Bridge courses can be thought of as supplemental knowledge given to students in order to provide them with a foundation in the advanced subjects that will be taught to them in the future.
For example, if a student has completed his bachelor’s degree in engineering with a focus in computer science and wishes to continue post-graduate studies in information sciences, a bridge course may be offered to him so that he has a fundamental understanding of the course he will be taking. This will ensure that the student does not have to complete the entire degree program in Information Sciences, saving the student time, energy, and money.
How Long Does a Bridge Course Take?
A bridge course’s completion length varies from organization to organization, but in general, a bridge course lasts anywhere from a half year to a year.
List of Bridging Courses At CPUT
1. Construction Administration
A construction management degree develops your ability in building planning, design, and material handling. A construction management degree is a good option for those interested in leadership, business, or technology.
2. Supply Chain Management
From raw materials to finished products, supply chain managers are in charge of the lifecycle of a product. Their mission is to reduce expenses while improving accuracy, customer service, and safety. To meet distribution needs, they search for ways to streamline procedures and increase efficiency.
3. Paralegal Practitioners
After completing a bridge course in paralegal study, you can practice law in three areas without the supervision of a lawyer, but courtroom appearances are not permitted. Cases concerning divorce, temporary separation, parental rights, civil stalking, cohabitant abuse, and change of name are among the cases they handle.
4. Project Management
This course will provide you with a firm foundation in project management fundamentals. You’ll discover what a project is, how to manage one, and what a project manager’s job entails. You’ll learn methods and frameworks to help you enhance your project management skills along the road. This involves learning about different sorts of projects, project stages, and what interpersonal qualities a competent project manager should possess.
This course also provides a foundation for anyone who is involved in a project as a sponsor, manager, or team member but does not have traditional project management training.
5. Business Systems Analysis
Business systems analysis involves the surveying and evaluation of various processes and systems in a business. The course is usually focused on the automation of system mechanisms, which means it is frequently associated with Information Technology (IT) systems.
6. IT Management
The monitoring and management of an organization’s information technology systems, including software, hardware, and networks, is referred to as IT management. IT management is concerned with making information systems run smoothly. It’s also about assisting folks in performing better at work.
Blockchain is known as the future of money (cryotocurrency). This course exposes students to the knowledge and fundamentals of blockchain including the skillsets for building and implementing smart contracts, methodologies for developing decentralized apps on the blockchain, and information about ongoing specialized industry-wide blockchain frameworks.
8. Compliance Management
Compliance training involves teaching students the relevant laws, and policies that govern the function of an organization. The process of ensuring that workers and activities across the organization comply with laws, regulations, and standards is known as compliance management.
9. Data Science
Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, procedures, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured, and unstructured data, as well as to apply that knowledge and actionable insights to a wide range of application areas.
10. Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety, or OHS, is a multidisciplinary discipline that deals with all elements of workplace health and safety, with a heavy emphasis on preventing workplace hazards.
11. Advanced Project Management
Advanced Project Management (APM) is a certificate program for experienced project professionals and teams that may be completed on demand. The course helps you build on your past project management knowledge and prepare you for the difficulties that senior practitioners confront the most, such as complexity, change management, and more.
12. Business Risk Management
Business risk management is a subset of risk management that assesses, prioritizes, and manages the risks associated with any changes to your company’s operations, systems, or procedures. In the event of an emergency or an opportunity, it serves as a guide for decision-making and preparation.
13. Digital Photography
Digital photography employs cameras with arrays of electronic photodetectors to produce images focussed by a lens. The photographs are scanned and saved as a computer file, which can then be used for digital processing, viewing, electronic publishing, or digital printing.
14. Human Resources Management
The practice of hiring, deploying, recruiting, and managing an organization’s employees is known as human resource management (HRM). The HR department of a corporation or organization is normally in charge of developing, implementing, and managing policies that regulate workers and the organization’s interaction with its employees.
15. Product Management
Product management is an organizational role that directs every step of a product’s lifetime, from development to positioning and price, by focusing first and foremost on the product and its users. Product managers advocate for customers within the firm and ensure that the market’s voice is heard and heeded in order to develop the greatest possible product.
Other courses include;
- Management of Business Development
- Office Management and Professional Communication
- Business Management Foundations
- Financial Analysis and Modeling
- Business Strategy Management
- Web Development
- SEM (Search Engine Marketing)
- Digital Marketing
- Sales Management
- Event Management
- Management of Operations
Things to Note:
- Only one application form is permitted per applicant. Duplicate applications will not be considered.
- You’ll need to purchase an admissions form. It is in your best interests to make sure that this form is completely filled out and that certified copies of all supporting documents are included.
Bridge courses are advanced courses made specifically for students who are taking their first advanced course. Cape Peninsula University of Technology is one of the South African universities that offer bridge courses for their students and this article has provided you with the list of available courses.