Advanced Diploma: Information and Communications Technology in Applications Development

Also applies to the Extended Programme

Offering Type: Full-Time

Delivery Site: Chiselhurst

Duration: 1 year


The purpose of this diploma is to provide a professional and vocational qualification for the ICT industry and to enable a graduate (diplomate) to apply advanced design, development, implementation and maintenance strategies and techniques in the development of software products and systems to meet specified industry needs, and effectively manage and administer them in a reliable and cost-effective manner.

Career Opportunities

Graduates enjoy excellent career prospects as the majority of businesses countrywide require personnel skilled in programming, computer networks.

Students can go to more interesting research and development positions in the ICT industries because of their extra skills.

Information Technologists are required locally, nationally, and internationally in the scientific, business and manufacturing industries.

This Advanced Diploma programme also naturally leads to a research Postgraduate Degree/Diploma.

Exit Level Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in applied research using appropriate research methodologies in the ICT environment.
  • Demonstrate competencies to manage ICT to provide organisations with strategically increasing productivity and quality of service.
  • Demonstrate competency in software engineering and modelling.
  • Demonstrate competency in developing appropriate advanced data structures and searching algorithms.
  • Integrate applications across heterogeneous platforms, particularly in a mobile environment.
  • Manage an integrated approach to information security across all aspects of the application development lifecycle.

Admission Requirements

  • The minimum admission requirements are a National Diploma: Information Technology or Diploma in Information Technology, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 6 in a cognate discipline.