National Diplomas

A National Diploma is a three-year undergraduate qualification. To qualify for enrolment, individuals must have obtained a senior certificate.

We offer these National Diplomas:

Course name Department Faculty
biomedical technology (existing students)
ND
biomedical technology health and wellness sciences
accounting
ND
accounting business
agriculture: animal production (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
agriculture applied science
agriculture: crop production (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
agriculture applied science
agriculture: viticulture & oenology
ND
agriculture applied science
analytical chemistry (extended) no new intake for 2018. returning students only
ND
chemistry applied science
analytical chemistry (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
chemistry applied science
biomedical technology (extended)
ND
biomedical technology health and wellness sciences
biotechnology (extended) no new intake for 2018. returning students only
ND
biomedical technology applied science
biotechnology (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
financial applied science
building
(phasing out - replaced by diploma in construction starting in 2018).
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register.
ND
construction engineering
cartography (gisc)
ND
surveying engineering
clothing management
(phasing out - replaced by diploma in clothing and textile technology which started in 2017).
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register.
ND
clothing engineering
computer systems
ND
electrical engineering engineering
consumer science - food & nutrition (extended) no new intake for 2018. returning students only
ND
food and nutrition applied science
consumer science: food and nutrition (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
food and nutrition applied science
cost and management accounting
ND
accounting business
dental technology
ND
dental health and wellness sciences
dental technology (extended)
ND
dental health and wellness sciences
engineering: chemical
(phasing out - replaced by diploma in chemical engineering which starts in 2018).
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register.
ND
chemical engineering engineering
engineering: civil
(phasing out - replaced by diploma in civil engineering which starts in 2018).
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register.
ND
civil engineering engineering
engineering: electrical (control systems stream)
ND
electrical engineering engineering
engineering: electrical (electronic communications stream)
ND
electrical engineering engineering
engineering: electrical (industrial electronics stream)
ND
electrical engineering engineering
engineering: electrical (power electronics stream)
ND
electrical engineering engineering
engineering: electrical (power systems stream)
ND
electrical engineering engineering
engineering: industrial
ND
industrial engineering engineering
engineering: mechanical
ND
mechanical engineering engineering
engineering: mechanical: marine engineering
ND
marine engineering engineering
engineering: mechanical: mechatronics
ND
mechanical engineering engineering
entrepreneurship (extended)
ND
business administration business
entrepreneurship (to be discontinued as of 1 january 2018, and replaced by diploma in entrepreneurship)
ND
retail business
environmental health
ND
environmental applied science
environmental management
ND
environmental applied science
environmental management (extended)
ND
environmental applied science
event management
ND
public management business
event management (extended)
ND
tourism business
financial information systems
ND
financial business
food technology
ND
food and beverage applied science
food technology (extended)
ND
food and beverage applied science
horticulture (extended) no new intake for 2018. returning students only
ND
horticulture applied science
horticulture (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
horticulture applied science
hospitality management: accommodation
ND
hospitality business
hospitality management: food and beverage
ND
food and beverage business
hospitality management: professional cookery
ND
cooking business
human resource management (to be discontinued as of 1 january 2018, and replaced by diploma in human resource management)
ND
human resources business
internal auditing
ND
auditing business
landscape technology (extended) no new intake for 2018. returning students only
ND
landscape technology applied science
landscape technology (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
landscape technology applied science
management (extended)
ND
management business
management (to be discontinued as of 1 january 2018, and replaced by diploma in management)
ND
management business
maritime studies
ND
maritime engineering
marketing (extended)
ND
marketing business
marketing (to be discontinued as of 1 january 2018, and replaced by diploma in marketing)
ND
marketing business
mathematical technology (applied science)
ND
accounting applied science
mathematical technology (business)
ND
chemistry applied science
mathematical technology (chemical industry)
ND
chemistry applied science
national professional diploma in education : fet
NPDE
accounting education
nature conservation (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
nature conservation applied science
oceanography (extended) no new intake for 2018. returning students only
ND
oceanography applied science
oceanography (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
oceanography applied science
office management and technology
ND
management business
office management and technology (extended)
ND
office management business
operations management
ND
management business
optical dispensing (nqf level 6)
ND
optical health and wellness sciences
printing management (to be discontinued as of 1 january 2018, and replaced by diploma in printing management)
ND
printing business
public management
ND
management business
public management (extended)
ND
public management business
retail business management
ND
retail business
somatology (in the process of being phased out and no new applications will be considered as of 2018. only returning second year and third year students can apply for 2018)
ND
somatology health and wellness sciences
sport management
ND
sports business
sport management (extended)
ND
sports business
surveying
ND
surveying engineering
textile technology (discontinued - replaced with diploma in clothing and textile technology)
ND
clothing engineering
tourism management
ND
tourism business