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Bachelor of Computer Technology

3-year full-time | NQF Level 7 | SAQA ID 94705


In a disruptive, always accelerating and fast changing world, we as a society, are witnessing the rise of the globalisation and other emergent economies. With the exponential growth in use of technology, there are greater demands the need for technical skills that are complimented by creative, communicative, critical thinking, innovative, and collaborative abilities.

The BCT is about students creating and promoting technology platforms for start-ups working in the creative economies. Start-up teams will use these platforms to host, manage, distribute and monetize the creative outputs. There is also a small focus on using and exploring new technologies to enhance their platforms with custom made features or assets.



  • National Senior Certificate (South African Grade 12 / Matric) with endorsement for entry into a Bachelor’s degree.
  • You may enter an AFDA Undergraduate degree if you have successfully completed an AFDA Higher Certificate course.
  • The National Skills Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) on NQF level 4 with 3 fundamental subjects (incl English) above 60% and 4 vocational subjects above 70%.
  • A technical N5 certificate with 4 subjects passed on N5 level incl Maths and English.
  • The ACE School of Tomorrow (Accelerated Christian Education) on an achievement level similar to matric exemption.
  • If you don’t have matric exemption but have passed the first year of an accredited programme on NQF 6 or 7 (first year of a diploma or degree).
  • Should you not have any of the above, you may be able to qualify to complete and pass the AFDA Entrance Exam – go to Entry Requirements to read more or contact your nearest AFDA campus to find out more.
  • If you do not have matric exemption, but are 23 years or older, you can apply for exemption to study a degree at AFDA with HESA. See their website > Alternatively you can do the Entrance Exam – go to Entry Requirements to read more.
  • Please contact your nearest AFDA campus to find out more.


Please go to Requirements to read more or contact: international@afda.co.za


Please go to RECOGNISED PRIOR LEARNING to learn more.

Core Course

All students in the BCT degree will engage in Core Course along with their discipline choices. It forms the basis of the academic component of the degree and is designed to provide students with a research and collaboration based framework for developing and working with technologies.

  • Assessing Analogue to Digital Efficiency Gap
  • Technological Advantage & Social-Cultural Development
  • Innovative Production & Implementation
  • Functional Design & Ease of Use Experience
  • Project Control & Maintaining Viability


  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Data
  • Computer Technologies*

*This is offered as a separate discipline in Year 1, but will be integrated into the Programming, Networking & Data disciplines from Year 2 onwards.


First Year 

The first year is focused on digital technologies, the logic of coding and design thinking for interface and user experience. Students will explore enablers eg. Support systems for exhibition and distribution platforms.

Second Year

The second year is where students will be introduced to decision sciences and be required to code technological solutions that can be used to monetise content. This will include opportunities for students to explore VR, AR, AR & data for use in development and/or optimization in the second semester.

Third Year 

The third year is about developing their capstone project (platform) where as a group, students will work on the development, prototyping, testing and launching of an application. There will also be opportunity for students to work on smaller team projects using functionalities learnt thus far eg. VR, AI, AR, 3D Printing etc.

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Course type

Undergraduate Degrees


3 years, Full time

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  • To graduate with an accredited and registered degree or higher certificate

  • To be part of an internationally recognized education institution

  • To be empowered with competitive, professional and innovative skills

  • To become part of a network of highly talented artists, entrepreneurs & practitioners

  • To contribute to nation-building by growing the creative economy


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AFDA is registered as the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is a private higher education institution which offers higher certificate and degree programmes. It is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a private higher education institution under the the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012. Our programmes are accredited and we participate productively in the ongoing reaccreditation and quality assurance processes of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to ensure the quality of our programmes.
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