Short Programme in Basic Java Programming

Certificate | Part Time

The Short Programme in Basic Java Programming is designed to assist the first-time computer programmer to understand the significance of Java before moving on to developing programming skills in the areas of object-orientated and Java Technology. Students will learn how applications, applets, and servlets are similar and different, how to build a basic user interface that handles simple end user input, how to read data from and write data to files and databases, and how to send and receive data over the network. The Short Course in Basic Java Programming is a straight and uncomplicated path through the more common programming features available in the Java platform.This course is extracted from the Damelin Diploma in Information Technology. Students who wish to carry this course towards the Diploma in Information Technology must also meet all the programme admission requirements.

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The course duration is 40 hours and tuition is face to face. Damelin part-time tuition is scheduled per campus. Short programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings and/or Saturday mornings on a part-time basis.

+Career fields

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Android App Development
  • Web Programming
  • Digital Network Exploitation
  • Freelance Programming


On successful completion of the programme, students will receive a Damelin Short Programme Certificate in Basic Java Programming

+Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
  • English language proficiency
  • Intermediate level experience in using computers within a Microsoft Windows environment

+Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guide etc.

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+Course Outline

After completing this course, students will be able to use:

  • Objects and Classes
  • Characters and Strings
  • Arrays, Applets and Graphics
  • Java to design, code and debug computer program