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Course Information and Fees



Diploma: (diploma)

The course equips students with the knowledge and skills to apply the design process to problems related to mass-produced products, to produce conceptual sketches, technical specifications, rendered images and physical or virtual 3D models to communicate proposed solutions in a professional way. The graduate will be able to participate in debates around current design thinking and movements, based on historical reference and position the results of their work in the business framework that generated the need for the design input.

Career Opportunities

After qualifying, graduates become product designers with the competence to work independently as designers, or who work for industrial designers as niche skills specialists like CAD operators, model-makers or illustrators. Graduates are also employed as in-house designers for manufacturing companies, or in design-related fields such as furniture design, special effects and props for the film industry.

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

Cape Town Campus:
42670 ZAR

Second Year

Cape Town Campus:
40310 ZAR

Third Year

Cape Town Campus:
44640 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Ms P Makubalo
Telephone: +27 21 460 3296 / +27 21 460 9
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2019 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.