UNISA Short Course in Introduction to Visual Basic.Net Programming

UNISA Short Course in Introduction to Visual Basic.Net Programming

University of South Africa Short Course in Introduction to Visual Basic.Net Programming

Short Course in Introduction to Visual Basic.Net Programming (70122)Purpose

The course has been designed to give learners a practical and theoretical foundation in computer programming for the Windows environment. After completing the course learners will be able to write Visual Basic .NET programs easily, and they will be well prepared to develop their programming skills further, be it in Visual Basic .NET or in any other Windows programming language.
 Target group

The course is intended for people who want to learn to program using a modern, visual programming language.  Note that the Delphi and Visual Basic courses are quite similar – having completed the one will enable the person to learn the other one very easily. Persons currently working in the Information Technology sector can base their choice between Visual Basic .NET and Delphi on what language is being used in their environment.
 Admission requirements

– Senior Certificate or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.- Proficiency in English.- Students must have some experience in using the Windows environment, and must be computer literate.- No programming experience is required for the year course, but some experience in any programming language is necessary for the semester course.- The Visual Basic .NET software requires Windows XP or Vista. – Access to email and the Internet
 Duration

Students with previous programming experience can do the semester course commencing in February and July annually. Those students who have never done computer programming are recommended to do the year course commencing in February annually.CSVB1D-G (Semester course) CSVB1Y-8 (Year course)

Language medium

English
 Registration periods

for more information about registrations visit http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za
e-mail address: cense@unisa.ac.za
 
 Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning with print and online. Study material consists of course notes and tutorial letters. Students must have access to a computer with Windows XP or Vista. Contact with lecturer will be via mail, e-mail, fax, and personal appointments. Assessment during the year will consist of assignments, which will include practical questions that require students to write Visual Basic .NET programs, and questions that deal with the theoretical aspects underlying computer programming. The purpose of this will be to give the student the opportunity to show his/her understanding of the course material, and to give the lecturer the opportunity to give feedback on the students progress and to give guidance.
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Assignments
Summative assessment:
Examinations
The final evaluation will be through a written two-hour examination. A certificate from UNISA will be awarded to students who obtained a final mark of 50% or more.
 Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Programming (CSVB1Y8 – One year course / CSVB1DG – Semester course)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • The design, implementation and testing of Visual Basic .NET programmes
  • Variables, constants, calculations
  • Visual Basic .NET controls (e.g. text boxes, buttons, list boxes, radio buttons)
  • Event handlers and methods
  • Object-oriented programming concepts
  • Procedures and functions
  • Simple databases
  • Programme control structures (decision and repetition)
  • Arrays
  • Menus

Course leader

Mr Cyrille Dongmo (UNISA)
Discipline expertise: fourteen years Visual Basic development
School of Computing
Office C-Block 367, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 471 2247
E-mail: dongmc@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

School of Computing
Office: Block C 3-06, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9131 / 9139
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.