Cape Peninsula University of Technology Nature Conservation


Cape Peninsula University of Technology Nature Conservation

National Diploma Nature Conservation

img bio ndCape Peninsula University of Technology Nature Conservation, At the Conservation and Marine Sciences department we produce graduates who are not only able to find employment but who are able to live fruitful and fulfilled lives in ways that contribute to the development of a productive and innovative conservation society.

We aim to provide students with the skills to succeed in a rapidly-changing nature conservation environment where innovation is key.

On completion of a Diploma in Nature Conservation you will be able to:

  • manage biodiversity
  • be a conservator
  • interact with communities for biodiversity conservation
  • conduct basic research and monitoring for biodiversity conservation

Some careers you can follow with a National Diploma in Nature Conservation:

  • Management of natural resources/ protected areas
  • Alien species control
  • Environmental policy compliance
  • Environmental education
  • Research
  • Field guiding
  • Ecotourism

Why study Nature Conservation at CPUT?

  • Long and excellent track record of producing graduates in nature conservation
  • Experience, highly qualified and committed staff
  • Well-structured work integrated learning
  • Course subjects are practical
  • Opportunity to study towards postgraduate qualifications
  • Affordable tuition fees.

Course Information and Fees


ND: (National Diploma)

Graduates are equipped with a comprehensive range of technical, managerial, research, communication and life skills for employment in the field of nature conservation.
Career Opportunities
Management of natural resources, research, environmental education, ecotourism, law enforcement, and alien plant control.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

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Additional admission requirements


For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Please Note:

The fees for 2016 reflected below may be subject to change.
Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.

First Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Total number of subjects to obtain the National Diploma: 20
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years, including one year of work intergrated learning.
Course is offered on Cape Town Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ass Prof R Snyman
Telephone: +27 21 460 3947
Fax: +27 21 460 3193
Contact: Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 460 3176