WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,676 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Upper Campus
Specialisations:Information Management; Computer Forensics; Enterprise Systems and Business Process Management; Business Analysis and Systems Analysis
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

This programme aims to provide best practice application and integration in Information Systems topics; to formalise and extend knowledge gained through work in industry and to develop critical reading and writing skills.


Information Systems (Coursework)
Computer Forensics (Coursework)
Enterprise Systems and BPM (Coursework)
Business and Systems Analysis (Coursework)
Information Systems Project

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
An appropriate bachelor’s degree, coupled with a minimum of three years of work-appropriate experience.

All applicants must submit a detailed CV, and supply answers to questions relating to relevant past and present work experience, skills and qualifications gained, involvement with the IS industry, their mathematical and English ability, their career progression, and motivation for enrolment in the course. Applicants may be required to write a Departmental entrance test.

Places may be limited and selection will be made by a Departmental committee. Allowance may be made for recognition of prior learning (RPL) as follows:

All non-degree candidates must have many years of proven IT/IS work experience at an operational or management level that can be shown to have compensated for the lack of a degree. They should contact the Department of Information Systems to clarify the exact entry requirements. These will include a report detailing their life experiences to date (primarily since the completion of formal schooling) and covering personal, work, education and community experiences, closely aligning each experience or job to skills and competencies gained along the way.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply

Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at

If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email:
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Application analyst.
– Cybersecurity analyst.
– Data analyst.
– Data scientist.
– Database administrator.
– Information systems manager.
– IT consultant.
– IT technical support officer.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,676
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,448

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

Prof. Ulrike Rivett
Programme Convener
Nocky Bobo
Postgraduate Diploma Administrator