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About us

The Institute of Distance Education provides educational and training opportunities for individuals who are unable to undertake conventional university programmes and courses. The Distance Education (DE) system involves teaching and learning at a distance with a package of multimedia instructional materials. It is learner-oriented and enables the learner to learn independently at a distance at his/her own pace and place.

 

Academic Support

The University of Eswatini (UNESWA), Institute of Distance Education (IDE) was founded as a response to overwhelming requests from working adults for programmes that would allow them to learn, gain new knowledge and acquire credible qualifications while simultaneously earning an income...

Blended Learning

As part of the new University Strategic Plan (2016-2021), the IDE has focused on implementing Blended Learning (BL), which combines online digital media with traditional classroom method through offering components of courses by an electronic learning platfom.

Instructional Materials

Study materials are made available through print and electronic media for access and use by distance education students, lecturers and tutors.

Learning Centres

Learning centres have also been organised in Manzini, Nhlangano, Pigg's Peak and Siteki to improve easy access to study materials for our students. The Learning Centres will be officially launched soon.

The vision of the Institute of Distance Education is to be an international centre of excellence in distance education access, delivery, practice, research and life-long learning.

The mission of the Institute of Distance Education is to increase access to tertiary education by providing demand-driven educational and training opportunities to individuals (employed, self-employed, unemployed and school leavers) by offering them quality short and long term credit and non-credit courses using the distance education delivery mode.

The Distance Education (DE) system involves teaching and learning at a distance with a package of multi-media instructional materials. It is learner oriented and enables the learner to learn independently at a distance at his/her own pace and place.

IDE offers Undergraduate Higher Certificates, Undergraduate Diploma and Degree Certificates; as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. This year we have new programmes to be offered in August 2019. We work tirelessly to bring you the programmes you need.

1889

Students Enrolled in IDE

14

Programmes

401

IDE Class of 2019 Graduation

25

Years Experience

why choose us?

Distance Education targets you if you are:
  • Self-employed and also can not not attend University on a full time basis
  • Unemployed and need further education and training to get employment and/or to improve your life
  • A post-high school graduate who wishes to enrol at the University but who could not be admitted because of space shortage in the full-time programmes.
  • In full-time employment and can not not attend classes on a full time basis

Bachelor of Science - Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT) Degree in the Faculty of
Science and Engineering will now be offered in the Institute of Distance Education beginning Aug. 2019

Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) - Completion Programme

IDE  will, from August 2019, offer the Bachelor of Nursing Science in response to the need expressed by already employed nurses who want to further their studies but cannot do so on a full-time basis.

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

While the Diploma in Law continues to be offered by IDE, you can also pursue the LL.B degree. Click here to find out which of the two you qualify for if you are interested in Law.

Ms. N. Vilakati

Instructional Design and Development Unit

We, as IDE, plan to enhance the use of e-learning strategies to improve teaching and learning in ways that ensure that our students derive maximum benefits from flexible and cost-effective learning approaches…

Prof. c. esampally

Academic & Professional Study unit

The Academic and Professional Study Unit aims to provide maximum learning support to our students and offer an excellent, life- changing and unforgettable learning experience to learners who would otherwise have no access to university education.

ms. n. mabuza

student services unit

One of our goals is to provide our students with a centralized location for the services they require most frequently. We work around the clock to ensure that the IDE students feel as attended to as would full time students by availing ourselves even on their weekend contact hours….

Your Future Starts Here.

It is not too early to start preparing for 2020 admissions. Look into our different programmes’ entry requirements and prepare yourself for the next application period.

About Us

The Institute of Distance Education provides educational and training opportunities for individuals who are unable to undertake conventional and professional university programmes and courses.

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