Pearson Institute of Higher Education

Introduction

As Pearson Institution of Higher Education, we are proud of our past and looking forward to our future.

We have enough history to be highly regarded academically but we are free from the restrictions that traditions often impose. This means that we can focus on the workplace of the future and what it really needs. Since MGI was established, we have been pioneers in the higher education space in South Africa. We are known for our innovative and collaborative approach to teaching and learning, and for developing employable graduates. We have also established our credibility by offering qualifications that are locally accredited and internationally recognised.

History contextualises your present and your future and for this reason, we feel you should know where we come from. Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) was founded in 1989 as a private, university-level, degree-conferring institution in South Africa. It quickly developed a reputation for offering accredited and career-focused qualifications that prepared graduates for a highly competitive job market. From its early beginnings, it offered relevant and industry-aligned degrees with an emphasis on interactive, practical and experiential teaching and learning methods.

In 2013, Pearson became the sole owner of MGI. The acquisition formed part of the company’s strategic focus to invest in and have a positive and meaningful impact on education in southern Africa. In 2016 MGI was renamed Pearson Institute of Higher Education.

Our future, your future

PI gives you the opportunity to shape your own future. We offer you a range of qualifications and programmes, led by the latest industry discoveries and trends, which prepare you for the world of work.Our teaching methods ensure that you acquire subject-specific skills, work-appropriate behaviours and confidence in using relevant technology.

We offer 16 undergraduate and four postgraduate degrees as well as tutor support for UNISA’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, across our three faculties of Humanities, Commerce and Law, and Applied Sciences. We also offer specialist higher certificates and short learning programmes. We have 12 educational sites of delivery, which gives you the flexibility to study at a location that best suits you, and our campus in Midrand offers you a unique residential environment.

We are guided by the learner, by trends and by employers and our vison for our future, and yours, is that we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. We continue to find new ways of doing things, to give more students employment-orientated skills and to prepare you for the rapidly changing world of work.

Why Pearson Institute

Experience a world of learning at Pearson Institute

At Pearson Institute of Higher Education our enduring priority is our students. With this philosophy at the heart of everything we do, here are just some of the reasons why you should study with us:

  • A strong global heritage: we are backed by the world’s leading learning company
  • Campuses throughout South Africa: 13 sites of education delivery
  • Qualifications of academic excellence: we are locally registered and accredited and internationally recognised
  • Industry-led curriculum: we are responsive to the demands of the job market so we ensure our material, content and academic services are relevant and current.
  • Career-focused higher education qualifications and programmes: you have a choice of over 34 academic and non-formal programmes across three faculties, all equipping you with the skills you need for the world of work.
  • Blended approach to teaching and learning: we used traditional and new learning methods, as well as practical application, to prepare you for the rapidly changing and technology driven world of work.
  • Qualified and experienced academic staff: Our staff has both academic and real world experience so you will learn from lecturers who are highly qualified and committed to your success
  • Smaller class sizes: You will interact more closely with our lecturers, which encourages better understanding and promotes independent thinking.
  • Diverse student base: We have students from over 18 countries. This diversity prepares you for the international and globalised nature of the workplace.
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Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The BComHons (Business Management) is a highly demanding postgraduate degree. The main objective is to extend your knowledge of business, commerce and management theory, through academic research and practical application. [+]

The BComHons (Business Management) is a highly demanding postgraduate degree. The main objective is to extend your knowledge of business, commerce and management theory, through academic research and practical application. Our qualification provides you with advanced knowledge and skills in six compulsory modules. These modules are Strategic Management, Project Management, Organisational Behaviour, Finance for Non-specialists, Research Methodology and Research Dissertation. Within the structure of the two research subject areas, you will direct and drive your own independent research project that will culminate in a dissertation, under the guidance of a supervisor. In Strategic Management, you will cover the strategic and change issues facing modern organisations. In Project Management, you will learn how to plan, organise and manage projects with an emphasis on finding new and innovative ways of doing so. In Organisational Behaviour, the focus is on what affects organisational effectiveness and behaviour. In Finance for Non- Specialists, you will learn how to use accounting statements and financial information to improve business decision-making. What makes our honours degree unique is not only its academic rigour but its emphasis on real world application. As a BComHons (Business Management) graduate you will be very competitive in the job market because you will have gained advanced skills like critical, analytical and independent thinking, self-discipline, perseverance, finding innovative solutions to business issues, working in groups and communicating effectively. This programme is an excellent route to further Master’s degree studies in commerce and to academic and professional careers in a range of business, management and consulting environments. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure that you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. We offer a combination of classes, seminars, workshops and personal consultations. In consultation with a supervisor, you direct and drive your specialist research dissertation. You will be assessed via written examinations, assignments, case studies and projects. Your research dissertation is externally moderated. YEAR 1 Finance for Non-specialists Organisational Behaviour Project Management Research Dissertation Research Methodology Strategic Management Entry Requirements You need a recognised undergraduate BCom degree, with Business Management and Strategic Management at third-year level and Accounting, Economics and Statistics at first-year level. You need to have achieved a minimum of a 60% average in your undergraduate degree. You may need to have completed specific undergraduate modules. We may consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are a Pearson Institute student studying towards any of our undergraduate BCom degrees, you qualify to enrol for the BComHons (Business Management), providing you meet the Honours degree requirements. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management graduate, are varied and include: Academic positions Business consulting Entrepreneurship Management Marketing research Project management Research Strategic management Start Date Two semesters per academic year. February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester) [-]

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Durbanville Midrand Pretoria Bedfordview Durban + 4 more

Accounting is the language of business. The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting prepares you for many careers in the challenging world of accounting and finance and is an excellent foundation for work in any area of business. [+]

Accounting is the language of business. The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting prepares you for many careers in the challenging world of accounting and finance and is an excellent foundation for work in any area of business. Our qualification is broad and comprehensive. It provides you with a sound understanding of, and skills in, the core areas of accounting, auditing, taxation and financial management, from both a local and an international perspective. You will cover specialised modules such as Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing, Taxation and Corporate Governance. Within these subject areas, you will develop analytical and practical skills in accounting and management control systems. You will also cover subject areas such as Business English, Computer Skills, Accounting on Computers, Economics and Corporate Law. The emphasis throughout is on application and developing practical quantitative and financial skills. Much of the success of our commerce degree is due to our unique blended approach to teaching and learning. We have smaller class sizes, interactive lectures by highly dedicated staff and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends. In addition to the subject-specific knowledge you gain, our methods ensures that you acquire essential work skills such as critical and analytical thinking, effective problem solving, ethical decision-making, selfdiscipline, working in teams and communicating effectively. This degree paves the way to further training as a professional accountant. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. Throughout the degree, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding of accounting practices and methodologies via written examinations, presentations, case studies and projects. These application-based projects and assessments ensure relevant industry experience and further prepare you for the world of work. YEAR 1 Business English Business Law Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Computer Skills Economics 1A Economics 1B Financial Accounting 1A Financial Accounting 1B Quantitative Techniques YEAR 2 Accounting on Computers Auditing 2A Auditing 2B Corporate Law Financial Accounting 2A Financial Accounting 2B Management Accounting 2A Management Accounting 2B Taxation 2A Taxation 2B YEAR 3 Auditing 3 Corporate Governance Financial Accounting 3 Financial Management 3 Taxation 3 Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes, with Mathematics in Grade 12 with at least 50%. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Fully accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (UK). As a graduate of this degree, you may apply for exemption for all ACCA fundamental-level modules (F1 - F9), you may proceed to the ACCA postgraduate degree and become a Chartered Certified Accountant. Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). As a graduate of this degree, you will be exempted from seven CIMA module exams as from 2016. Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting graduate, are varied and employment options include: Accounting: Chartered, financial, cost and management Auditing Budgeting Financial management Tax consulting Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

Human Resource Management (HRM) is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of modern business. Human resource managers perform a range of valuable functions in the workplace such as attracting, retaining and motivating employees, skills development, managing diversity and developing labour policies. [+]

Human Resource Management (HRM) is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of modern business. Human resource managers perform a range of valuable functions in the workplace such as attracting, retaining and motivating employees, skills development, managing diversity and developing labour policies. Although our HR degree concentrates on the core areas of human resource management, it has a strong foundation in commerce. It provides you with both theoretical understanding and practical skills in, subjects such as Business Management, Human Resource Management, Economics, Employment Relations and Management of Training. You will also cover subject areas such as Business English, Computer Skills, an Introduction to Financial Accounting and Labour Law. Because of our degree’s unique emphasis on application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programme in your final year. The success of our BCom (Human Resource Management) is due largely to our unique blend of lecture-led learning, the use of technology, Work Integrated Learning (WIL), as well as practical application. We have highly dedicated teaching staff with professional accreditations, and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees. Our approach ensures that you acquire essential work skills such as critical thinking, effective problem solving, ethical decision-making, self-discipline, working in teams and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via examinations, presentations, case studies, research projects and analysis of commercial issues. These application-based assessments ensure relevant industry experience and further prepare you for the world of work. YEAR 1 Business English Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Computer Skills Economics 1A Economics 1B Human Resource Management 1 Employment Relations 1 Introduction to Financial Accounting Labour Law Management of Training 1 Quantitative Techniques YEAR 2 Business Management 2A Business Management 2B Economics 2A Human Resource Information Systems Human Resource Management 2A Human Resource Management 2B Employment Relations 2 Management of Training 2 Research Methodology YEAR 3 Advanced Employment Relations Business Management 3A Human Resource Management 3A Business Ethics Business Management 3B Human Resource Management 3B Human Resource Planning and Development Research Project Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programme Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, are varied and employment options include: Human resource management Personnel consulting Recruitment Training and development Employment relations management Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Commerce in Law

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Durbanville East London Midrand Nelspruit Port Elizabeth Potchefstroom Pretoria Bedfordview Vanderbijlpark Bloemfontein Cape Town Durban + 11 more

The multidisciplinary nature of this qualification prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing, human resources and financial management. It is also a pathway to a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) for those of you that want to practise law. [+]

The multidisciplinary nature of this qualification prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing, human resources and financial management. It is also a pathway to a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) for those of you that want to practise law. Our degree is broad and intensive. You will cover the general principles and techniques of commerce and law within the context of specialist commerce elective groups, which you choose in your second year. The core commerce majors are Business Management, Human Resource Management and Financial Management. You also gain invaluable understanding and skills in Business English, Computer Skills, Industrial Relations and Economics. You will also study a range of law modules in the field of Private and Mercantile Law. Because of our qualification’s unique emphasis on application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete an internship in your third year of study. We believe the success of our BCom (Law) degree lies in a flexibility of subject choice, a curriculum that is relevant and highly qualified teaching staff. Our Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) environment, and your exposure to real legal cases, further prepares you for the world of work. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees. This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical thinking, effective problem solving, collaborating in teams and communicating effectively as well as legal abilities like logical reasoning and making ethical judgements. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry specific inputs. You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, small group sessions and workshops. You may volunteer at the Pearson Institute Legal Advice and Training Centre. You may participate in moot court competitions. Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via application-based assessments such as examinations, presentations, case studies, research projects and analysis of commercial issues. YEAR 1 Business English Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Computer Skills Employment Relations 1 Family Law Financial Accounting 1A Financial Accounting 1B Human Resource Management 1 Introduction to Law 1A Introduction to Law 1B Law of Persons Quantitative Techniques YEAR 2 Economics 1A Economics 1B Entrepreneurial Law Human Resource Information Systems Individual Labour Law Insolvency Law Law of Negotiable Instruments Law of Succession Research Methodology And a choice of two of the following elective groups, which will be majors in your third year: Group 1 Business Management 2A Business Management 2B Group 2 Human Resource Management 2A Human Resource Management 2B Group 3 Management Accounting 2A Management Accounting 2B YEAR 3 Collective Labour Law Law of Contract Law of Delict Law of Property Law of Sale and Lease Research Project Work Integrated Learning (WIL) And a choice of two of the following elective groups, based on selection of majors from year 1 and 2: Group 1 Business Management 3A Business Management 3B Group 2 Human Resource Management 3A Human Resource Management 3B Group 3 Financial Management 3 Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Law graduate, are varied and include: Business administration Management Entrepreneurship Politics Banking Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management prepares you for work in the exciting world of marketing and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, retail and advertising. [+]

The Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management prepares you for work in the exciting world of marketing and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, retail and advertising. You will develop broad and intense theoretical and practical understanding of the marketing environment, consumer behaviour, market research and marketing management. The core subject areas include Business Management, Economics and pure Marketing, as well as more specific marketing modules such as Internet, Retail and Channel Marketing and Product and Promotion Management. Because of our qualification’s unique emphasis on application, you will also select, conduct and present a research project and complete Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in your third year. Over and above these core modules, you will cover equally important topics like Business English, Computer Skills, Financial Accounting, Project Management and Research Methodology. We attribute much of the success of our degree programme to our unique learning approach which consists of interactive lecture-led learning, smaller classes and the use of technology. We have highly dedicated and experienced teaching staff and a curriculum that is relevant, career orientated and ahead of trends. This blended approach ensures that you gain essential skills for the modern workplace, such as critical and innovative thinking, self-management, collaborating in teams and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, small group sessions and workshops and in your second year you compile a business plan. Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via examinations, presentations, case studies, research projects and analysis of commercial issues. These application-based assessments ensure relevant industry experience and further prepare you for the world of work. YEAR 1 Business English Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Computer Skills Consumer Behaviour Economics 1A Economics 1B Internet Marketing Introduction to Financial Accounting Marketing 1 Quantitative Techniques YEAR 2 Advertising and Sales Promotion Business Law Business Management 2A Business Management 2B Economics 2A Economics 2B Marketing 2A Marketing 2B Marketing Research Project Management Research Methodology YEAR 3 Business Ethics Business Management 3A Business Management 3B Channel Marketing Finance for Marketing Marketing of Services Product and Promotion Management 3 Retail Marketing Research Project Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management graduate, are varied and employment options include: Advertising: sales, consulting, management Marketing: analysis, consulting, management Media planning Research Sales Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Durban Durbanville Port Elizabeth Pretoria Randburg Midrand + 5 more

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and is increasingly important to the global economy. Our Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management is a unique degree for this sector. It provides you with broad theoretical as well as comprehensive practical understanding of the core areas of tourism management and a strong foundation in commerce. [+]

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and is increasingly important to the global economy. Our Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management is a unique degree for this sector. It provides you with broad theoretical as well as comprehensive practical understanding of the core areas of tourism management and a strong foundation in commerce. You will cover subject areas such as Business Management, Economics and Marketing and tourism-specific modules like Tourism Geography, Festivals and Events, Airfares and Ticketing, Destination Marketing and Global Distribution Systems. In addition, you will complete modules such as Business English, Computer Skills and an Introduction to Financial Accounting. Because of our programme’s unique emphasis on application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in your third year. The success of our BCom (Tourism Management) degree lies in our excellent relationships in the tourism industry, our dedicated teaching staff, a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends, and our Technology Enhance Learning (TEL) environment. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate programmes. This blended approach ensures that you with essential work skills such as critical thinking, effective problem solving, self-discipline, collaborating in team situations, interacting with diverse groups of people and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, small group sessions and workshops and in your second year you compile a business plan. Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via examinations, presentations, case studies, research projects and analysis of commercial issues. These application-based assessments ensure relevant industry experience and further prepare you for the world of work. YEAR 1 Business English Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Computer Skills Economics 1A Economics 1B Introduction to Financial Accounting Introduction to Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Marketing 1 Quantitative Techniques Tourism Environment Tourism Geography YEAR 2 Business Law Business Management 2A Business Management 2B Human Resource Management 2A Employment Relations 1 Marketing 2A Marketing 2B Research Methodology Tourism: Festivals and Events Tourism: Planning and Development Transportation in Tourism YEAR 3 Airfares and Ticketing Business Ethics Business Management 3A Business Management 3B Destination Marketing Global Distribution Systems Marketing of Services Research Project Special Interest Tourism 3 Tourism Distribution Tourism Hospitality Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Endorsed by the Midrand Tourism Association. Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management graduate, are varied and include: Eco-tourism planning and management Event management Strategic tourism management Tour and travel operations Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

BSc

Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The BScHons (Information Technology) is a highly challenging postgraduate degree that prepares you for senior positions in the computer industry, for entrepreneurship and for academia. [+]

The BScHons (Information Technology) is a highly challenging postgraduate degree that prepares you for senior positions in the computer industry, for entrepreneurship and for academia. Our qualification provides you with advanced knowledge and practical skills in seven compulsory modules with a strong emphasis on database administration, project management, business analysis, programming and information systems’ design. You will cover modules such as Soft Skills Development for IT Professionals, Information Systems, Computer Science and Databases. Within the structure of two research modules, you will direct and drive your own independent research project that will culminate in a dissertation. In addition, you will learn how to plan, organize and manage projects with an emphasis on finding new and innovative ways of doing so. You will develop skills that are crucial for the workplace and for management such as critical, analytical and independent thinking, meeting deadlines, perseverance and adaptability, working in groups and communicating effectively. We attribute the success of this honours degree to its unique blend of academic rigour and real-world application as well as a curriculum that is relevant, current and industry driven. For all these reasons, our graduates have excellent management and entrepreneurial abilities, which make them highly sought after in commerce and in IT. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industryspecific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, information technology and programming labs and WiFi. You attend lectures and small group sessions, practical classes and guest presentations. You complete a research project and submit a research dissertation. Throughout the degree, you have to complete practical assignments and conduct individual and group research projects. You have to demonstrate theoretical understanding and technical application via examinations, simulations, case studies and analysis of information technology related problems. YEAR 1 Computer Science 4A Database 4A Information Systems 4A Research Methodology Research Project Soft Skills Development for IT Professionals Software Development 4A Entry Requirements You need a recognised undergraduate BSc degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Internet Communication, Information Technology or Information Systems, or a recognised undergraduate equivalent in the IT field. You need to have achieved a minimum of a 60% average in your undergraduate degree. You may need to have completed specific undergraduate modules. You will need to meet the minimum requirements for the modules on offer. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Recognised by the Information Technology Association (ITA). Due to Pearson Institute’s membership of the Institution of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), as students you become members without paying membership fees. Career Options The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology graduate, are varied and include: Academia Database administration Entrepreneurship IT management Programming Project administration Specialist technical positions in data mining and enterprise architecture Systems analysis and design Start Date February. Two semesters per academic year. February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester) [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

Our degree in Biotechnology Management provides you with a solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation in microbiology, molecular biology, plant physiology and agricultural biotechnology with an emphasis on application based research, managing projects and using technology. [+]

Our degree in Biotechnology Management provides you with a solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation in microbiology, molecular biology, plant physiology and agricultural biotechnology with an emphasis on application based research, managing projects and using technology. You will cover a range of core modules such as Animal and Plant Biology, Agricultural Economics and Environmental Biotechnology, Protein Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry. You will also cover subject areas such as Computer Skills, Mathematics for Science Students, Quantitative Techniques, and Clinical Trials. We attribute the success of this degree to our blended teaching methods, which consist of interactive lectures with smaller classes, experiential learning and the use of technology We offer you an environment that combines theory, research and real world practical application. In addition, we have excellent facilities such as computer and science labs and quality lecture rooms and our curriculum is relevant, current and industry led. We ensure that you graduate with essential work and life skills such as analytical thinking, meeting deadlines, problem solving, collaborating in teams and communication. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blended approach of lecture-led and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in your third year. You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allow for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer and science labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, small group sessions and lab practical classes. Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via application-based assessments such as written exams, presentations, case studies, group and individual research projects and assignments and clinical trials in the science lab. YEAR 1 Animal and Plant Biology Applied Chemistry Bio-entrepreneurship Computer Skills Introduction to Chemistry Mathematics for Science Students Medical Bioethics and Communication Physics for Science Students Principles of Biology Project Management Quantitative Techniques (Biology) Science Skills YEAR 2 Agricultural Economics Biopharmaceutical Marketing Ethnobotany Exploration of the Industry Food and Water Microbiology Food Technology Introduction to Microbiology Introduction to Molecular Biology Personal Selling and Sales Management Plant Physiology Plant Propagation YEAR 3 Agricultural Biotechnology Clinical Trials and Good Manufacturing Practice Criminalistics Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology Medical Biotechnology Operational Management Protein Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 32 Pearson Institute admission points. At least 50% in English, Mathematics and Biology/Life Sciences. The points attained for the best two of the subjects of Biology/Life Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science must be doubled. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management graduate, are varied and include: Academia and research Plant, agricultural and waste management Project management Scientific communications Technical positions in laboratories and production Technical positions in the food industry Technical sales Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The BSc (Computer Science) is a broad and intensive qualification that prepares you for work in a range of IT jobs in the rapidly changing industries of computer science, software and Information Systems (IS). [+]

The BSc (Computer Science) is a broad and intensive qualification that prepares you for work in a range of IT jobs in the rapidly changing industries of computer science, software and Information Systems (IS). You will gain in-depth theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in the core areas of computer science such as information systems, database design, software development, programming, mathematics, algorithm design and project management. You will also develop practical skills with an emphasis on using, designing and managing operating systems, creating and maintain databases, and software programming and development. Within these subject areas, you will also cover topics such as human-computer interaction, internet technology, e-commerce and the ethical and security considerations needed by IT professionals. Much of the success of this degree is due to our unique blended approach to teaching, which consists of interactive lecture based learning, smaller classes and the use of technology. We also have highly dedicated teaching staff with professional accreditations, and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends. Most importantly, our focus is on real-world application, completing projects, attending workshops and on practising essential information technology skills. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs.You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. You have access to campus resource centres, information technology and programming labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, group sessions, workshops and guest presentations. You have to complete practical assignments and conduct individual and group research projects. You have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via examinations, presentations, simulations and case studies. As a third-year student, you will complete a group project where you develop a website, application and database for an NGO, NPO or community organisation. YEAR 1 Advanced Information and Computer Skills Business English Computer Science 1A Computer Science 1B Computer Skills Discrete Mathematics Generic Algorithm Design Information Systems 1 AInformation Systems 1B Mathematics 1A Mathematics 1B Software Development 1A Software Development 1B YEAR 2 Computer Science 2A Computer Science 2B Databases 2A Databases 2B Information Systems 2A Information Systems 2B Software Development 2A Software Development 2B Human Resource Management 1 or Introduction to Financial Accounting YEAR 3 Computer Science 3A Computer Science 3B Information Systems 3A Information Systems 3B Software Development 3A Software Development 3B Project Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 32 Pearson Institute admission points. The points attained for the best two of the subjects of English, Mathematics and Information Technology must be doubled. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Recognised by the Information Technology Association (ITA). Due to Pearson Institute’s membership of the Institution of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), as students you become members without paying membership fees. Career Options The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science graduate, are varied and include: Database Administration IT management Network administration Programming Software development Specialist positions in enterprise architecture and open systems Project administration Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Science in Informatics

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

This BSc degree covers the core areas of information technology and computer science as well as elective modules that relate to specialised areas of business, human resources, financial and marketing management. [+]

This BSc degree covers the core areas of information technology and computer science as well as elective modules that relate to specialised areas of business, human resources, financial and marketing management. You will gain in-depth knowledge and experience in information systems, operating systems, programming, databases, network and internet technologies, and the use of a variety of computer applications. You also cover modules such as Generic Algorithm Design, Quantitative Techniques and Business English, to ensure that you develop a balance of theoretical, technical and practical skills. This qualification offers specialisation in one of the following: Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Business Management. We believe the success of this degree is due to our unique blended teaching methodologies, which consist of interactive lectures with smaller classes, experiential learning and the use of technology. We have teaching staff with professional and international accreditations, and a curriculum that is relevant. In addition, our curriculum review system allows us to update our programmes very quickly to keep ahead of technological innovations. Most importantly, our focus is on real world application, practising your computer skills, completing projects, and on developing essential management abilities within the context of IT. Over and above the subject specific knowledge you gain, our approach gives you the opportunity to gain essential work skills such as analytical, innovative and abstract thinking, effective decision-making, problem solving, working in teams and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, small group sessions, workshops and guest presentations. Throughout the degree, you have to complete practical assignments and conduct individual and group research projects. You have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via examinations, presentations, simulations, case studies and analysis of information technology and management related problems. As a third-year student, you will complete a group project where you develop an information system for an NGO, NPO or community organisation. YEAR 1 Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Generic Algorithm Design Advanced Information and Computer Skills Information Systems 1A Information Systems 1B Quantitative Techniques Introduction to Programming Computer Skills And a choice of one of the following elective groups, which will be majors in your third year: Group 1 Financial Accounting 1A Financial Accounting 1B Group 2 Human Resource Management 1 Human Resource Information Systems Group 3 Marketing 1 Internet Marketing Group 4 Human Resource Management 1 Introduction to Financial Accounting YEAR 2 Business English Operating Systems in Practice Databases 2A Databases 2B Information Systems 2A Information Systems 2B Intermediate Programming And a choice of one of the following elective groups, which will be majors in your third year: Group 1 Management Accounting 2A Management Accounting 2B Group 2 Human Resource Management 2A Human Resource Management 2B Group 3 Marketing 2A Marketing 2B Group 4 Business Management 2A Business Management 2B YEAR 3 Information Systems 3A Information Systems 3B Software Development 3B Research Methodology Project And a choice of one of the following elective groups, based on selection of majors from year 1 and 2: Group 1 Financial Management 3 Group 2 Human Resource Management 3A Human Resource Management 3B Group 3 Product and Promotion Management 3 Strategic Marketing Group 4 Business Management 3A Business Management 3B General Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes with at least 50% in English and Mathematics. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 32 Pearson Institute admission points. The points attained for the best two of the subjects of English, Mathematics and Information Technology must be doubled. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Recognised by the Information Technology Association (ITA). Due to Pearson Institute’s membership of the Institution of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), as students you become members without paying membership fees. Career Options The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Science in Informatics graduate, are varied and include: Business analysis Database administration IT management Project management Software development Specialist positions in IT Systems analysis Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Science in Internet Communication

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

In this BSc degree you will develop in-depth theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in the core areas of traditional technical writing as well as modern web-based information technology communication. You will cover subjects such as Communication Science, Journalism Writing, Advertising and Sales Promotion, Marketing, Media Law and Ethics. [+]

In this BSc degree you will develop in-depth theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in the core areas of traditional technical writing as well as modern web-based information technology communication. You will cover subjects such as Communication Science, Journalism Writing, Advertising and Sales Promotion, Marketing, Media Law and Ethics. The focus of the IT subject areas is Software Development, Information Systems, Computer Science, Generic Algorithm Design and Operating Systems in Practice. Within these subject areas, you will also gain insights into networking and internet technologies, development communication, corporate communication, e-commerce and the ethical and security considerations in IT. Much of the success of this degree is due to our unique blended approach to teaching, which consists of interactive lecture-led learning, smaller classes, experiential learning and the use of technology. We have dedicated teaching staff with professional accreditations, and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends. Most importantly, our focus is on real world application, practicing your writing skills, completing projects, attending workshops and on developing essential information technology skills. In addition to the subject specific knowledge you gain, our approach ensures that you acquire essential work skills such as analytical and abstract thinking, effective decision-making, self-discipline, being innovative, working in teams and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allow for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, information technology and programming labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, small group sessions, workshops and guest presentations. Throughout the degree, you have to complete practical assignments and conduct individual and group research projects. You have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via examinations, presentations, simulations, case studies and analysis of information technology related problems. As a third-year student, you will complete a group project where you develop an information system for an NGO, NPO or community organisation. YEAR 1 Advanced Information and Computer Skills Business Management 1A Communication Science 1 Computer Skills Discrete Mathematics Generic Algorithm Design Journalism Writing 1 Media Theory 1 Software Development 1A Software Development 1B YEAR 2 Advertising and Sales Promotion Communication Science 2 Information Systems 2B Journalism Writing 2 Marketing 1 Media Law Media Theory 2 Operating Systems in Practice Software Development 2A Software Development 2B YEAR 3 Business Ethics Communication Science 3 Computer Science 2B Information Systems 3A Media Ethics Media Theory 3 Software Development 3B Project General Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes with at least 50% in English and Mathematics. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 32 Pearson Institute admission points. The points attained for the best two of the subjects of English, Mathematics and Information Technology must be doubled. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Recognised by the Information Technology Association (ITA). Due to Pearson Institute’s membership of the Institution of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), as students you become members without paying membership fees. Career Options The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Science in Internet Communication graduate, are varied and include: Journalism Network administration Technical liaison Technical writing Web design Web development Web editing Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

BA

Bachelor of Arts

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Pretoria Vanderbijlpark Bloemfontein Cape Town Durban Durbanville East London Midrand Port Elizabeth Potchefstroom + 9 more

Our BA is a broad and flexible qualification, grounded in the behavioural and social sciences. We give you the opportunity to tailor your subject choice to specialise in an area that interests you the most. You will cover foundational modules as well as core specialised modules in a choice of six streams. [+]

Our BA is a broad and flexible qualification, grounded in the behavioural and social sciences. We give you the opportunity to tailor your subject choice to specialise in an area that interests you the most. You will cover foundational modules as well as core specialised modules in a choice of six streams. These streams are Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management, Psychology and Human Resource Management, Psychology and Political Science, Industrial Psychology and Political Science, Psychology and English and Industrial Psychology and English. Because of our degree’s unique emphasis on practical application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in certain streams in your third year. The success of our BA lies in its flexibility of subject choice, a curriculum that is relevant, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and smaller classes as well as teaching staff with both industry and academic experience. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honors studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees. This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical thinking, being innovative and adaptable to change, effective problem solving and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in certain streams. You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualized attention. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, small group sessions, workshops and guest presentations. Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via application-based assessments such as written exams, presentations, case studies, group and individual research projects and assignments. YEAR 1 Within the six specialised subject streams, you select two majors, a sub-major, compulsory and elective modules. Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Communication Science 1 Computer Skills English Language Studies 1 English Literature Studies 1 General Psychology 1 Human Resource Management 1 Employment Relations 1 Introduction to Industrial Psychology Management of Training 1 Media Theory 1 Political Science 1 YEAR 2 You continue within your selected subject stream. If you want to apply for the Bachelor of Psychology, four streams allow for this. Business English Career Psychology Communication Science 2 Cultural Studies Developmental Psychology 2A Developmental Psychology 2B English Language Studies 2 English Literature Studies 2 Human Resource Management 2A Human Resource Management 2B Employment Relations 2 Law for Psychology Students Management of Training 2 Media Theory 2 Personalities Theories 2A Personalities Theories 2B Personality Theories for Industrial Psychology Personnel Psychology Political Science 2 Positive Psychology Research Methodology YEAR 3 You continue within your selected subject stream with two major subjects. Abnormal Behaviour 3A Abnormal Behaviour 3B Advanced Employment Relations Counselling and Therapy Skills English Language Studies 3 English Literature Studies 3 Group Dynamics Health and Community Psychology Human Resource Management 3A Human Resource Management 3B Human Resource Planning and Development Individual Therapy Law for Psychology Students Leadership and Management of NPO’s and NGO’s Organisational Assessment and Evaluation Research in Social Science Social Psychology Social Science Research Project: English Language Social Science Research Project: English Literature Social Science Research Project: Political Science Neuropsychology or Assessment and Evaluation 3 Political Science 3 Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes with at least 50% in English. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Arts graduate, are varied and include: Child care Communications Human resources Market research Public relations Research Teaching Writing Start Date February (Two semesters per academic year) [-]

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The BAHons (Graphic Design) is a highly challenging postgraduate programme that gives you the opportunity to develop specialised design expertise in an area of graphic design or multimedia that interests you the most. [+]

The BAHons (Graphic Design) is a highly challenging postgraduate programme that gives you the opportunity to develop specialised design expertise in an area of graphic design or multimedia that interests you the most. Within the structure of four compulsory, integrated modules, you will extend your knowledge of design-related trends, concepts and theory and you will develop advanced conceptual, perceptual and design abilities. You will also direct and drive your own projects and engage in independent academic research in your chosen field of design specialisation, under the guidance of a supervisor. The emphasis throughout is on developing designers who are well-rounded, think independently, and who find new, innovative and ethical ways of working in the design industry, given the challenges around productivity, money, technology and human resources. What makes our honour’s degree unique is not only its academic rigour but also its emphasis on real world application. We also offer you flexibility of Saturday classes, attending workshops and online discussions to accommodate working designers. As a BAHons (Graphic Design) graduate, you will be highly sought after in the job market, as you will have a sophisticated portfolio of design work. You will also have the skills for senior design positions, such as independent thinking, self-discipline, perseverance, finding innovative solutions to issues, working in groups and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and classes are smaller for personal interaction. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, drawing, design and photographic studios, computer laboratories with design and editing software, and WiFi. We offer a flexible schedule of classes, seminars, workshops, personal consultation and online communication. You select a specialised area of study within the graphic design and multimedia fields and follow an integrated learning approach to four modules. In consultation with a supervisor, you direct and drive your specialist practical design project and research dissertation. You will be assessed on your research dissertation as well as your portfolio. The Dean, Head of Programme, Lecturers and/or Module Leaders monitor the quality of individual modules and the qualification, according to CHE specifications. YEAR 1 Within your specialised area of study, you will integrate your skills and knowledge within the following four modules: Design Theory and Trends Portfolio and Professional Practice Research Design Research Dissertation Entry Requirements You need a recognised undergraduate degree or equivalent, relevant to graphic design, with a minimum of a 60% average. You need an approved portfolio. A selection interview will be conducted. You need to provide a written motivation. You may need to have completed specific undergraduate modules. We will consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Graphic Design graduate, are varied and employment options include: Advertising Animation Copywriting Design Desktop publishing Education Graphic design Independent entrepreneurship Layout and illustration Multimedia Publishing Research Web design Start Date February. Two semesters per academic year. February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester). We do offer Saturday classes with consultations during the week at convenient times for students employed full-time. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Bedfordview Cape Town Durban Durbanville East London Midrand Nelspruit Potchefstroom Pretoria + 8 more

The BA (Graphic Design) is a comprehensive and career-focused qualification that prepares you for work in the highly competitive and rewarding world of design. Graphic designers are visual communicators, who develop creative designs to promote or enhance products, services, organisations and concepts. [+]

The BA (Graphic Design) is a comprehensive and career-focused qualification that prepares you for work in the highly competitive and rewarding world of design. Graphic designers are visual communicators, who develop creative designs to promote or enhance products, services, organisations and concepts. You will develop a broad theoretical foundation and practical experience in various core areas of graphic design such as Digital Design, Drawing, Applied Colour and Design and Animation. The emphasis throughout is on intensive studio-based design training where you will practise and experiment with a range of mediums from drawing to photography, to digital design. In addition, you will acquire broader skills and knowledge in Business English, Communication Science and Business Management. In your third year you specialise in the area that most interests you, either Advertising and Design or Multimedia. We attribute the success of this degree to our dedicated and industry experienced teaching staff, a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends, and state-of-the-art facilities. Most importantly, our focus is on real-world application, completing projects, attending workshops and on practising essential design skills. This blended approach ensures that you graduate as well-rounded, highly skilled and self-reflective designers with additional skills for the workplace, such as working independently, meeting deadlines and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. You will have to complete projects, presentations and theory-based written assessments and at the end of your third year you will submit a professional portfolio of work for assessment. Final examinations and portfolios are externally moderated. YEAR 1 Applied Colour and Design Business English Communication Science 1 Digital Design 1 Drawing 1 English for Graphic Design Graphic Design Studio 1 History of Graphic Design 1 Storyboards Typography 1 YEAR 2 3D Animation 2 Animation Workshop Digital Design 2 Drawing 2 Graphic Design Studio 2 History of Graphic Design 2 Introduction to Business Management Typography 2 YEAR 3 You must choose between specialising in the Advertising and Design stream or the Multimedia stream (please note not all campuses offer both streams): Advertising and Design Advertising Practical Advertising Theory Copywriting Graphic Design Studio 3 History of Graphic Design 3 Portfolio Preparation Multimedia 3D Animation 3 (Maya®) Broadcast Design Drawing 3 History of Graphic Design 3 Web Design Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. And your need an approved portfolio And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design graduate, are varied and employment options include: Design and Advertising Animation Copywriting Desktop publishing Layout and illustration Web design Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The BA (Journalism) prepares you for work in the fast-paced and exciting world of journalism, communication and media. You will develop a broad theoretical foundation and practical skills in gathering, verifying and presenting news and information for media such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the internet. [+]

The BA (Journalism) prepares you for work in the fast-paced and exciting world of journalism, communication and media. You will develop a broad theoretical foundation and practical skills in gathering, verifying and presenting news and information for media such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the internet. You will cover the core areas of journalism including Broadcast Journalism, Journalism Writing, Media Theory, English and a choice of Communication Science or Public Relations (PR). You will also cover subject areas such as Political Science, New Media, Photojournalism, Media Ethics and Webpage Design. The success of our BA ( Journalism) degree is due largely to our inspired teaching staff, a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends, and stateof- the-art media facilities. Most importantly, our focus is on real-world application, completing projects, and on practising essential journalism skills like writing, editing and communicating verbally. This blended approach ensures that you gain essential skills and journalism-specific abilities such as critical thinking, being objective, meeting deadlines, self-management, collaborating in teams and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, media resources including daily and weekly newspapers, satellite television, computer labs and WiFi. You will film, edit and produce news and documentary segments.You source, edit and write articles that are used in the journalism department’s newspaper and you have the opportunity of writing for the Pearson Institute student newspaper, the Flame. Throughout the programme, you complete theoretical written assignments as well as practical individual projects, to prepare you for assessment. Once all second year modules are completed, you will need to complete an internship with an industry appropriate organisation. Curriculum and level review by the Journalism Advisory Board. YEAR 1 Broadcast Journalism 1 Computer Skills English Language Studies 1 Journalism Writing 1 Media Theory 1 New Media Political Science 1 And a choice of one of the following electives: Communication Science 1 Public Relations 1 YEAR 2 Broadcast Journalism 2 English 2 Introduction to Photo journalism Journalism Writing 2 Media Ethics Media Law Media Theory 2 Political Science 2 And a choice of one of the following electives: Communication Science 2 Public Relations 2 YEAR 3 Broadcast Journalism 3 Journalism Writing 3 Media Theory 3 Web Page Design and DTP Journalism Internship English 3 or Political Science 3 And a choice of one of the following electives: Communication Science 3 Public Relations 3 Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate, are varied and employment options include: Community media management Corporate commnications Editorial work for magazines and newspapers Journalism Presenting on television Social media research and analysis Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The BA (Public Relations) is a rigorous, comprehensive and career oriented programme that prepares you for work in the dynamic and constantly evolving field of Public Relations (PR) and communication. Studying a BA (Public Relations) will prepare you for a multi-disciplinary environment where PR is increasingly viewed as a strategic imperative for modern organisations. [+]

The BA (Public Relations) is a rigorous, comprehensive and career oriented programme that prepares you for work in the dynamic and constantly evolving field of Public Relations (PR) and communication. Studying a BA (Public Relations) will prepare you for a multi-disciplinary environment where PR is increasingly viewed as a strategic imperative for modern organisations. You will cover PR and media specific core modules, as well as more general communication and commercial subject areas. The core modules are Public Relations, Communication Science, English, Marketing, Journalism Writing and Media Theory. You also cover subject areas such as Internet Marketing, Broadcast Journalism, Business Ethics and Webpage Design, as well as a choice of specialised electives. Much of the success of our BA (Public Relations) degree is due to our inspired teaching staff, a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends, and state-of-the-art media facilities. Most importantly, our focus is on real-world application, completing projects, and on practising essential PR skills such as writing, presenting, researching and planning. This blended approach ensures that you gain essential skills and PR-specific abilities such as communicating effectively, building relationships, collaborating with others, meeting deadlines, self-management and being creative. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, broadcast and photographic studio, the journalism computer lab with design and editing software, a variety of media resources and WiFi. You will complete theoretical written assignments as well as practical individual projects and case studies, to prepare you for assessment. You will need to create a Public Relations campaign for an NPO. Once all second year modules are completed, you will need to complete an internship with an industry appropriate organisation. Curriculum and level review by the Public Relations Advisory Board. YEAR 1 Communication Science 1 Computer Skills English Language Studies 1 Internet Marketing Journalism Writing 1 Marketing 1 Media Theory 1 Public Relations 1 And a choice of one of the following elective groups: Group 1 Consumer Behaviour Introduction to Business Management Group 2 Broadcast Journalism 1 YEAR 2 Communication Science 2 English 2 Journalism Writing 2 Marketing 2A Marketing 2B Media Law Media Theory 2 Public Relations 2 And a choice of one of the following electives: Broadcast Journalism 2 New Media YEAR 3 Business Ethics Communication Science 3 Public Relations 3 Web Page Design and DTP Public Relations Internship Media Theory 3 or Product and Promotion Management 3 and Strategic Marketing And a choice of one of the following elective groups: Group 1: Advertising and Sales Promotion and Research Methodology Group 2: English 3 Group 3: Broadcast Journalism 3 Group 4: Journalism Writing 3 Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations graduate, are varied and employment options include: Brand management Speech writing Communications Fundraising Government relations Marketing Media liaison Event management Public relations Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

BBA

Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The multidisciplinary nature of this degree prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing, human resources and financial management. [+]

The multidisciplinary nature of this degree prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing, human resources and financial management. This qualification is broad and comprehensive. It provides you with a sound understanding of, and skills in administering and managing a business in any sector. You will cover core modules such as Business Management, Economics, Project Management, Business Ethics, Business Law and Financial Management. You also cover subject areas such as Business English and Computer Skills, as well as a choice of specialist elective groups with major subjects. Because of our degree’s unique emphasis on application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in your third year. The success of our Bachelor of Business Administration lies in its flexibility of subject choice, a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends, our Technology Enhance Learning (TEL) environment and a teaching staff with both business and academic experience. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees. This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical thinking, being innovative and adaptable to change, effective problem solving, working to deadlines, collaborating in team situations and communicating effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, small group sessions and workshops and in your second year you compile a business plan. Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via examinations, presentations, case studies, research projects and analysis of commercial issues. These application-based assessments ensure relevant industry experience and further prepare you for the world of work. YEAR 1 Business English Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Computer Skills Quantitative Techniques And a choice of three of the following elective groups, of which two will be majors in your third year: Group 1 Human Resource Management 1 Human Resource Information Systems Group 2 Marketing 1 Consumer Behaviour Group 3 Financial Accounting 1A Financial Accounting 1B Group 4 Public Relations 1 YEAR 2 Business Law Business Management 2A Business Management 2B Economics 1A Economics 1B Research Methodology Project Management And a choice of two of the following elective groups, which will be majors in your third year: Group 1 Human Resource Management 2A Human Resource Management 2B Group 2 Marketing 2A Marketing 2B Group 3 Management Accounting 2A Management Accounting 2B Group 4 Public Relations 2 YEAR 3 Business Ethics Business Management 3A Business Management 3B Financial Management 3 Research Project Work Integrated Learning (WIL) And a choice of two of the following elective groups, based on selection of majors from year 1 and 2: Group 1 Human Resource Management 3A Human Resource Management 3B Group 2 Product and Promotion Management 3 Strategic Marketing 3 Group 3 Financial Management 3 Group 4 Public Relations 3 Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, are varied and employment options include: Business administration Business consulting Economist Entrepreneur Management Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

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Menlyn Corporate Park, Building A, 175 Corobay Avenue
Pretoria, ZA
Location address
Building 2, Cnr Rutherford & Frikkie Meyer Boulevards
Vanderbijlpark, ZA