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Certificate: IT Systems Developer NQF5 (Programmer/Developer)

SAQA ID: 48872, 168 Credits

Overview

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. Programming and/or coding has been voted as part of the top ten most in-demand job skills for 2019 and onwards globally and locally. (Mashable; Aug ’18, Careerjunction; Apr’18). This programme, designed in line with Industry 4.0, allows students to choose to major in software/app development or web development. It further allows for a choice of specialization in leading future technologies including blockchain, data science, AI and Machine Learning

 

1. Choose your track...

 

  • track 1Web Applications Developer/Programmer
  • track 2Mobile App & Software Developer/Programmer

A Web Applications Developer/Programmer is a person who specializes in or is specifically engaged in, the development of Web applications that are run over the internet. In this track, you will cover:

 

  • Fundamental Modules
    • Digital Literacy & Proficiency
    • Web Development Fundamentals
    • C# & .NET Framework Fundamentals
  • Core Modules
    • Core Language Development, Programming with C#
    • Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
    • Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
    • Developing Windows Azure & Web Services
    • Database Fundamentals
    • Personal Development

A Mobile App & Software Developer/Programmer, also known as a programmer, app developer, developer, coder, or software engineer, is a person who writes computer and mobile software applications. In this track, you will cover:
 
  • Fundamental Modules
    • Digital Literacy & Proficiency
    • Module: Software Development Fundamentals
  • Core Modules
    • Core Language Development, Programming with C#
    • Developing Mobile Apps
    • Developing Windows Azure & Web Services
    • Database Fundamentals
    • Personal Development

 

 

 

2. Choose your specialization...(+ 2 months duration)

 

  • BLOC1Blockchain Specialization
  • DASC2Data Science (Machine Learning & AI)Specialization
  • PYTH3Python Specialization
  • PHP4Open Source (PHP & MySQL)Specialization
  • JAVA5Java Specialization

Learn about Blockchain Technology, how it will impact the industry, development of smart contracts and its use in cryptocurrency. This specialization consists of:

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    • Understanding the Blockchain and distributed, de-centralized information.
    • Ethereum Smart Contract development and the building decentralized blockchain-based applications.
    • Developing and understanding Bitcoin and other Crypto Currencies.

Accelerate your career in one of the hottest fields – data science (Machine Learning & AI). Learn data science fundamentals, key data science tools, widely-used programming languages, and AI applications. This specialization consists of:

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    • Data Science Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Python, R
    • Machine Learning
    • Artificial Intelligence: Speech, Language, and Search.

Learn the world's fastest growing and most popular programming language used by software engineers, analysts, data scientists, and machine learning engineers alike.
  •  
    • Getting started with Python, from basic scripts to more advanced features. 
    • Level Up, more in-depth focus on existing features and a focused approach on enterprise development. 

  •  
    • PHP: The essentials of server-side programming to using PHP for connecting HTML-based Web pages to a backend database for dynamic content. 
    • MySQL: Explore MySQL from database structure to complex queries how PHP and MySQL can be used together in Web development. 

Java has experienced consistent development in its programming efficiency for decades. It is one of the most popular programming languages around the world and is designed to keep running on any stage consistently.
  •  
    • Java Essentials: This module starts with the basics needed to become a productive Java developer
    • Intermediate to Advanced Java Programming: This module focuses on enhancing your developer skills in the API Java libraries. 

 

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • This qualification combines both a national certificate qualification as well as the industry recognized vendor certifications required by industry.  
  • Get internationally certified to increase job readiness. On successful completion of your international exams, you will be certified as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Professional and is a registered Microsoft Academic Partner. 

 

  • Through our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning we deliver our programmes via flexible study method options including class-based sessions and blended learning for the online student.  
  • For online students, we ensure that you are supported by technology and people throughout your academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.   
  • Our programmes are practical in nature that prepares the student for the working environment and suitable salary expectations. 
  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal. 

Admission Requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) with Foundational Mathematics and English as your home/first language. 
  • No coding background is required but it recommended. 
  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Full Time  

    • 12 months, 147 credits (5 days/Week, class times are between 08:30 & 16:00), + 2 months for the specialization you choose
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the institute, studio time and project-based assignments.  

     

    *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change.  

     

    Online & Part Time   

    • Part Time = 12 months, 147 credits (2 x evening classes, 18:00 to 21:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thur), + 2 months for the specialization you choose
    • Online = 12 Months, 147 credits (Online live Q&A classes, twice/week, 17:00 - 18:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs), + 2 months for the specialization you choose
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks. 
  • Career Options

    • Procedural Programmer
    • Software/Application Developer
    • Web Developer
    • Software Tester
    • Software Engineer 
    • Mobile Developer
    • Data Science Engineer
    • Data Analyst
    • Blockchain Consultant
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

    wifi

    • Free WIFI (Unlimited, On Campus only).
    • Electronic study guides.
    • Printed textbooks guides on selective modules. 
    • Electronic SMART manuals from Microsoft on selected modules.
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter and Getting Started Guide.
    • Access to our myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
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What you get

This qualification has been designed to provide the student with a national
certificate and multiple certifications, both locally and internationally recognized
by industry for maximum employability. On completion the student will earn the following:

 

National Qualification
 
  • IT Systems Development, SAQA ID 48872, NQF Level 5
  • AIE Certificate: IT Systems Developer NQF5 (Programmer/Developer) Certificate showing all modules and specializations completed. 

 

International Certifications
 
  • Microsoft Programming in C# (70 - 483)
  • Developing Mobile Apps (70-357)
  • Developing Windows Azure and Web services (Microsoft exam 70 - 487)

Specialized Certificate
 
  • A certificate will be issued for the specilization that you complete together with the portfolio project. 

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Online

We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a software developer. 

Important Notes

Please note that you are required to have your own computer. This can be in the form of a laptop or desktop PC. Should you not have one, we can supply you with a laptop as part of your package. Please note that additional costs will apply. The below shows the recommended specification.

 

CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or i7, 2.4 GHZ or more (i7 preferred)
MEMORY 8GB DDR3 Memory (16GB preferred)
HARD DRIVE 1TB+ HDD
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 (64 Bit)

 

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Full Time
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Full Time
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 28 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Correspondence

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