Programme Type



  • ​​​Introduction to Personal Computing
  • ​Programming Logic and Design (Introduction
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Business Communication C
  • Introduction to Scholarship A
  • Programming 1A
  • End User Computing B
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Business Practice and Entrepreneurship
  • Programming 1B
  • Business Information Systems
  • Programming Logic and Design (Intermediate)
  • Work Readiness Programme Workshop 1

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database (Introduction)
  • Programming 2A
  • IT Project Management
  • Web Development (Introduction)
  • Database (Intermediate)
  • Programming 2B
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Work Integrated Learning 2​
  • Information Security
  • Open Source Coding (Introduction)
  • Web Development (Intermediate)
  • Advanced Databases
  • Applied Programming
  • Software Quality and Testing
  • Open Source Coding (Intermediate)
  • Work Integrated Learning 3​
In order to be awarded this qualification, you must have achieved a minimum final year mark of fifty percent (50%) for each module of the programme, and have met all Work Integrated Learning requirements.​​ ​ In some, but limited instances some modules may change. At the time of registration, please check that the entry requirements and fees  have not changed.

The Independent Institute of Education’s official prospectus is available on and on the library webpage. Information in this prospectus takes precedence over other programme and qualification information provided​.​

Software developme​nt qualifications such as the IIE Diploma in IT in Software Development offered at Rosebank College is designed for creative thinkers who enjoy problem solving. This IIE qualification provides a combination of fundamental business related skills enabling the student to function effectively in the IT programming environment.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


When you graduate you can work as a junior software developer, computer systems analyst or web developer.


The skills developed during the duration of this IIE qualification include programming, web development, systems analysis and database design. Students will learn different programming languages and get a good understanding of a computer’s logic, architecture and design. These skills will enable the students to enter into an environment of application and solution development, thereby creating a wealth of opportunities within the Information Technology (IT) world.


Full-time: This is a three year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) at Rosebank College. Lectures take place during the day on weekdays. Qualification offered at the following campuses: Braamfontein, Pretoria Sunnyside and Durban CBD.


Use this Diploma as a stepping stone to furthering your academic career. Once you qualify, you will have the wonderful opportunity of studying The IIE Bachelor of Information Technology in Business Systems Degree through Rosebank College.


This Diploma is accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE). It is also registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) on Level 6 (SAQA ID No: 74651). On successful completion you will receive a Diploma in Information Technology in Software Development from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.



 To register, you must meet one of the following entry requirements:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma admission- A minimum of 30 % for English coupled with a minimum of 40% for four x 20 credit subjects is required; OR
  • A National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Diploma admission – A minimum of 50 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation – a minimum of 60% in the three compulsory and 50% in one vocational subjects is required; OR
  • A Senior Certificate (SC) (without endorsement) or equivalent– A minimum of five of the required six subjects must be passed; OR
  • Alternatively, a Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma 

Mature Age Exemption:

Mature Age Exemption:

  • Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate, 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.

RPL – 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).

If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;
  • your equivalent qualification is e​valuated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);
  • you have a valid stu​dy visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.