Continued Professional Development (CPD) Programme in Software Engineering

CPD is A 1 year part-time programme of courses from the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) and Wits University’s School of Electrical & Information Engineering. The JCSE has identified the need to grow the pool of highly skilled software engineers capable of filling senior positions in the ICT industry. These software engineering specialists require both a strong theoretical foundation, and an ability to apply this theory in practice. In conjunction with Wits University’s School of Electrical & Information Engineering, the JCSE offers a programme of advanced courses in Software Engineering. This programme is open to ICT professionals aiming to fill positions in ICT management, software architecture and design, or leadership roles in software project teams. The JCSE’s Continued Professional Development (CPD) Programme may, subject to certain conditions, also be used to provide a stepping stone into the Software Engineering option of the Wits University Post Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (PG Dip Electrical Engineering – Software Engineering). The full CPD Programme in Software Engineering consists of 3 “core” courses. The “core” courses correspond to a set of equivalent Wits University postgraduate courses. The CPD Programme in Software Engineering introduces students to key aspects of the software development lifecycle. By the end of the Programme students will understand and be able to apply key concepts and principles in software engineering (SE) and software project management (SPM). Courses aim to present an up-to-date and modern perspective, and are taught by experienced university lecturers and industry experts.


The CPD Programme in Software Engineering is aimed at people with at least 5 years’ experience working in software development. Those attending the courses should have an interest in improving their theoretical skills to enable them to become software architects, designers, senior developers and project managers.

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