The one-year, full-time programme will produce graduates with appropriate competencies and knowledge that are deliberately aligned to solving ICT business-related problems. It will also provide them with advanced theoretical, analytical, and practical knowledge in emerging ICTs and allow for professional and academic growth in careers such as applications development, analytics, networking, cybersecurity and business, so as to make constructive contributions to industry and society at large.
The skill sets presented by the programme allow the graduates to develop as holistic practitioners with creative and innovative skills, applied and cognitive competencies in the acquisition, interpretation, and application of ICT principles ethically and in a professional manner. It further aims to equip them to become life-long independent learners who are capable of undertaking research to make original contributions to knowledge and society.
The Post Graduate Diploma in ICT is offered in a ‘block release’ and blended learning formats. Students will be required to attend contact block sessions, which will be determined by the school and faculty management.
The program consists of five compulsory modules which will be taken by all students. Students will then select a stream from the three available and will take the three modules in that stream. The effective stream on offer will depend upon economical enrolments figures.
- An Advanced Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (NQF 7); or
- Bachelor of ICT; or
- Any other relevant 3-year degree at NQF 7 with ICT as a major subject.
RPL will be applied according to the national and university policies. Admission into the Post Graduate Diploma in ICT is not automatic. A selection interview or assessment may be conducted as part of the admission process.
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