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December 09, 2008 03:38PM
Hi Guys, Girls and extraterrestrials.

Need some advice. So I have now finished my first year of studies for my NC in Datametrics. So i did 6 in my first year of study and would like to continue the trend.

Modules i have passed:

COS111U, COS112V, COS113W, COS114X, INF1059, INF1208

+ i am exempt from CEM101A

So I'm aiming to do my BSc after my certificate. Right to the question, I would like to do 6 again this year. 3 compulsory 2nd year modules and 3 1st year modules.

Here's the list:

CSS101H, COS211X, COS2144, COS101S, INF206D, INF207E, STS1055

So which six to pick. And go. smile
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 09, 2008 03:46PM
INF 206 & 207; COS101, COS211, COS214; CSS101
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December 09, 2008 03:51PM
Shauntir Wrote:
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> INF 206 & 207; COS101, COS211, COS214; CSS101


Why no stats? Is it that bad?
Anonymous User
Re: Module Advice
December 09, 2008 03:55PM
hi

I would take all 7
CSS101H, COS211X, COS2144, COS101S, INF206D, INF207E, STS1055
Re: Module Advice
December 09, 2008 03:59PM
Any reason you only want to do 6?

If you did well enough with 6 this year, then why not just stretch yourself a bit and do 7 while they are 1st and 2nd year courses? The way I see it you have 7 credits and by the end of next year you will have 14, so just about halfway there.

Then for the next 2 years, if you wanted, you could add 4 modules which are semester based like Industrial Psyc or Business Management which makes it even easier to fit more into a year. By then actually, even the IT subjects will be semesters if memory serves.
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December 09, 2008 04:01PM
Stats is okay. If you are limited to 6 modeules then what I suggested would be beneficial. Since after you complete INF 206 & 207, you will be able to proceed to INF3xx modules. With COS 211 & 214 you will have access to some COS3xx modules.

Do all if you can, like Celene suggested smile
Re: Module Advice
December 09, 2008 04:08PM
Hi
Stats needs loads of practice and time! (for me it did)
It's interesting, but not that easy. (And the exam is MCQ.)
Anonymous User
Re: Module Advice
December 09, 2008 04:08PM
stats is MCQ??? are there any leetle sums in there?
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December 09, 2008 04:19PM
Rick Wrote:
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> stats is MCQ??? are there any leetle sums in
> there?

LOL, yes Nico a leetle. grinning smiley

I also work full time, 07:30 to 17:30 so i thought six was okay this year. Even though i did'nt study all the time. smile Still a difficult choice.

@eugmar: You make a valid point.
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 09:03AM
I Agree, take all 7. CSS101H is a breeze.
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 10:16AM
Comprehension Skills. What does CSS101 entail?
Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 10:24AM
Comprehension Skills for Science - a really easy module.
Anonymous User
Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 10:27AM
its basically something stupid like can you read understand and write english. If you passed matric english on standard grade before 2000 you will be fine
Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 10:28AM
yes, its like reading studies you used to have to do in primary school but the articles you read are slightly more scientific. No need to study for it, just know how to read and understand.
Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 10:33AM
I need some module advice as well - I am doing the software engineering stream. In the calendar they say 14 first level modules and list only 13. What would be a suitable 14th module ? Do I do calculus B or can I do geography or a language module ?
Anonymous User
Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 10:36AM
maths modules, stats modules, bcomm modules.
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December 10, 2008 11:05AM
Thanks for the confirmation on CSS101. I have not included it in my degree.
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 11:09AM
CSS101 is compulsory
Anonymous User
Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 11:11AM
> In the calendar they say 14 first level modules and list only 13. What would > be a suitable 14th module ?
How about these (if not already included in the 13 listed)
OPS101 (Operations Research)
PYC101 (Basic Psychology)
MNB101 & MNB102 (Business Management)
EMB101 (Basic Embroidery)

Okay the embroidery one was a joke smile

> Do I do calculus B or can I do geography or a language module ?
I haven't done these, so no idea.
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 11:37AM
spitfire Wrote:
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> CSS101 is compulsory


What!!
I don't see that.
I am doing the general BSc with Computer Science as major.
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 01:22PM
Calender 7, Page 7, section Sc1 - basically, if you do not qualify for the Maths part and/or the Eng part, you need to do CSS101.
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December 10, 2008 02:13PM
(c) at least a rating of 4 in English or CSS101H

What I understand this to be is old school 50-59%
Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 11:14PM
Everybody missed the real question.


C@rl Wrote:
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> + i am exempt from CEM101A
>

How did you managed that?!
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 10, 2008 11:45PM
He most probably had Computer Studies as a school subject?

From Calender 2, exemption is granted:
2. Exemption with credit for CEM101 will be granted to learners who hold their matriculation certificate and who possess one of the following qualifications:
(a) ICDL (International Computer Drivers Licence)
(b) MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Certification for Access, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Word.
(c) a qualification that, at the discretion of the Executive Dean, is equivalent to that in (a) or (b) above.
3. Exemption without credit for CEM101 will be granted to learners who have passed Computer Studies at matriculation level, and who can provide proof via the Dean’s office that the syllabi for CEM101 has been covered satisfactorily.
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December 11, 2008 06:31AM
"Calender 7, Page 7, section Sc1 - basically, if you do not qualify for the Maths part and/or the Eng part, you need to do CSS101."
"(c) at least a rating of 4 in English or CSS101H "

These are the rules to be able to register for a BSC at all, not for exemption from the module.


I have highergrade A,B,C for computer studies, math and english respectively, and I am not exempt from anything exept the precalculus modules. Theres no way around them unless you have another tertiary qualification with them in it, or do the RPL.
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December 11, 2008 06:52AM
Of the seven COS211 and COS214 are probably your two tougher modules. I would drop COS214 to do later. That will give you a better chance of passing all six again.

Good luck.

Cobus Neethling
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 11, 2008 07:07AM
I would drop CSS it is the least beneficial.

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"Knowledge has much better uses than self-pity and superiority"
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 11, 2008 07:09AM
U cant!
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December 11, 2008 07:27AM
True sad smiley

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"Knowledge has much better uses than self-pity and superiority"
avatar Re: Module Advice
December 11, 2008 08:39AM
Morning,

@rdebruyn: Yep i did ICDL in high school. I sent in the exemption forms + my cert for it and this came up on my academic history under my Datametrics cert,
18-11-2008 CEM101A END-USER COMPUTING 0 Credit Prerequisite
not sure if that is correct, but hoping for the best.

So from what i've read there is no way around CSS101H
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