A bridge course is a program that helps students prepare for an advanced course in the university. Most South African institutions offer this short program, which lasts anywhere from six months to a year.
UNISA is also among the universities offering these courses, and some of their popular courses include Software Programming, Corporate law and Music.
List of Bridging Courses at UNISA
1. Corporate Law
General corporate topics, including company incorporation, directors’ and shareholders’ rights, articles of association, board meetings, secretarial matters, and company public listing or delisting, are all covered under this course.
Multinational firms, investment banks, and privately held companies are among the clients in this field, as are small and medium-sized businesses, regulatory agencies, and governments.
2. Christian therapy
Christian therapy, commonly referred to as biblical counseling or Christian psychology, blends your faith with psychological principles to improve your mental health and relationships.
This counseling technique, in particular, incorporates scripture and biblical principles to assist you in dealing with life’s issues. When faced with difficult life events such as the death of a loved one or pet, the loss of a job, poor health, financial difficulties, and/or relationship troubles, a strong and resilient religion may be exactly what you need.
Christian counseling’s ultimate purpose is to assist Christians in identifying habits that are contrary to God’s teachings so that they might become more accepting of God’s will – even when it is not their will.
The bible, according to Christian counselors, is the ultimate guidance for how individuals, particularly Christians, should think and behave. To put it another way, they regard this holy book as the only source of truth.
3. Computer Networking
A computer network, also known as a data network, is a collection of interconnected nodes capable of transmitting, receiving, and exchanging data, voice, and video traffic. Servers and modems are examples of network nodes. Endpoint users frequently use computer networks to exchange resources and communicate.
They can be found in a variety of places, including houses, offices, and government buildings. Computer networks can help people share information and overcome geographical boundaries.
Computer networks enable the use and sharing of a variety of applications and services over the internet, including emails, video, audio, and a variety of other sorts of data.
To specify how endpoints should transmit and receive data, network devices employ a range of protocols and algorithms. The Ethernet standard, for example, establishes a common communication language for wired networks, and the 802.11 standard does the same for wireless local area networks (WLANs).
4. Labor Management Relations
Labor-management relations are the most difficult set of relationships to manage for any HR manager. Effective labor relations management aids HR managers in creating a pleasant environment within the firm, which helps the organization achieve its goals and objectives more efficiently.
Labor relations that are well-managed give the company a competitive edge by avoiding the headaches that come with labor or union-related difficulties and conflicts.
With rising competition and pressure to meet a company’s strategic goals, it’s become more important than ever for a company to have effective and dependable labor relations support. The organization could hire an HR Consulting Firm to help them with this.
5. Music Theory
Music theory outlines the fundamental elements of music and gives a framework for musicians to articulate their ideas. Explore the main topics of music theory using the navigation bar on the left. It may appear that music theory is a stodgy academic exercise that turns composing music into a crossword puzzle.
The opposite could not be further from the truth. Learning some areas of music theory can benefit all musicians. Understanding the fundamentals of music theory is essential for improving your instrument, producing better songs, and breaking through creative obstacles.
The good news is that learning it does not require a costly tutor or a classical conservatory.
6. Risk Management and Banking
A bank’s profitability and soundness are dependent on risk management. Regulators are also concerned about maintaining the financial system’s safety and soundness. Banking has evolved in recent decades as enhanced trading tools and sophisticated financial products have been introduced. While these improvements improve banks’ intermediation function, profitability, and risk diversification, they also pose major risks to bank risk management.
In comparison to the quick changes in the financial markets, banks’ risk management has been deemed inadequate. Bank risk management has become a major concern for banking regulators and policymakers in the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis.
7. Integrated Pharmacology
Integrative pharmacology stresses the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge, various pharmacokinetic and biological processes, and a variety of computational and experimental methodologies.
To establish the potential efficacy, safety, and pharmacodynamic/pharmacokinetic characteristics of proposed medications, in vivo animal tests are required by law. However, the number of pharmacologists (and other bioscientists) with integrative (in vivo) pharmacology abilities, as well as possibilities for students to obtain such skills, has been declining for some years.
8. Animal Technician
Animal technologists work in R&D labs where animals are employed in investigations and product testing procedures. Your job title may also be ‘animal laboratory technician’ if you choose to work in this field.
Whatever your official title is, you will be responsible for the care, upkeep, and maintenance of animal specimens utilized in labs for medical and pharmaceutical research, such as rats and rabbits.
In compliance with legislative and regulatory standards, you will look after the welfare, food, hygiene, and health of lab animals. It’s also about maintaining appropriate lab settings that satisfy the demands of the experiments to be conducted.
9. Insurance Fundamentals
Insurance is a contract that provides financial security to an individual or an entity in the form of payment from an insurance provider for damage (large or small) to their property.
The insurance policy is a legal contract between the insurer and the insured that provides financial security against future uncertainties. Simply put, insurance is a legal arrangement between two parties: the individual named insured and the insurance firm known as the insurer. The insurer undertakes to assist the insured with losses resulting from the occurrence of the contingency in this agreement. The insured, on the other hand, pays a premium in exchange for the insurer’s commitment. The insurance contract between an insurer and an insured is founded on a set of principles; let us go over those concepts in detail.
10. Java Programming
Java is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language based on classes that is supposed to have fewer implementation requirements. It is a computer platform for the development of applications. As a result, Java is quick, secure, and dependable. It is widely used in laptops, data centers, game consoles, scientific supercomputers, cell phones, and other devices to construct Java applications. Most firms believe it to be one of the fastest, most secure, and most trustworthy programming languages for developing their projects.
Before applying for a bridging course, it is important to note is that while a bridging course does not guarantee admission, it does boost your chances of being admitted to your preferred programme, since you have already learnt the fundamentals.