Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)


Program Description

The Diploma in Information Technology offers three Electives viz. Information Technology, Networks Engineering, and Systems Development.

The three-year program in Information Technology is designed to provide students with the technical, vocational and professional skills and knowledge to be effective practitioners in various IT-related roles within businesses, government and community organizations. Students will learn how to determine client business expectations, needs, and how to automate business processes. Various approaches to systems development will be explored. On completion of this program, students will also develop a broad understanding of the current use of IT in organizations. Students will also develop the ability to understand various types of IT communications in organizations. The program allows students a work-related opportunity.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Database and Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Application programmer
  • IT Manager

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The purpose of the Diploma in Information Technology is to provide students with a wide spectrum of study covering the breadth of Information Technology.

The diploma has been structured in such a way as to allow students to choose from an elective in one of three possible areas within the IT industry. The curriculum has been designed with specific outcomes in mind and is aimed at developing both generic and specific vocational skills required within each elective.

Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for admission to a Diploma and/or Degree; or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with appropriate subject combination and levels of achievements; or
  • Mature Age Exemption for students above the age of 23 as set out in the Higher Education Regulations; or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Module Breakdown

Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) – Module Breakdown Year 1

Year 1 Total Credits: 120

Module Breakdown Year 2

Year 2 Total Credits: 120

Module Breakdown Year 3

Year 3 Total Credits: 130


BSc graduates, in at least one science discipline, can:

  • Design software solutions to address industry-related IT problems.
  • Utilize the required technical skills to effectively implement the designed solutions in an IT environment.
  • Utilize the required technical skill to design and implement solutions in data communications, networks, and the internet environment.
  • Demonstrate the effective utilization of business and management skills to bridge the gap between the IT discipline and the business functional areas in the industry.
  • Use computer hardware to its full potential by understanding the technical operation of hardware and how to control it on a low level.
  • Provide IT support services in a given business sector.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (previously PC Training and Business College), commenced operations in 1998 as a Computer Training Centre and has since grown to be one of the largest Privat ... Read More

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (previously PC Training and Business College), commenced operations in 1998 as a Computer Training Centre and has since grown to be one of the largest Private Education providers in South Africa. Read less
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