Diploma in ICT in Applications Development| UMP

APS Required



3 year(s)







  • Minimum APS: 24
  • Diploma Endorsement
  • English (Home or First Additional Language) Level 4
  • One Additional Language
  • Mathematics Level 4
  • Any other four modules

Career Prospects

A Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Applications Development provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in software development and application programming. In South Africa, where there is a growing demand for skilled IT professionals, graduates with this qualification can pursue diverse career opportunities in the ICT sector. Here are some potential career paths for graduates with a Diploma in ICT in Applications Development:

  1. Software Developer/Engineer: Design, develop, and maintain software applications for various platforms, including desktop, web, and mobile devices. Software developers use programming languages such as Java, C#, Python, or JavaScript to create innovative solutions for businesses, organizations, and end-users.
  2. Mobile App Developer: Design and develop mobile applications for iOS, Android, or cross-platform environments, catering to the growing demand for mobile apps in various industries. Mobile app developers utilize mobile development frameworks and tools to create user-friendly and feature-rich apps that meet client requirements and user expectations.
  3. Web Developer: Design and develop dynamic and interactive websites and web applications using front-end and back-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL. Web developers create responsive, accessible, and SEO-friendly websites that deliver engaging user experiences across different devices and browsers.
  4. Database Developer/Administrator: Design, implement, and manage databases to store, organize, and retrieve data for software applications and business operations. Database developers use database management systems (DBMS) such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Microsoft SQL Server to create and optimize database structures, queries, and procedures.
  5. Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst/Tester: Test software applications and systems to identify defects, bugs, and performance issues before deployment to ensure high quality and reliability. QA analysts design test plans, execute test cases, and report defects to developers for resolution, contributing to the overall software quality assurance process.
  6. Systems Analyst: Analyze business requirements and user needs to design and develop IT solutions that meet organizational objectives and improve operational efficiency. Systems analysts gather requirements, document specifications, and collaborate with stakeholders to design software systems and applications that address user needs and business goals.
  7. Technical Support Specialist: Provide technical assistance and support to end-users, including troubleshooting software issues, installing and configuring applications, and resolving IT-related problems. Technical support specialists deliver timely and effective solutions to users, ensuring smooth operation and utilization of software applications and systems.
  8. Application Support Analyst: Support and maintain software applications and systems, including troubleshooting, upgrades, and enhancements, to ensure optimal performance and reliability. Application support analysts diagnose and resolve application issues, provide user training and documentation, and collaborate with developers and stakeholders to improve application functionality and usability.
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