UNISA Short Course in Database Design

UNISA Short Course in Database Design

University of South Africa Short Course in Database Design

Short Course in Database Design (70041)Purpose

The goal of this short course is to provide an introduction to conceptual database design. Conceptual databases are designed where basic concepts are introduced and students get the opportunity to apply these concepts.
 
 Target group

The target group for this course, people without any prior knowledge of databases, or persons who are end users of databases but have never been involved in designing a database, or lastly, persons who may have used tools to build database applications, but who lack the conceptual background on relational databases and knowledge as to how to optimise the design of relational tables for an application.
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification. We assume that you have previously passed a computer literacy course or have end-user experience in using computers and the Microsoft Windows environment.
 Duration

Semester course starts in February and July each year

Language medium

English
 Registration periods

More information about registrations visit http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za website
E-mail address: cense@unisa.ac.za
 
 Tuition method

Distance learning only: The distance teaching model of Unisa will be used in offering this course.
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies.
Formative assessment:
Students are expected to complete a total of two assignments.
Summative assessment:
The theoretical examination can be written at any of the Unisa examination centres.
 Database Design (CSDB1DX)Syllabus/Content Topics

Theoretical and practical database design structured as follows:

  • The database environment
  • Fundamentals of data modelling
  • Relational model
  • Normalisation of database tables
  • Advanced data modelling

Course leader

Prof E MnkandlaSchool of ComputingOffice: GJG 3-31, GJ Gerwel Building, UNISA Science Campus, FloridaE-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms E Havenga
School of Computing
Office 8-039, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 6089
Fax: 012 429 6771
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.