Operations and Quality Management Handbook

Please note that students who have been selected to study on the Advanced Diploma Management Sciences: Quality Management in 2021 will be informed via their email addresses. You will also be advised on the Registration process and its supporting requirements within the next-two weeks.


Manufacturing industries in South Africa play an important role in the South African economy as it employs a large percentage of the labour force. Job opportunities, therefore, are great in this sector. Within the manufacturing sector the greater portion of the workers are engaged in the Production Function which includes specialist fields such as Quality Control, Work Study, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Control, Operations Research, etc.

This Diploma prepares students to enter any of the specialist fields in production or to go directly into supervision of workers and thereafter as Production / Operations Managers. Although experiential training is not compulsory, every effort is made to expose students to manufacturing organisations in factories.

Entrance Requirements

Diploma in Management Sciences: Operations Management
Bachelor of Technology in Operations Management
Bachelor of Technology in Quality
Master of Technology in Quality
Doctor of Technology in Quality

Contact Information

Head of Department: Mr R Ramlagan
Tel: 031 373 5346
Fax: 031 373 5337
Email: ramlagr@dut.ac.za
Location: B Block, 1st Floor
Campus: ML Sultan


Secretary: Mrs K Chellan
Tel: 031 373 5158
Fax: 031 373 5337
Email: chellank@dut.ac.za
Location: B Block, 1st Floor
Campus: ML Sultan