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Course Information and Fees



AdvDip: (advanced diploma)

The purpose of the qualification is to provide students with an advanced understanding of applications development and to apply the critical competencies and skills in this specialised field. The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology in Applications Development is designed to produce a graduate with the requisite specialist theoretical and practical skills in the latest technologies and tools employed within the field. This programme will deepen the student's knowledge and develop the student's applied competence in analysing, interpreting, understanding and applying of applications development technologies and tools. It further develops the intellectual independence, research and professional skills of the student. A rapidly changing technological and digital landscape demands practitioners and experts that can understand, respond to, and further the aims of the industries they serve. It also requires graduates that can research, reflect, innovate, problem solve and integrate knowledge in a discipline specific way while serving general or specific societal needs. The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology in Applications Development is built on the foundations laid by the Diploma in ICT. It aims to advance applied and general skills and offer a degree of specialization in the general Applications Development field. This specialization is one of the core disciplines in ICT. The focus of Applications Development is not limited to computer programming but also includes database technologies, website and mobile application design and implementation. In addition, learners will be exposed to advanced concepts in software engineering which include frameworks and architecture. Furthermore, the Advanced Diploma is structured in such a way that it prepares students for an academic career path should they wish to continue with a postgraduate diploma.

Career Information
The Advanced Diploma in Information and Communication Technology: Applications Development prepares students for professional careers or advanced studies in applications development and promotes the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge involving this specialisation area.

Career Opportunities
The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology in Applications Development graduates will exit into industry and be able to occupy the following professions: junior programmer, developer; software quality assurance tester; database administrator; web developer; and mobile applications developer. In addition, graduates may find themselves able to apply their skill sets to the following related professions in due course: ICT project leader, project manager; data scientist; ICT trainer; software analyst; systems analyst; and solutions architect.

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

Fourth Year

Cape Town Campus:
42250 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time /

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Jenny Penfold
Telephone: +27 21 460 3243
Fax: +27 21 460 3686

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.