IIE Diploma in Information Technology In Software Development

If you're a creative thinker and enjoy problem solving then this cutting edge Diploma is for you, and will place you on the fast track to the mind-blowing world of Information Technology. Modules which include programming, web development, systems analysis and database design will ensure that you are equipped with versatile skills and knowledge to take your steps into an environment of programme and solution development, thereby creating a wealth of opportunities for yourself. The Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development provides a combination of fundamental business related skills and IT programming-specific competencies, equipping the learner with the baseline knowledge to function effectively in the IT programming environment.

What entry requirements will I need to study this Diploma?

Minimum Admission Requirements


Maths/ HG

Math Lit/


Life Orientation


NSC: Diploma with


coupled with a minimum of 40% for four recognised 20-credit NSC subjects

NC(V): Diploma pass




and a minimum of 50% in the three fundamentals and 60% in three compulsory vocational



Endorsement - none

SC(a): Diploma



A SAQA Evaluation Certificate

with NSC L4 equivalence with 30% or equivalent in English.

Alternatively, a Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma studies.

Senate Discretionary Admissions

Mature Age Exemption

Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age

of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).

School of Tomorrow (SOT)

(last date of achievement 30 June 2019)

Candidates who have successfully completed an SOT qualification may be admitted, provided that they have submitted their SOT Certificate and Academic Transcript as well as their NBT:AQL results and have achieved:

  1. A minimum of 30 % in English, coupled with a minimum of 40% in four recognised 20-credit NSC subjects - using the SOT

Conversion Table; and

  1. 2. A score of at least 38 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of

at least 38 for Quantitative Literacy (QL)

What is this Diploma’s accreditation status?
The IIE’s Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 368-credit qualification on level 6 (SAQA ID: 74651).The IIE has been internationally recognised and accredited by The British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards.
For more information please visit
• Software Development 
• Computer System Analysis 
• Computer Programming 
• Mobile application development 
• Database Information System Support 
• Database Administration 
• Web Development 
• Project Management 

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The IIE Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development is a three-year diploma. The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday. Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC's Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the three years of this degree.