Department: Chemistry

Diploma: Analytical Chemistry

3 Year Course

Advanced Diploma in Chemistry 

MAPPSc: Chemistry

PhD: Chemistry

  1. Admission Requirements
Subjects Diploma: Analytical Chemistry D11500
NSC endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory subjects Notes
English

Mathematics

Physical Science

4

4

4

3=40-49%

4=50-59%

5=60-69%

6=70-79%

7=80-89%

8=90-99%

Life Orientation Max 3
Any other 3 subjects 11
Total 26
  1. Curriculum

Diploma: Analytical Chemistry (D11500)

First year:      
Semester 1 (S1) Prerequisite Semester 2 (S2) Prerequisite
Chemistry 1 (AACHE1A) Analytical Chemistry 1 (AAACH1A) AACHE1A
Physics 1 Applied(APHYA1A) Analytical Chemistry Practical 1 (AAANP1A) AACHE1A
Mathematics 1 Applied (AMMAA1A) Inorganic Chemistry 2  (AAICH2A) AACHE1A
Applied Communication skills 1.1 (HKCOX1A) Mathematics 2 Applied(AMMAA2A) AMMAA1A
ICT skills 1 (ASCT1A Organic Chemistry 2(AAOCH2A) AACHE1A
EDL (HKLLS1A)

 

Second year:      
Semester 1 (S3) Prerequisite Semester 2 (S4) Prerequisite
Analytical Chemistry 2 (AAACH2A) AAACH1A Analytical Chemistry 3 (AAACH3A) AAACH2A
Analytical Chemistry Practical 2 (AAANP2A) AAANP1A Analytical Chemistry Practical 3(AAANP3A) AAACP2A
Physical Chemistry 2(AAPCH2A) AACHA1C Physical Chemistry 3 (AAPCH3A) AAPCH2A
Organic Chemistry 3 (AAOCH3A) AAOCH2A Chemical Quality Assurance  (AACQU3A) AAACH2A
Inorganic Chemistry 3 (AAICH3A) AAICH2A

 

Third year: Prerequisite   Prerequisite
Semester 1 (S5)   Semester 2 (S6)  
Chemical Process Industries 2(AACPI2A) S4 Chemical Project P2 (AACPR2A) AACIP1A
Physics Theory (APHYT2A) S4 OR
Entrepreneurship 1 (BBENA1A) S4 Chemical Industry Practical I (AACIP1A) S4
Applied Communication skills 1.2(HKCOY1A) S4
Industrial Chemical Analysis (AAICA1A) S4
OR
Chemical Industry Practical P1 (AACIP1A) S4

2.1       Advanced Diploma in Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry IV, Inorganic Chemistry IV, Research Methodology IV, Physical Chemistry IV, Organic Chemistry IV, Introduction to Chemistry Project. Admission Requirements: Diploma or National Diploma Analytical Chemistry or equivalent and a 60% average in final year chemistry subjects and mathematics 2/equivalent.

2.2       MAPPSc: Chemistry

Research Project by dissertation. Admission Requirements: B Tech Chemistry/BSc. Hons Chemistry/Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry or equivalent with an average of 60%.

2.3       PhD: Chemistry

Research project by thesis. Admission Requirements: M Tech/MSc (Chemistry) or equivalent.

  1. What are the functions of an Analytical Chemistry Technician?

Analysis of samples by the wet methods or using analytical instruments, writing reports on analysis, developing methods for analysis, writing requisitions for purchasing instrumentation, managing of a laboratory.

  1. Career Opportunities

A career in chemistry offers challenging and exciting opportunities in both the private and public sectors. There is a continuous demand for trained analytical technicians. Position on entry level: Laboratory assistant. Middle level: Laboratory technician. Top level: Laboratory manager. Research opportunities are also available at the University. Researchers and development scientists opportunities exists in the Science councils. Opportunities also exist in the academic environment to become lectures and professors.

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head of Department: Chemistry

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021

VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Tel: (016) 950-9603 or (016) 950 9648; Fax: (016) 950-9794

E-mail: makwenam@vut.ac.za ; lieketsengn@vut.ac.za

Website: www.vut.ac.za

First year:

Semester 1 (S1)

  • Chemistry 1 (AACHA1C)
  • Physics 1 (APFSG1A)
  • Mathematics 1 (AMATH1S)
  • Applied Communication skills 1 (Module 1) (HKACX1A)
  • ICT skills 1
  • EDL (HKEDL1A)

Semester 2 (S2)

  • Analytical Chemistry 1 (AAACA1B)
  • Analytical Chemistry: Practical 1 (AAACP1A)
  • Inorganic Chemistry II (AAICA2B)
  • Mathematics II (AMATH2S)
  • Organic Chemistry II (AAOCA2B)

Second year:

Semester 1 (S3)

  • Analytical Chemistry II (AAACA2B)
  • Analytical Chemistry II: Practical II (AAACP2A)
  • Physical Chemistry II (AAFCA3B)
  • Organic Chemistry III (AAOCA3B)
  • Inorganic Chemistry III (AAICA3B)

Semester 2 (S4)

  • Analytical Chemistry III (AAACA3B)
  • Analytical Chemistry II: Practical II (AAACP3B)
  • Physical Chemistry III (AAFCA3B)
  • Chemical Quality Assurance II (AACKV2B)

Third year:

Semester 1 (S5)

  • Chemical Process Industries I (EHCPA2B)
  • Physics II Theory
  • Entrepreneurial Skills 1 (BBENT1A)
  • Applied Communication skills 1 (Module 2) (HKACY1A)
  • Industrial Chemical Analysis II (AAIAC2A) OR
  • Chemical Industry: Practical 1 (AACNP1A)

Semester 2 (S6)

  • Chemical Industry: Practical II (AAPRP2A) OR
  • Chemical Industry: Practical I (AACNP1A)

2.1 Advanced Diploma: Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry IV, Inorganic Chemistry IV, Research Project IV, Physical Chemistry IV, Organic Chemistry IV. Admission Requirements: Diploma Analytical Chemistry or equivalent and a 60% average in final year chemistry subjects and mathematics 2/equivalent.

2.2 M Tech/MSc: Chemistry

Research Project by dissertation. Admission Requirements: Advanced Diploma Chemistry/BSc. Hons Chemistry or equivalent with an average of 60%.

2.3 D Tech/PhD: Chemistry

Research project by thesis. Admission Requirements: M Tech/MSc (Chemistry) or equivalent.

  1. What are the functions of an Analytical Chemistry Technician?

Analysis of samples by the wet methods or using analytical instruments, writing reports on analysis, developing methods for analysis, writing requisitions for purchasing instrumentation, managing of a laboratory.

  1. Career Opportunities

A career in chemistry offers challenging and exciting opportunities in both the private and public sectors. There is a continuous demand for trained analytical technicians. Position on entry level: Laboratory assistant; Middle level: Laboratory technician; Top level: Laboratory manager. Research opportunities are also available at Universities. Researchers and development scientist opportunities exists in the Science councils and related industries. Opportunities also exist in the academic environment to become lectures/professors.

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head of Department of Chemistry:

Prof MJ Moloto

Tel: (016) 950-9603;
Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences Fax: (016) 950-9794 / 086 612 8940
Vaal University of Technology E-mail: makwenam@vut.ac.za
Private Bag X021 Website: www.vut.ac.za
VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Department: Biotechnology

Diploma: Biotechnology

3 Year course

Advanced Diploma: Biotechnology

Postgraduate Diploma: Biotechnology

Master of Applied Science in Biotechnology (by research)

Phd: Biotechnology (by research)

1. Admission Requirements:

Subjects Dip: Biotechnology
NSC endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory subjects Notes
English

Mathematics

Physical Science

Life Science

4

4

4

4

3=40-49%

4=50-59%

5=60-69%

6=70-79%

7=80-89%

8=90-99%

Life Orientation Max 3
Any other 3 subjects

(min. rating of 3 per subject)

Total 26

2. Curriculum

Semester 1: Microbiology I, Chemistry I, Biodiversity and Ecology, Calculations & Statistics I, English Development, Communication Skills 1 (Model 1)

Semester 2: Microbiology II, Biochemistry II, Analytical Chemistry:  Biological II, Disease & Immune Response III, Basic Computer Skills, English Development (Module 1), Communication Skills 1 (Module 2).

Semester 3: Microbiology:  Biological III, Introductory Genetics II, Microbial Biochemistry III, Fermentation Technology II, Communication Skills (Module 1)

 Semester 4: Food Microbiology III, Analytical Biochemistry III, Quality Assurance 1 (Biological), Bioprocessing III, Entrepreneurship, Communication Skills 2 (Module 2)

Semester 5: Biotechnology Laboratory Practice I

Semester 6: Biotechnology Laboratory Practice II

ADVANCED DIPLOMA: BIOTECHNOLOGY

Diploma in Biotechnology (60%) or equivalent.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA: BIOTECHNOLOGY

Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology (60%) or equivalent.

MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (By Research)

Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology (60%) or equivalent

PHD: BIOTECHNOLOGY (By Research)

Master of Applied Science in Biotechnology or equivalent.

3. What are the functions of a Microbiologist/Biotechnologist?

Quality control in enterprises such as the following:  water purification plants, food processing factories, dairies, pharmaceutical factories, sewerage plants, etc.  Liaise with chemical engineers and technicians in the fermentation and biotechnology industries.

4. Career opportunities

A career as a Microbiologist / Biotechnologist offers challenging and exciting opportunities including quality control in enterprises such as: water purification plants, food processing factories, dairies, pharmaceutical factories, sewerage plants, etc.  There is a demand for trained Microbiologists / Biotechnologists in industrial, research and academic settings.

Entry level       :           Laboratory Assistant

Middle level     :           Laboratory Technician

Top level         :           Laboratory Manager

Research opportunities are available at academic, industrial and research institutions

5. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head:  Department of Biotechnology

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021

VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Administrator: Nakedi

Tel: 016 950 9648

Email: lieketsengn@vut.ac.za

website: www.vut.ac.za

Department: Non-Destructive Testing & Physics

Diploma: Non-Destructive Testing

3 Year Course

 The course includes class attendance and

a work integrated learning component.

1.    Admission Requirements:

Subjects Dip: Non-Destructive Testing
NSC endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory subjects Notes
English

Mathematics

Physical Science

4

4

4

3=40-49%

4=50-59%

5=60-69%

6=70-79%

7=80-89%

8=90-99%

Life Orientation Max 3
Any other 3 subjects 12
Total 27

 Note: Scholars who do not qualify for the  Diploma Programmes may

Apply for the pre diploma programmes.  Tel: (016) 950-9589. For more details on the pre

Diploma programmes see VUT website www.vut.ac.za

2. Subjects

 Diploma: Non-Destructive Testing (DI1520)

SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT PREREQUISITE
SEMESTER 1    
AACHE1A Chemistry 1 Grade 12
AMMAT1A Mathematics 1
APHYS1A Physics 1
HKLLS1A English Language and Literacy Support
HKCOX1A Applied Communication Skills 1.1
ASICT1A ICT Skills 1
APNDT1A Intro To NDT (Theory)
APNDP1A Intro To NDT (Practical)
SEMESTER 2
AMMAT2A Mathematics 2 AMMAT1A
APHYT2A Physics 2 (Theory) APHYS1A, AMMAT1A
APHYP2A Physics 2 (Practical)
EMEDR1A Engineering Drawing
APLPT2A Penetrant Testing  (Theory) APNDT1A, APNDP1A, AACHE1A, APHYS1A
APLPP2A Penetrant Testing  (Practical)
APRTT2A Radiographic Testing (Theory)
APRTP2A Radiographic Testing (Practical)
HKCOY1A Applied Communication Skills 1.2
SEMESTER 3
APMPT4A Magnetic Particle Testing (Theory) APLPT2A, APLPP2A  APHYT2A,  APHYP2A

AMMAT2A

APMPP4A Magnetic Particle Testing (Practical)
APUTT3A Ultrasonic Testing (Theory)
APUTP3A Ultrasonic Testing (Practical)
APIFM1A Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
EYMFN1A Metallurgy for NDT 1
SEMESTER 4
APAUT4A Advanced Ultrasonic Testing (Theory) APUTT3A, APUTP3A

APMPT4A, APMPP4A

APAUP4A Advanced Ultrasonic Testing (Practical)
APEDT4A Eddy Current Testing  (Theory)
APEDP4A Eddy Current Testing (Practical)
EBQUA3A Quality Assurance AMMAT2A
BBENA1A Entrepreneurship 1
EYMFN2A Metallurgy for NDT 2 EYMFN1A
SEMESTER 5
APART5A Advanced Radiographic Testing (Theory) APRTT2A, APRTP2A APEDT4A, APEDP4A

 

APARP5A Advanced Radiographic Testing (Practical)
APAET5A Advanced Eddy Current Testing (Theory)
APAEP5A Advanced Eddy Current Testing (Practical)
APSIP5A Signal Processing AMMAT2A
APPNA5A Project (Numerical Analysis)
SEMESTER 6
APWIL3A Work Integrated Learning (NDT) Completed  Semester 5
  1. Diploma: Non-Destructive Testing

Three years full-time. 

Purpose of the Diploma in Non-Destructive Testing

The art of material inspection complemented by the knowledge of the ‘inspection system’

The Diploma integrates the basic sciences – mathematics, chemistry and physics – with the applied sciences of metallurgy, fracture mechanics and the notion of quality assurance so that this knowledge can be used to make an informed decision on the state of a component and its continued use (for its intended purpose).

The different methods used in the inspection require in-depth theoretical understanding for them to be optimally applied, taking into consideration the various conditions under which the component operates.

Analysis of the results obtained from these methods requires knowledge and continuous operational experience.  In the process of analysis, challenges are encountered in interpretation, and hence the capability to engage in research and development.

The Diploma is designed to be also applicable in inspection according to the different codes and standards of Non-Destructive Testing.  It is a progressive qualification and empowers the Diploma graduate to seek innovation in the application of the NDT methods that is grounded in sound scientific knowledge creation.  For example, understanding material characteristics of different metal components in machine design and the identification of locations of concentrated stress, hence likelihood of the initiation of fracture.  They are thus well suited to be part of a team in the design stage of machinery.

The Diploma in Non-Destructive Testing empowers the student with a broad spectrum of knowledge, that is, theoretical concepts and information, which will be encountered during inspection in varied industries.  This knowledge is acquired through blended learning, practical laboratory experience and industrial work-based experiential training / work integrated learning (WIL).

The knowledge (expertise) is expected to increase exponentially with experience, taking note that the world is already transforming into a ‘knowledge economy’.  This diploma is therefore already addressing key requirements of an ‘inspection system’ for the present applications and moving into the future.

The above is supported by a sample of past graduates in their employment trends in various industrial sectors.

Aspiring students should take heed of the following:

  • Requirement for NDT Level Certification according to ISO 9712:2012 Non-destructive testing — Qualification and certification of NDT personnel
  • Requirement for NDT Level Certification according to Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A – Personnel Qualification and Certification in NDT
  • The Diploma in Non-Destructive Testing qualification does not replace the NDT industry requirement for NDT Level Certification, that is, Level 1, 2 or 3 for each of the NDT methods as applicable in the industry.  Students are thus required to obtain the NDT level Certification to operate within the industry.  The VUT is incorporating the NDT Level Certification training on campus for the basic methods for students who complete S5.
  • Service providers are in the interim providing the NDT Level Certification during university vacation periods – through Memoranda of Understanding [MOU] – to both past [completed S4 – National Diploma] and the present [completed S5] students.

These International Standards incorporate:

  • The initiation, promotion, maintenance and administration of the certification scheme according to ISO/IEC 17024;
  • Publishing specifications for training courses that include the syllabi, which embodies the content of recognized documents, for example, ISO/TR 25107 and ANSI/ASNT CP-105 – Topical Outlines for Qualification of Non-destructive Testing Personnel.
  • The general examinations are to address the basic principles of the applicable method.
  • The specific examinations are to address the equipment, operating procedures, and NDT techniques that the candidate may encounter during specific assignments to the degree required. This will include specifications or codes and acceptance criteria.
  • The candidate must demonstrate familiarity with and ability to operate the necessary NDT equipment, record, and analyse the resultant information to the degree required.
  • The description of the specimen, the NDT procedure, including checkpoints, and the results of the examination must be documented.
  • Sectors for examination
  • Product sectors

 Castings

 Forgings

 Welds

 Tubes and pipes

 Wrought products

 Composite materials

  • Industrial sectors

Test specimens are varied with the below industrial sectors taken into consideration.  This results in combinations of two or more product sectors.

 Manufacturing

 Pre- and in-service testing (includes manufacturing)

 Aerospace

 Railway maintenance

  • Multi sectors

Comprises all above mentioned industrial sectors

  • List of NDT Documents
  • ISO 9712:2012 Non-destructive testing — Qualification and certification of NDT personnel
  • Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A 2006 – Personnel Qualification and Certification in NDT
  • ASNT standard ANSI/ASNT-CP-189
  • ANSI/ASNT CP-105 – Topical Outlines for Qualification of Non-destructive Testing Personnel
  • ISO/TR 25107:2006 Non-destructive testing – Guidelines for NDT training syllabuses.
  • ISO/TR 25108:2006 Non-destructive testing – Guidelines for NDT personnel training organizations.
  • ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Conformity assessment. General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
  • Students enrolling in the Diploma in Non-Destructive Testing will therefore have to pass these NDT Level Certification examinations for them to be considered for industrial experience / WIL.
  • NB: All registered students will be subjected to Level Certification, which is the prerequisite to operate in the NDT industry and required by applicable codes & standards.

This requirement is comparable to the board examination required for Biomedical Technology graduates to work in the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS).

  • According to the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), the VUT as an education and training institution is not required to have its laboratories subjected to accreditation [ISO/IEC 17024 & ISO/IEC 17025] – Generic Brochure – ACCREDITATION OF CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BODIES ENABLES CONFIDENCE AND TRUST

The objectives of SANAS are to:

  • accredit or monitor for Good Laboratory Practice compliance purposes, organisations falling within its scope of activity;
  • promote accreditation as a means of facilitating international trade and enhancing the Republic’s economic performance and transformation;
  • promote the competence and equivalence of accredited bodies; and
  • promote the competence and equivalence of Good Laboratory Practice compliant policies.

4. Career Opportunities

NDT Technicians:  Perform inspections, monitoring, evaluations using non-destructive methods and quality assessment techniques.  This is achieved through both fabrication and maintenance inspections conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements (codes and specifications).  The technician can be part of an NDT department or unit within a company or as an independent service provider.

NDT Engineers:  Being part of a team involved in project development including design, fabrication and specifying inspection techniques and methods to be used to ensure product safety, reliability and longevity.

NDT Research and Development Professionals:  Working on improving the reliability of inspection methods and techniques.  Further developing new techniques to inspect the improved materials and products utilised in the industry.

 5. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head:  Department of Physics & Non Destructive Testing

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021

VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Tel: (016) 950-9398; Fax: (016) 950-9793

e-mail: asandam@vut.ac.za

website: www.vut.ac.za

Semester 1

  • Chemistry 1(15)
  • Mathematics 1(12)
  • Physics 1(12)
  • Applied Computer Skills 1 Module 1(8)
  • ICT Skills(10)
  • Intro to NDT (Theory)(6)
  • Intro to NDT (Practical)(6)

Semester 2

  • Mathematics 2(12)
  • Physics 2 Theory(8)
  • Physics 2 Practical(4)
  • Drawing: Mechanical Engineering(12)
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing Theory(8)
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing Practical(8)
  • Radiographic Testing Theory(8)
  • Radiographic Testing Practical(8)
  • Applied Communication Skills 1 Module 2(8)

Semester 3

  • Magnetic Particle Testing Theory(8)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing Practical(8)
  • Ultrasonic Testing Theory(8)
  • Ultrasonic Testing Practical(8)
  • Introduction to Fracture Mechanics(12)
  • Metallurgy for NDT 1(12)

Semester 4

  • Advanced Methods of NDT Theory(8)
  • Advanced Methods of NDT Practical(8)
  • Eddy Current Testing Theory(8)
  • Eddy Current Testing Practical(8)
  • Quality Assurance 2(12)
  • Entrepreneurship 1(10)
  • Metallurgy for NDT 2(12)

Optional 1

Semester 5

  • Advanced Radiographic Testing Theory(8)
  • Advanced Radiographic Testing Practical(8)
  • Advanced Eddy Current Testing Theory(8)
  • Advanced Eddy Current Testing Practical(8)
  • Signal Processing(8)
  • Project(12)

Note: module credits in brackets.

Semester 6

  • Work Integrated Learning 1(60)

3. Aspiring students should take heed of the following:

  • Requirement for NDT Level Certification according to ISO 9712:2012 Non-destructive testing — Qualification and certification of NDT personnel
  • Requirement for NDT Level Certification according to Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A – Personnel Qualification and Certification in NDT
  • The Diploma in Non-Destructive Testing qualification does not replace the NDT industry requirement for NDT Level Certification, that is, Level 1, 2 or 3 for each of the NDT methods as applicable in the industry.  Students are thus required to obtain the NDT level Certification to operate within the industry.  The VUT is incorporating the NDT Level Certification training on campus for the basic methods for students who complete S5.
  • Service providers are in the interim providing the NDT Level Certification during university vacation periods – through Memoranda of Understanding [MOU] – to both past [completed S4 – National Diploma] and the present [completed S5] students.
  • Students enrolling in the Diploma in Non-Destructive Testing will therefore have to pass these NDT Level Certification examinations for them to be considered for industrial experience / WIL.

 

  • NB: All registered students will be subjected to Level Certification, which is the prerequisite to operate in the NDT industry and required by applicable codes, standards & specifications.

This requirement is comparable to the board examination required for Biomedical Technology graduates to work in the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS).

  • According to the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), the VUT as an education and training institution is not required to have its laboratories subjected to accreditation [ISO/IEC 17024 & ISO/IEC 17025] – Generic Brochure – ACCREDITATION OF CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BODIES ENABLES CONFIDENCE AND TRUST

The objectives of SANAS are to:

  • accredit or monitor for Good Laboratory Practice compliance purposes, organizations falling within its scope of activity;
  • promote accreditation as a means of facilitating international trade and enhancing the Republic’s economic performance and transformation;
  • promote the competence and equivalence of accredited bodies; and

promote the competence and equivalence of Good Laboratory Practice compliant policies.

4. Career Opportunities

NDT Technicians:  Perform inspections, monitoring, evaluations using non-destructive methods and quality assessment techniques.  This is achieved through both fabrication and maintenance inspections conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements (codes and specifications).  The technician can be part of an NDT department or unit within a company or as an independent service provider.

NDT Engineers:  Being part of a team involved in project development including design, fabrication and specifying inspection techniques and methods to be used to ensure product safety, reliability and longevity.

NDT Research and Development Professionals:  Working on improving the reliability of inspection methods and techniques.  Further developing new techniques to inspect the improved materials and products utilised in the industry.

5. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head: Department of Physics & Non Destructive Testing Tel: (016) 950-9761; Fax: (016) 950-9794
Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences E-mail: ike@vut.ac.za
Vaal University of Technology Website: www.vut.ac.za
Private Bag X021
VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Department: Information and Communication Technology

Diploma: Information Technology (3 year course – Full time)

Advance Diploma:  Information Technology (1-2 year course – Part time)

Masters: Information Technology (2-3 years – Part time)

PHD: Information Systems (2-4 years – Part time).

  1. Admission requirements

1.1

Subjects Dip: Information Technology
NSC endorsement Eligibility for Diploma IT
Compulsory subjects Notes
English

Mathematics or

Mathematics Literacy

4

4

6

3=40-49%

4=50-59%

5=60-69%

6=70-79%

7=80-89%

8=90-99%

Additional Points for passing:

CAT

Information Technology

 

1

2

Life Orientation 1(Max)
Total 27 (Mathematics)

29 (Mathematics Literacy)

  1. Specialisation fields:

Access to an own computer is compulsory.

Computer specifications are available from the HOD/Secretary.

Subjects/Instructional Offerings:

BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (206010)

1st Year:

Code Name
AIISX1C Information Systems I Mod 1
AIISY1C Information Systems I Mod 2
ASBDX1C Development Software I Mod 1
ASBDY1C Development Software I Mod 2
ASPLX1C Programming Logic 1 Mod 1
ASPLY1C Programming Logic 1 Mod 2
ERSYX1C System Software I Mod 1
ERCIY1D System Software I Mod 2
BBISX1A Inf. Technology Skills I (Entrepreneurship)
HKACX1A Applied Communication Skills 1
HKACY1C Applied Communication Skills 2
BAACY1A Accounting Skills I Mod 2
HLISY1A Inf. Technology Skills I (Law)
HKEDL1A EDL

 2nd Year:

Code Name
AIISX2C Information Systems II  Mod 1
AIISY2C Information Systems II  Mod 2
ASBDX2C Development Software II Mod 1
ASBDY2C Development Software II Mod 2
AIBXT2C Business Analysis II Mod 1 (Theory)
AIBXP2C Business Analysis II Mod 1 (SQL)
AIBYT2C Business Analysis II Mod 2 (Theory)
AIBYP2C Business Analysis II Mod 2 (PL/SQL)
ERCIX2D Systems Software II Mod 1
ERCIY2B Systems Software II Mod 2
AIWMX2C Web Management II Mod 1
AIWMY2A Web Management II Mod 2
HKACX2A Applied Communication Skills 3
HKACY2A Applied Communication Skills 4

3rd Year:

Code Name
AIBAX3C Business Analysis III Mod 1
AIBAY3A Business Analysis III Mod 2
▪With AIBAY3A a candidate can REPEAT / REWRITE a max of 2 diploma modules

Choice of MAJOR subject:

Student choose one of the following subject groups as a MAJOR

ASBDX3C Development Software III Mod 1
ASBDY3A Development Software III Mod 2
OR
AIISX3C Information Systems III  Mod 1
AIISY3A Information Systems III  Mod 2

BACCALAUREUS TECHNOLOGIAE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – 306002 / 306017

Admission requirements:

Dip : Information Technology – 206010, 206008 Entrance requirements 60% Average on all Third year Diploma subjects.

(Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit)

Duration of course:

2 years part time study.

Subjects / Instructional offerings:

Information and Technology Management IV                                AIITM4A*

Advanced Information and Technology Management IV             AIATM4A*

Project Management IV                                                     AIPRM4A*

Strategic Information Systems IV                                     AISIS4A*

Research Methodology IV                                                                AIRES4A*

Project IV (2 modules)                                                       AIPRJ4B*

Software Engineering and Design IV                                              AISED4A

Development Software IV                                                  ASDEV4A

Artificial Intelligence IV                                                     ASART4A

Expert Systems IV                                                                              ASEXP4A

Computer Security IV                                                         ASSEC4A

Networks IV                                                                        ERNWK4A

Operating Systems IV                                                       EROPS4A

Database Administration                                                   AIDBA4A

Remarks: Ten modules must be completed. Two approved level four offerings may be taken from another discipline.

* Indicates compulsory subjects

 

MAGISTER TECHNOLOGIAE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – 606002

Admission requirements:

BTech Information Technology – 306002 / 306017 and Research Methodology as a prerequisite with a 60% Average for all B-Tech subjects

(Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit)

Duration of course:

Minimum 2 years, maximum 3 years part time study.

Research project and dissertation

DOCTOR TECHNOLOGIAE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – 606003

Admission requirements:

MTech Information Technology – 606002

(Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit)

What does the IT specialist do?

The person will find himself/herself in any of a wide variety of computerised environments. Responsibilities may include the maintenance of systems in use, systems analysis and design and/or programming of new systems, network administration, database administration and user support. The computer specialist communicates with management and the different users of the systems, which make the position an important link in the global set-up of the organisation. Management of IT functions is a possible position in the career development of the keen IT specialist.

Career opportunities

Computerisation of most facets of modern society creates a multitude of possibilities. In-service training includes the development of prototypes or systems and/or the supervised support of existing systems. The typical entry level is that of programmer with a quick advance to the level of senior programmer. Further promotions are to the level of Systems Analyst, Network Administrator or Database Administrator.

Career status

IT specialists can acquire membership of the Computer Society of South Africa.

Major expenses

Registration fee, Hostel (accommodation) fees, Tuition fees, Books, Pocket money, Travelling expenses. Access to a personal computer with relevant software is compulsory and will have a major impact on the success of the studies.

Bursaries and loans

Several bursaries and loans are available. Bursaries are awarded for academic, sporting and cultural achievements, as well as according to individual needs. The closing date for bursaries and loans is 30 September every year.

Registration and accommodation

Prospective students are advised to apply early in the year preceding registration for admission to the course and/or hostel accommodation. Arrangements can be made to visit the campus in this regard. The closing date is 31 October every year.

Enquiries

Student Administration

The Head: Student Administration

            Vaal University of Technology

            Private Bag X021

            1900 VANDERBIJLPARK

Tel:      (016) 950 9347

Fax:     (016) 950 9907

Information Technology specific

Head of Department: Information and Communication Technology

            Vaal University of Technology

            Private Bag X021

            1900 VANDERBIJLPARK

Tel:      (016) 950 9605

Fax:     (016) 950 9793

Important

Study programmes may be altered without notification.

The Department of Co-operative Education assists in in-service training administration and placements.

Contact details: Tel: 016-950-9496, Fax: 016-950-9759,

E-mail: education@vut.ac.za

The Institution makes every attempt to accommodate students with disabilities.

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