UWC online Courses 2024-2025

By | August 9, 2022

UWC Online Courses 2024-2025

UWC Online Courses 2024-2025


UWC online Courses 2024-2025

University of the Western Cape online courses are a great way to learn at your own pace. With courses available, it’s easy to find the course that’s right for you. UWC online courses are flexible – you can study at your own pace, and even work from home if you want. If you’re looking to update your skills or learn new information, online courses from the University of the Western Cape are a great way to do it.

Admission requirements

Applicants are suppose to present:

  • A national diploma or a university degree in any field
  • Matriculation certificate plus at least five years’ appropriate full-time work experience is needed.
  • Kindly note, applicants who have not passed matric may enter the Management Development Programme by complying with the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For more information on the RPL process, click here.

Basic computer skills:

  • Should be able to operate your computer and perform basic tasks
  • Email and file management (access, create, edit, save, upload and download documents)
  • Should be able to use a word processing programme to create and edit documents
  • Should have a basic web-browsing skills

Technical requirements:

  • Laptop or PC
  • A high-speed internet connection (3G, 4G, LTE, ADSL or Fibre)
  • E-book storage and reading
  • Study notes storage and reading (PDF, MS Office)
  • Video storage and playback
  • Video recording
  • Audio storage and playback
  • Audio recording
  • Web browsing
  • Document creation
  • Social networking

Management Skills Development

The objectives of this module are to improve speaking, writing, listening, reading, and life skills.

After finishing, the student will have proven their capability in:

  • Managing their own and cooperative learning processes and express well-informed points of view in a confident way
  • Formulating diverse types of well-constructed academic and business writing (e.g. business correspondence, assignments) in a professional manner
  • Applying academic reading skills in various contexts  (e.g. textbooks and articles in journals, newspapers or magazines)
  • Using accurate and appropriate language in oral and written communication
  • Delivering well-developed oral presentations and express coherent, informed points of view in oral discussions
  • Applying cross-cultural communication strategies successfully in oral communication
  • Demonstrating their ability to effectively manage learning time using planning techniques

Main content

  1. Listening and note-taking skills
  2. Learning to write and writing to learn, e.g. constructing coherent paragraphs, summarising and paraphrasing skills
  3. Introducing students to multiple reading strategies (e.g. pre-reading skills, reading with comprehension, and critical reading)
  4. Organising, managing and controlling a coherent, formal presentation
  5. Problem diagnosis
  6. Task and time management, career planning, giving instructions and delegating

Principles of Management and Business

At the end of the module the applicants will be able to:

  • Show a clear understanding of management and business concepts
  • Apply the principles of management by using personal and group exercises that draw on student experience, self-assessment, work applications,
    and situational management techniques

This module covers all key management topics and concepts. It is comprehensive in scope and key outcomes are reinforced throughout the module. The business is presented as a system and managers must work within a system of relationships.

  • Managing in a global environment: Management, Culture, Ethics, Social Responsibility

Business Finance

At the end of the module the student will be able to:

  • Compute mathematical calculations used in financial management
  • Interpret graphs and descriptive statistics
  • Analyse and interpret financial statements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of analytical techniques in finance

Main content

  • Basic operations and fractions
  • Percentages and their applications
  • Graphs and basic statistics
  • Financial management concepts
  • Financial statements and analysis (ratios)
  • Risk and return
  • Time value of money
  • Valuation of shares and bonds
  • Cash flows, budgeting, and working capital management
  • Capital budgeting

Introduction to Information Systems

The course aims to develop foundational competencies in the use of information systems and information technology as a personal productivity tool and in organisational decision making and problem-solving.

On completion of the course the student will be able to demonstrate:

(a) The ability to use personal computer technology effectively and productively
(b) How to use the computer to organise and manage information at a personal level
(c) The role of information systems in supporting organisational operations and decision-making
(d) An understanding of the place of the information systems department in organisations

Main content:

  1. The use of information systems (IS) and information technology in decision-making and problem-solving. The module provides an overview of business information systems:
    1. Transaction processing systems
    2. Functional management IS
    3. End-user computing and systems development
  2. Practical exposure to PC-based tools such as Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the internet.

Programme fees

Our online programme tuition fees are calculated per seven-week module. You can now enrol and pay per module as opposed to paying your full tuition upfront.

Number of modules: 4
Fee per module: R5 820
Total tuition fee: R23 280*

*Fees are subject to an annual increase.

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