The Postgraduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology Policy and Regulation Level 8 (PGC-ICTPR) aims to equip students with skills, techniques and understanding required for successful careers in technology management, ICT regulation and policy enactment in the public and private sectors of the economy. • The revised Postgraduate Certificate in Information and Communication Technology Policy and Regulation (Level 8) specifically aim at: • Providing students with a strong foundation in ICT Policy and Regulation enactment; • Developing students’ abilities to analyse the relevant theories applicable to ICT policy and regulatory environment for the digital communications and ICT sector; • Providing students with a critical understanding about the role of ICTs for social, economic and political development; • Providing analytic skills that allow students to understand and critically engage with the complex and often conflicting policy debates about ICTs. This programme is designed for middle- to senior-level managers and practitioners working in the broad electronic communications and ICT sector. Key sectors targeted include the telecommunications and electronic communications operators; the ICT industry; the broadcasting and digital audio-visual content services sector; regulatory agencies; government policy departments, including communications, trade and industry, science and technology; science councils; university teaching and research departments; consumer advocates, and development sector entities.
Web Informatics, Business Informatics
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Informatics is an applied research-based (by thesis only) programme, designed to expand and enhance students’ knowledge and expertise in the field of Informatics. The PhD in Informatics programme is of interdisciplinary nature and aims at enabling students to become scientific researchers in various fields of study related to Informatics. The programme exposes students to conduct emerging research and develop innovative ideas and products required to solve problems in key areas of technology affecting businesses, communities, and society at large. This programme further, provides students research and conceptual analysis skills to delve into subjects ranging from all emerging technology focus areas to Informatics related specialisations. Further, the programme enables the students to analyse technology and sophisticated systems with the intent of design and development for informatics methodology. The programme provides a platform for the students to conduct Informatics research that assist Namibia, the African continent and contribute to the World. The precise focus of the research will be determined through dialogue between the student and supervising staff and will fall within the scope of the approved research clusters of the Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI). The revised PhD in Informatics programme aims to produce a graduate who possesses an in-depth and Informatics wide knowledge of a specialised area of the discipline with clear understanding on the scientific methods and capability to conduct independent and guided research. The optimal goal is then to have a student who can apply the scientific methods and techniques to deal with sophisticated problems connected to the topic of interest, to make an original contribution to the discipline.
The Bachelor of Informatics aims at providing educational opportunities for students who are interested in and motivated to work as Informatics Specialists in Business Computing, Information Systems or related practices. This programme is purposefully designed to provide skillful, competent and motivated graduates for the increasing and numerous challenging tasks of Business Computing and Informatics in the country and the region at large. Students will have the opportunity to develop the required cognitive /intellectual skills, practical as well as key transferable skills, and apply these in order to address/solve Computing and Informatics (CI) problems/challenges in the context of an organisation.
Overall, this programme aims at:
The programme intends to provide a diverse range of skills and competencies that are both discipline - specific and job - related. The programme also intends to facilitate the development of highly generic cognitive and intellectual skills that would enable graduates to apply their knowledge and learnt competencies to the practices of Business Computing and Informatics, taking into consideration international generally accepted practice
The Post Graduate Certificate in Informatics (Information Systems Auditing) programme is primarily designed to provide students with deeper insight, intellectual and cognitive skills related to their professional field and area of employment and help them to advance their career of choice. This programme will further expose students to advanced concepts, theories, tools, and methods of Information Systems Audit. The overarching aim of this programme is to prepare students for a career in the Information Technology (IT) audit field and for certification as an information systems auditor or information security specialist. Students will be able to take - up a certification course in this field and may become members of professional/association bodies such as the In formation Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). The Post Graduate Certificate in Informatics (Information Systems Audit) will not lead to further academic study, but graduates would gain credit for relevant courses should they opt to register for the Bachelor of Informatics Honours.
The Bachelor of Informatics Honours is a postgraduate specialisation degree that aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and skills of students in the main cognate area of learning, as well as developing their capacity to conduct supervised research of an applied nature. The programme is purposefully designed to expose students to advanced concepts, theories, tools, and methods of Informatics. In this context, specific emphasis is placed on internationally accepted general standards and practices, as well as key attributes that would enable graduates to assume supervisory/middle management and applied research positions in the Computing industry, academia, and in the public sector in general.