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The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering) is a career-focused qualification that is intensive but also broad. It will develop your programming ability and hardware skills so that you can work in a range of areas in the IT industry.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering) provides you with solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation of one programming language and one database language, where the emphasis is on application. You will develop a balance of software and hardware knowledge a s well as extensive technical experience. The core subject areas are Programming Language, Network+, Security+. You also cover topics such as general Computer Literacy, Processing and Logic. Throughout the qualification you will complete technical projects so that you are able to troubleshoot hardware problems.

We attribute much of the success of our Higher Certificate programmes in Information Systems (IS), to our unique Mastery Learning Methodology (MLM). This modular self-directed learning approach, gives you the flexibility to start and progress through the programme at a pace that best suits you. This learning methodology, together with our cutting-edge facilities such as computer labs, IS open learning areas, hardware pods and smart pods, will prepare you for the real IT work environment of the future. Over and above this, you will develop essential skills for the world of work, especially for the IT industry, such as analysing and solving real problems, logical thinking, being innovative and adaptable and communicating effectively.

On completion of the Higher Certificate in Information Systems, you can apply for a Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to study towards the PI Bachelor of Science in I T degree.

The career choices for you, as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems
(Engineering Development) graduate, include junior positions in:

Programming, Network administration, Database administration

Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

There’s a popular myth that part-time online study equals lonely study. However, at Pearson Institute of Higher Education, we’ve busted this myth by creating our unique Virtual Learning Environment.

Even though you’ll be studying in your own time and space, we provide you with on-going support and motivation to ensure that you meet your goals and objectives.

This includes:
– Regular communication with our trained consultants
– Lecture communications and success-focused support
– Small group discussions on online forums
– A direct line of contact with your designated lecturer
– A live weekly lecture – online or on campus

Our courses run over 3 semesters(trimester) per year and new students are able to enrol at any of these 3 start dates. Trimesters have an average duration of about 14 weeks with two modules offered sequentially in a trimester. Students will have a number of activities and tasks to be completed and a live lecture weekly. A formative assessment (exam) needs to be completed on Campus at the end of each Trimester which concludes the module. Students will have a 1 week break between Trimesters to recharge.

Part time programme will take a student longer to complete due to the nature of the delivery. Typically a part time programme will take a student 18 months to complete.

When can I start? We kick off a new class on the first Monday of every month. That effectively means students have 10 opportunities throughout the year to enroll. For more information on the weekly module breakdown, please download the course structure.

Available start dates:

2 September 2019
7 October 2019
4 November 2019
3 February 2020

Admission requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with diploma or certificate entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level confirmed by SAQA.

National Certificate (Vocational) level four issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training.

You must have obtained the required results in the Placement Assessment.