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Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Innovations

This Diploma will be offered from 2018

Brochure for 2018

Admission Requirements

(i) Subject to the provisions of the General Regulations, the following is required for admission:
•    A relevant bachelor's degree and/or appropriate prior learning approved by the Head of the Departments Informatics;
•    Basic computer literacy is a requirement;
•    Access to the Internet;
•    At least 60% average for the modules of the final year of the bachelor’s degree.
(ii) The candidates are selected, subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.1.3.
(iii) The Head of Department may set additional admission requirements.
Only selected candidates will be allowed to register for the Postgraduate Diploma – Digital
Innovations. The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences reserves the right not to present
the programme during a specific period or to limit the number of candidates admitted.

A minimum of 120 credits must be obtained.

2017 yearbook curriculum 

INY 700 Information communication 700  Credits: 15.00
INF 700 Capita selecta (Disruptive technologies) 700  Credits: 15.00
INF 701 Research report 701  Credits: 30.00
INF 702 Research project 702  Credits: 15.00
INF 703 Human Computer Interaction 703  Credits: 15.00
INF 704 Electronic commerce 704  Credits: 15.00
INF 705 Managing projects and end users 705  Credits: 15.00

Module Code: INY 700
Module name: Information Communication 700

Module Content This module exposes students to virtual environments, ranging from fully immersive virtual reality to online virtual worlds. Starting with the notion of reality and how it is simulated, students learn about hardware, software and human factors associated with the creation and exploration of virtual environments. Students are also exposed to VE platforms and techniques, which they use to create a virtual world.

Informed by the participatory approach to communication this module reflects in depth on methods for the effective communication of information. In order to achieve this, the nature on information within the context on Information Science will be investigated. Thereafter, communication media will be identified and discussed and students will learn how to create a target audience profile to determine the appropriate media and content for the dissemination of information.Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the communication of information will be investigated along with literacy and media literacy. The communication of information will form a central focus of this module. Therefore the role of traditional, interpersonal, as well as modern media will be addressed. The processes of creating meaningful and effective messages for the communication of information as well as intercultural communication will also be addressed.

Contact time 1 lpw
Academic organisation: Department of Information Science
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2
Language of tuition: English
Prerequisite: None
CIP Code 44
CESM 060302

Module Code INF 701
Module name Research report 701

Module Content This course explains different approaches that can be used for research in Informatics and gives practical advice with respect to carrying out limited research
projects. It also assists students in selecting suitable research topics and writing research proposals in preparation for the research paper, which they will write in INF702.

Contact time 1 lpw and 1 web based lecture per week
Academic organisation: Department of Informatics
Period of presentation Semester 1
Language of tuition: English
Prerequisite: None
CIP Code 44
CESM 060302

Module Code INF 702
Module name Research project 702

Module Content A research paper on a topic from the field of Informatics.
Module Credits 30

Contact time 1 lpw and 1 web based lecture per week
Academic organisation: Department of Informatics
Period of presentation Semester Two
Language of tuition: English
Prerequisite: INF 701
CIP Code 44

Module Code INF 703
Module name Human Computer Interaction 703

Module Content: Dramatic advances in technology have revolutionized the way that people interact with computers. This course focuses on the design and evaluation of user
interfaces. Discussions will include both traditional computer systems and web based systems.

Contact time 1 lpw and 1 web based lecture per week
Academic organisation: Department of Informatics
Period of presentation Semester One
Language of tuition: English
Prerequisite: None
CIP Code 44
CESM 060302

Module Code INF 704
Module name Electronic Commerce 704

Module Content: The analysis of the management, innovation and information systems aspects of the use of e-business technology and strategies.

Contact time 1 lpw and 1 web based lecture per week
Academic organisation: Department of Informatics
Period of presentation Semester Two
Language of tuition: English
Prerequisite: None
CIP Code 44
CESM 060302

Module Code INF 705
Module name Managing projects and end users 705

Module Content: Main emphasis will be on IS project management using a case study to get
practical experience in project management.

Contact time 1 lpw and 1 web based lecture per week
Academic organisation: Department of Informatics
Period of presentation Semester Two
Language of tuition: English
Prerequisite: None
CIP Code 44
CESM 060302

 

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