Centre for Software Engineering (CENSE) – Unisa

Centre for Software Engineering (CENSE) – Unisa

Centre for Software Engineering (CENSE) offers short learning programmes (SLPs) in Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Technology. The purpose of the SLPs is to reflect Unisa’s commitment to enhance learning opportunities in the non-formal curriculum, thereby enhancing people’s competencies, without having to enrol for comprehensive degree qualifications.

School of Computing Short Learning Programmes (SLPs)

Reason for Short Learning Programmes

Many employees find themselves in the computer industry without formal qualifications. They typically received in-service training in the “technology of the day”, which becomes obsolete within a short period of time. Enterprises are aware of this, and prefer that employees are educated in the fundamentals of the discipline.

The aim of the School of Computing’s short learning programmes is to provide an environment where students can study the underlying principles of a particular field of interest and be rewarded with a UNISA certificate upon successful completion of the course. Some courses focus strongly on practical issues with various sessions of training while other courses focus on the theoretical principles forming the basis of a particular field.

SLPs offered

Applied Information Security (76809)
Applied Project Management In An Information Technology Environment (70467)
Business Analytics (77022)
Business Intelligence (77019)
C++ Programming (70181)
Computer Literacy Skills For The Business Professional (76954)
Computer Networks (70025)
Database Design (70041)
Database Implementation (7554X)
Designing and Implementing Telecommunication Networks (70157)
Developing Web Applications with PHP (72095)
I-SET Robotics – Sensors and Programming (76985)
I-SET Robotics – Components and Pedagogy (76820)
I-SET Robotics – Practical Experience of Engineering and Programming (76997)
I-SET Robotics – Problem Solving, Data and Debugging (76984)
Information and Communication Technology in Education
Introduction to Information Security (70610)
Introduction to Information Technology based Supply Chain Management-75957 
Introduction to Internet and Web Design (70076)
Introduction to Java Programming (70602)
Introduction to Visual Basic.Net Programming (70122)
Introduction to Visual C Sharp.Net programming (76804)
Managing Enterprise Agile Software Projects 
Research in Informatics in Practice (75558)
Strategic Information Systems Planning in practice (75566)

Registration Procedure

Follow the steps below to register for any course.NB: PLEASE do not register online on the main Unisa Registration website. It currently does not allow online registration for short courses. If you do register there for a short course, your registration is automatically discarded. An online registration process for short courses is currently under development.

  1. Download the complete brochure (in PDF format) with information required to register by clicking HEREPlease read through the brochure for more information related to the registration process, examination centres and dates etc.
  2. Download the registration form (in PDF format) HERE (right-click and select “Save as” or “Save target as..” )
  3. Complete the registration form using the brochure which you have downloaded in Step 1 (UNISA needs ALL the requested details please).
  4. FAX through the completed registration form togther with a photocopy of the photopage of your ID document as well as a copy of your Matric or Higher Education Certificate to: = 011 670 9174 / 011 670 9274 (NOTE – we are experiencing issues with the fax machine. Email the form to cense1@unisa.ac.za)OR bring the registration form and photocopy of the photo-page of your ID document as well as a copy of your Matric or Higher Education Certificate in PERSON to the Centre for Software Engineering,  GJ Gerwel Building, Floor 3, Office 6, UNISA Science Campus, Cnr Christiaan de Wet & Pioneer Avenue, Florida.
  5. Download a document (in PDF format) containing the payment details HERENB: The absolute final dates for payment of the full fee for registration are 15 February for year and first semester courses, and 15 July for second semester and midyear courses.Failure to pay by these dates will result in the immediate cancellation of registration!

Contact Information

Tel no:
(011) 670 9131/9139
Fax no:
(011) 670 9274/9174
cense1 @ unisa.ac.za

GJ Gerwel Building Room 6, Floor 3, Unisa Science Campus, Florida, Johannesburg

exams @ unisa.ac.za (general enquiries)
aegrotats @ unisa.ac.za (not being able to write the exam as a result of illness)

assign @ unisa.ac.za