- NQF: 6
- SAQA ID. 119458
- CREDITS: 240
What is a Software Engineer?
Software engineers, sometimes called software developers, create software for computers and applications. They know how to use the right programming languages, platforms, and architectures to develop everything from computer games to network control systems.
Did you know?
The average software engineer salary in South Africa is R 644 175 per year or R 330 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 352 125 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 7 800 000 per year.
If you’re an analytical thinker who enjoys problem solving and making digital products easier to use, a career as a software engineer could be rewarding. The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to function as a Software Developer. A Software Engineer researches, analyses, and evaluates requirements for existing or new software applications and designs, develops, deploys, tests within scope of work (debugs) and maintains software applications.
- NQF Level 4 qualification.
Certification and Examination
On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Software Engineer from the QCTO.
EISA is a single, national assessment which leads to competent learners being awarded Occupational Certificates. It is an integral and critical component of QCTO’s quality assurance system, as it ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible. Qualifying for External Assessment: To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge and practical modules by means of statements of results and a record of completed work experience.
Duration and Work-Integrated Learning
The programme duration is 2 years on a full-time basis
- Prescribed textbook lists will be provided by the academic department at your campus. Students will receive electronic versions of the study guides for this programme. Study material is also available online on the learner management system, Moodle.
Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a current programme pricelist.
Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides etc.
For more information on this course and for further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ?
Database Design and Information Systems
Fundamentals of Project Management in Relation to Software Engineering
Digital and Business Mathematics
Document System Design
Design and Manipulate Databases
Programme and Deploy Applications
Test or Debug Source Code to Ensure Client’s needs are met
Work Experience Modules
Database Design and Manipulation
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)
The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.