IIE MSA is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the leading private higher education provider who is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

The IIE offers quality education with curricula that is unique and industry aligned with a global context. We strive to be constantly adaptable to the needs of the millennial generation in terms of employability, internationality, and student experience. With our 20-year legacy we have established ourselves through a proven record of academic excellence.

The campus was founded in 2001 by Monash University and was later part of Laureate International Universities. Since April 2019 the campus has been fully owned and operated by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), ADvTECH’s higher education subsidiary and a leader in the higher education sphere. The IIE’s quality education is internationally recognised by the British Accreditation Council. Since 2019, all programmes offered at the campus lead to degrees from The IIE.


We pride ourselves for quality education in IIE Higher Certificate to Master programmes and a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate study options, including IIE degrees and postgraduate diplomas. Academic study takes on a whole new meaning at IIE MSA with tutorial groups, personal attention, robust research and strong links with industry. We provide a student experience that is well-rounded, by being both academically and socially fulfilling.

Our research aligns with the research agendas of South Africa and the African continent. We are global in scope, but firmly rooted in our country and it is particularly our water research that has impacted regional and national policy and awareness on the importance of clean, potable water for all South Africans.

Studying with IIE MSA will ensure that you receive a unique combination of global and local knowledge that will prepare you for your future career. Our innovative teaching and learning methods will prepare you for the job market, making you highly employable.

If you are committed to your future and to pursue an internationally relevant qualification – look no further. IIE MSA is a shining example of a world class tertiary education that is both locally and globally relevant.