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Institute Bank Details:

Absa Bank
Account Name: IBMIT
Account No.: 009236803738
Branch Code: 632005
Account Type: Savings


Course Outline

Businesses all over the world have become increasingly reliant on the use of computers. Whether it is to store data, communicate with other departments in the business or in undertaking research, as companies introduce more computers into their offices, the demand for skilled professionals to operate and maintain them will increase.

Professional Computing and Information Technology has established itself as one of the most popular ABMA courses, due to its relevance to the global marketplace as well as the carefully designed course structure. The course is also designed to give students the necessary knowledge to continue onto university or go straight into employment.

In order for businesses in the modern world to be successful they have to ensure Business Systems function correctly and provide the best possible solutions to the companies needs. Only by careful systems analysis and design will business information processing run at its optimum level. By studying Professional Computing and Information Technology, students will become equipped with the skills necessary to be a valuable asset to any organisation.

With units from Computer Fundamentals to Business Systems Analysis and Design, this ABMA course has been carefully designed to take students from a basic computing standard to an advanced level where their skills can be applied in the workplace.

"I am a Diploma 2 student in PCIT. I am proud to take a step forward when undertaking an ABMA course which has opened the door to one of my local universities. I am determined to attain high grades to an advanced level and go to university in the USA."
Thomas Lekireu Senet, Kenya College of Science and Technology

A role related to Professional Computing and Information Technology will be rewarding and interesting. As technology is constantly changing and evolving, successful students will learn new skills and techniques that will make them an important professional in any business.


1. Computer Fundamentals

  • General Introduction to Computers
  • Data Storage and Retrieval
  • Programming Languages

2. Introduction to Computer Programming

  • Problem Solving
  • Features and Facilities in Programming
  • Processes and Structures
  • Documentation

3. IT Applications

  • Application Areas
  • Operating Systems
  • Basic Operating Functions

4. Business Communications and Presentation

  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Appropriate Forms of Written Communication
  • Appropriate Forms of Oral Communication
  • Use of Audio-Visual Communication
  • Presentation and Organisation Techniques 
  • Meetings, Interviews and Formal Discussions 
  • Use of Information Technology in Organisations

5. Dissertation

  • Written Project of no more than 4,000 words
  • Project should incorporate principles learned in the 4 units above
  • Project should focus on a business model studied as part of the ABMA course
  • Local case studies are acceptable and are to be encouraged


1. Computer Programming

  • Programme Design and Specification
  • Data Structures
  • File Handling
  • Structured Programming Language
  • Testing and Documentation

2. Business Systems Analysis and Design I

  • Applications and Development
  • Pictures and Charting Techniques
  • System Design Techniques
  • Roles and Responsibilities of DT Personnel

3. Information Analysis

  • Account Production
  • Budgetary System
  • Management Accounting
  • Statistical Data Analysis

4. Information Processing

  • Operating Functions
  • Codes %u2013 Role, Functions, Languages and Applications
  • Software %u2013 Applications and Range
  • Language Programming

5. Dissertation

  • Written Project of no more than 6,000 words
  • Project should incorporate principles learned in the 4 units above
  • Project should focus on a business model studied as part of the ABMA course
  • Local case studies are acceptable and are to be encouraged

This is an abma-based course