91921

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 (Java)(HSYD100-1)
  • IT Systems Management 1 (HISM100-1)

Semester B

  • Computer Literacy Advanced (HCLT102-1)
  • Technical Systems and Support (A+)(HTSS100-1)
  • Introduction to Business Management (HBMN102-1)
  • Praxis 1 (HPX100-1)

YEAR TWO MODULES

Semester A

  • IT Systems Management 2 (HISM200-1)
  • Business Ethics (HBMN201-1)
  • Project Management (HPRM100-1)
  • Praxis N2 (N+)(HPXN200-1)

Semester B

  • Network Systems 2A (Configure Windows®)(HNTS201-1)
  • Network Systems 2B (Install & Configure Windows® Server)(HNTS202-1)
  • Network Systems 2C (Administer Windows® Server)(HNTS203-1)
  • Network Systems 2D (Configure Advanced Server-Services)(HNTS204-1)


YEAR THREE MODULES

Semester A

  • IT Systems Management 3 (CiscoTM)(HISM300-1)
  • Network Systems 3 (Linux+)(HNTS300-1)
  • Praxis N3A (Security+)(HPXN301-1)

Semester B

  • Telecommunications 3 (IS Management)(HTCP300-1)
  • IT Project Management 3 (HIPM300-1)
  • Praxis N3B (Project Development & Execution)(HPXN302-1)


ASSESMENT STRATEGIES

Various Assessment Strategies (ASC, ASW, AS1 to AS5) are used throughout the modules in the programme. For example, AS3 is predominately applied in this programme and consists of a 

Formative Assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, which count forty percent (40%) towards the overall mark.

Summative Assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), count fifty percent (50%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark.

No supplementary assessment is provided for FA1. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for SA1 and SA2 respectively, which will be charged for. Please consult the Fact Sheet and Student Rulebook for additional, detailed programme information.

INTERNATIONAL

Additionally, Learners may opt to sit for International CompTIA, Microsoft® and Cisco™ 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.


OUTCOMES

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

  • Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • 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 passed with endorsement for admission to Diploma study; or National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Diploma study; or prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the modules passed.

A number of post school qualifications may be used for admission and/or advanced placement into the diploma programme with due regard for the 50% credit transfer rule and guidelines of progression and articulation. For example, a Higher Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 120; or a Certificate, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 120.

PROGRAMME CATEGORY

BOSTON HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME

On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Diploma in Network Systems, NQF Level 6, SAQA ID 91921, minimum 364 credits from Boston City Campus & Business College.

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.