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Welcome to the University of Seychelles

University of Seychelles Programme

Computing and IT (Diploma)

Department of Computing and Information Systems

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Mr. Bernard Songwar

Head of the Department of Computing and Information Systems

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+248 438 1251

Registration Deadline: 31st May 

The Diploma in Computing and IT is aimed at providing the opportunity for students to gain professional competence and other workers to enhance their professional competence, which will in turn, benefit themselves and more importantly, their organisations. Moreover, given the dynamic and rapid change in the information technology world lately has stirred the urgent need to equip students, staff, parents and different workforce with the necessary skills and knowledge of how to navigate and manipulate the different softwares and hardwares given the change from face-to face to virtual interaction due to the COVID-19 pandemic since last year.

This has led UniSey to re-look at the programme and ensure it meets the different requirements. In the Seychelles context, an IT personal needs to be multi-skilled to be able to survive in the workplace. Multi-skilled meaning a person should have sound knowledge of programming, networking, and web design. Our alumni who specialized in programming and web design have expressed their wish to follow networking courses as it is required at their workplace and networking students wish to follow web design or programming. The new course structure which gives students opportunities to learn all three areas reflects the request of alumni and stakeholders.

Aim of the programme

The aim of this diploma is to equip the students with the knowledge and skills they will need to underpin a career in this sector. It has been developed:

  • To prepare students to keep ahead in a continuous changing subject area by helping them to develop as an independent learner.
  • To ensure that students develop relevant skills in communication, numeracy and collaborative working that will enhance their prospects of securing a position in the field of Computing and IT.
  • To educate and train students to apply the computing and IT knowledge and skills required in their private, social and professional life as skilled IT workers.
  • To gain practical experience in the use of Computing, Information and Technology.
  • To develop an understanding of the types of software and ICT systems that is now being constructed and used.
  • To grasp key concepts of computing and modern computer systems.
  • To ensure that students will have the skills in the main tasks that are carried out as software is built and maintained, such as analysis, design, programming and evaluation.

Full Time – 3 years

Part Time – 6 years 

The programme is offered in English.

The principle mode of delivery for the programme courses is facilitator led class sessions four to five days a week (4 contact hours a day) during 6 semesters of fifteen weeks. This will include face to face lectures, online lectures, tutorials, class presentations and hands-on practical lab sessions).

Learner’s support will be also carried out online through Microsoft teams and videos. 

Learners will also engage in both individual and group research to encourage them to read further and enhance their understanding in view that the IT world is very dynamic and the need to keep abreast to the changes is very important.

 

Table 1.2: Courses of the programme

Year/Sem

Course Code

Title of course

 

1/1

SICT1101

Essential Mathematics 1

SICT1102

Redhat System Administration 1

SICT1103

IT Essentials 1 & 2 (International Certification)

SICT1104

Introduction to Programming Concept using Python

 

 

1/2

SICT1205

Essential Mathematics 2

SICT1206

Academic English for ICT

SICT1207

Web Development I

SICT1208

Java Programming I

SICT1209

WBE I

 

 

 

2/1

SICT2101

Discrete Mathematics

SICT2102

Web Development II

SICT2103

CCNA International Certification 1

SICT2104

Introduction to Database

 

 

 

2/2

SICT 2205

Redhat System Administration II

SICT2206

Project Report Writing for ICT

SICT2207

Fundamentals of Windows Server Infrastructure

ELECTIVE COURSES

SICT2208

Java Programming II

SICT2209

ASP.Net

SICT2210

CCNA International Certification II

SICT2211

Work-based Experience (WBE) II

Introduction to Requirements Engineering

SICT3102

Computer Security

SICT3103

Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

ELECTIVE COURSES

SICT3104

Android Programming

SICT3105

Progressive Web Apps

SICT3106

Data Centre Management

3/2

SICT3201

Work-based Experience (WBE) III

SICT3202

Project (Individual)

Candidates wishing to join the Diploma in Computing and IT

  • A grade C or above in IGCSE/O-Levels Mathematics and English and any other IGCSE at grade C or above.

 

Technical Pathway:

  • Applicants in employment should have a minimum of two years of work experience in a Computing field including; Networking; Software and Hardware management; Application development; Database. Work entry route into the programme will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

 

Programme

No of Modules

Study period

Description / requirements

Diploma in Computing and IT

19

3 years

IGCSE at grade C in Mathematics and English including a third subjects and Computing as the third is an advantage

Work entry route

19

5 years

We welcome applications from students

who may not have formal /traditional entry criteria but who have at least 2 years’ relevant work experience (job in a computing oriented company) and must also be proficient in English

Individual modules

Up to 2

1 to 2 years

Can apply for individual module if you wish to enhance your skill and professional knowledge, demonstrate your ability in specific area or simply study certain subjects you have interest in.

SCR 85,000 per year *

*Fees are subject to change. 

The University offers flexible payment plans and special tuition fees for self funding students.

Kindly contact us for more information regarding these fees.

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