|07220031||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences||Department: Informatics|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
The duration of the programme is 12 months. The programme is presented by means of contact sessions and online delivery.
Not all postgraduate programmes are offered every year. Please consult the relevant faculty's student administration concerning the presentation of this programme.
An examination is written in each of the modules and a minimum of 50% should be obtained in each of the modules to pass.
There are no supplementary examinations in this programme.
In calculating marks, General Regulation G12.2 applies.
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.26, a head of a department determines, in consultation with the Dean
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.220.127.116.11, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which are available from the head of department concerned.
The Postgraduate Diploma is conferred with distinction if an average of at least 75% for all the modules is obtained.
Minimum credits: 120
In this module students will be introduced to disruptive technologies. The module will include topics such as the nature and unique characteristics of disruptive technologies, the identification of disruptors and the impact thereof on existing business models, as well as mechanisms to harness the opportunities and mediate the risks provided by disruptive technologies.
A research paper on a topic from the field of Informatics.
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.
Main emphasis will be on IS project management using a case study to get practical experience in project management.
Business process management, ERP systems, IT trends.
This module will be used to present special, relevant topics within the expertise of the department.
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.
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