CPUT It Diploma

CPUT It Diploma

CPUT It Diploma,
The Department of Information Technology offers a wide range of formal qualifications and non-formal courses in IT and related disciplines. The department offers specialized training in Information Technology in the areas of Applications Development (Software Development), Communication Networks and Multimedia Technology. The department supports a large graduate and postgraduate programme where the research is directed at both community and industry interests.
The department also offers a wide range of non-formal courses in collaboration with the IT industry. There are several semi-autonomous business units operating within the department. These units are focused on the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students in delivering research and development services to the community and industry.
The department continues to provide leadership in curriculum development to especially the University of Technology sector. In this regard the department also has a defining role in the Higher Education ICT Association (HEICTA) and within the Further Education and Training (FET) sector.

Course Information and Fees


ND: (National Diploma)

The course prepares students for professional careers or advanced studies in Information Technology and promotes the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge involving Information Technology.
Career Opportunities
The widespread use of computers has resulted in an ongoing need for a wide range of highly skilled information technology personnel. As the field is subject to rapid technological change, it requires professionals who are well-trained, who keep up-to-date with the latest developments, and who can engage future trends and developments in the field.Our programme options present career opportunities in Business Applications, Communication Networks, and Software Development.
Business Applications students are prepared for careers in computer programming and IT business solutions.
Communication Networks students are prepared for careers in network development and administration, and systems administration.
Software Development students are prepared for careers in computer programming, systems analysis and design, and database administration.

Admission requirements
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Students select one of the following domains/specialization areas for the second and third year:
Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Four years
Course is offered on District Six Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Siyabonga Mfiki
Telephone: 021 460 3959
Fax: –
Email: mfikis@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2018 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 
This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.
Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.