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UWC Post Graduate Diploma

In Software Development


UWC Post Graduate Diploma in Software Development (SWD)


The CapaCiTi PG Dip Software Development Programme has a focus on up-skilling and re-skilling both non-IT and IT degree level graduates in the foundations of programming to increase the pool of skilled software developers.


Training Provider

University of the Western Cape (UWC) Information Systems Department.


Qualification Awarded

NOF Level 8



Western Cape Government Department of Economic Development and Tourism.


Programme terms and conditions

The Cape IT Initiative reserves the right to change all and any aspect of this programme at any time. CiTi also reserves the right to cancel the programme if insufficient funding and/or if there are too few host companies for the interns. Candidate selection decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into in this regard.

Course Content
*Schedule provided upon programme start.

  1. Intro to OOP Java
  2. HTML and CSS
  3. Java, Java Programming
  4. Java Fundamentals SE7
  5. Advanced Javascript
  6. Java Web
  7. Linux
  8. Databases
  9. Oracle DB Introduction
  10. Java DB Application
  11. Advanced Java
  12. Software Testing
  13. SDLC, Groups, Agile
  14. Testing Theory, Waterfall
  15. Junit
  16. XML
  17. Capita Selecta
  18. Mobile Application Programming – Android
  19. Mobile Cross-Platform Application Development
  20. Java Web Services

Application Deadline: Applications are now closed


Start Date: 1 June 2015


Duration: 6 Months


Application Criteria:

  1. South African Citizen
  2. Aged between 21 and 35 years of age as at the programme start date
  3. Must have any (completed) graduate degree for which they attained at least 60% grade point average (GPA)
  4. Should either be unemployed or not employed in their preferred career


Recruitment Process:

  1. Apply via website
  2. CapaCiTi trainer vetting.
  3. Invitation to interview
  4. Programming bootcamp (4 days)
  5. Final selection