Interactive Telematic Education (ITE)
- The Military Academy offers tertiary education to officers of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). This previously required that the officer student was transferred to the Military Academy for a minimum period of three years.
- With the introduction of Interactive Telematic Education (formerly known as Distance Education), courses offered at the Military Academy (where practically possible) will eventually be made accessible to all members in the DoD.
- What is Interactive Telematic Education. It is a form of non-residential education facilitated in the main by written or electronic contact between academic personnel and students.
- The Aim of Interactive Telematic Education. The aim of ITE is to ensure that the academic programmes on offer at the Military Academy become more cost-effective and more readily accessible to all DOD personnel. ITE has the additional advantage of providing education to personnel whilst they remain active in the labour market and, furthermore, not necessitate the high costs associated with the transfer of residential student personnel.
- Functions of Interactive Telematic Education. These functions entail to provide quality non-residential, contextual higher military education in subjects, modules and programmes for which a student may enrol for either degree or non-degree purposes; and to provide the necessary academic support.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED THROUGH INTERACTIVE TELEMATIC EDUCATION
- BMiI Programme in Security and Africa Studies (SAS)
- Bmil Programme in Human and Organisational Development (HOD)
- Bmil Programme in Organisation and Resource Management (ORM)
DURATION PER EACH PROGRAMME
- Degree. Maximum : Six years
- Minimum : Four years
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSCandidates must:
- Be military or civilian members of the SANDF/DOD;
- Be computer literate;
- Comply with the minimum academic entrance requirements as prescribed by the Stellenbosch University, namely
- Matriculation exemption with a D aggregate, and
- the minimum, prescribed programme-specific entrance requirements.
- Be recommended by the Military Academy Selection Board, which includes relevant psychometric evaluation.
ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION ROUTE TO STUDYStudents who do not comply with the aforementioned prerequisites, but passed Grade 12 may present themselves for psychometric evaluation only if they satisfy the following requirements:
- Passed four subjects in the matriculation examination with an E aggregate and at least one of which must be on the Higher Grade;
- At least three of the subjects must have been passed in the same examination sitting, and
- Attained the age of 23 years on any date within the year in which he/she proposes to commence his/her studies.
- Candidates must apply formally to their Officers Commanding or Supervisors.
- The letter must contain the following information:
- The intended direction of undergraduate studies;
- The foreseen advantages of such studies for the candidate's career development;
- Recommendations by the Officer Commanding or Supervisor;
- Copy of National Senior Certificate (former matriculation certificate);
- Copy/-ies of any academic records of post-matric studies
- Applications must reach the Career Managers on or before the end of June, the year prior to applied studies.
CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONSAll ITE students intending to study at state expense at the Military Academy have to sign a contract before they undertake their studies, or receive any study material.
INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN OF THE PROGRAMMES
- The language of instruction is English.
- At the start of each semester all enrolled students attend an induction week at the Academy to meet lecturers and receive specifically designed study guides and course material.
- Tests and examinations are written at various learning centres established in the provinces.
(022) 702 3022 (administrative office)
(022) 702 3128 (ITE Coordinator)
(022) 702 3049 (facsimile)