UNISA Short Course in Introduction to Visual C#.Net

UNISA Short Course in Introduction to Visual C#.Net

Short Course in Introduction to Visual C#.Net (76804)



This module gives to both experienced programmers and beginners, insight to the relatively new programming language C#. On completion of this module, the student is expected to be familiar with the .Net environment and various object-oriented and event-driven programming techniques. The learner is exposed to the design of real life application in a short period of time (rapid application development)

Target group

Individuals with or without programming background
Junior developer and professionals not familiar with C#.

Admission requirements

NQF Level 4 – Matric Certificate


Semester Module

Language medium


Registration periods


Tuition method
  • The course is offered using the ODL model of UNISA:
  • Text book and additional material: Learners will be expected to work through the prescribed textbook as well as additional study material that may be required.
  • Tutorial Letters: Learner will be provided with tutorial matters necessary for the understanding of the course contents as well as the completion of required assignments
  • Software: Learners will be supplied with software for the completion of practical works.
  • Online-material: Additional support material will be made available to students on the course website.
  • Workshops: In certain circumstances practical workshops will be organized whenever necessary.
  • Telephone and e-mail support: This will be the preferred means of communication.
  • The Internet: It will be used as an additional communication tool between the learner (feedbacks and assignments memos) and the students (Assignment Submission).
  • Study material will be in English only


Kind of assessment
  • Formative Assessment: Learners will be required to complete assignments which will form an inherent part of their preparation for the examination.
  • Summative Assessment: Final assessment by means of a 2-hour written examination.


Introduction to Visual C#.Net (CSCN01D)
Syllabus/Content Topics

The syllabus is a combination of different types of knowledge, (concepts, processes, contexts) skills and values, and includes the following:

  • Using GUI objects and the Visual Studio IDE
  • Programming Fundamentals : Variables, Procedures and Functions
  • Decision Making : If then and Case statements
  • Looping: For Loop and While Loops
  • Data Structures : Arrays and Strings
  • Using Classes and Objects : Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Exception Handling


Course leader

Mr L Aron BSc Honours – UNISA
School of Computing
Office: Block C 4-82, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9102
E-mail: Aronl@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

Centre for Software Engineering
Office: Block C 3-06, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9131 / 9139
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za