Diploma in Information Technology

Diploma in Information Technology

Our new and improved diploma features on-trend specialisations aligned with real-world industry requirements. These specialisations will give you access to many exciting career opportunities and allow you to graduate in high demand.

 

 

Overview

Our Diploma in Information Technology consists of a generic foundation phase and a specialisation phase. The foundation phase gives insight into the field of information technology, while the specialisation phase is career oriented.

This academic programme will transform you into a well-rounded professional through a strong focus on knowledge, execution, and professional and practical skills. You will also have the incredible opportunity to complete 6 months of in-service training at an external company or in a simulated work environment.

 

Choose between the following streams:

Depending on the stream you choose, you can further specialise in 2 of the following fields:

2023 COURSE INFO

Subject View
Core
Business Communication 161 view
Business Management and Entrepreneurship 161 View
Computer Architecture 161 View
Database Concept 161 View
Database Functionality 161 View
End User Computing 161 View
Innovation and Leadership 161 View
Internet of Things 161 View
Mathematics 161 View
Network Development 161 View
Problem Solving 161 View
Subject View
Core
Database Development 261 View
Enterprise Systems 261 View
Innovation and Leadership 261 View
IT Law and Ethics 261 View
Project Management 261 View
Fundamentals – Networking
Cloud-Native Application Architecture 261 View
Internet of Things 261 View
Operating Systems 261 View
Operating Systems 262 View
Operating Systems 263 View
Security 261 View
Fundamentals – Programming
Programming 261 View
Programming 262 View
Software Analysis and Design 261 View
Software Testing 261 View
Software Testing 262 View
User Experience Design 261 View
Web Programming 261 View

COURSE INFO

Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Business Communication 161 BUC161 5 4 view
Business Management and Entrepreneurship 161 BME161 5 8 View
Computer Architecture 161 COA161 5 8 View
Database Concept 161 DBC161 5 8 View
Database Functionality 161 DBF161 5 8 View
End User Computing 161 EUC161 6 4 View
Innovation and Leadership 161 INL161 5 10 View
Internet of Things 161 IOT161 6 8 View
Mathematics 161 MAT161 5 10 View
Network Development 161 NWD161 5 8 View
Problem Solving 161 PRS161 5 8 View
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Database Development 261 DBD261 6 7 DBF161 View
Enterprise Systems 261 ERP261 6 4 View
Innovation and Leadership 261 INL261 6 10 Innovation and Leadership 161 View
IT Law and Ethics 261 ILE261 6 6 View
Project Management 261 PMM261 6 7 EUC161 View
Fundamentals – Networking
Cloud-Native Application Architecture 261 CNA261 6 8 IOT261 View
Internet of Things 261 IOT261 6 8 IOT161 View
Operating Systems 261 OPS261 6 18 SEC261 View
Operating Systems 262 OPS262 6 8 OPS261 View
Operating Systems 263 OPS263 6 8 OPS262 View
Security 261 SEC261 6 8 NWD161; ILE261 View
Fundamentals – Programming
Programming 261 PRG261 6 12 Programming 161 View
Programming 262 PRG262 6 8 PRG261, DBD261 View
Software Analysis and Design 261 SWA261 6 8 PRP161 View
Software Testing 261 SWT261 6 4 PRG261 View
Software Testing 262 SWT262 6 12 Software Testing 261 View
User Experience Design 261 UXD261 6 12 PRG261 View
Web Programming 261 WPR261 6 12 WPR161; PRP161 View

After completing the second-year core modules, students must choose between the Infrastructure or Software Development stream.

Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Business Communication 161 BUC161 5 4 view
Business Management and Entrepreneurship 161 BME161 5 8 View
Computer Architecture 161 COA161 5 8 View
Database Concept 161 DBC161 5 8 View
Database Functionality 161 DBF161 5 8 View
End User Computing 161 EUC161 6 4 View
Innovation and Leadership 161 INL161 5 10 View
Internet of Things 161 IOT161 6 8 View
Mathematics 161 MAT161 5 10 View
Network Development 161 NWD161 5 8 View
Problem Solving 161 PRS161 5 8 View
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Database Development 261 DBD261 6 7 DBF161 View
Enterprise Systems 261 ERP261 6 4 View
Innovation and Leadership 261 INL261 6 10 Innovation and Leadership 161 View
IT Law and Ethics 261 ILE261 6 6 View
Project Management 261 PMM261 6 7 EUC161 View
Fundamentals – Networking
Cloud-Native Application Architecture 261 CNA261 6 8 IOT261 View
Internet of Things 261 IOT261 6 8 IOT161 View
Operating Systems 261 OPS261 6 18 SEC261 View
Operating Systems 262 OPS262 6 8 OPS261 View
Operating Systems 263 OPS263 6 8 OPS262 View
Security 261 SEC261 6 8 NWD161; ILE261 View
Fundamentals – Programming
Programming 261 PRG261 6 12 Programming 161 View
Programming 262 PRG262 6 8 PRG261, DBD261 View
Software Analysis and Design 261 SWA261 6 8 PRP161 View
Software Testing 261 SWT261 6 4 PRG261 View
Software Testing 262 SWT262 6 12 Software Testing 261 View
User Experience Design 261 UXD261 6 12 PRG261 View
Web Programming 261 WPR261 6 12 WPR161; PRP161 View
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Business Communication 161 BUC161 5 4 view
Business Management and Entrepreneurship 161 BME161 5 8 View
Computer Architecture 161 COA161 5 8 View
Database Concept 161 DBC161 5 8 View
Database Functionality 161 DBF161 5 8 View
End User Computing 161 EUC161 6 4 View
Innovation and Leadership 161 INL161 5 10 View
Internet of Things 161 IOT161 6 8 View
Mathematics 161 MAT161 5 10 View
Network Development 161 NWD161 5 8 View
Problem Solving 161 PRS161 5 8 View
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Database Development 261 DBD261 6 7 DBF161 View
Enterprise Systems 261 ERP261 6 4 View
Innovation and Leadership 261 INL261 6 10 Innovation and Leadership 161 View
IT Law and Ethics 261 ILE261 6 6 View
Project Management 261 PMM261 6 7 EUC161 View
Fundamentals – Networking
Cloud-Native Application Architecture 261 CNA261 6 8 IOT261 View
Internet of Things 261 IOT261 6 8 IOT161 View
Operating Systems 261 OPS261 6 18 SEC261 View
Operating Systems 262 OPS262 6 8 OPS261 View
Operating Systems 263 OPS263 6 8 OPS262 View
Security 261 SEC261 6 8 NWD161; ILE261 View
Fundamentals – Programming
Programming 261 PRG261 6 12 Programming 161 View
Programming 262 PRG262 6 8 PRG261, DBD261 View
Software Analysis and Design 261 SWA261 6 8 PRP161 View
Software Testing 261 SWT261 6 4 PRG261 View
Software Testing 262 SWT262 6 12 Software Testing 261 View
User Experience Design 261 UXD261 6 12 PRG261 View
Web Programming 261 WPR261 6 12 WPR161; PRP161 View

After completing the second-year core modules, students must choose between the Infrastructure or Software Development stream.

2nd - 3rd Year Infrastructure Stream

SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
Cloud
Cloud-Native Architecture 361CNA361640 view
SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
Security
Ethical Hacking 361EHA361622PET361view
Penetration Testing 361PET361618SEC261view
SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
Networking
DevOps 361DOP361612NWD361view
Mainframe 361MFR361612OPS361view
Network Development 361NWD361616OPS262view
Operating Systems 361OPS361612OPS263view

2nd - 3rd Year Software Development Stream

SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
Mobile Development
Mobile Databases 361MDB36168PRG262view
Mobile Development 361 – MOB361610MSS361; MED361; MDB361; SWA261; SWT262view
Mobile Scipting and Syntax 361MSS361614PRG262view
Mobile User Experiene Design 361MED36168PRG262view
SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
Web Development
Web Database 361WDB36168WPR261, WFS361view
Web Fontend Scripting 361 – WFS361628WPR261view
Web Servers 361WSE36164WFS361view
SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
Programming
Programming 361PRG361614PRG262view
Scripting and Syntax 361SSX361618PRG262view
Software Analysis and Design 361SWA361-V.168SWA261view

2nd - 3rd Year Infrastructure & Software Development Stream

Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Cloud
Database Administration 361 DBA361 6 7 DBD361 view
Database Cloud 361 DBC361 6 4 DBD361 view
Database Development 361 DBD361 6 15 DBD261 view
Database Reporting 361 DBR361 6 6 DBD361 view
Distributed Database 361 DDB361 6 7 DBD361 view
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Security
Business Analysis 361 BAN361 6 12 BME161 view
Business Process Modeling 361 BPM361 6 7 SYA361; BAN361 view
Project Management 361 PMM361 6 7 PMM261 view
Strategic Management of Information Systems 361 MIS361 6 7 BME161, ERP261 view
System Analysis and Design 361 SYA361 6 7 ERP261, DBD261 view
SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
Networking
DevOps 361DOP361612NWD361view
Mainframe 361MFR361612OPS361view
Network Development 361NWD361616OPS262view
Operating Systems 361OPS361612OPS263view

2nd - 3rd Year Infrastructure Stream

Subject View
Core
Cloud-Native Architecture 361 CNA361
Subject View
Core
Ethical Hacking 361 view
Penetration Testing 361 view
Subject View
Core
DevOps 361 view
Mainframe 361 view
Network Development 361 view
Operating Systems 361 view

2nd - 3rd Year Software Development Stream

Subject View
Core
Mobile Databases 361 view
Mobile Development 361 – MSS361; MED361; MDB361; SWA261; SWT262 view
Mobile Scipting and Syntax 361 view
Mobile User Experiene Design 361 view
Subject View
Core
Web Database 361 view
Web Fontend Scripting 361 – view
Web Servers 361 view
Subject View
Core
Programming 361 view
Scripting and Syntax 361 view
Software Analysis and Design 361 view

2nd - 3rd Year Infrastructure & Software Development Stream

Subject View
Core
Database Administration 361 view
Database Cloud 361 view
Database Development 361 view
Database Reporting 361 view
Distributed Database 361 view
Subject View
Core
Business Analysis 361 view
Business Process Modeling 361 view
Project Management 361 view
Strategic Management of Information Systems 361 view
System Analysis and Design 361 view

DevOps 361view

SubjectView
Core
Mainframe 361view
Network Development 361view
Operating Systems 361view
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Academic Writing 171 ACW171 5 4 view
Computer Architecture 171 COA171 5 7 View
Database Development 171 DBD171 5 12 View
English Communication 171 ENG171 5 7 View
Information Systems 171 INF171 5 12 View
Mathematics 171 MAT171 5 11 View
Networking Development 171 NWD171 5 8 View
Statistics 171 STA171 5 4 View
Subject View
Core
Academic Writing 171 view
Computer Architecture 171 View
Database Development 171 View
English Communication 171 View
Information Systems 171 View
Mathematics 171 View
Networking Development 171 View
Statistics 171 View

Once students have completed the academic portion of this qualification, they will complete six months of in-service training. This training can be completed at an external company or in a simulated work environment.

4th Year - In-Service Training

Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Applied Information Technology 361 SAIT361 6 60 View
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Work-Simulation Project 361 WSP361 6 60 view

AIT

Subject View
Core
Applied Information Technology 361 View

Work simulated Envirnoment

Subject View
Core
Work-Simulation Project 361 view