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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
accounting (phasing out - only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register)
ND
accounting business and management sciences
agricultural management (no new intake for 2018. returning students only)
ND
agriculture applied science
agriculture: animal production (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
ND
agriculture applied science
agriculture: crop production (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
ND
agriculture applied science
agriculture: viticulture & oenology (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
ND
agriculture applied science
analytical chemistry (extended) no new intake for 2019. returning students only
ND
chemistry applied science
analytical chemistry (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
ND
chemistry applied science
biotechnology (extended) no new intake for 2019. returning students only
ND
biomedical technology applied science
biotechnology (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
ND
financial applied science
building *phasing out
(replaced by diploma in construction).
ND
construction engineering and the built environment
cartography (gisc) *phasing out
(replaced by diploma in geomatics).
ND
surveying engineering and the built environment
clothing management *phasing out
(replaced by diploma in clothing and textile technology)
ND
clothing engineering and the built environment
computer systems - phasing out
ND
electrical engineering engineering and the built environment
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 (phasing out - only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register)
ND
accounting business and management sciences
dental technology (extended)
2019 was the last intake of the national diploma dental technology extended programme.
as of 2020 no new first year students will be accepted in this programme as it is phasing out.
ND
dental health and wellness sciences
dental technology
2019 was the last intake of the national diploma dental technology progamme.
as of january 2020 no new first year students will be accepted for this programme as it is phasing out.
ND
dental health and wellness sciences
engineering: chemical *phasing out
replaced by diploma in chemical engineering.
ND
chemical engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: civil *phasing out
replaced by diploma in civil engineering
ND
civil engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: electrical (control systems stream) - phasing out
ND
electrical engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: electrical (electronic communications stream) - phasing out
ND
electrical engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: electrical (industrial electronics stream) - phasing out
ND
electrical engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: electrical (power electronics stream) - phasing out
ND
electrical engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: electrical (power systems stream) - phasing out
ND
electrical engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: industrial *phasing out
(replaced by diploma in industrial engineering).
ND
industrial engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: mechanical *phasing out
replaced by diploma in mechanical engineering
ND
mechanical engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: mechanical: marine engineering *phasing out
ND
marine engineering engineering and the built environment
engineering: mechanical: mechatronics *phasing out
replaced by diploma in mechanical engineering in mechatronics
ND
mechanical engineering engineering and the built environment
entrepreneurship (extended) (phasing out - replaced by diploma in entrepreneurship (extended))
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
business administration business and management sciences
entrepreneurship (phasing out - replaced by diploma in entrepreneurship)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
retail business and management sciences
environmental health (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
ND
environmental applied science
environmental management (extended) (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
ND
environmental applied science
environmental management (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
ND
environmental applied science
event management (extended) (phasing out - replaced by diploma in events management (extended))
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
tourism business and management sciences
event management (phasing out - replaced by diploma in event management)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
public management business and management sciences
financial information systems (phasing out - only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register)
ND
financial business and management sciences
food technology (extended) (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
ND
food and beverage applied science
food technology (no new intake for 2019. returning students only)
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 (phasing out - replaced by diploma in hospitality & hotel management)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
hospitality business and management sciences
hospitality management: food and beverage(phasing out - only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register)
ND
food and beverage business and management sciences
hospitality management: professional cookery (phasing out - replaced by diploma in hospitality & professional cookery)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
cooking business and management sciences
human resource management (phasing out - replaced by diploma in human resource management)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
human resources business and management sciences
human resources management (extended) (phasing out - replaced by diploma in human resource management (extended))
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
human resources business and management sciences
internal auditing strong>(phasing out - only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register)
ND
auditing business and management sciences
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) (phasing out - replaced by diploma in management (extended))
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
management business and management sciences
management (phasing out - replaced by diploma in management)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
management business and management sciences
maritime studies *phasing out
replaced by bachelor of nautical science
ND
maritime engineering and the built environment
marketing (extended) (phasing out - replaced by diploma in marketing (extended))
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
marketing business and management sciences
marketing (phasing out - replaced by diploma in marketing)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
marketing business and management sciences
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 (extended) (phasing out - replaced by diploma in business and information management (extended))
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
office management business and management sciences
office management and technology (phasing out - replaced by diploma in business and information administration)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
management business and management sciences
operations management (phasing out - replaced by diploma in operations management)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
management business and management sciences
optical dispensing
(no new applications; course being phased-out)
ND
optical health and wellness sciences
printing management (phasing out - replaced by diploma in printing management)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
printing business and management sciences
public management (extended) (phasing out - replaced by diploma in public administration (foundation - extended))
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
public management business and management sciences
public management (phasing out - replaced by diploma in public administration)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
management business and management sciences
retail business management (phasing out - replaced by diploma in retail business management)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
retail business and management sciences
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 (extended) (phasing out - only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register)
ND
sports business and management sciences
sport management (phasing out - only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register)
ND
sports business and management sciences
surveying *phasing out
(replaced by diploma in geomatics.

ND
surveying engineering and the built environment
textile technology (discontinued - replaced with diploma in clothing and textile technology)
ND
clothing engineering and the built environment
tourism management (extended) (phasing out - replaced by diploma in tourism management (extended) )
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
tourism business and management sciences
tourism management (phasing out - replaced by diploma in tourism management)
only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register
ND
tourism business and management sciences