Mangosuthu University of Technology Information Technology

Mangosuthu University of Technology Information Technology

Information, Communications & Technology

Dr  Vikash JugooHead of Department(0)31 907 7153vikash@mut.ac.za
Nompilo SikhakhaneSecretary(0)31 907 7153nompilo@mut.ac.za

 

VISION

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To be a leader in the provision of industry relevant ICT skills training and research that enhances community advancement through the usage of key ICT technologies and services.

MISSION

To provide an advanced, well resourced ICT learning environment that addresses the needs of society. The department aims to be actively, visibly and notably involved in research at the forefront of cutting edge ICT technology. Inherently, the department seeks to intellectually, socially and materially empower the community through its research output and community engagement projects.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

There are presently two streams within the National Diploma in Information Technology qualification that a student may opt for: Software Development; and Communication Networks. The purpose of the software development stream is to develop the requisite skills that will enable students to design and produce software products and systems to meet specified needs especially with respect to reliability, cost effectiveness and maintainability. On the other hand, the purpose of the Communications Networks stream is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to design, develop, implement and manage networks by integrating knowledge of modern network technologies and protocols to create an appropriate and adequate environment of communication and information sharing.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission is based on the results obtained in the National Senior Certificate or Senior Certificate and a selection test.

Minimum admission requirements for applicants with National Senior Certificate:

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ProgrammeEnglishMathematics or Mathematical LiteracyAggregate points in the best six subjects excluding Life Orientation
3 year programme33 or 423
4 year extended curriculum programme33 or 423

 

Minimum admission requirements for applicants with Senior Certificate:

ProgrammeEnglish
HG or SG
Mathematics
HG or SG
Aggregate points in the best six best subjects
3 year programmeEE25
4 year Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP)EE20

A selection test is administered for all applicants. The best performing 120 applicants are admitted to the three year programme. The next best 40 applicants are admitted to the Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP).