UWC becomes first SA university to offer postgraduate diploma in e-skills

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has become the first university in South Africa to offer an accredited postgraduate diploma in e-skills.

This is a one-year programme which runs in collaboration with a leading immersive technology company, EON Reality.

Dr Mmaki Jantjies, senior lecturer in the Department of Information Systems at UWC says e-skills in immersive technology is going to revolutionise personal interactions with whatever we need to see pre-hand.

The University of Western Cape has always been forward-thinking in terms of strategically taking on objectives and adapting, specifically on the technological fourth industrial revolution where we saw the importance of creating skills for jobs that are still to come.

Dr Mmaki Jantjies, senior lecturer in the Department of Information Systems at UWC

Janthjies says there's been a huge demand for the newly introduced diploma in e-skills. She says they had opened 30 spaces for the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Program but received over 300 applications from around the continent.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : UWC becomes first SA university to offer postgraduate diploma in e-skills


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