Thats rough! Mine went something like:Its now 10 modules for all new graduates
8 - 1st level
12 - 2nd level
10 - 3rd level
Yes@ cbrunsdonza I dont fully understand the reason for doing the datametrics certificate, I do understand that the modules count towards the degree, is the only reason because you gain a certificate after 2 years of studying? Could you elaborate a bit more please?
Yup, and should be R1K next year.R920 per module, I think.
Have you got a UNISA student number yet? If not, you only got a few weeks left to get it if you want to study next year.... Ok fair enough, I think Ill most likely just start with the degree next year, seems like I missed registration for the second semester for this year.
I also looked into the BTech but its only a diploma and requires a Diploma in Information Technology for admission. The BSc for me is the better of the two as I see no value for myself in only achieving low level diplomas & certificates.I was about to register last night, then I noticed the Btech degrees (BTINF) and thought that might be an option, however there was page that said it was being phased out, but the odd thing is you can still apply for it online , so I have email the School Of Computing to ask for some help and advice.
It would be great if I could do the btech and have some of the modules count towards a Bsc, then like you , I would also get something after 2 years
I agree with what you said about BSc out weighing a Btech, however when you look at job ads that list BSc as a requirement you will general find a Btech mentioned as well, so its certainly applicable for jobs in South Africa at least.I also looked into the BTech but its only a diploma and requires a Diploma in Information Technology for admission. The BSc for me is the better of the two as I see no value for myself in only achieving low level diplomas & certificates.
Just remember that one high level qualification is worth more than a basket of lower level ones. Once you get a BSc, nobody cares if you got 3 diplomas. And the same applies for Hons & Masters.
I understand what your getting to here and I do agree that BTech is considered just as employable as BSc. All your prospective employer wants is a degree or equal diploma.I agree with what you said about BSc out weighing a Btech, however when you look at job ads that list BSc as a requirement you will general find a Btech mentioned as well, so its certainly applicable for jobs in South Africa at least.
I have a national diploma in IT already and if by chance I can do some BSc modules while doing a Btech then it may just work out to be beneficial to do both, Ill first wait to hear back from Unisa concerning this.
One other thing that needs to be looked at it is the possibility of doing a bridging course from Btech to an Honours degree, while I doubt this would be possible for a BSc it may well be applicable for say a BCom IS or similar.
I'm 35 and also got sob stories of missed opportunities due to finances but now I'm throwing everything in now that I've got the opportunity. If I don't, I will regret it. And for my age and intended career path, the BSc is the better route.Having said all that I am leaning more towards the BSc, some of the modules look interesting and I feel somewhat cheated having not attended a university all those year ago because of my financial situation at the time.
I am having problems finding any more info on the Computing and Infomatic degrees also. They have not replied to my email i sent 2 weeks ago either :-/.Hi Guys
I know its coming up on 2012 and this thread was for 2011 but i would like to ask if anyone can help me decipher UNISA's website
Below are the options I am interested in either doing BScC 98906 or BScI 98907 but not really sure of the differences between the two
Baccalaureus Technologiae: Information Technology BTINF
Bachelor of Science in Computing 98906
Bachelor of Science in Informatics 98907
Diploma in Information Technology 98806
I cant seem to find any course descriptions on UNISA's website , also need to confirm how many modules each degree is over how many years could anyone help with this
@ CDRundonza I cant seem to find the Datametrics course that you mentioned in the above posts do you have any more info on this option or similar thanks
Any input is much appreciated
Not sure exactly how this works, but the older degree codes (e.g. a BSc degree, code 02089) has an exit level of NQF 6, but the new ones (e.g. code 98801) is NQF level 7. Same amount of modules and credits (360), but the "new" degrees are more difficult in terms of module requirements, e.g. only 8 1st year modules allowed as opposed to 14 and 10 3rd year level modules required.
I am studying BSc Information Science and the code is now 98907.I am having problems finding any more info on the Computing and Infomatic degrees also. They have not replied to my email i sent 2 weeks ago either :-/.