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Bachelor’s in Engineering are concerned with the practical applications of the advancements in scientific, economic and social theories. It follows a process of observation, design, implementation and maintenance of solutions for all kinds of problems and issues. The discipline encompasses a great variety of fields and students are bound to find a degree they like.

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Short Courses in Engineering and the Built Environment

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Short Courses Programme​​s offered by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Africa 2017. Title Duration Price Admission Requirements Contact Civil Engineering Science (Introduction to Concrete Technology ) 3 Days R10000 Grade 12. Recognition of previous learning will be based on the candidates’ experience in concrete technology or related field for a period of at least 1 year Mr J Bester jannesb@uj.ac.za Civil Engineering Science (Concrete Technology ) 3 Days R10000 Grade 12 plus a minimum of two years’ experience in concrete technology or a related fi in the built environment. Successful completion of the SLP Introduction to Concrete Technology. Recognition of previous learning will be based on the candidates’ experience in concrete technology or related field for a period of at least 3 Mr J Bester jannesb@uj.ac.za Construction Management and Quantity Surveying (Construction Project Management) 8 Days R15000 ​ Grade 12 Applicants not in possession of such a qualifi will be considered for admission on the basis of alternative admission criteria such a relevant work experience RPL. Students will be required to submit proof of this in the form of a CV, references or prior learning Prof D Thwala didibhukut@uj.ac.za Mechanical Engineering Science (Green Building Applications ) 150 Hours R6500 Minimum of a first 4 year degree in relevant engineering field (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and Industrial) or other 4 year degree on NQF level 8 in a related field​. Ms N Janse van Rensburg nickeyjvr@uj.ac.za Mechanical Engineering Science (Advanced Numerical Methods ) 150 Hours R6500 Minimum of a first 4 year degree in relevant... [-]

Short Courses in Science

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Short Courses in Science [+]

Short Courses in Science Title Duration Price Admission Requirements Contact Details Certificate in Cyber Security Available on request R20000 Grade 12 2 years Industry experience in Cyber Security​ science@uj.ac.za Higher Certificate in Information Technology 1 year Full-time (minimum) 2 years Part-time R32000 Grade 12​​ science@uj.ac.za Advanced Map Work Skills 6 days including assessment R6000 Degree/diploma and preferably teachers teaching Geography at FET level. Ms Thea Schoeman 011 559 3226 theas@uj.ac.za Basic Map Work Skills 6 days including assessment R5500

Ms Thea Schoeman 011 559 3226 theas@uj.ac.za Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 14 weeks R10000 ​Diploma or Degree in Science, Humanities or Education​ science@uj.ac.za Geo-Informatics 1: Geographic Information Systems 14 weeks R8500 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, preferably with prior knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing or Aerial Photography in undergraduate studies. science@uj.ac.za Geo-Informatics 2: Remote Sensing and Image Processing 14 weeks R8500 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, preferably with prior knowledge of Geographic Information System, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing or Aerial Photography in undergraduate studies science@uj.ac.za Semi-Thin Wax Sections for Histology 40 hours R6000 Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field​ science@uj.ac.za Functional Ecology of Rivers and Wetlands 200 hours R6000 Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate fiel​d science@uj.ac.za Introductory Geology 3 months part-time R4000 *Currently employed Mineral Identification personnel with experience science@uj.ac.za *Recognition of Prior Learning must be acknowledged to a level of Grade 12 [-]


ICT in Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Online & Campus Combined Part time 16 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course allows you to integrate theoretical aspects of ICT with your own professional practice in education, as well as enabling you to assess your own achievement of the learning outcomes. In discussion with your tutor, you will identify a potential e-learning development portfolio that will be suitable for your professional practice... [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Africa 2017. ICT in Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course allows you to integrate theoretical aspects of ICT with your own professional practice in education, as well as enabling you to assess your own achievement of the learning outcomes. In discussion with your tutor, you will identify a potential e-learning development portfolio that will be suitable for your professional practice. Your portfolio needs to be significant in scale and scope. Routine development, such as that involved in normal course learning material development (normal power point presentations, traditional written handouts, etc.), is NOT what is envisaged. Some examples of the type of projects previous students have undertaken are given in the Further Course Information section below. This is a challenging course that involves both individual tutorial appointments for consultation and group teaching. You will use the WebCT discussion forum facility and actively participate in online discussions in order to get the most from tutorials and group work. You must complete required preliminary reading and tasks before attending any of the sessions (face-to-face or online discussion forums). For individual or group tutorials, you must bring your work and prepare questions to be addressed / clarified. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. After an initial informal exploration,... [-]

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and E-Tutoring - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is helping to change the experience of contemporary teaching and learning. This course gives you the opportunity to research, analyse and understand CSCL. You will critically analyse, design and evaluate possible developments of CSCL theories and practices. As you complete the course you will be expected to reflect on your achievement in the form of an assignment or project, leading to a reflective... [+]

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and E-Tutoring - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is helping to change the experience of contemporary teaching and learning. This course gives you the opportunity to research, analyse and understand CSCL. You will critically analyse, design and evaluate possible developments of CSCL theories and practices. As you complete the course you will be expected to reflect on your achievement in the form of an assignment or project, leading to a reflective journal and a collaborative group project. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. You will be introduced to the ideas and concepts of CSCL through keynote lectures, and a series of workshops and tutorials will expand certain topics. These sessions will help you to identify a particular direction that you might wish to research in more detail. You will be encouraged to relate your research to your interest or a particular application in your own field of work. For the collaborative group project, you will be expected to work with others in your group. Project: You will be expected to produce a project based upon your particular chosen area of study. You will have opportunities to discuss this with your tutor and to identify a topic or direction you wish to study. You are then asked to... [-]

FdSc in Stage Engineering & Automation, full-time [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield Bolton + 1 more

Each year we see increasingly spectacular and complex live events that push the boundaries of creativity and engineering. The live music industry is at the forefront of cutting edge engineering solutions ensuring audiences receive the same wow factor that they get from Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema. This Stage Engineering and Automation foundation degree aims to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to work on a variety... [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Africa 2017. Stage Engineering & Automation - FdSc full-time [Backstage Academy] Each year we see increasingly spectacular and complex live events that push the boundaries of creativity and engineering. The live music industry is at the forefront of cutting edge engineering solutions ensuring audiences receive the same wow factor that they get from Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema. This Stage Engineering and Automation foundation degree aims to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to work on a variety of events in a range of roles from design to build, operation and maintenance. From stage construction and scenic finishes, to temporary and demountable structures, motion control and project management this course will introduce you to a range of core techniques and processes involved in stage engineering and automation. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It is not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The site is also home to LS-Live’s award winning stage and set hire division with over 30 years experience in the... [-]

FdSc in Sound Engineering & Design [SSR Manchester]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester Bolton + 1 more

This course involves a partnership between the University of Bolton and SSR Manchester (www.s-s-r.com). Studios are well equipped with analogue and state-of-the-art digital systems, software and IT facilities. The course is delivered fully at SSR in Manchester, but some travel between Bolton and Manchester will be necessary to make use of facilities at both sites. The course includes the fundamentals of sound systems, sound engineering, sound... [+]

Sound Engineering & Design - FdSc [SSR Manchester] This course involves a partnership between the University of Bolton and SSR Manchester (www.s-s-r.com). Studios are well equipped with analogue and state-of-the-art digital systems, software and IT facilities. The course is delivered fully at SSR in Manchester, but some travel between Bolton and Manchester will be necessary to make use of facilities at both sites. The course includes the fundamentals of sound systems, sound engineering, sound for TV and film, special effects, computer games audio design, electronic music, the scientific principles of sound, studio techniques, live sound and PA systems, sound synthesis and MIDI. A work placement period in the second year provides a useful link into the industry. About the course The course begins with the fundamentals of sound systems, sound design, studio principles and associated professional software taught in a highly hands-on manner. This continues into the second year but with a more in-depth approach to sound engineering concepts. Content will focus on audio post production techniques, Foley and sound effects, live sound, acoustics, synthesis and advanced studio techniques so that you can gain a wider experience of the applications of sound engineering and sound design. If you choose to take the optional top-up course you will develop further your post-production techniques, as well as study PA systems design, mastering techniques, examine the business issues relevant to the digital media industries, and undertake a large student-led project. Special features Your work-placement will be undertaken in an audio-related environment of your... [-]

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Chartered Membership (CM) Examination Preparation Class - part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 20 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The course is open to all structural engineers wanting to develop their skills to include structural scheme design. It is assumed that all engineers enrolling on the course have a good working knowledge of design of the primary structural materials. The course includes manual methods of analysis and manual design calculations. It also encourages the use of hand drawn conceptual design sketches and sketch details. Throughout the course, use... [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Africa 2017. Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Chartered Membership (CM) Examination Preparation Class - part-time There is a significant difference between a junior engineer who can carry out the design of individual structural elements and a senior engineer who can identify engineering problems and solve them with viable structural solutions within the scope of a design brief, taking account of structural stability, durability, aesthetics and cost. One of the purposes of this course is to assist junior engineers in their journey to become senior engineers. The course is open to all structural engineers wanting to develop their skills to include structural scheme design. It is assumed that all engineers enrolling on the course have a good working knowledge of design of the primary structural materials. The course includes manual methods of analysis and manual design calculations. It also encourages the use of hand drawn conceptual design sketches and sketch details. Throughout the course, use will be made of past questions from the IStructE CM Exam in tutorials to allow engineers to practice new techniques learnt on the course. There will be a day long mock exam where candidates will be given the opportunity under exam conditions to take a recent exam (likely to be last year’s exam). Opportunity will later be given for peer marking and discussion of the mock exam scripts (or other scripts brought to the session). Marks will not be given by the session leaders and the mock exam is... [-]

HTML5/CSS3 & Responsive - Part-time Course

Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts
Campus Part time 5 weeks South Africa Cape Town

In this 5 week course, students will learn the principles of Responsive Design. The course begins with a contextual introduction of new HTML5 semantic elements, moving on to CSS3 Properties, Advanced Selectors and the ever so important Media Queries. In order to understand the fundamental concepts behind Responsive Design students will create their own CSS3 grid-framework... [+]

HTML5/CSS3 & Responsive As the amount of mobile devices increase exponentially each year in all shapes and formats, the web is drastically trying to keep up. In the past, web developers have had to create completely new designs in order to optimise the web experience on mobile platforms. In 2012, the concept of Responsive Web Design or Responsive Architecture was released to combat this ever growing scenario. Now, with the aid of more semantic coding practices in HTML5 and more powerful layout and styling capabilities in CSS3, mobile first designs have become one of the most popular and in-demand skills in the front-end development world. In this 5 week course, students will learn the principles of Responsive Design. The course begins with a contextual introduction of new HTML5 semantic elements, moving on to CSS3 Properties, Advanced Selectors and the ever so important Media Queries. In order to understand the fundamental concepts behind Responsive Design students will create their own CSS3 grid-framework. The course then changes its focus towards two of the most popular Responsive front-end frameworks: Twitter Bootstrap & Zurb Foundation, providing students with detailed experience in the principles, HTML structure, CSS styling and jQuery plugins like drop down menus, accordions, sliders and modals that apply to each framework respectively. At the end of the course, students will have employed a responsive framework of their choosing that will enable their website to respond to the users choice of device: Desktop, iPad and iPhone. Course Requirements Students should have working knowledge... [-]

Course in Web Design - Short Programme in Web Design and Development (CIW)

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 60 hours February 2018 South Africa Durban

Upon successful completion, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Web Design and Development Certificate. [+]

Course in Web Design - Short Programme in Web Design and Development (CIW)CertificationUpon successful completion, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Web Design and Development Certificate.Entry Requirements

    A learner must have a keen interest in graphic design and web-page building     Basic computer skills     Grade 10

Course DurationThe programme duration is 60 hours and tuition is face-to-face. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.Course IntroThis short programme is intended to show a learner how to be a Web Designer and Developer. Learners will learn to lay the groundwork, follow design rules, test the site, register a domain name, and much more. This programme will also show learners how to choose a web editor and graphics programme, how to make a site accessible to the widest possible audience, and when it’s time to call in a pro. With this programme, learners will be able to start and manage a great site!... [-]


Course in Sound Engineering - Short Programme in Sound Engineering Practice

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 80 hours February 2018 South Africa Durban

Upon successful completion, the learner will be awarded the Damelin Short Programme in Sound Engineering Practice Certificate. [+]

Course in Sound Engineering - Short Programme in Sound Engineering PracticeCertificationUpon successful completion, the learner will be awarded the Damelin Short Programme in Sound Engineering Practice Certificate.Entry Requirements

    A learner must have a keen interest in audio, video and production     Basic computer skills     Some audio recording knowledge     Understanding of recording techniques, processes and equipment     Grade 11

Course DurationThe programme duration is 80 hours and tuition is face-to-face. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.Course IntroLarge sections of the programme are practical and each campus has at least one state-of-the-art studio of broadcast quality. Industry visits, real recording sessions and live concert projects constitute significant components of this programme. The programme is suitable for learners who would like to enter the audio engineering industry.... [-]


Course in Sound Engineering - Short Programme in Sound Recording Practice

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 60 hours February 2018 South Africa Durban

Upon successful completion, the learner will be awarded the Damelin Short Programme in Sound Recording Practice Certificate. [+]

Course in Sound Engineering - Short Programme in Sound Recording PracticeCertificationUpon successful completion, the learner will be awarded the Damelin Short Programme in Sound Recording Practice Certificate.Entry Requirements

    The Damelin Short Programme in Sound Engineering Practice     A learner must have a keen interest in audio, video and production     Basic computer skills     Some audio recording knowledge     Understanding of recording techniques, processes and equipment     Grade 11

Course DurationThe programme duration is 60 hours and tuition is face-to-face. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.Course IntroThis programme introduces learners to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems. It is ideal for anyone concerned with audio, sound and recording who would like a really good grounding in theory and industry practice. Latest digital recording technology formats and computer based interfaces are covered. Stereo and surround sound principles are described in detail.... [-]


Course in Production and Manufacturing - Short Programme in Production

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 64 hours February 2018 South Africa Durban

On successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Production Certificate. [+]

Course in Production and Manufacturing - Short Programme in ProductionCertificationOn successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Production Certificate.Entry Requirements    Learners are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of English and Mathematics at Grade 11 or equivalent.Course DurationThe programme duration is 64 hours and tuition is face-to-face. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays. Please enquire at your campus.Course IntroThe competent learner will be able to adjust and maintain the production process by monitoring and adjusting the process to specifications. The learner will be able to perform finishing activities, quality tests, work safely and discuss incidents and problems relating to the process, materials or products.... [-]


Course in IT - Project Management in an Information Technology Environment

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 118 hours February 2018 South Africa Durban

Upon successful completion of the programme, if the learner is found to be “Competent” in the PoE, the learner will receive a Damelin letter of results outlining the unit standards covered and Damelin will apply to MICT SETA on behalf of the learner for the [+]

Course in IT - Skills Programme in Applied Project Management in an Information Technology EnvironmentCertificationUpon successful completion of the programme, if the learner is found to be “Competent” in the PoE, the learner will receive a Damelin letter of results outlining the unit standards covered and Damelin will apply to MICT SETA on behalf of the learner for the endorsement of competency against the unit standards covered together with the credits obtained. Upon successful completion of the optional external exam, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) the learner will receive a Certificate from PMI (Project Management Institute).Entry Requirements

    Foundational skills in English and Mathematics at NQF level 4/Grade 12 or equivalent     Ability to use a personal computer competently ... [-]

Course in IT - Short Programme in MS Project

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 24 hours February 2018 South Africa Durban

On successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme Certificate in MS Project. [+]

Course in IT - Short Programme in MS ProjectCertificationOn successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme Certificate in MS Project.Entry Requirements

    Learners are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of English and Mathematics at Grade 12 or equivalent.     Learners are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of Computer Skills at Grade 11 or equivalent.     It is highly recommended that learners must have successfully completed the Short Programme in Fundamentals of Project Management before enrolling for this programme.     A basic understanding of the workplace, project processes and operations and competence in National Certificate at Level 4 in Business Administration or Project Support Services or equivalent is recommended. ... [-]

Course in IT - Skills Programme in Project + (PKO-003)

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 156 hours February 2018 South Africa Durban

Upon successful completion of the programme, learners will receive a Damelin letter of results outlining the unit standards covered and Damelin will apply to MICT SETA on behalf of the learner for the endorsement of competency against the unit standards covered [+]

Course in IT - Skills Programme in Project + (PKO-003)CertificationUpon successful completion of the programme, learners will receive a Damelin letter of results outlining the unit standards covered and Damelin will apply to MICT SETA on behalf of the learner for the endorsement of competency against the unit standards covered together with the credits obtained. Upon successful completion of the optional external exam, the learner will receive a CompTIA Project + (PKOOO3) Certificate.Entry Requirements

    English and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4/Grade 12 or equivalent     Ability to use a computer competently

Course DurationThe programme duration is 156 hours and the tuition is face-to-face based on the NQF notional hours. This excludes time to complete assessments, do research and self study. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.Course IntroThis Skills Programme in Project+ is a great certification to highlight a learner’s skills – and unlike some project management certifications, you can earn CompTIA Project+ in a reasonable period of time without spending a lot of money. CompTIA Project+ is a globally recognised project management certification that identifies qualified and quality project managers.... [-]