Diploma in IT in Network Management

Programme Type: Diploma

​Start a career in network management with an IIE Diploma in Information Technology in Network Management. For individuals who are technical-minded and have a keen interest in computers, then this qualification is ideal for you.

  • Industry: IT
  • Duration: 3 years
  • SAQA: 74650
  • NQF: Level 6
  • Credits: 360

​IIE Graduates of this IIE qualification will be able to maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. 

Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishNotes
NSC: Diploma with30% 
NC(V): Diploma pass with 40% 
SC: Endorsement -none with



SC(a): Diploma passA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC.


A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 40% or equivalent for English.


Refer to the International Admissions Spreadsheet.

Alternatively, a cognate Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma studies.If discipline not cognate, at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.
Senate Discretionary AdmissionsMature Age ExemptionCandidates 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)Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).
USAf approved cognate foundation programmeCandidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted.
Transfer studentsCandidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a cognate 3- year diploma may be admitted.  However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent or higher certificate or advanced certificate apply.
OQSF qualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5.


​Year 1

  • Introduction to Quantitative Thinking and Techniques
  • Operating Systems 1A
  • Computer Architecture
  • Internet Fundamentals A
  • Network Architecture A
  • Web Development (Introduction)
  • Introduction to Open Source Systems
  • Management Information Systems
Year 2

  • Database (Introduction)
  • Client Systems Configuration
  • Network Administration A
  • Network Architecture B
  • Network Design
  • IT Project Management
  • Network Administration B
  • Work Integrated Learning 2
Year 3

  • Introduction to Cloud Networking
  • Database Server Administration
  • Network Server Administration
  • Principles of Security
  • Emerging Network Technologies
  • Advanced Network Management
  • Web Server Management
  • Work Integrated Learning 3


Application Fee 

South African citizens

  • Early Bird Application Fee R150 (Payable by 31 December) | Late Application Fee R300 (1 January to 28 February), non-refundable.

International Student Application Fee 

  • Application Fee R3 500

Pre-Registration Fee

  • *R300 All modes


  • Full-Time R1 600

*Tuition Fees

  • Cash Fee: R28 990  
  • Total Term Fee: R32 290 | Instalment (11 Months) R2 790 

*Ts & Cs Apply. Please ensure you consult a student advisor before registering to confirm fee and admission requirements. Returning Students,  please contact your campus for full registration details. Please note all early bird fees expire on 31 December, do take note when you apply or register. 


​The IIE Diploma in Information Technology in Network Management is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 360-credit qualification on Level 6 (SAQA ID No: 74650). On successful completion you will receive a Diploma in Information Technology in Network Management from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.


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 study visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.  


​The Independent Institute of Education (THE IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a diploma and progress into a degree.  There are several pathways offered at IIE Rosebank College that enable access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information.

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