Diploma in Information Technology

This empowering 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 specialisations:

Diploma in IT - Infrastructure Stream

This stream will allow you to further specialise in 2 of the following fields:

· Cloud

· Security

· Networking

· Database

Diploma in IT - Software Development Stream
This stream will allow you to further specialise in 2 of the following fields:
· Web Development
· Programming
· Database

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 5 4 View
Innovation and Leadership 161 INL161 5 10 View
Internet of Things 161 IOT161 5 8 View
Mathematics 161 MAT161 5 10 View
Network Development 161 NWD161 5 8 View
Problem Solving 161 PRS161 5 8 View
Programming 161 PRG161 5 12 Programming Principles 161; Mathematics 161 View
Programming Principles 161 PRP161 5 8 Problem Solving 161 View
Web Programming 161 WPR161 5 12 End-User Computing 161 View
Statistics 161 STA161 5 4 EUC161 View
SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
Core
Database Development 261DBD26167DBF161View
Enterprise Systems 261ERP26164 View
Innovation and Leadership 261INL261610INL161View
IT Law and Ethics 261ILE26166 View
Project Management 261PMM26167EUC161View
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
Programming 161 View
Programming Principles 161 View
Web Programming 161 View
Statistics 161 View
SubjectView
Database Development 261View
Enterprise Systems 261View
Innovation and Leadership 261View
IT Law and Ethics 261View
Project Management 261View

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

SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
 
Cloud-Native Application Architecture 261CNA26168IOT261View
Internet of Things 261IOT26168IOT161View
Operating Systems 261OPS261618SEC261View
Operating Systems 262OPS26268OPS261View
Operating Systems 263OPS26368OPS262View
Security 261SEC26168NWD161; ILE261View
SubjectCodeNQFCreditsPrerequisitesView
 
Programming 261PRG261612PRG161View
Programming 262PRG26268PRG261, DBD261View
Software Analysis and Design 261SWA26168PRP161View
Software Testing 261SWT26164PRG261View
Software Testing 262 (Elective)SWT262612SWT261View
User Experience Design 261 (Elective)UXD261612PRG261View
Web Programming 261WPR261612WPR161; PRP161View
SubjectView
Cloud-Native Application Architecture 261View
Internet of Things 261View
Operating Systems 261View
Operating Systems 262View
Operating Systems 263View
Security 261View
SubjectView
Programming 261View
Programming 262View
Software Analysis and Design 261View
Software Testing 261View
Software Testing 262 (Elective)View
User Experience Design 261 (Elective)View
Web Programming 261View

Once students have completed the core modules within their chosen stream, they must select two specialisations available within that stream.

Available to Infrastructure Stream

Subject View
Cloud
Cloud-Native Architecture view
Subject View
Security
Ethical Hacking 361 view
Penetration Testing 361 view
Subject View
Networking
DevOps 361 (Elective) view
Mainframe 361 (Elective) view
Network Development 361 view
Operating Systems 361 view
Subject View
Cloud
Database Administration 361 view
Database Cloud 361 view
Database Development 361 view
Database Reporting 361 view
Distributed Database view
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Cloud
Cloud-Native Architecture 361 CNA361 6 40 view
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Security
Ethical Hacking 361 EHA361 6 22 PET361 view
Penetration Testing 361 PET361 6 18 SEC261 view
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Networking
DevOps 361 (Elective) DOP361 6 12 NWD361 view
Mainframe 361 (Elective) MFR361 6 12 OPS361 view
Network Development 361 NWD361 6 16 OPS262 view
Operating Systems 361 OPS361 6 12 OPS263 view
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

Available to Software Development Stream

Subject View
Web Development
Web Database 361 view
Web Fontend Scripting 361 – view
Web Servers 361 view
Subject View
Programming
Programming 361 view
Scripting and Syntax 361 view
Software Analysis and Design 361 view
Project Management 361 view
Subject View
Cloud
Database Administration 361 view
Database Cloud 361 view
Database Development 361 view
Database Reporting 361 view
Distributed Database 361 view
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Web Development
Web Database 361 WDB361 6 8 WPR261, WFS361 view
Web Fontend Scripting 361 – WFS361 6 28 WPR261 view
Web Servers 361 WSE361 6 4 WFS361 view
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Programming
Programming 361 PRG361 6 14 PRG262 view
Scripting and Syntax 361 SSX361 6 18 PRG262 view
Software Analysis and Design 361 SWA361-V.1 6 8 SWA261 view
Project Management 361 PMM361 6 6 PMM261 view
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
Core
Project 361 PRJ361 6 10 PMM261; INL261 view
Applied Information Technology 361 AIT361 6 60 Not more than 18 credits outstanding of the total academic programme. view
Work-Simulation Project 361 WSP361 6 60 Not more than 18 credits outstanding of the total academic programme. view
Exit Level Outcomes view
Subject View
Core
Project 361 view
Applied Information Technology 361 view
Work-Simulation Project 361 view
Exit Level Outcomes 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.

Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Applied Information Technology 361 AIT361 6 60 View
Subject View
Core
Applied Information Technology 361 View
Subject Code NQF Credits Prerequisites View
Core
Work-Simulation Project 361 WSP361 6 60 view
Subject View
Core
Work-Simulation Project view

Disclaimer: Students will be assigned to either morning or afternoon classes based on the availability of venues, seats, and lecturers, as well as the optimal distribution of resources.

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