Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technology

Bembe.pngDr Mncedisi Bembe
Programme Leader

Programme Description

The purpose of the PGDip (ICT) is to enable the students to acquire advanced knowledge and skills that will enable them to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and computing skills to develop solutions to the needs of different industries and of society. It will produce graduates with appropriate competencies and knowledge that are deliberately aligned to solving ICT business-related problems. It will 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 in order 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 as 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. (NB The effective stream on offer will depend upon economical enrolments figures).


 One year full-time


Admission Requirements:

  • 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 assessmet may be conducted as part of the admission process. 

Curriculum and Credits

Total credits for the qualification 135
Year Module Code Description Credits NQF Level Core
1 AAI501  Artificial Intelligence  15  8 Core
1 ACF501  Computer Forensics  15  8 Core
1 ADA 502  Data Analytics  15  8 Core
1 AEA 502  Enterprise Architecture  15  8 Core
1 ARO 500  Research Project (Mini-Thesis)  30  8 Core
  Stream 1 Business       
1 AFM 501  Functional Management  15  8 Elective
1 ITG 501  IT Governance  15  8 Elective
1 ENT 502  Entrepreneurship   15  8 Elective
  Stream 2 Networking       
1 AMP 501  Mobility Principles  15  8 Elective
1 IOT 501  The Internet of Things  15  8 Elective
1 AEH 502  Ethical Hacking   15  8 Elective
  Stream 3 Programming       
1 ACC 501  Cloud Computing  15  8 Elective
1 ARO 502  Robotics  15  8 Elective
1 APM 502  Project Management  15  8 Elective


The PGD in ICT is an honours equivalent (NQF Level 8). It will create opportunities for progression for graduates who intend to further their studies and careers by acquiring further qualifications. Students who complete this qualification can progress to Masters Degree qualification and thereafter to further postgraduate studies