Diploma: Information and Communications Technology in Applications Development

Also applies to the Extended Programme

Offering Type: Full-Time 

Delivery Site: Potsdam

Duration: 3 years; 4 years (Extended Programme)

The purpose of the Diploma is to provide a professional and vocational qualification for the ICT industry, combining theory and practical exposure to enable a graduate (diplomate) to conceptualise, design, implement and test, reliable and cost effective application development solutions to address industry related ICT initiatives.

Modules

Modules

NQF Credits

Year 1

Development Software I

30

Information Systems I

30

System Software I

30

Information Technology Skills I

30

Year 2

Development Software II

30

Information Systems II

30

Technical Programming I

30

Human Computer Interaction II

30

Year 3

Information Systems III

30

Technical programming II

30

Development Software III

30

Computer Architecture III

30

The extended four-year curriculum offers Year 1 modules of the qualification in two years with integrated additional supporting modules to enhance student development and to improve the student’s chances of successful completion.

Modules for First Two Years of the Extended Version of the Qualification

Modules

NQF Credits

Year 1

Information Systems IA

20

System Software IA

20

Information Technology Skills IA

20

Year 2

Development Software IB

30

Information Systems IB

10

System Software IB

10

Information Technology Skills IB

10

 

Admission Requirements

  • NSC: Endorsement: Bachelor/Diploma. English - 4 (50-59%), Mathematics - 3 (40-49%) OR Mathematical Literacy - 5 (60-69%)
  • SC: Endorsement: Full exemption/School leaving. English First language HG-E or SG-D OR English Second language HG-D or SG-C, Mathematics HG-E or SG-D
  • NCV(4): Endorsement: Bachelor/Diploma. English - 50%, Life Orientation – 50%, Mathematics – 50 % OR Mathematics Literacy – 60% plus 60% for any of the three subjects - Systems Analysis and Design, Data Communication and Networking, Computer Programming, Physical Science.
  • In addition to the above criteria, the Department may require the candidate to appear for a selection test and/or apply selection and ranking criteria.