CSE1ISX - Information Systems
In this subject, you are introduced to the concept of an information system (IS) including file design, input/output/interface design, file conversion and implementation techniques. This subject addresses the systems development life cycle as a framework for IS development and emphasises the role and involvement of users in an IS project. The use of appropriate factfinding techniques in systems analysis and an introduction to data flow and E-R modelling are covered. Several information system case studies are used to illustrate the concepts introduced. You will receive hands-on experience in the construction of a small information system using a suitable prototyping tool.
CSE1ITX - Information Technology Fundamentals
This subject provides a general and practical introduction to information technology. It covers: fundamental principles of computer operation, the main hardware components of the computer, data storage and retrieval, introduction to system software, introduction to data communications, computer networks, the Internet; operating systems, file management systems, security, introduction to information systems; application software modules: spread sheets, database packages, the World Wide Web.
CSE1PGX - Programming Environment
In this subject, you are introduced to the environments, tools, techniques and trains of thought needed to analyse simple data processing problems and develop effective and efficient software solutions. It is assumed that participants have no previous exposure to programming.
CSE1STX - Sustainability Practices in Information Technology
In this subject, you are introduced to developing and implementing a workplace sustainability policy in line with a current theoretical framework and modifying it to suit the interconnections between the economy, society and the environment. You will identify, analyse and evaluate information to develop, monitor and modify organisational policies in accordance with legislative and organisational goals and changing business circumstances. During this process, you are required to communicate and consult with internal and external stakeholders. The subject also requires you to plan, sequence and use systematic and analytical processes to research and gather data and to evaluate outcomes of decision-making to identify improvements.
CSE1VAX - Vendor Certification for Information Technology A
Two industry recognised certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA are covered in this subject.
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an introductory certification. It addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your technical credibility.
The CompTIA A+ is another entry level certification to assist you to begin your career in IT. It covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. It also covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux.
CSE2DBX - Database Fundamentals
To operate effectively within any information system, an understanding of the theory and practice of database management systems is essential. This subject is designed to deepen your interest and expertise in this area. We start by looking at how database systems have evolved. The subject is focused on the relational data model and students learn the basics of database design using entity-relationship diagrams and how this design can then be mapped onto the relation model. A significant part of the subject is devoted to the use of structured query language (SQL). A commercial database management system will be used throughout the course to provide hands-on skills. Foundations of normalizing as well as implementing security will also be discussed. Several commercial directions in database use such as distributed databases, NoSQL and data warehousing also form part of the discussion.
CSE2ICX - Internet Client Engineering
CSE2NFX - Network Engineering Fundamentals
In this subject, we introduce the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The subject also covers OSI and TCP/IP layer models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, transport, network, data link, and physical layers. The fundamentals of IP addressing and basic concepts of Ethernet will also be studied.
CSE2MAX - Mobile application development with Android
The focus of this subject is the skills and knowledge required to develop mobile applications based on the Android mobile platform. The subject provides information on creating Android applications responding to events, using features of the mobile device, using communication protocols, web connectivity and using different data persistence techniques. The subject also provides information on designing, debugging and developing applications that optimise the performance.
CSE2OSX - Operating Systems
In this subject, you are introduced to modern operating systems and their major components. You will learn these concepts by working on the Linux operating system. You interact with the Linux operating system using advanced command-line processing and basic shell scripts. Process and memory management, file systems and several other concepts are also covered.
CSE2PMX - Project Management
The focus of this subject are the skills and knowledge required to manage information and communications technology projects. The subject takes a very practical approach by taking you from the project planning stage all the way to the project closure stage. It discusses feasibility study, how to establish a project team, financial planning, project management tools (i.e. gantt charts) as well as more conceptual topics.
CSE2VIX - Virtualization in computing
The focus of this subject is the skills and knowledge required to install and integrate a virtual server in a network to replace multiple physical servers, reducing power requirements of individual servers and meeting sustainability targets. The subject takes a very practical approach taking you from reviewing and choosing the best virtualization solution all the way to managing and configuring the implemented solution.
CSE2CNX - Computer Networks
The focus of this subject is on routing and switching within a computer network. Cisco routers and switchers are used as an example platform to highlight the practical aspects of this technology.
The subject starts with fundamental networking concepts (i.e. topologies, cabling types, IP addressing) and move on to LAN switching, routing fundamentals and practical configurations (e.g. NAT) of Cisco devices.
CSE2DMX - Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
This subject is an introduction to discrete mathematics. These concepts are useful in several branches of computer science as computers operate in discrete binary states. Among the topics covered are: sets, functions, relations, counting, sequences, modular arithmetic and Big-O notation. All these topics are central to the application of mathematics in electronics and computer science.
CSE2EVX - Vendor certification for information technology E
The focus of this subject is the C# programming language fundamentals. It assumes that you are familiar with general programming concepts and object orientation. This subject is part of a group of subjects that prepare you for the Microsoft Programming in C# exam 70-483.
The subject starts with basic programs structures (i.e.) then moves onto type systems, creating and implementing class hierarchies also covers events and exception handling.
CSE2FVX - Vendor certification for information technology F
The focus of this subject is several advanced concepts in programming C#. This subject is the final part in a pair of subjects that prepare you for the Microsoft Programming in C# exam 70-483. The subject introduces the concepts of multithreading, LINQ, data encryption and a few more advanced concepts.
CSE2SDX - Information Systems Development
This subject further develops and adds to the tools and techniques introduced in CSE1ISX: Information Systems. Major topics include information systems development strategies, project management, requirements modelling, domain modelling, behavioural modelling, structural modelling and dynamic modelling. You will learn to use Unified Modelling Language (UML) for the analysis and design phases of IS. You will also gain the ability to apply knowledge of basic science and software engineering fundamentals to information systems analysis and design.
CSE1OFX - Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals
You are introduced to computers, object-oriented concepts and programming using Java. Topics covered include classes and objects, primitive data types, flow of control, methods, basic input/output and arrays. Software engineering principles are introduced, including coding standards, class design and testing strategies. You are also introduced to a framework for identifying and analysing ethical problems associated with software development.
CSE1IOX - Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming
The teaching of object-oriented concepts is continued from the introductory subject CSE1OFX. You’ll gain more experience with the Java programming language and basic software engineering principles. Topics covered include inheritance (class hierarchies, abstract classes), input/ output streams, file operations, exceptions, interfaces, recursion, generics and dynamic data structures (linked lists). Software engineering principles are further developed, including parameters for characterising software quality and testing strategies. You will continue to practise the identification and analysis of ethical issues that may arise during software development.
CSE2BVX - Vendor certification for information technology B
This subject covers several industry recognised certifications from the Linux Professional Institute. It teaches both the LPI Linux Essentials entry level certification and more advanced LPIC-1Exam 101. It validates your technical abilities in installing and configuring a computer running Linux and in using the command line. You are encouraged to subsequently pursue the LPIC-1 Exam 102 to enable you to gain the full LPIC-1: System Administrator certification.
CSE2CVX - Vendor certification for information technology C
This subject covers the industry recognised certification: Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) from Cisco . It addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts covering networking, LAN switching, Routing, infrastructure services and infrastructure maintenance.
CSE2DVX - Vendor certification for information technology D