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.

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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:

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).

LIST OF SUBJECT EQUIVALENCES:

ND: IT (Three year programme)

Year 1
SubjectCredits
Software Development & Communication Networks Streams
Information System I0.250
Development Software I0.250
Technical Programming I0.250
Systems Software I0.250

 

Year 2
SubjectCredits
Software DevelopmentCommunication Networks
Information Systems IICommunication Networks II0.250
Development Software IIDistributed Systems II0.250
Technical Programming IIIT Electronics II0.250
Information Technology Skills IInformation Technology Skills I0.250

 

Year 3
SubjectCredits
Software DevelopmentCommunication Networks
Information Systems IIICommunication Networks III0.250
Development Software IIIDistributed Systems III0.250
Commercial Programming IIT Electronics III0.250
Internet Programming IISystems Software II0.250

 

ND: IT (Four year extended curriculum programme)

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Year 1
SubjectCredits
Software Development & Communication Networks Streams
Computer Mathematics I0.150
English Language Skills I0.150
Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming I I0.150
Information Systems I0.200

 

Year 2
SubjectCredits
Software Development & Communication Networks Streams
Business IT Skills I0.150
Development Software I0.200
Technical Programming I0.200
Systems Software I0.200

 

Year 3
SubjectCredits
Software DevelopmentCommunication Networks
Information Systems IICommunication Networks II0.250
Development Software IIDistributed Systems II0.250
Technical Programming IIIT Electronics II0.250
Information Technology Skills IInformation Technology Skills I0.250

 

Year 4
SubjectCredits
Software DevelopmentCommunication Networks
Information Systems IIICommunication Networks III0.250
Development Software IIIDistributed Systems III0.250
Commercial Programming IIT Electronics III0.250
Internet Programming IISystems Software II0.250

 

DURATION OF STUDY

  • Three years full time for the ND: IT programme.
  • Four years full time for the ND: IT Extended Curriculum Programme.

CURRICULUM SUBJECTS

SubjectPre-requisite
Development Software IIDevelopment Software I & Information Systems I
Information Systems IIInformation Systems I & Development Software I
System Software IISystem Software I
Development Software IIIDevelopment Software II & Information Systems II
Information Systems IIIInformation Systems II and Development Software II
Technical Programming IITechnical Programming I & Development Software I
Communication Networks IIICommunication Networks II and Distributed Systems II
Distributed Systems IIIDistributed Systems II and Communication Networks II
IT Electronics IIIIT Electronics II
Internet Programming IIDevelopment Software II
Commercial Programming IInformation Systems II

 

WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING

As from the 2013 academic year, students will be expected to spend at least six months in industry as part of a credit-bearing module required for the awarding of the National Diploma in Information Technology. Work Integrated Learning will be an essential component of the qualification and will enable the department produce graduates who are properly prepared for the work environment. It is an educational approach that aligns and integrates academic knowledge with workplace knowledge for the benefit of the students and industry partners. The work integrated learning component will be quality assured by co-ordinators from the university.

CONTACT US

Department of Information and Communication Technology
Mangosuthu University of Technology
P O Box 12363 Jacobs 4026 Durban
Telephone: (0)31 907 7111
Fax: (0)31 907 2892