Open Day 2019

5 October 2019 from 09:00 - 15:00

IIE MSA campus, 144 Peter Road, Ruimsig, Johannesburg

Parent's Guide to the IIE MSA Open Day

Making informed choices

Young adults have more choices available to them now than ever before. Get informed to make your child’s pathway a little easier.

Why come to the Open Day?

Most students visit our campus before they enrol at IIE MSA because there are just some things you can’t get online like:

  • Face-to-face conversations with our Student Advisors
  • Exploring the world-class facilities on our campus
  • Getting a taste of campus life including support services, clubs and on-campus accommodation
  • Asking current students what they think about IIE MSA

How to make the most of your visit in 3 steps

Step 1

Plan ahead

Encourage your child to think about the questions they want answered. Here are some common questions:

  • What programmes are available?
  • What if I don’t get in?
  • Am I eligible for a scholarship?
  • What is a double major?
  • Are there leadership programmes I can get involved with?
  • Should I stay in Res?
  • How much will it cost?

Step 2

See a Student Advisor

After many years in school, this is an opportunity for our students to learn more about something they really love. It’s worth encouraging them to think about their own passions, strengths and goals.

Keep in mind that people tend to change career paths several times over their working life. An IIE degree prepares graduates to be at the cutting-edge of change in local and global workplaces.

How can they apply these strengths in the world and in the workplace? How do their strengths and passions match up with areas of interest and opportunities?

Having a one-on-one conversation with a Student Advisor can help your child make a life-changing decision.

Step 3

Get familiar with common terms

There are many terms that your child will come across on their path to higher education that they may not be familiar with. We’ve provided a list of these below.

  • Bachelor degree
    An undergraduate award usually requiring 3 or 4 years of full-time study.
  • Core module
    A module of study that is compulsory for the course or subject area.
  • Coursework
    Undertaking modules of study that comprise some combination of teaching sessions such as lectures, tutorials, practical group work like laboratories and assigned assessment tasks, including exams.
  • Credit points
    The weighting value of a module. Modules in most schools are worth 6 credit points. A full-time load is 48 credit points per year (4 x 6 credit points per semester).
  • Credit transfer
    Recognition for previous tertiary-level study which may allow some students to skip some subjects.
  • Degree
    The academic award received when you complete a programme of study.
  • Elective
    A module that is not a core subject of the programme. Students have some freedom in choosing these modules.
  • Enrolment
    The process a student follows when they formally accept their offer of a place in a programme.
  • School
    A collection of academic departments of similar disciplines grouped together.
  • Graduate
    The recipient of a degree.
  • Graduation
    A formal ceremony to celebrate a student's successful completion of their degree or area of postgraduate study.
  • Lecture
    A formal teaching method where an academic staff member delivers information/instruction to students.
  • Orientation
    Marks the start of semester for first-year and other new students. It comprises academic, social and informative activities designed to help new students settle into university life.
  • Postgraduate
    Any higher-level study usually undertaken after completing an undergraduate degree Examples are graduate diplomas, masters or PhDs.
  • Practical session
    Commonly used in science based programmes involves a greater level of participation and interaction from a small group of students. It allows for student to investigate and trial aspects of the programme first hand.
  • Prerequisite
    In order to enrol in one module, another (prerequisite) module has to be successfully finished first.
  • Research
    Scholarly or scientific investigation or inquiry.
  • Testamur
    The certificate of merit or proficiency given to the graduand at graduation.
  • Tutorial
    A less formal method of teaching, usually involves a greater level of participation and interaction from a small group of students.
  • Undergraduate
    A student who has not finished their bachelor degree.
  • Module code
    A combination of 3 letters and 4 numbers assigned to all units - e.g. EDF 1301, DTS 3170. The first number generally indicates the year level at which the subject is offered.