Postgraduate Diploma in Quality

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Department: Department of Quality and Operations Management
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Quality
Programme Code: E6Q21Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 111191

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 October 2024

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 1 Year

Programme Fees


The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality is to endow the student from a production and/or service environment to become a quality professional specialising in quality tools, techniques and projects. The qualifying person will apply their pragmatic capabilities and profiencies in decisions making and management of quality projects. The qualification is to intensify the student’s skills and knowledge required for decision making, into sound quality practices. The proposed curriculum will enable the student to competently employ and integrate evidence-based techniques, practical experience and appropriate skills in an independent manner in conducting and managing research projects and application of an integrated system. Students will undertake a research dissertation related to operations management. The proposed program offers an opportunity to showcase the skills students acquired in classes during the year and to apply research practice. This activity will be supervised by a member of academic staff, who will guide and assist in conducting a literature review and carry out an appropriate study.

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is a relevant BTech qualification at NQF level 7 or NQF level 7 equivalent with 120 credits. Students are selected based on academic merit and an approved field(s) of study. An average mark of 65% in the previous degree qualification is required.

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